June 22nd - June 25th 2023
Malcolm X College, Chicago, IL
Rooted In Strength: Revitalizing The Core, & Enriching The Foundation Of Nursing Through Education, Policy & Advocacy


The HANA-I 2023 Annual Leadership Convention aims to engage and equip nurses to explore the latest innovation to successfully navigate workforce challenges.


Convention speakers are represented across all 9 chapters of the HANA Interational coalition, as well as other important figures.


Registration for the HANA-I Annual Leadership Convention is now available. Secure your seat today.


The convetnion will be located at the Malcolm X College in Chicago, Il. Lodging will be provided at the Hyatt Place Chicago – Medical/University District.

Convention Objectives:

  • Provide a forum where nurses can acquire knowledge, develop competencies, and share latest evidence-based practices

  • Address diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice in the delivery of healthcare

  • Promote health and well-being among nurses, individuals, and communities

  • Foster global engagement by promoting collegiate discourse and interactions

  • Integrate technology and research within the delivery of healthcare services

  • Open the conversation about challenges, strength, resiliency, and collaboration

Reserve Your Stay

Hyatt Place & Hyatt House Chicago – Medical / University District

Refresh at our new hotel near United Center. Hyatt Place & Hyatt House Chicago – Medical/University District offers modern rooms, satisfying onsite dining options, and easy access to UIC campus, Rush University Medical Center, and more in the West Loop area.

-Leadership Convention-

Presented By:

9 HANA-I Chapters

Katiana St Thomas Azemar, MSNEd, RN

President, HANA of Florida

Florence Pierre-Pierre BBA, BSN, RN

President, HANA of Hudson Valley, NY

Kelynne J. Oristel, GNP, APRN, DDN, RN-BC, D. Min. (h.c.)

President, HANA, Inc. of Greater NY

Yvrose Jean, MSN, APRN, FNP,RN, CCM

President, HANA of Georgia

Edline Pierre, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC.

President, HANA of Tampa

Patricia Nabal, DNP, FNP, RN-BC

President, HANA of Illinois

Thaysha Dutes-Dunn, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

President, HANA of Palm Beach

Wendy Joseph, DNP, MSNEd, APRN, FNP-BC, RN-BC

President, HANA of Orlando

Carline Eliezer, MSN, APRN, AGNP, D. Min. (h.c.)

President, HANA of Garden State, NJ