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Regional Officers

 2024 NNJSGNA serving officers:

Molly Schulenberg BSN RN CGRN- 2024 President

Molly has gathered her nursing experience from the Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston NJ where she started from ‘new’ nurse and now can speak from experience in  Telemetry, Medical Surgical nursing and currently since 2019 in GI/Endoscopy. She has expressed enthusiasm in joining the NNJSGNA Chapter and now participating in the steering team as President Elect 2023-2024. She first attended the organization of GI nurses invited by her fellow peers in her GI unit. Molly recently got to experience the GI Nursing inspiration and encouragement at the 2022 Salt Lake City SGNA National Conference along with other NNJSGNA team members. And now, she accepts this nomination where she will have the opportunity to work along peers across institutions in educational and SGNA organizational activities. Molly’s professional practice and experience in community involvement contributes to the NNJSGNA chapter appointment with new energy. Molly’s enthusiasm and professional care contribute with new energy to integrate our chapter members aiming at the goals and practice supporting our specialty in the world of GI/Endoscopy.

 Emma Gimmel BSN RN CGRN - 2023-2024 Secretary (re-elect)

Emma can speak to over 24 years in Endoscopy from a staff nurse to leadership as Manager and DON. Her most recent leadership role is serving as Director of Nursing at Manhattan Endoscopy Center. Since 2011, Emma has continued to work hands-on as a per diem on-call Endoscopy and PACU staff nurse at Bayonne Medical Center. Emma started her nursing profession at Jersey City Medical Center in the Post-Surgical Orthopedic Unit from where she quickly became a preceptor and subsequently transferred to worked in SICU. Emma followed a lateral move to the ICU at Morristown Medical Center where eventually transferred to Interventional Radiology and followed to Endoscopy where she worked in both in-hospital and the ambulatory settings. Her role as chair of the Practice council. and participation in other committees in the Shared Governance prepared her to take a successful leadership path. Emma has been involved in Quality Improvement and Infection prevention and focuses in Patient and Client Satisfaction. Up to now, Emma has always been a forward thinker starting with nursing school where she explored her interests in technology skills by taking computer classes when the questions was "Why are you taking computer courses if you are going to be a nurse?". Since then Emma regularly attends a variety of conferences to maintain current in her profession. Emma is no stranger to volunteer work as a translator in community health, medical missionary trips, and peer support. As secretary for our region, she hopes to continue sharing and gaining more experience with her fellow peers in support of the vision of SGNA's best nursing practice.

Deborah Castro BSN RN CGRN 2024-2025 Treasurer

Deborah Castro is an Endoscopy nurse with a diverse background including OR, Emergency Medicine, Maternal/Child Health, Home Health, and Case Management.  She obtained her BSN from the College of Mount Saint Vincent and since, she has maintained her competencies with current and ongoing educational updates.  Deborah is currently at The Valley Hospital where she became part of the Endoscopy team for the past two years.  To support her GI professional nursing care, she is currently preparing to obtain her Certification in Gastroenterology Nursing. Deborah keeps busy with family and teenagers, reading, traveling, and keeping up with personal and professional development. Given the opportunity, she is looking forward at working in support of this thriving nursing professional chapter.

Ann Marie Allerey-Quimbo BSN RN CGRN - President Elect

Ann Marie has been a nurse for over 35 years. She graduated from York College of Pa. with a BSN. Over the years, Ann Marie gathered experience from medical Diabetic/Dialysis floor, Surgical and Medical ICUs between St. Joseph Medical Center in Paterson and Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC). Ann Marie now is an Endoscopy Nurse for 23 years and a SGNA member for 21+ years. She has served as President-elect/President in 2014 and 2015 when the chapter joined the social media platform Facebook; as well as treasurer for two terms in 2018-2022 in which initiated the acceptance of credit cards at the NJ SGNA Tri-Regional conferences. She has collaborated in various chapter committees: Updating Bylaws, Policy for National and local scholarships, Policy for Tri-Regional Conference, among others. She has been vital in several NJ tri-regional conference planning committees through the years. Currently, she co-chairs the 2023 NJ state conference with Ivonne Carvajal BSN RN CGRN. At HUMC, her leadership roles include participation in the Unit Base Council and Staff Advisory Council as well as in initiating, organizing, and conducting the Night of Endoscopy/ Competency events. During the COVID pandemic, adding to the demands of the time, she engaged in research regarding scope reprocessing on endoscopes used on COVID infected patients. She takes pleasure in meeting her colleague’s in-house educational needs, so much, Ann Marie is enrolled in a master’s degree towards Nursing education. As a nominee for president-elect, she is looking forward to continuing serving our NNJ chapter and eager about what the future holds ahead.

Susan Overhoff MSN RN CGRN- Pass President

Chapter members you are invited to exercise your vote at the next opportunity to elect your chapter officers by completing the ballot

2023 NNJSGNA Officers:

Susan Overhoff MSN BSN RN CGRN- President
Molly Schulenberg BSN RN CGRN- President-Elect
Emma Gimmel BSN CGRN RN- 2021-2022 Secretary 
Kimberly Venturella BSN RN CGRN - 2022-2023 Treasurer 
Ivonne Carvajal BSN RN CGRN- Immediate Past President