Maryland Association of Nursing Students
Board of Directors 2017-2018



Loah Ieremia

Howard Community College

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Loah Ieremia is enrolled in the nursing education program at Howard Community College. She will be attending her last semester this Fall and is expected to graduate December 2017. Upon graduation she will then attend Frostburg State University to pursue a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. Last year she represented Howard Community College as president of her school chapter. Loah aspires to specialize in emergency medicine and someday work in Shock Trauma. During her term, Loah hopes to increase school chapter involvement with MANS and NSNA.

Vice President

Amanda Mullins

Harford Community College / Towson University

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Amanda Mullins is a third semester nursing student at Harford Community College and she is also enrolled
in the Associates-to- Bachelors program through Towson University. She is expected to graduate May
2018, after which she will pursue a career in the Johns Hopkins Burn Center. She also currently serves as
the Vice President for Harford’s SNA chapter. During Amanda’s term as the MANS Vice President she
hopes to increase local membership and participation and host a successful convention.


Erin Rodriguez

Harford Community College / Towson University

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Erin Rodriguez is currently a nursing student in the ADN program at Harford Community College and the Bachelors
program at Towson University. She works at University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center
in the Kaufman Cancer Center. She is pursuing her EMT certification and volunteers with the Abingdon
Fire Company in Harford County. She aspires to join the Maryland State Police after graduation and
become part of the aviation division to be employed as a Flight Nurse/Paramedic.

Newsletter Chair

Jennifer White
Community College of Baltimore County- Essex

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Jennifer White is a third semester nursing student at The Community College of Baltimore County with an expected graduation date of May 2018. She earned a B.S in Psychology from Towson University. Jennifer is currently employed as an ER Tech at Medstar Franklin Square Medical Center where she was able to earn her Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification. In addition, she also works as a psychiatric discharge planner at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. As the Newsletter Chair she hopes to bring a greater awareness to the issues facing nursing students today.

Public Relations Chair

Hellen Lougon

Howard Community College

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Hellen Lougon is currently enrolled in her second semester of the nursing program at Howard CC, with an expected graduation date of December 2018. She is interested in becoming a nurse in the intensive care or emergency care unit. She aspires to one day be able to work in Shock Trauma. Hellen’s mission as The Public Relation Chair is to help guide other fellow nursing students find resourceful information through the MANS website and our social media.

Community Health Chair

Kelly Alford, RN
Towson University 
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Kelly Alford is a graduate of Harford CC. She is currently an RN to BSN student at Towson University. Kelly works for the Department of Veteran Affairs. She loves working with the veteran population because she feels like it’s her chance to serve the men and women that served our country. Kelly looks forward to attending community health events across Maryland this year. If you would like her to attend an event, please email her. 

Breakthrough to Nursing Chair

Rieanna McClelland

Community College of Baltimore County- Essex

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Rieanna McClelland is an ADN student at the Community College of Baltimore County, with an expected
graduation date of May 2018. She has served as the Curriculum Committee Representative to her local
NSA chapter and is interested in pursuing a career as a critical care nurse. As Breakthrough to Nursing
Chair she looks forward to educating students of all ages about the nursing profession while encouraging diversity throughout field.

Membership and Nominations Chair

Mikiaila Orellana

Community College of Baltimore County- Essex / Frostburg State University

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Mikki Orellana is a dually enrolled nursing student, who will graduate from the Community College of Baltimore County in May 2018 with her Associates Degree in Nursing and will graduate from Frostburg State University with her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing in May 2019.  She completed her prerequisites during her time at University of Maryland, College Park where she earned her Bachelor's of Science in Community Health.  She is currently a full-time staff member at Johns Hopkins doing breast and ovarian cancer research.  After graduation, she hopes to work in pediatrics and pursue her Doctorate of Nursing Practice and become a nurse practitioner.   As the Membership and Nominations Chair of MANS, her goal is to spread awareness of the benefits of joining professional associations and increase membership of NSNA among the nursing students in Maryland.

Legislative Chair

Tania Roque

Howard Community College

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Tania Roque is currently a nursing student at Howard Community College and will graduate in December 2018. Tania is currently a Peer Leader for Anatomy & Physiology and is also involved with the Student Nurse Association. She has a very strong interest in intensive care, most specially neonatal intensive care. Tania's goals for her term as Legislative Chair include spreading awareness and knowledge of the legislative aspect of nursing to her peers while encouraging active involvement in advocacy.

Resolutions Chair

Joon Kim

Howard Community College

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Joon Kim is an ATB nursing student at Howard Community College (HCC), aiming for his Associate’s degree, and at Stevenson University in Maryland for his Bachelor’s degree. He is expected to graduate from HCC in December of 2017, and from Stevenson in December of 2018. Joon is an aspiring nurse anesthetist who is currently working in the Cardiovascular Unit at St. Agnes Hospital, and is passionate about serving his community to enhance better health care system.

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Ariel Anderson

Howard Community College

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Ari Anderson is a second semester nursing student at Howard Community College in Columbia, MD with an expected graduation date of December 2018. She plans to apply to an RN-BSN bridge program in the fall of 2017. She earned a B.S. in Health and Wellness and minored in Spanish at Canisius College, where she played Division I women’s lacrosse. In addition to serving on the MANS board of directors, Ari is Vice President of Howard CC’s Honor Society, Phi Theta Kappa. Ari is currently working as a student nurse on the Heart and Vascular Unit at Anne Arundel Medical Center. After graduation, Ari hopes to join the U.S. Air Force as a nurse specializing in trauma/ emergency medicine. During her term for MANS, she would like to portray the positive aspects of nursing to the public and to highlight how diverse and important nurses are in the medical field.

State RN Consultant

Sheila Pierre-Louis, BSN, RN

Critical Care Nurse

Ms. Sheila Pierre-Louis received her ADN from Montgomery College in May 2015 and continued to receive her BSN from University of Maryland, Baltimore, the following year. At Montgomery College Sheila reintroduced a nursing club, held position as president, and initiated a NSNA chapter at her school. She currently works on a Neuro/Surgical Intensive Care Unit at a local hospital where she commits her time to her patients and is actively involved in improving patient health outcomes through patient satisfaction and advocacy. Sheila is serving her 4th term with MANS as the State RN Consultant. In previous terms, Sheila has held the position of MNA Liaison, State Secretary, and Public Relations chair. 

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Marianne Eichenberger

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Dr. Marianne Eichenberger is a Professor of Nursing at the Community College of Baltimore County. Her area of specialization is psychiatric mental health nursing. She began her journey in nursing as an inpatient nurse unit working with adults struggling with all types of mental illness and she has had the opportunity to care for psychiatric patients in acute and community settings. She began teaching at the Community College of Baltimore County in 2001 and continues to enjoy teaching the Mental Health Nursing Concepts course and working with students as a faculty advisor to the Nursing Student Association. She is looking forward to working with the Maryland Association of Nursing Students as their faculty advisor.

MNA Student Liaison

Shajuana Taylor, RN

Towson University

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Shajuana (Shae) Taylor is a ATB student at Towson University Northeast and received her
Associates Degree in Nursing from Harford Community College in May 2017. Shae represented Harford as the President of her school chapter, the Harford Community College Student Nurse Association, and was awarded the District 7 Student Leadership Award. Shae is currently working as a new graduate nurse at R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center University of Maryland, on their Neurotrauma IMC Unit. During her time as MANS-MNA student liaison, Shae hopes to bridge the gap between nurses and nursing students, in hopes that students and nurses build a closer relationship.

MANS Student Consultant