CANTON, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners (MICNP) has appointed Olivia Visperas McLaughlin of Troy, Michigan as its first executive director. “MICNP has undergone continued growth and has reached a point where an executive director is needed to manage and lead the organization together with our Board of Directors. McLaughlin brings extensive experience in government affairs and communications which will be very helpful in achieving our goals,” said MaryLee Pakiser, MSN, RN, NP, president of MICNP.
Prior to joining MICNP, McLaughlin was regional public affairs manager for Comcast - Michigan for more than nine years. In this position, she oversaw public affairs and government relations for Comcast’s franchise communities in southeast Michigan, including serving as a liaison to local, state and federal officials regarding the cable industry. In addition, she was responsible for organizational communications, local implementation of Comcast’s national partnerships and an employee volunteer program. Previously she was a staff assistant to U.S. Senator Spencer Abraham.
McLaughlin earned undergraduate and law degrees from Wayne State University. She is a board member of the Judson Center, and previously served on the boards of the Council of Asian-Pacific Americans and the Sterling Heights Area Chamber of Commerce. McLaughlin was formerly the president of the Michigan chapter of Women in Cable Telecommunications.
The MICNP was established in 2000 to improve the practice environment for Michigan’s nurse practitioners through education of its members and the community, legislative action when appropriate, and promotion of access to nurse practitioners’ services. Nurse practitioners are registered nurses who have completed a master’s degree in a nursing specialty and earned national board certification. MICNP’s 1,200 members care for patients in primary and specialty outpatient practices, hospitals, community and school-based clinics, government health agencies, and nurse-managed health centers.
Shari S. Cohen, 248-539-3036
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INDUSTRY KEYWORDS: Practice Management Health Hospitals Nursing