President’s Note

March 2017
Greetings SPO Members:

We are so happy to acknowledge our newest Board Members!

First, congratulations to Dr. Cynthia Hancock who is our new President-Elect! Cynthia has served on the Board as a Member-at-Large and I for one am very excited that she is coming aboard in her new role! She is at the University of North Carolina Charlotte.

Colleen Bennett was re-elected Treasurer! We are all very glad to have her on the Board and she works very hard to make sure our bills are paid and dues are deposited!

Also Dr. Loriena (Lori) Ann Yancura was re-elected to the Board as a Member-at-Large as well! Lori is at the University of Hawaii at Manoa!

With the departure of Dr. Hancock as Member-at-Large for the President-Elect position, the Board has appointed Katarina Friberg Felsted to serve as the replacement! Katarina is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing at The University of Utah.

Sadly, Dr. Katie Ehlman has rotated off the Board as Past-President. Katie oversaw the new website production and was very hands on to its success! She will be missed on the Board!

2016 had many exciting changes in many areas of SPO and we hope to continue to grow, and recapture some of our “lost” chapters! Other projects are in the works as well, and we are going to be at the Southern Gerontological Society’s Annual Meeting in Asheville during April! Look for us there!