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Southeastern Pennsylvania
Organization of Nurse Leaders

SEPONL Call for Nominations is Now Open

On behalf of the SEPONL Board, we would like to encourage you to join the 2024 SEPONL Board 

The available board positions are:

  • Co-Chair Elect: three-year term (first year Co-Chair Elect, second year Chair, and third year Immediate Past Chair)
  • Treasurer Elect: one-year term
  • Members -at-Large: (5 positions) - two-year term

All members must be in good standing order with PONL

All applications are due by October 13, 2023. 

Thank you for your interest in becoming a SEPONL Board member. By signing below and submitting this form to SEPONL, you are certifying that all information contained herein is accurate and true to the best of your knowledge. You further acknowledge and give your permission to PONL/ SEPONL to use any information contained herein in its written and electronic communications, including but not limited to the PONL website, for the purpose of providing information about you to voting members of SEPONL to aid in their voting decisions, unless such permission is revoked by written notice to the PONL office.

You further acknowledge that should you be elected by the membership that you will execute the duties of the office to which elected to the best of your ability, and in full accordance with the PONL By-Laws and SEPONL Guidelines.

PONL is a professional nursing organization designated as a 501c (6) organization under the Internal Revenue Service Consolidated Federal Register regulations. As such, PONL is committed to equal opportunity in all aspects of its operations. PONL does not discriminate on the basis of nationality, race, creed, lifestyle, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or religion.

Thank you for your interest in submitting your application for the SEPONL Board. Select the position you are applying for, attach current CV/resume and a brief 500-word statement on why you would like to be considered. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Heidi Seiberlich, Chair of SEPONL, at

Please complete the entire application process by October 13, 2023.

Email completed form to Dolores Hartey @  


Member Name


Select desired Leadership Position

____ Co-Chair Elect

____ Treasurer Elect 

____ Member-at-large

____ Attach CV/resume

Why are you applying for this position? (500 words) 

This document can be downloaded here.


The Southeastern Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders was chartered in 1986 as the Southeastern Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Executives as an affiliation of the Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders (PONL). The name of the organization was changed to Southeastern Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders to reflect a changing philosophy that focused on nursing leadership. The primary mission of the original organization was, and remains today, to be a vehicle for networking and information exchange among nurse executives. The organization has evolved to include some 200 members, with the inclusion of all nurses in leadership positions being eligible for membership. SEPONL is a non-profit, personal membership society which promotes excellence in the practice of nursing administration. 

Member Benefits

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders (SEPONL) is the regional chapter for the state organization, the Pennsylvania organization of Nurse Leaders (PONL).  Both Organizations offer numerous member benefits, including:

  • Membership to the state (PONL) and regional (SEPONL) organization;
  • Access to educational sessions featuring expert speakers through PONL, SEPONL, and other regional Pennsylvania chapters;
  • Poster presentations as a forum to share evidence-based best practice;
  • Networking sessions with nurse and healthcare leaders at the state and regional level;
  • Access to research grants for your organization through SEPONL;
  • Newsletter and e-mail updates on current nursing issues as well as state- and/or regional nurse leader accomplishments;
  • Opportunity to have a common voice about state and national legislation, including issues such as "title of nurse protection" and proposed staffing legislation;
  • Position statements regarding issues affecting nursing, such as advocacy for increasing the number of BSN-prepared nurses, aligning with the Institute of Medicine Report on the Future of Nursing;
  • Opportunities for leadership development through service on chapter committees.

SEPONL 2023 Officers and Board 

Heidi Seiberlich, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, NE-BC

John Renzi, DNP, MBA, RN, CCCTM, NE-BC
Beth Ann Pyle, MSN, MBA, NE-BC, RNC-MNN, CBC
Nurse Manager
Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Medicine

Mary Lou Kurilla, MSN, RN, CNL, NE-BC
Nurse Director of Operations
Jefferson Abington Hospital

Emerging Nurse Leader
Jessica Nardi, MSN, RN, CCRN
Nurse Manager
Lankenau Medical Center

Grants/Projects Chair
Rosanna Catania-Venuto, MSN, RN, CNML
Director Nursing Quality/Professional Practice & Magnet Program
Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital


Chaudron Carter Short, PhD, EdD, RN, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Officer/VP of Patient Care Services
Temple University Hospital, Inc.
Episcopal & Northeastern Campuses

Rosanna Catania-Venuto, MSN, RN, CNML
Director Nursing Quality/Professional Practice & Magnet Program
Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital

Timothy D. Marks, MBA, MSN, RN, CEN, NEA-BC
Interim Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer
Chestnut Hill Hospital

Alyssa McEachern, MSN, RN, CMSRN
Nurse Manager
Jefferson Abington Hospital

Elizabeth Menschner, DNP, MAS, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Vice President Patient Care Services
Riddle Memorial Hospital

Ann Marie Reid, DNP, RN, CEN, PHRN, NEA-BC
Clinical Director, Associate Executive Director
Jefferson Health Bucks Hospital

John Renzi, DNP, MBA, RN, CCCTM, NE-BC
Vice President - Patient Care Services
Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Inc.

Associate Vice President, Nursing Education & Professional Development/Innovation
Temple University Health System

John Sleva, MSN, RN, CCCTM, SCRN
Nurse Manager JHN IN
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

No announcements at this time.

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