Chapter Officers

Chapter Officers

New York State Chapter Officers:


 Cathy Narcavage-Bradley MSN, RN, AFN-BC, SANE-A, SANE-P, APHN-BC, LCCE  (Syracuse, NY), SANE- Onondaga SANE Program, RN Educator-Upstate University                                                                                                                        


  Holly Franz, SANE-A, NY-SAFE (Buffalo, NY)  SAFE Program Coordinator- Crisis Services


Janice Ceccucci, FNP-BC, SANE-A, SANE-P, NY-SAFE  (Saratoga, NY)

Regional Representatives:

Northeastern : 
Dee Krebs, MS, APRN, BC-FNP, SANE-A, SANE-P, NYSAFE, FAANP, University of Rochester- Director of SANE Program, Emergency Medicine Nurse Practitioner

Capital Region:

 Chris Rakus RN  (Albany, NY)

Central Region:
Patricia "Patty" Venette-Davis BS, RN, NYSAFE  (Syracuse, NY), Coordinator, Onondaga County SANE Program


Karen Carroll
 RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, NY-SAFE  (New York, NY), Coordinator, Forensic Acute Care Team Westchester Medical Center 

New York City:

Bree Ferrin RN, CEN, CPEN, SANE-A  (New York, NY)

Long Island: 

Tara Accavallo RN, SANE-A, SANE-P   (Long Island, NY)


  Molly Maigret RN, BS, SANE-A, NY-SAFE (Buffalo, NY)  Coordinator SANE Program- Eastern Niagara Hospital

Contact an officer if you are interested in volunteering and filling any open Board of Directors Positions.  Officer Position descriptions listed below.


The President provides leadership to the Chapter. It is the President’s responsibility to lead the Board of Directors, committees (if any) and members toward the outcomes previously developed. The President supervises and directs the activities of the chapter and is subject to the control of the Board of Directors and implements the plan established by the chapter.


The President-Elect provides the continuity in the chapter leadership. The President-Elect becomes familiar with the responsibilities of the President preparation for succession to the presidency.


The Secretary is needed to facilitate open communication between the Chapter Board of Directors, IAFN Home Office, committees (if any), membership and the community. The Secretary provides the continuity in Chapter proceeding through record keeping of all activities.


The Treasurer supervises all of the financial transactions and maintains all financial records for the chapter. Note: ALL chapter Board members have a fiduciary responsibility to the chapter. The Chapter Board of Directors establishes and reviews plans for the Chapter. Board members have specific legal and fiscal responsibilities to the members of the Chapter and to the Association as a whole. If planning to establish Director at large positions, there should be enough members to make the total number of Board Members uneven. This will ensure a majority vote and will not cause a stalemate when deciding on issues.

Regional Representatives

There will be one regional representative from each of the following regions: Western, Central, Capital, Northern, Downstate, New York City and Long Island. These regional representatives shall perform such other duties and have such other authority and powers as the board of directors may from time to time prescribe or as the Chapter President may from time to time delegate.

The regional representative shall distribute information to members in their regional area from the Chapter and/or the IAFN including board meetings, chapter meetings, e-mails, trainings, and any other communications.

The regional representative shall hold a meeting at least bi-annually for all members and / or potential members in their geographical region. Meetings may be held in any of the following formats: in-person, web or conference call.

The regional representative shall attend all board meetings and will be considered voting members.