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SBMC’s Madelyn Yu Named President of PNAA

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Stephen Zieniewicz, FACHE, President & Chief Executive Officer, Madelyn Yu, MSN, RN, Nurse Manager at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Nancy E. Holecek, MAS, MHA, BSN, RN, Senior Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer, Northern Region at RWJ Barnabas Health

Madelyn Yu, MSN, RN, Nurse Manager, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, was recently named President of the Philippine Nurses’ Association of America (PNAA) for 2018-2020. At this year’s national convention, which took place last week in Jersey City, Ms. Yu was introduced by Nancy Holecek, MAS, MHA, BSN, RN, SVP and CNO, Northern Region, RWJBH.

Ms. Yu graduated from the University of the Philippines School of Nursing where she started her career. She completed her Masters in Nursing Administration at Seton Hall University, earning the highest award for Leadership, the Sarah Ericksson Award. She was also inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. She joined the PNAA in 2002 as the founding President of the Essex County Subchapter. She became President of PNA NJ in 2008 and under her leadership, the organization had the highest membership at 1,060 members; and conducted educational conferences that totaled 140 contact hours. In June 2016, Ms. Yu became President-Elect of the PNAA and now becomes the 20th President.