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The power of the leader liaison role

Until recently, there was a voice missing in the boardroom at the Emergency Nurses Association. While almost a third of ENA members are young professionals, defined as having five years of experience or less, no one on the national board fell into this category.

Secretary and Treasurer Mike Hastings, MSN, RN, CEN, said the problem begged the question: “How do we make sure we don’t lose sight of our younger professionals?”

The answer was to create a new young leader liaison role. The first liaison began working with the board earlier this year. “Right now, it’s a two-year pilot, and each liaison serves a one-year term,” Hastings says. “We will call on them like a board member and say, ‘Hey, from your perspective, what do you think about this?’”

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