Texas Gulf Coast Chapter of GAPNA

Texas GCGAPNA 2019 President Farewell Message

Posted about 1 year ago by Myla Magno

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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Greetings. Today, I complete my term of 2019-2020 Texas Gulf Coast GAPNA Chapter president. I want to start wishing all of you well in this uncertain time of the health crisis we are experiencing. I wish I can speak to you directly and see your happy faces "when we gather." However, I will not let this day pass to address my final moment to speak to the chapter members who have been very supportive of my leadership as Chapter President. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity and prestige to serve this organization for the past year. Thank you!  Thank you for your encouragement, your friendship, for your trust. And thank you for allowing me to represent the excellent APRN Gerontological providers not only in our great Lone Star state but nationwide. Together we have made little strides and productive progress in our goals of networking, learning something and giving something new to benefit our peers and our community. When I joined the board in 2019, it was unclear how I could impact the chapter or even our organization. I know I love to work, lead, and learn.  I thought this was enough! I had no previous board experience, governing a chapter and directly affecting some change in the profession and community was not clear. I took the challenge to not only "make a difference" but to become a better professional colleague and by giving in any and every way I could, while further advancing the mission of our wonderful GAPNA organization.

Expressing further my gratitude, I want to acknowledge the guidance of our past presidents Lisa Ginapp, Karolina Dimitrinova, and Julie Gisette. Their knowledge and experience have given me the courage to step and do my mission. Additionally, our past board and current officers Lillian -Flores Perez, Abiola Williams, Rebecca Saade, Shuyan Bi, and President-Elect Melissa Lockhart and others experiences and leadership. Thank you, Dr. Fay, for always being there when we need you for continuing education credits. It was a great collaboration! I was able to understand that for an organizational chapter to be truly successful, all parts of the professional society share mutual goals and aspirations to sustain its mission. I appreciate your presence and attentiveness to our executive board meetings, immediate needs for chapter resources, and all other essential reports and collaboration backstage. I know we can do even more.  I am confident and excited to hand-off and share GCGAPNA's mission and goals continuing plan of action and activities to our President 2020-2021 Dr. Melissa Lochart.  Her extreme passion for education, community outreach, and excellence extend GCGAPNA's mission and goals.  So, for now, and until then, we look forward to this digital age of connectivity. I will see you soon. The best is yet to come!

Thank you. Good health and Godspeed!


Texas Gulf Coast Immediate Past -President 2019-2020


Rebecca Saade about 1 year ago

Myla thank You for your service and all you do.

Maureen Beck about 1 year ago

Thank you for your enthusiasm and love of geriatrics. You have been a great president and I know you will continue to serve Gulf Coast and national GAPNA. Maureen

Myla Magno about 1 year ago

Hi Maureen. Great to hear from you and your feedback, an honor coming from you. Geriatrics indeed my, our passion!! Take care.

Toni Clarke about 1 year ago

Awww, Thank you, Myla for your leadership! You always made me feel welcomed from the time I joined as a student and for that, I am so grateful. You really demonstrated your love for geriatrics throughout and you always ensured the mission was carried out. Thank you for your service. We'll be seeing each other soon God willing once COVID-19 butt is kicked! :)

Myla Magno about 1 year ago

Hi Toni! Good morning and thanks for such a nice message. Yes, I miss our face to face gatherings but before you know it we will be together again. I love your dedication to Toni not many new NPs demonstrate this feature( at an early stage), so please carry on! And we will be there for you. Take care!

Lillian Flores-Perez about 1 year ago

You have been a great inspiration to all of us! Met each challenge and never stopped working hard! It has been an honor to have you and hope you continue to lead and share experiences with future leaders!

Myla Magno about 1 year ago

Thanks so much Lillian. I appreciate your support as always!! Take care.

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