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Southeastern Pennsylvania
Organization of Nurse Leaders


The Southeastern Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders was chartered in 1986 as the Southeastern Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Executives as an affiliation of the Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders (PONL). The name of the organization was changed to Southeastern Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders to reflect a changing philosophy that focused on nursing leadership. The primary mission of the original organization was, and remains today, to be a vehicle for networking and information exchange among nurse executives. The organization has evolved to include some 200 members, with the inclusion of all nurses in leadership positions being eligible for membership. SEPONL is a non-profit, personal membership society which promotes excellence in the practice of nursing administration. 

Member Benefits

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders (SEPONL) is the regional chapter for the state organization, the Pennsylvania organization of Nurse Leaders (PONL).  Both Organizations offer numerous member benefits, including:

  • Membership to the state (PONL) and regional (SEPONL) organization;
  • Access to educational sessions featuring expert speakers through PONL, SEPONL, and other regional Pennsylvania chapters;
  • Poster presentations as a forum to share evidence-based best practice;
  • Networking sessions with nurse and healthcare leaders at the state and regional level;
  • Access to research grants for your organization through SEPONL;
  • Newsletter and e-mail updates on current nursing issues as well as state- and/or regional nurse leader accomplishments;
  • Opportunity to have a common voice about state and national legislation, including issues such as "title of nurse protection" and proposed staffing legislation;
  • Position statements regarding issues affecting nursing, such as advocacy for increasing the number of BSN-prepared nurses, aligning with the Institute of Medicine Report on the Future of Nursing;
  • Opportunities for leadership development through service on chapter committees.

SEPONL 2022 Officers and Board 

Carol Chwal, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC
Administrative and Nurse Director
Women's and Children's Service Line
Jefferson Abington Hospital

Heidi Seiberlich, MSN, RN, CCRN
Nurse Director Cardiac - Medical Specialties
Jefferson Abington Hospital
Beth Ann Pyle, MSN, MBA, NE-BC, RNC-MNN, CBC
Nurse Manager
Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Medicine

Mary Lou Kurilla, MSN, RN, CNL, NE-BC
Nurse Director of Operations
Jefferson Abington Hospital

Emerging Nurse Leader
Jessica Nardi, MSN, RN, CCRN
Nurse Manager
Lankenau Medical Center


Chaudron Carter Short, PhD, EdD, RN, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Officer/VP of Patient Care Services
Temple University Hospital, Inc.
Episcopal & Northeastern Campuses

Rosanna Catania-Venuto, MSN, RN, CNML
Clinical Nurse Manager
Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital

Timothy D. Marks, MBA, MSN, RN, CEN, NEA-BC
Interim Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer
Chestnut Hill Hospital

Alyssa McEachern, MSN, RN, CMSRN
Nurse Manager
Jefferson Abington Hospital

Elizabeth Menschner, DNP, MAS, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Vice President Patient Care Services
Riddle Memorial Hospital

Ann Marie Reid, DNP, RN, CEN, PHRN, NEA-BC
Clinical Director, Associate Executive Director
Jefferson Health Bucks Hospital

John Renzi, DNP, MBA, RN, CCCTM, NE-BC
Vice President - Patient Care Services
Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Inc.

John Sleva, MSN, RN, CCCTM, SCRN
Nurse Manager JHN IN
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

No announcements at this time.

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461 Cochran Road #246

Pittsburgh, PA 15228


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