Since 2011, Donna Mazyck has been Executive Director of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN). During her undergraduate years, Ms. Mazyck determined that a nursing degree would be the foundation in her plan to return to her community to help individuals and groups improve their health in a variety of ways. She has been a nurse in community-based settings for most of her career, including serving as a school nurse in high schools and alternative schools. For 13 years, at the Maryland State Department of Education, Ms. Mazyck provided consultation and leadership to local school health services programs and school-based health center programs. In that role, she worked with stakeholders in the development of school health policies and regulations. Ms. Mazyck also led and participated in interprofessional reviews of student services teams and provided technical assistance to Maryland school districts and schools. She holds current certifications in school nursing, counseling, and as an association executive. Donna prioritizes leading staff and collaborating with organizations to optimize student health, safety, and learning by advancing school nursing practice.
Panel: School Safety in the Era of Pandemic