I attend Watts School Of Nursing and will graduate in May 2018. I have served on the NCANS board as District 3 Representative in 2016-2017. I was a member of my schools SNA before that. I am married with three children and I work at Wake Med Emergency Dept. I am interested in PICU and Pulmonary Specialties when I graduate and Life Flight a few years after that! In my spare time I enjoy running to loud music , eating out at restaurants, and spending time at church as well as with my family.
Hello! My name is Lendra Gause and I am a current senior at Watts School of Nursing in Durham, NC. I will be graduating in December 2017 and hope to become a travel nurse and eventually a Nurse Anesthetist.In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and dancing.I’m excited to be a part of the NCANS board and hope to grow as an individual and future RN, as well as help other nursing students see the career and personal growth opportunities in the nursing field.
I am a fourth semester nursing student at Fayetteville State University and will be graduating May 2018. I am interested in pursuing labor and delivery, and would eventually like to become a Certified Nurse Midwife. I am excited to get involved with NSNA at the state level of NCANS, and look forward to working with everyone and learning from this experience.
Jennifer, a 10-year NC resident, is in the ADN program at Nash Community College in Rocky Mount. She has a 9-year-old son, Max, and two lovable puppies, Daisy and Cookie. She loves to spend time with her family, watch movies with her boyfriend, and go to the beach whenever possible. After graduation in May of 2018, she plans to remain in Eastern NC to pursue her BSN and MSN.
District 2 Director-at-Large
Hi my name is Gabrielle Ligas and I am a former raised Georgia Peach! My passions moved me to North Carolina in 2014 to accomplish my dreams of attending Nursing school while also playing division II soccer. At school, I am involved in different clubs and organizations such as student ambassador, Co-President of our nursing club association, S.A.A.C representative, and division two athletics. My participation in clubs and organizations has prepared me to take on a leadership position with NCANS as the district 2 representative to recruit other students to get involved on a state-wide level. In my free time, I work as a Nursing Aide in Raleigh North Carolina. I also love to write and inspire other nursing students through my blog thenursesguide. NCANS is a great way to show students how you can expand your career and go beyond what you thought possible.
District IV Director-at-Large
My name is Diana Mhuriro I was born and raised in Harare Zimbabwe. I am a second degree seeking student. I graduate with a BSN in December 2017. My desire is to be a critical care nurse and be the best nurse that I can be. I enjoy spending time with my husband and my 3 kids.
Hi everyone! My name is Lauran Lisbon and I attend Fayetteville State University (BRONCO PRIDE)! I am currently serving as the Legislative Director. I also serve as the Sergeant at Arms in my school’s chapter. Many may think that it’s a tough position, but I enjoy making sure things run and flow smoothly! I love working with the SNA and know that I have benefitted from being a member. I’m pretty family oriented, when I have the chance, and love spending time with them, especially my two nieces. I’m looking forward to graduating in May and hope to become either a NICU, Cardiovascular, or CVICU nurse!!
Hello! My name is Dallas Mooneyham. I am a current senior at Pfeiffer University and will be graduating in May 2018 from their BSN program! I am currently a Co-President of Pfeiffer University Student Nurse Association and NCANS Publications Director. I would like to work in an ICU after graduation. I plan to go on and continue my education possibly as a nurse anesthetist after I gain a few years of experience.
Gabriel Antonio Rosa brings 12.5 years of leadership experience as a United States Air Force Veteran from Allentown, Pa. He currently serves as the Vice President, Student Nurses Association at Fayetteville State University and will be graduating with his BSN, May 2018. Gabriel has spent many hours mentoring as a Youth Coach for the Hoke County Recreation Center in a variety of sports and clinically volunteers at The Care Clinic of Fayetteville. His particular expertise is communication and recruitment for healthcare and public health awareness. He hopes to work in ED or ICU and inspires to become a Nurse Anesthetist.
Ms. Christy Swinson has over 18 years of nursing experience. She earned her BSN from East Carolina University in 1999. After working several years as a surgical-trauma nurse, Ms. Swinson pursued graduate studies at East Carolina University. In 2008, she earned a Master of Science in Nursing with a Concentration in Nursing Education. Ms. Swinson’s clinical background includes a strong foundation in medical-surgical nursing. She has earned the distinction as a Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN) by the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses.
Ms. Swinson’s passion for improving access to health care was apparent when she returned to graduate school a second time. In 2015, she earned a Post-Master’s Certificate with a Concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner studies. Ms. Swinson is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
In addition to being an NCANS Consultant, Ms. Swinson enjoys working with students at Fayetteville State University. She currently serves as a Co-Advisor for the Student Nurses Association. Ms. Swinson is also busy coordinating the development of an Honor Society for FSU students, faculty, and community nurse leaders. Ms. Swinson interests include improving health disparities, volunteering at the Care Clinic, being active at her local church, and maintaining memberships with STTI, AANP, ANA/NCNA, NSNA, AMSN, and NCLN. Ms. Swinson is the proud mother of 3 sons that are the center of her world.
I am a nursing student at Piedmont Community College and will be graduating in Spring 2019 and hopefully enrolling to ECU for my BSN. I have big dreams of being an ICU nurse upon graduation, then a CCRN, and deciding from there if I am going to pursue my ultimate goal of becoming a CRNA. I am super excited to be on the NCANS board and look forward to helping develop myself, my school, and other fellow student nurses to becoming the best, well-rounded nurses we can truly become.