Suzanne Hughes, RN, MSN, FAHA, FPCNA
Clinical Education Project Director
Hughes originally received a 2 year degree in nursing from Youngstown State University and later received a BSN from the University of Akron. She received her master's degree in nursing from Kent State University in 2003. Hughes is responsible for leading the development of all professional and patient education projects, and serves as the lead staff for PCNA's AANP CE providership. She gives clinical insight to PCNA staff on external communications and supports the CEO on corporate development. Hughes served on the PCNA board for many years before transitioning to her new role as Clinical Education Project Director. She feels very fortunate to be able to contribute to the PCNA mission as a staff member. She is also an active volunteer with the American Heart Association and was awarded the "Healthcare Volunteer of the Year" award in 2012.
Public Relations & Marketing Assistant
Kahn is responsible for day-to-day marketing tasks such as communicating with supporter representatives, coordinating the monthly e-newsletter, updating the website, and conducting market research. As a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee with a degree in Journalism, Advertising, and Media Studies, Kahn is excited to be working with PCNA and continuing to expand his knowledge of the marketing and non-profit worlds.
Grants Coordinator & Advocacy Liaison
Rynearson is chiefly responsible for planning and supervising all aspects of the PCNA Annual Symposium
, regional PCNA chapter programs and board of directors meetings. She also manages exhibitor relations and works with sponsors on satellite events at various PCNA programs. Rynearson has extensive experience planning meetings and conferences in both the non-profit and business sectors and holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Public Relations & Marketing Manager
Searls is chiefly responsible for developing and overseeing all association marketing and communication strategies, working with corporate supporters and fostering strong relationships with national and international media contacts. He is also responsible for the implementation of PCNA’s new content management system. Searls has extensive experience in marketing and public relations, with a background in the health benefits field. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Media Communications from Edgewood College.