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Our Team


The Parish Nurse Ministries of NY, Inc., a NYS Non for Profit organization, is governed by an Executive Board. Each of the five persons (President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and Spiritual Coordinator) is elected by the members during the annual meeting each June. The Executive Board members are in good standing within the organization and have completed the Foundations of Faith Community Nursing course.

Lucinda Phillips MSN, RN

Faith Community Nurse - President, Lead Faculty


Educator
"Foundations of Faith Community Nursing" - the basic preparation course for the specialty practice of Faith Community Nursing


Office
Executive Board Treasurer 2015-2018, Vice President 2014-15, Secretary 2011-14
Received her Parish Nurse training through Parish Nurse Ministries of New York, Inc. in 2009.
Faculty for Foundations in Faith Community Nursing Course

Membership in other FCN or PN organizations and recognition
Professional Nurse's Association of Western New York. ANA/ANA-NY, ANAC (Association of Nurses in AIDS Care) and the Transcultural Nurses Society

Zeta Nu chapter of the Honor Society of Nursing, and Sigma Theta Tau International.


Faith Community where nurse is practicing at the present time
Faith Community Nurse at New Light Christian Church in Buffalo




Athena Tucker BS, RN

Faith Community Nurse


Leadership Mission and Vision
“As a leader, my mission is to promote a needs and values based leadership approach that seeks to honor personal growth of self and others, while aiming to heighten the sense of community within organizations. As a leader, my vision is to increase the accessibility of wholistic care through the establishment of Faith Community Nursing Health Ministries by empowering others to answer the call of the Divine and advocating for the role of the Faith Community Nurse.”

 

Office
Vice President 2017-18

 

Membership in other FCN or PN organizations and recognition
Niagara County Outreach Initiative PNMNY
Religious Service Aware 2015 NRC and PNMNY
Marketing Chair PNMNY 2015 Conference

 

Faith Community where nurse is practicing at the present time
Member of Fair Haven’s Church in North Tonawanda, New York
Previously served at Fair Haven’s Community Center in North Tonawanda, New York

 




Deborah Coplin-Hall MS, RN

Faith Community Nurse


Office
Treasurer

Education
Deborah took the Faith Community Nurse course in the spring of 2016. She then joined the Parish Nurse Ministries of WNY.

Membership in other FCN or PN organizations and recognition
ONS and NBNA

Faith Community where nurse is practicing at the present time
St. Luke AMEZ Church Buffalo, NY



Mary Anne Clayback

Faith Community Nurse


Office
Secretary (75%)



Maureen DaleyMaureen Daley

Faith Community Nurse


Office
Assistant Secretary (25%)

Membership in other FCN or PN organizations and recognition
Maureen took the Parish Nurse/FCN course with Rosemarie Matheus, at Stella Niagara with Ann Marie MacIsaac, Bette Sue Allen, and others.  After which she joined the Parish Nurse Ministries of WNY.   She was not active for a time, but then returned and became the Secretary for two years.

Faith Community where nurse is practicing at the present time
St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church is located at 1359 George Urban Blvd, Cheektowaga, NY, 14225.

 

Background
Recently retired from her job as a case manager at Independent Health Insurance Company. Maureen has a BA in Elementary Education, and also attended Sisters Hospital School of Nursing. Maureen has worked in hospital settings, as well as home care, and long term care. She sings in the church choir at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church, and is also involved in the Prayer Shawl Ministry there.




Lois Tripp RN, CRNI, FCN

Faith Community Nurse


Office
Spiritual Coordinator for PNMNY, Inc. for 2018-2019

Membership in other FCN or PN organizations and recognition

ANA member
Liaison and consultant to Episcopal Health Ministries (National Faith Community Nurse organization)

Awarded the United Thank Offering Grant in 2012 from the National Episcopal Church, to promote faith, health, and wellness within her Diocese.

Past recipient of the Network of Religious Communities Appreciation Award for Parish Nurse Ministries of New York, Inc. Faith Community where nurse is practicing at the present time St. Peterís Episcopal Church, 205 Longmeadow Rd., Eggertsville, NY


Background
Lois is an experienced registered nurse of 33 years with a Long Term, Critical Care, Home Infusion, and Home Infusion Pharmacy background. She has practiced as a Faith Community Nurse since 2009 when she completed the Foundations course in Faith Community Nursing at Christ the King Seminary. Lois has served as Board Secretary and President for Parish Nurse Ministries of New York, Inc.