The Board of Directors is comprised of active NAHCA members who serve as the governing body, steering the mission and vision of the Association. These members take the oath of service and make a solemn commitment to ethical practice and leadership. They take an active role in conference planning, educational development and overall experience based counsel to the Association. They are responsible for policy review and recommendations as it pertains to state and federal regulations, public policy and national initiatives such as the annual fundraiser and other special projects..

Sherry Perry

Sherry Perry – Chair

Appointed to the Board in 2015

CNA since 1987, works at her current facility Quality Health and Rehab in Tennessee for 22 years.

NLT Facilitator, Certified Preceptor

NAHCA CNA Member of the year 2016, Facility of the Year in 2015

“Being a member of NAHCA has inspired me to be the best CNA I can be.  It’s helped me to realize that my voice can make a difference not only for other CNAs but most importantly the elders we care for.”

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Sheena Bumpas

Sheena Bumpas – Vice Chair

Appointed to the Board in 2016

CNA since 2003, currently works at Wilkins Health and Rehab in Oklahoma

President of her NAHCA Leadership Team

Won the Excellence in Leadership award at the last two NAHCA Key to Quality Awards

“I was born with a calling for the healthcare profession, especially caring for our elders. NAHCA and being part of the Board of Directors has encouraged me, educated me, and helped me share my passion with others.”

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Karren

Karren Ganschinietz – Treasurer

Appointed to the Board in 2016

CNA since 1985, currently works at Missouri Veteran’s Home, St. James, MO

Co-Chair of her NAHCA Leadership Team

2010 Quality Caregiver Award

2014 NAHCA Essay Winner

“It’s an honor and privilege to be on the NAHCA Board of Directors.  I take great pride in the profession I have chosen as my career and am very excited for the opportunity to learn and grow as an individual and a leader.”

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Samantha Maddox – Board Member

Appointed to the Board April 2015

CNA since 2012, currently employed at Gregston Nursing Home in Marlow, Oklahoma for over 6 years

NAHCA Certified Preceptor and Gregston NAHCA Leadership Team member

NAHCA’s 2014 Continuous Quality Improvement Award winner

“Being a part of NAHCA’s Board of Directors has been amazing.  To be able to support the CNA field brings such happiness to me, by helping NAHCA live out its mission and vision to fight for the future of nursing assistants.”

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Celeste Wooten

Celeste Wooten – Board Member

Appointed to the Board in 2020

CNA since 2000, currently works at Intrepid USA Hospice at Home

2017 NAHCA Devoted Service Excellence Award
2017 HCR-Manorcare Corporate Champion of Caring
2017 and 2020 Heart of Hospice CNA
2018 Bertha Treece Community Service Award

“My dedication, compassion and genuine work ethic is my autograph that I sign everywhere I go with excellence and pride. Being apart of the Board of Directors with NAHCA allows me to expand my autograph into a footprint and walk with so many other CNAs side by side as we continue to provide exceptional care..”

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Gerelene M

Gerelene Mackey – Board Member

Appointed to the Board in 2020

CNA since 2004, currently works Pleasant View Care Center (7) years employed

2017-Outstanding Attitude
2018-CNA MEMBER OF THE YEAR/Essay winner
2019-CNA ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

“I became a CNA 16 years ago. It took only one shift of working to know that it wouldn’t only be a job but a career! I love what I do without a doubt, it’s my passion! Changing the world of healthcare one resident at a time!”

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Brandon Fillbrook

Branden Fillbrook – Board Member

Appointed to the Board in 2020

CNA since 2013, currently works at Orchard Point, Trilogy Health Services

Certified Preceptor

“For one to bring true change to someone’s life is a rare opportunity. Being a CNA has giving me that opportunity over and over again. Being on the board of directors of NAHCA is an honor that brings that opportunity to a level I never could have imagined.”

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