Susan Zacharski, MEd, BSN, RN of Troy, MI began her school nursing career in 1988. She received her BSN from Wayne State University and her Master’s in Education with a focus in School Nursing from Cambridge College. Susan worked in several capacities in the Pontiac School District including a Center Based program for medically fragile students birth-12 years old, Coordinator of Health Services K-12, and the last four years in a Center Based program for medically fragile students three-26 years old. She served on and co-chaired various state committees and task forces. As an active member in the Michigan Association of School Nurses, Susan served in numerous board positions including president and has received several awards at the state, community and school district level. She is currently an Independent School Nurse Consultant.
Susan served on the NASN Board of Directors 2009-2013 where she developed and implemented the process for the revision of NASN Position Documents and received the NASN Distinguished Service Award. She was Co-Chair of the Research Strategic Committee, co-authored several position documents, has written articles for the NASN School Nurse, served as a member of the NASN Fellows Selection Committee and Chair of the Endowment Fundraising Committee for 1 year. She is currently serving her second term of Vice President, Susan will serve as the leader of the newly formed Membership Committee, oversee the Excellence in School Nursing Awards and Distinguished Service Awards, serve as a liaison to the Special Interest Groups, Chair the Continuing Education Committee, provide oversight of the nursing online communities and other duties prescribed by NASN governing documents.