Erika A. Colón BSN, RN, NCBHP

Chapter President 

Erika is a 1996 graduate from Inter American University of Puerto Rico and a member of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses since 2013. Passionate about nursing and leadership development among Hispanic nurses, Erika along with the executive board members launched the Greater Milwaukee Chapter of NAHN in January 2018. 

Erika's clinical background includes medicine and surgery, cardiovascular ICU, surgical ICU, abdominal transplant ICU and over 16 years in neurosurgical ICU. She currently

works in nursing relations.

 Dulce Torres BSN, RN-BC

President Elect

Felisa Antonchorgy MSN,RN,ACNP-BC

Secretary

Dulce received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing with a dual support in Adult Education and Spanish Language and Culture from Alverno College in 2010. She has specialized and become board certified to ensure the best quality care for her patients and nursing staff. She is determined to make a change in her community and help the Hispanic population succeed. Education is one of Dulce's passions as evidenced by her recent work as a clinical instructor at Marquette University and currently as a Clinical Education Coordinator for graduate nurses. 

Felisa is a graduate of Marquette University (2000) with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing, and a Masters in Nursing/Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Specialty (2009). She currently specializes in internal medicine in the acute hospital setting. She has contributed to advancing the education and professional growth of nurses for the last 7 years through preceptorship of nurse practitioner students and as Clinical Faculty in the Marquette University College of Nursing Adult-Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) program. She most recently became the Associate Option Coordinator for the AGACNP program.

Board Member

Isis Lozano BSN, RN

Treasurer

 Isis is a first generation college graduate from University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, 2014. Her main goal is to connect Hispanic nurses and youth pursuing nursing with a professional mentor that can relate to their cultural similarities and challenges. Isis has a passion for giving back to the community of Milwaukee and has volunteered with multiple organizations.  With a commitment to patient care, advocacy, and improving the health care delivery to the Hispanic  community, she is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Nursing Practice- Family Nurse Practitioner degree at UW-Milwaukee.

Christina Rivera Sauld MSN, RN, FNP-BC

Christina’s a graduate of Marquette University (2008) with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing, and Concordia University with a Masters of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner (2012). Passionate about cardiac care, she has an accomplished career in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Care. She has served our profession as a national speaker on the topics of heart failure, innovative research, and community outreach and education. 

Board Member

Board Member

Alyson has experienced and felt unwavering support from her Hispanic nurse colleagues, and would like this to be the experience of others. Her hope for this association is to aid in having all Hispanic nurses feel fully accepted into their chosen vocation. Her personal vision, to connect with the chapter’s overall mission, is to create a high level group of professionals, with students, nurses, and public members, to lead our community to higher education opportunities, elevate professional leadership prospects, and an overall healthier community.

"Together we can achieve this"

Clair is a graduate from Alverno College 2016 and is passionate about education and mentoring. She has been very active in the nursing field since early in her career holding elected positions within nursing shared governance. Clair is a graduate student at Chamberlain University. 

Clair Rivera BSN, RN-BC

 

Clair Rivera BSN, RN-BC

Alyson Leon MSN, RN,

AGCNS-BC

Norma Mercado BSN, RN

Board Member

Norma is a first generation Mexican American who received her BSN degree and certification as Registered Nurse in 2010. She has since gained experience in Orthopedic Medicine, Medical Surgical and Home care.  In her experiences, she has identified a gap in available Spanish speaking providers  to service the Hispanic patients. Cultural and language barriers hinder effective communication with the patient, contributing to potentially negatively affected outcomes. "  

Blanca Quiles BSN, RN

Board Member

Originally from Milwaukee, Blanca has a personal connection to the Greater Milwaukee community. "I truly believe in our mission and want to contribute to my community in any way I can." As a board member of the Greater Milwaukee chapter of NAHN, Blanca looks forward to creating partnerships and professional relationships to provide guidance, mentorship and support to future Hispanic nursing students, current nursing students and nursing professionals.

Estrella Vega BSN, RN 

Board Member

 Estrella started her career in healthcare as a Certified Nursing Assistant, later advancing her education as a Licensed Practical Nurse and completing a BSN in 2015 at Alverno College. Estrella currently serves the Hispanic community as a case manager focusing on elderly, and physically and mentally disabled populations. 

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