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Education Committee

​​PENS Education Committee focuses on promoting patient/family education, the education and collaboration of the endocrine nurse. Our committee is composed of a chair, manual editor and as many members who wish to participate. We welcome new members!

The specific responsibilities of the Education Committee are as follows:

  • Provide and maintain valuable nursing resources for the pediatric endocrinology community.
  • Provide quality patient and family education materials regarding pediatric endocrinology disorders. The Education Committee develops these materials and ensures that they remain accurate and up to date.
  • Promote education and collaboration of pediatric endocrine nurses.
  • Annotate reference resources in the PENS Reporter. These references also are archived on the PENS Website.
  • Collaborate with other organizations to promote excellence in pediatric endocrine nursing care.

Ongoing Projects:

  • Sales and promotion of educational materials
  • Revision of educational materials
  • Annotated bibliographies for the PENS Reporter

Click here for the PENS Willing to Serve Form


Education Committee Roster

Linda Burkett, MSN, RN, CDE - Chair

Canyon Country, CA
linda.j.burkett@medtronic.com​​



Catherine Flynn, RN, MSN, CPNP, CDE - Board Liaison

Las Vegas, NV
catkflynn@cox.net​


Nila P. Cardozo, BSN, RN

Springfield, VA
nila220@hotmail.com

Shaylyn McDaniel, RN

Pittsburgh, PA
shaylynmcdaniel@gmail.com​

Isabel Couto, MSN, RN, CPN, NE-BC​

Dunn Loring, VA​
couto7970@gmail.com

Shelley Nicholls

Sunrise, FL
shell21984@yahoo.com​
Sarita George
New Hyde Park, NY​ 
Sarita_mathew@yahoo.com​
​​Amanda Sue Patterson, BSN, RN
Oklahoma City, OK
Amanda-patterson@ouhsc.edu​

Barb Lightner

Hudson, OH 
lightnerbarb@hotmail.com​​

Leigh Pughe, RN, MS, CPNP
Greenwich, CT 
leigh.pughe@gmail.com

Mako E. Sather, MSN, RN, CPNP

Littleton, CO
Mako-taco@sathernet.net 

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