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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. The Executive Board/Board of Directors 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.



Sherry H. Pomeroy, PhD, RNSherry H. Pomeroy, PhD, RN

Faith Community Nurse

 

Office
Co-President 2021-2022

Sherry H. Pomeroy, PhD, RN, is the Faith Community Nurse at Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, Orchard Park, NY. In this role she combines nursing knowledge and spiritual care, advocating for the needs of individuals and families from the congregation and the community at large. She is the staff liaison to the OPPC Health Ministry Team. Sherry is the coordinator of OPEN DOOR @ OPPC, a monthly social day respite program for persons living with Alzheimerís or other dementias. She is a Respecting Choices © First Steps Certified Instructor/Facilitator, an evidence-based system for person-centered decision making related to advance care planning. Sherry is also an Emerita faculty at the University at Buffalo, School of Nursing. She specializes in community-based gerontology, long term care, palliative care, health behavior change, and spiritual care of individuals and families. Sherry has published several articles in her areas of interest, including as co-author of two recent articles about Faith Community Nursing.

Sherry received her B.S. degree in nursing from Alfred University (Alfred, NY), her M.S. in community health nursing from the University of Rochester (Rochester, NY), and her PhD in nursing with a major in gerontology and cognate minors in sociology and exercise science from the University of Missouri, Columbia (Columbia, MO).






Lucinda PhillipsLucinda Phillips RN, MSN

Faith Community Nurse


Office
Co-President 2021-2022






Lois TrippLois Tripp, RN

Faith Community Nurse

 

Office
Treasurer 2021-2022

Membership in other FCN or PN organizations and recognition
Professional Nurse's Association of Western New York, ANA/ANA-NY, 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.


Education
Completed Foundations of Faith Community Nursing in 2009 at Christ the King Seminary


Background
Lois is an experienced registered nurse of 36 years with a Long Term, Critical Care, Home Infusion, and Home Infusion Pharmacy background. Lois has served as PNMNY, Inc. Board Secretary 2009-11, President 2014-16, Spiritual Coordinator 2018-2019, President 2019-2020.

Faith Community where nurse is practicing at the present time
St. Peterís Episcopal Church, Eggertsville, NY





Rotating Secretaries

Maryetta DuBois, Rn, BSN
Maureen Daley, BA, RN
Arlene Zawadzki RN, Mdiv
Pat Nisbit, PhD, RN






Carol MatherCarol Mathner, MSN, RN

Faith Community Nurse


Office
Spiritual Coordinator /Executive Board Member 2021-2022

Education
Completed the Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Course in 2015

Background
Spiritual Coordinator 2015-18
Spiritual Coordinator / Executive Board Member / 2019-2021

Faith Community where nurse is practicing at the present time
St. Benedicts RC Church,Eggertsville, NY