Leadership Biographies

President: Jeanne Schuppe

 Jeanne has been a nurse for twenty-four years, twenty years as an ED RN. She has been a CEN since 2004. She started her career in a small, rural Level III hospital caring for the community she grew up in and the people who were friends and family.  The world of ED nursing is made possible through teamwork and strong mentors.  Jeanne is working to complete her MSN this summer.  She is an ENPC and TNCC course director/instructor and loves teaching.    

President Elect: Shawn Ullrich

 I have been a Nurse for twenty years and prior to that an EMT. I am married and live in Littleton and have four great kids.  I have worked in the ED most of my adult life and love it. I was honored to serve as The Colorado ENA Chapter President for 2016. Colorado was able to author, present and pass a resolution nationally on the effects of recreational marijuana.  As the government affairs chair for Colorado ENA we aim to to expand on some of the good work we have started. I would look to task our legislators to spend more on injury prevention and education with our youth to marijuana exposure. I would also work on the problem of access to psychiatric services in our state for our busy emergency rooms. 

Past President: Sharon Schultz

 I have been an ER nurse for 30 years, and a member of ENA for almost as long. I am originally from the east coast- to the west coast, and now in Colorado for the last 18 years. The majority of my career has been in emergency nursing; with several stints in critical care, nursing leadership, case management and academic teaching.

I completed an MS in nursing education in 2005 and a DNP in 2014 at Regis University. I currently work as a Clinical Specialist and Nursing Faculty teaching emergency nursing for a local university in several local emergency departments.

I look forward to working with Colorado ENA to strengthen this organization to serve the needs of Colorado emergency nurses! 

Secretary: Caitlin Nave

 I am a Certified Emergency Nurse, and currently working as a Clinical Education Specialist for Emergency Services for Banner Health. As a member of the ENA for the 5 years and an Emergency Department Nurse for 6 years, it would be an honor to serve the members of Colorado in this role.

Serving as secretary on shared governance committees for over 4 years I understand the value and importance of timely and thorough meeting minutes and secretarial duties. Remaining organized, punctual and detail oriented are all qualities I possess that help me in this role.

Treasurer: Amy Boren

 Amy Boren has been an ED RN in Northern Colorado for 10 years.  She received her BSN from the University of Northern Colorado and her MS from Regis University.  Amy currently works stretcher-side at a free-standing ED for UC Health.  She teaches TNCC, ENPC, BLS, ACLS, and PALS. Amy maintains both her CEN and CPEN and is faculty for TNCC and ENPC.

Amy is currently serving ENA as treasurer. She is committed to doing the job well so she can keep accurate financial records, provide timely reports and reimbursements, and operate our budget with integrity. 

Amy is also our membership chair.  Her goal is assuring all members regardless of their location feel connected.  She aims to assure a high-quality meeting experience for those who cannot attend meetings on site and to create an environment of mobility so a person in any part of the state can hold a board or committee position. Amy would love to see our membership grow to more than 1,000 this year!

The media chair is also being filled by Amy.  She is accountable to manage the website and Facebook group.

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