Stacey Okoth , MBA, BSN, RN, CNML, NEA-BC
A transformative leader, Stacey currently serves as the Nurse Manager for 4 Southwest at York Hospital in York, PA. She previously held other leadership positions at Kaiser Health system and St. Joseph Health system situated in Northern California. Stacey graduated from Penn State University in Nursing and holds a Masters in Business Administration from Strayer University. Stacey has been a proud member of Sigma Theta Tau since December 2011 and has been an understudy to Karen Dykstra, current Eta Eta Chapter President since December 2012. Stacey’s commitment to her professional and personal growth stems far and wide reaching as far as East Central Africa, where she volunteered her time and skills at St. Mary’s Clinic situated in Kibera, one the largest slums in the region.
Charlotte Wool , PhD, RN
Dr. Charlotte Wool is a nurse researcher and assistant professor of nursing in the Stabler Department of Nursing at York College of Pennsylvania. She is a perinatal clinical nurse specialist and holds a doctorate from the University of Texas at Tyler. She is considered a pioneer in the emerging field of perinatal palliative care and has presented findings from her research internationally. The palliative care instrument she developed is currently being translated into several languages and is in use throughout the world. She is a guest editor for Pediatrics and the International Journal of Palliative Nursing Care. The National Perinatal Association has recognized Dr. Wool’s contributions with the 2011 Research Award. She enjoys consulting with clinicians and researchers interested in forwarding perinatal palliative care initiatives. Dr. Wool remains an active participant in several nursing organizations including Sigma Theta Tau International and the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses.
Deb Lampo, MS, RN, NE-BC
Deb is a Nurse Manager with a diverse clinical and management background spanning more than thirty years. She has worked in medical-surgical nursing, pediatrics and pediatric ICU. Her management experience includes working as a charge nurse, nursing supervisor, nurse manager, clinical educator and director of nursing for a small (15 bed) rural facility in Colorado. After returning to New York, Deb served as a Nurse Recruiter, transitioned to the ED for a number of years, and later joined a certified home health agency as the MCH and infusion supervisor for 5 years. She completed her BSN in 2006 and her MSN in 2011. Currently Deb is a member of the hospital-wide leadership council and the system-side Infection Control Committee and Patient Care Value Analysis team while serving as Nurse Manager for the MTCU and Central Resource Team. In 2009, she was nominated for Sigma Theta Tau and was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the South Central Organization for Nurse Leaders (PONL). She is a member of both the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) and the Pennsylvania Organization for Nurse Leaders (PONL).
Roxlyn Maugans, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Roxlyn graduated from Lancaster General Hospital School of Nursing in 1976 with a diploma in nursing, earned a BS in Health Arts from University of St. Francis in 2000, and obtained a Master’s of Science in Nursing from University of Phoenix in 2010. Her 36 years of nursing experience includes 7 years in perinatal nursing, 16 years in the perioperative nursing arena, and 16 years in nursing management. Roxlyn has participated in many committees, work groups, task forces, and councils in the past within WellSpan and York Hospital. She currently serves on 4 system-wide committee, 5 hospital-wide committees, 6 service line committees, and she facilitates the maternity unit councils. Her professional memberships include: Association of Women’s Health Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, South Central Organization of Nurse Leaders, Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders, and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. She is active in a community organization that raises funds for multiple sclerosis.
Barb Buchko, DNP, RNC-MNN
Barb earned a diploma from Lankenau Hospital School of Nursing in 1980, a BSN from Millersville University in 1987, an MS from the University of Delaware in 1989, and a DNP from Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in 2011. She is the Director of EBP and Nursing Research for WellSpan Health and previously was employed as the Women and Newborn Clinical Nurse Specialist at WellSpan Health/York Hospital, York, PA since 1989. Barb has published and presented research and EBP projects nationally and internationally and was inducted into the Eta Eta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International in April, 1992. Barb is a charter member of Xi Chi chapter of STTI (1996) and received the Xi Chi Chapter award for “Excellence in Nursing Practice” (10/2005). Barb is also a member of Sigma Theta Tau, Eastern Nursing Research Society, Joann Briggs International, and the Improvement Science Research Network, South Central Pennsylvania EBP Consortium, and Association Women’s Health Obstetric and Neonatal Nursing (AWHONN). She positions of chapter coordinator and membership chair for AWHONN and was an awards committee evaluator for the Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania for 5 years.
Melissa is a full time nursing faculty member at York College and a part-time nurse educator on Tower 3 at York Hospital. She received her diploma from the York Hospital School of Nursing in 1979, her BS from York College in 1998, her MS in Nursing from York College in 2006, and her DNP from Chatham University in 2011. She is certified in orthopaedic, med-surg, and neuro nursing. She was inducted into Eta Eta in 2004 and is also a member of the National Association of Orthopedic Nurses, the American Association of Neuro Nurses, and the PA State Nurses Association. Melissa believes that the Eta Eta Chapter is invaluable in mentoring to its members and promoting community service and evidence-based practice.
Stacy Lutter, DEd, RN
Stacy has been a member of Sigma Theta Tau since 1996. She was originally a member of the Epsilon Phi Chapter at Duquesne University. When she moved to York in 1996, she wanted to connect with other Sigma Theta Tau members so she transferred her membership to Eta Eta. Stacy has worked at York College as an assistant professor since 2005, and recently completed her doctoral degree in Adult Education from Penn State. Before coming to York College, she worked as a Staff Development Instructor at Pinnacle Health for four years, and continues to work there per diem on a cardiovascular post-operative unit. Stacy enjoys working with nursing students in all settings, and feels it is important to mentor future nurses in various ways. She believes that involvement in Eta Eta is one way to support mentoring and professionalism in nursing, and welcomes the opportunity to encourage students to become Eta Eta members.
Norma Beyer, DNP, RN
Norma has been teaching at York College since 1993 and presently serves in an Assistant Professor position in Parent Child Nursing. She began her career in 1974 when she was commissioned from Walter Reed Army Institute with a BSN. She earned an MS in Maternal Child Nursing from the University of Maryland in 1985 and a DNP from Case Western Reserve University in 2011. Over the years, Norma has had a variety of roles including staff nurse, Assistant Head Nurse and Head Nurse of a pediatric unit, a prn nurse in several nursing homes, per diem nurse at York Hospital, working with Family-Child Resources and in a pediatric practice and as a clinical nurse specialist in pediatrics. Norma was inducted into STTI at the time of her BSN graduation. She is a long-time member of Eta Eta Chapter.
Susanlee Wisotzkey, PhD, BA, BSN, RN, NE-BC, PLNC
Chair, Governance Committee
Sue is the current Director of Clinical Services for Wellspan Behavioral Health. In addition to being a York College Nursing graduate, she has a Master of Science in Health Service Administration from University of St. Francis, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University and earned her PhD in Health Service Administration in 2006 from Kennedy Western University. She is certified as an Alumnus CCRN, a board certified Nurse Executive and a Professional Legal Nurse Consultant. Her many varied career accomplishments include the establishment of a Center of Excellence in Bariatric Services, receipt of the PI Research Excellence Award, presentation and induction at the International Conference of STTI in Vienna, Austria in 2007. She has been published in Bariatric Surgical Magazine and Nursing Management magazine.
Karen Dykstra, BS, RN, CPAN
Circle Webmaster and Archivist
Karen works as a Clinical Nurse III RN in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit at York Hospital and currently holds a certification in PeriAnesthesia Nursing from the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses. She is the Editor of Nursing Newsletter for WellSpan, an instructor in CPR for WellSpan, and is certified in BLS, ACLS, and PALS. Karen is a May, 1998, graduate of the nursing program at York College. She was inducted into Eta Eta Chapter in December, 1997.
Abigail Strouse, MS, RN, ACNS-BC
Leadership Succession Committee
Abi obtained her undergraduate nursing degree in 1997 from York College and completed her Master’s Degree from the same institution in 2008. After working as a staff nurse and clinical educator for 11 years at York Hospital, Abi began working as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Surgical Service Line at York Hospital in 2008. Currently, she is the Clinical Director of Surgical Services at York Hospital and Co-Associate Director of Nursing for the Medical Simulation Center. Abi was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International as an undergraduate student in 1997. She has served Eta Eta Chapter as vice-president for one term and leadership succession committee member for two terms.
Carolyn Smith, BS, RN
Carolyn graduated in 2007 from York College of Pennsylvania with her Bachelor’s of Science degree and began her clinical career on Tower 3, a trauma/neuro/orthopedic unit at York Hospital. During her time on Tower 3 she has been an active member in their Education Committee and is a member of the core Neuro Team caring for intermediate neurological/neurosurgical patients within Tower 3. Carolyn also serves as adjunct faculty at York College of Pennsylvania, teaching Fundamentals of Nursing to sophomore nursing students and is currently enrolled in the Master’s of Science of Nursing program at York College. Additionally, Carolyn’s article “Understanding the role of patient foramen ovale in stroke” was published in the April volume of Nursing 2013.
Patty Myers, BS, RN
Patty graduated in 1981 from York College and was inducted into Eta Eta Chapter as a Community Leader in 1992. She is a Past-President of Eta Eta and has also served as Secretary and Awards Committee Member. Patty is the Lab Coordinator for YCP's nursing program. She has worked in Med-Surg and Critical Care areas, and in a Federally Qualified Health Center coordinating women's health programs. She is also a volunteer nurse at Camp Nawakwa in Arendtsville, PA.
Deborah Barton, MS, RN
Debbie maintains the nursing section of the York College web site. She is Simulation Coordinator in the Stabler Department of Nursing at York College. She holds bachelors and master's degrees in nursing from University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, and recently became certified as a healthcare simulation educator. Debbie was inducted into the Pi Chapter in 1974 and transferred to the Eta Eta Chapter in 1992 when she began her employment at York College.