INS Board of Directors

INS Board Of Directors


Pamela Jacobs
MHA, BSN, RN, CRNI®, OCN®
President


Pamela has been a nurse with the same organization for more than 35 years. She has experience in critical care and was instrumental in forming the first infusion team in her hospital. PICCs and chemotherapy administration solidified her love for infusion therapy. She became an INS member in 1990, a CRNI® in 1991, and was named CRNI® of the Year in 2006. A former member of the INCC Board of Directors, she also served as chair of that board. Pamela has been a reviewer of the Infusion Nursing Standards of Practice (2011) and the Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice (2016), and has presented poster and podium presentations for INS. She is currently director, clinical education for the Norton Cancer Institute, Norton Healthcare.

Felicia Schaps
MSN-Ed, RN, CRNI®, OCN®, CNSC, IgCN
President-Elect

Felicia has been a nurse for more than 30 years, with more than 25 years in home infusion. She holds a master’s degree in nursing with a focus on nursing education. Currently, she is vice president of infusion nursing for BioScrip, Inc. Felicia has served on the INCC RN Examination Council and co-founded the Northern Virginia Capitol Chapter of INS in the late 1990s. In addition to her infusion certification, she holds credentials as an oncology certified nurse, an immunoglobulin certified nurse, and a certified nutrition support clinician. Felicia has presented on many aspects of infusion nursing at national and regional meetings. She has written and co-written several articles on guidelines for home infusion and has also edited chapters in nursing textbooks.


Richelle Hamblin
MSN, RN, CRNI®, RN-BC
Presidential Advisor

Richelle has been a nurse for 30 years and an INS member for more than 20. She served on the INCC Board of Directors for six years. In 2005, she was the recipient of the prestigious CRNI® of the Year award. Richelle lives in Tennessee and works for AccentCare, which is based in Dallas.


Lisa Bruce
BSN, RN, CRNI®, IgCN
Secretary-Treasurer

Lisa is the general manager for Geneva Woods Infusion and Specialty Pharmacy in Anchorage, Alaska. She has more than 23 years of nursing experience, including infusion nursing, cardiac critical care, oncology, and hospice care. She has enjoyed nursing in Korea and Germany during 20 years of traveling with her military family. Lisa was the director of Hospice of the Hills and assisted with the development and opening of the first Hospice House in South Dakota.

Her involvement with the INS began in 2010, when she returned from living in Seoul, South Korea. She has been an active member of INS and assisted with the development of a CRNI® workshop in Alaska designed to bring infusion nurses together to prepare for the CRNI® exam.  She is also an active member of IgNS and assisted on its standards committee to develop the first standards of practice for immunoglobulin therapy.


Dawn Berndt
DNP, RN, CRNI®
Director-at-Large


Dawn Berndt, DNP, RN, CRNI®, employed at University of Wisconsin Hospital, is the Nurse Manager of the Infusion Center, Venous Access Team, and SOS RN Team. She has maintained INS membership and CRNI certification since 2005 and also served on the National Council on Education from 2011 – 2014.

Dawn’s educational background includes earning: a Doctorate of Nursing Practice in Clinical Leadership from Henry Predolin School of Nursing – Edgewood College, Madison, Wisconsin; a Masters of Nursing from University of Wisconsin, School of Nursing; a Bachelor Degree in Nursing from University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona; an Associate Degree in Nursing from Southwest Wisconsin Technical College.


Max Holder
BSN, RN, CRNI®, CEN, VA-BC
Director-at-Large

Max is the Nurse Manager of the vascular access team at the Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. With 22 years of nursing experience, Max has enjoyed a nursing career spanning a variety of nursing environments, including rural emergency care, case management, nursing administration, and corporate compliance. In 2008, Max was asked to help start a PICC team in a small rural hospital and found his passion in infusion therapy and vascular access.

Max has been involved with INS since 2010, when he began attending meetings at his local INS chapter in an effort to network with other members of the infusion/vascular access community. Soon after, he was elected chapter secretary and obtained his CRNI® certification.


Donald J. Filibeck
PharmD, MBA, CSP, FASHP
Public Member

Don serves as Option Care’s National Director, pharmacy services, providing operational and clinical pharmacy support for Option Care’s branch locations. He was a field representative (surveyor) for 15 years in the home care program at The Joint Commission.

Don is active in professional organizations, including the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy, the Specialty Pharmacist Certification Board and the National Home Infusion Association. He has presented many time at national pharmacy meetings on topics such as care planning, competency assessment, operational analysis, benchmarking and sterile compounding


Mary Alexander
MA, RN, CRNI®, CAE, FAAN
Chief Executive Officer

Executive Officer of the Infusion Nurses Society (INS), Mary Alexander is responsible for the management of an international, nonprofit specialty nursing organization of over 7,000 members by ensuring consistent delivery of professional services to members. As Editor of the Journal of Infusion Nursing, a scientific, research-based, peer-reviewed publication, Ms. Alexander writes bimonthly columns for the Journal and has editorial responsibilities for a bimonthly membership newsletter, INS Newsline. She is an editor of the Core Curriculum for Infusion Nursing (3rd edition) and Editor-in-Chief of the INS textbook, Infusion Nursing: An Evidence-Based Approach. She is also responsible for the credentialing program of the Infusion Nurses Certification Corporation. 

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