Hi everyone and welcome to NCANS! My name is Alopi Modi and I am honored to be serving as your president for the 2020-2021 academic year. I am a nursing student at Catawba College and will be graduating in May 2021. I possess a background in psychology and always strive to make a difference. After nursing school I hope to obtain a DNP (fingers crossed). In my spare time I am usually at the gym, traveling, or doing artwork. I look forward to collaborating with the board in order to make this organization grow so that we can make an even bigger impact on serving others as future nurses!
Hello, my name is Jessica Salvo and I am a current nursing student at Rowan Cabarrus Community College. I will be graduating in December 2020. My plans after graduation are to work in a residency program starting in the Emergency Room. I would eventually like to be a flight nurse. In my spare time I love spending time with my two boys and my husband. I look forward to serving as your Vice President for the 2020-2021 year.
My name is Sarah Letchworth and I am thrilled to be serving as the secretary for NCANS this year! I am currently a senior at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the current chapter president of our Association of Nursing Students. I will be graduating with a BSN in May 2021. Following my graduation, I am interested in working in pediatrics, or maternal health with the goal of becoming a NICU nurse. Eventually, I also plan on returning to school for a DNP with the hopes of teaching. Outside of school, I have a very lovable dog named Jovie, enjoy hiking, reading, and relaxing on my front porch in my rocking chairs. I cannot wait to see what this year will bring for NCANS, and am very excited to contribute to the board in any way possible.
My name is Aleah Mixon and with great gratitude, I am honored to be a part of the NCANS executive board serving as the Treasurer. I am an Upper Division Junior Nursing student at the Illustrious North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. My home state is Michigan, and my expected graduation date is May of 2022. The plans I have after graduation are to attend graduate school with a double major focus in Nurse Practitioner and Pediatrics. Things I love to do during my free time are travel, workout, interact in the campus organizations I hold a role in, and advocate for my aggie nurses. I am excited about this wonderful opportunity and will fulfill my duties for my position to the best of my ability. Aggie Pride!
Kathryn J Williams “Ryn”
Director of Breakthrough to Nursing
Hi everyone and welcome to NCANS! My name is Kathryn J Williams “Ryn” and I am honored to be serving as your Director of Breakthrough to Nursing for the 2020-2021 academic year. I am a nursing student at Duke University School of Nursing “DUSON STRONG” and will be graduating in December 2021. I possess an undergraduate BA dual degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology as well as a MS in Counseling and Psychology in Clinical Mental Health and always strive to make a difference. After nursing school, I hope to start the NP program and then move on to the DNP program (praying, praying, praying). Until then, I just have the heart to want to help in any way I can to anyone who needs help. In my spare time I am usually on the water fishing, kayaking, or scuba diving. If I am on land, I love to go camping and sitting next to a fire with friends. I just absolutely love doing anything outdoors. I look forward to collaborating with the board as well as YOU in order to make this organization grow at the national level, state level and university level so we can all make an impact and difference on serving others within our own communities.
NCANS Consultant & Advisor
Christy Swinson, DNP, FNP-C, CMSRN has over 20 years of acute care experience in the nursing profession. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Fayetteville State University. She earned her BSN and MSN in Nursing Education from East Carolina University. Dr. Swinson also obtained a Post-Master’s Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner studies and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from UNC-Wilmington. She has earned the distinction as a Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN) by the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses. Her research and scholarship interest include primary care, health promotion, addressing health disparities in vulnerable populations, and sustainment of weight loss using motivational interviewing. Dr. Swinson maintains active memberships in multiple professional organizations. She enjoys serving as the President of the Omega Psi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Dr. Swinson is the proud mother of 3 sons that are the center of her world.