Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointments of Kathryn L. Whitson, Dr. JoAnn Trybulski, and Elmira Gainey to the Board of Nursing.
Whitson, 50, of Ocala, is a nursing instructor at the Rasmussen College School of Nursing. Previously, she was a nursing supervisor with Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare. Whitson served on the Board of Directors, Florida Center for Nursing from 2001 to 2008 and is a member of the Florida Nurses Association. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degree in nursing from Florida State University. Whitson fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning August 29, 2013, and ending October 31, 2015.
Trybulski, 62, of Doral, is the chief nursing officer for the University of Miami Hospital. Previously, she was an associate dean at the University of Miami School of Nursing. Trybulski has served the nursing profession for over 30 years with 16 years of experience as a nurse educator. She received her bachelor’s degree from Fordham University, her master’s degree in nursing from Simmons College, and her Ph.D. in nursing from Boston College. Trybulski fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning August 29, 2013, and ending October 31, 2016.
Gainey, 73, of Stuart, is a realtor with Coldwell Banker. She served the Martin County Education System as a teacher, guidance counselor, and school administrator from 1962 to 1994. Gainey was a Martin County Commissioner from 1994 to 2002 and has served on the Florida Board of Dentistry. She received her bachelor’s degree from Bethune Cookman University and her master’s degree from Florida Atlantic University. Gainey fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning August 29, 2013, and ending October 31, 2015.
The appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.
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