Patricia Ann Bemis Announces Retirement
Patricia Ann Bemis announces retirement
I’d like to take this opportunity to announce my retirement as president of the National Nurses in Business Association (NNBA). I have thoroughly enjoyed my many years as president of the association and have especially enjoyed working closely with many of you.
Today, I am writing to introduce the new president Michelle Podlesni. It is very important to me that the right person step up to serve the members of the association. I believe that person is Michelle Podlesni. She has the perfect balance of service leadership and proven business successes. As a member of the NNBA, Michelle supported our endeavors and helped provide oversight at the NNBA National Educational Conference. Michelle is a U.S. Navy veteran, RN, with over 25 years’ experience and is a former corporate executive. Her clinical background led to a career in healthcare data analysis, medical cost-containment and software development.
Michelle has transitioned professionally and in addition to being a corporate executive, she has also been an entrepreneur, franchise owner, and independent business owner. She is a successful businesswoman. She has led start-up companies to financial success, as well as their subsequent mergers and acquisitions; and she has directly managed the strategic, operational and technical areas of start-up and emerging multi-million dollar companies serving Fortune 500 clients. She’s currently the best-selling author of the “Unconventional Nurse — Going From Burnout To Bliss!” It is a book dedicated to teaching nurses how to advance or reinvent their careers. Michelle is the business expert for nurses in transitions and a role model having done this many times in her own nursing career.
When I asked Michelle why she wanted to serve as president, she stated, “Now, more than ever, is the time for nurses to take control of their careers, look into the future, and see how they can serve and grow a business, or multiple businesses, if they desire.”