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Central Valley Section President Welcome

Welcome to CSNO Central Valley Section!!

My name is Nancy Kimura, and I am honored to be serving as our 2022-2024 CSNO Central Valley Section President. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the past few years have been challenging for everyone. During these times, as School Nurses, we have shown strength, courage, and resilience, and we will continue to support the health and well-being of our students. Your Central Valley Section board are an enthusiastic and hardworking volunteer leadership team and are here to provide support and resources to our school nurse colleagues.

I hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy. It was such a pleasure to see so many Central Valley Section School Nurses and School Nurse Administrators at our CSNO 73rd State Conference in Riverside. I would like to thank everyone from all the CSNO sections for supporting the CSNO Silent Auction fundraiser. We had over 80 baskets/ items donated for a two day event. I would also like to extend an additional Thank You to our amazing section board members and section members for donating many fabulous silent auction baskets/items and volunteering your time at the event.  Hopefully some of you were the highest bidder and “won” a basket/item. Your tremendous help and support is greatly appreciated. 
Congratulations to our section winners, Marylouise Castano, Excellence in School Nurse, and BreeAnn Lewis, Excellence in School Nurse Administrator. They were honored at our Section Networking Reception and the Saturday evening 50’s Sock Hop event at the CSNO Conference in Riverside.  
We are currently working on our Section Spring Conference. It will be a hybrid conference at Valley Children’s Healthcare in Madera on Saturday April 29.  More information will be posted when available.

Nancy Kimura, BSN, RN, PHN

CSNO CV Section President

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Central Valley Section Events

  • April 29, 2023   Central Valley Section Spring Conference (Hybrid Conference) Valley Children's Hospital, Conference Room G150A, 9300 Valley Children's Place, Madera, CA 93636 - 8:00 AM - 3:30 PMRegistration deadline: April 20, 2023 (for in-person attendance) or April 28, 2023 (for Zoom attendance)
                               
Register now
  • May 20, 2023  Central Valley Section Board Meeting (In Person) Tulare COE Doe Avenue Complex, 7000 W Doe Ave, Visalia, CA 93291 - TBA

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Central Valley Section News

CSNO Scholarships

All CSNO scholarships are closed at the moment.

Please visit our webpage frequently or follow us on our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/CSNO.CentralValleySection for future updates.

Training Opportunities 

*Fresno County Superintendent of Schools - Drug Impairment Training for Educational Professionals (DITEP):

 

To registration for Monday, May 15, 2023, Click Here!

CEU's Opportunities

*Valley Children's Hospital - Diabetes Management of the Pediatric Population 2023:

 

Registration deadline: March 10, 2023. Seating is limited!!!

For registration application, Click Here!

*Fresno County Superintendent of Schools - City/County School Nurse Seminars:

 

For registration, please visit: Fresno City/County School Nurse Seminars

Valley Children's Newsletter

Valley Children’s is seeing an influx coming to the emergency department with symptoms of respiratory illnesses, including flu and RSV. We have developed a hub of resources to keep you informed and help answer questions you may have. Please visit https://www.valleychildrens.org/flu-and-rsv/flu-and-rsv-home for information.

As always, we continue to be a resource for you and our physician partners. Valley Children's has a one-call solution dedicated to you and your staff. To contact our Provider Assistance Line, call 559-353-8800. If you need to speak immediately with a Valley Children's specialist, call our 24/7 Access Center at 866-353-KIDS (5437).

For other articles regarding The State of Our Children: Kids and COVID-19, please visit: Valley Children's Healthcare - COVID-19 Data & Briefings.

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Central Valley Section Board

Elected Board Positions


Nancy Kimura
President
2022-2024


Aurora Licudine
President Elect
2022-2024


Margaret Jolly
Past President
2022-2024


Pat Soper
Secretary
2022-2024
 

Dianne White
Treasurer
2021-2023
Ana Borba
Board Member At Large

2022-2024

 
Christina Rodriguez
Board Member At Large

2022-2024 

Jamie Redondo
Board Member At Large

2022-2024

 
 
 
Heather Alves
Board Member At Large

2022-2024

 Julie Gong
Arrangements Co-Chair
2022-2024

Terri Lindsey
Awards & Scholarship Chair

2022-2024

Linda Hinojosa
Government Relations Co-Chair (GRC)
2022-2024

 LeAnn Williamson
Arrangements Co-Chair
2022-2024

Lyna Nguyen
Communications Chair
2021-2023
 
Erin Hubbard
Government Relations Co-Chair (GRC)
2022-2024
 

Lori Cuadras
Membership Chair

2022-2024

 
BreeAnn Lewis
Professional Products Co-Chair
2022-2024

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kelsey Campbell
Professional Products Co-Chair
2022-2024


Specialty Practice Committees
(Appointed by the President)

Nan Arnold
Adolescent Health
2022-2024

Tamara Cochran
Early Childhood
2022-2024

Alma McKenry
School Health Services Leader
2022-2024

Marilyn Glinskas
Special Education
2022-2024


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Central Valley Photo Gallery

For pictures, please visit our Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/CSNO.CentralValleySection

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About the CSNO Central Valley Section

Central Valley Section by Charlotte Brandt, Past CSNO State President

In 1965, the Central Section of CSNO (one of four sections) had 204 members and spanned from Central Coast to Nevada Border, north from Kern to the Bay Area. A steering committee to investigate the idea of breaking off from the Bay/Coast area was formed and first met in Fresno on March 5, 1965. Ruth Thomas was named chair. A "Call to Charter" was held on May 17, 1969 to get enough signatures to petition CSNO to start the Central Section.
CSNO State President Margaret Helton noted in her 1969 annual report that the Central Valley Section was chartered as the fifth Section of CSNO. The new section was formerly the eastern half of Central section. Following separation, it was decided by the members to name the Western remaining half as Bay Coast Section.

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