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President Elect Candidate


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Michele Glidden, MSN, RN, CEN, SCRN

Professional Biography

Michele started as an LPN in 1996 and worked in primary care for 11 years, obtaining her ASN, RN in 2007. She moved directly to the ED as a new grad, as a staff RN at Hendricks Regional Health. Michele completed her BSN in September 2016 and MSN in 2018. Michele was a bedside emergency nurse for 11 years and moved away from the bedside to expand her love of Emergency Nursing and Stroke to develop a Stroke Program at Eskenazi Health.
She achieved her CEN (Certified Emergency Nurse) in 2012 and SCRN (Stroke Certified RN) in 2017. Her love for ENA flourished when she presented a poster at National ENA conference in 2014 and had attended all except one since.

Michele has been appointed to the American Stroke Association Stroke Advisory Panel in Indiana and the Stroke Advisory Committee with the Indiana Department of Health and Department of Homeland Security. She is also part of the Comprehensive Stroke Center National Collaborative. She also had the opportunity to work with Indiana Legislators on developing a Stroke Rule for EMS transport and speaking to the House Hearing Committee and being a resource as it was developed.

Outside of work, she has been married since 1992 to her husband, Bob, who recently retired with a rank of Senior Master Sargent from the US Air Force based in Terre Haute Indiana at Hulman Air Field. They were both raised in central Indiana, Michele from Brownsburg and Bob is from the west side of Indy, graduating from Ben Davis High School. They have lived in Eminence since 1994 and call that home. And also spend their warm-weather weekends on their boat.

They have two boys; Jacob, 23 is a senior at ISU studying theater and music. Justin, 21 is an Airman 1st class with the Indiana Air National Guard based in Terre Haute at Hulman Air Field. Both boys have completed their Eagle Scout rank.

ENA Involvement

Michele has been involved with Indiana ENA since 2007 when she moved to the ED. She was previously on the Board of Directors for the State ENA Council as their EMS Liaison and is the 2018 President for the Local ENA Chapter and is the 2019 Past President. She is also an instructor for TNCC, the Trauma Nurse Certification Course. Michele was also named ‘Educator of the Year’ by the Indiana State Council of the ENA for 2017. She was a nominee for the ENA National Educator of the Year in 2018. During her year of chapter leadership, she was able to promote some new educational opportunities and was a mentor to the leadership of the newest Indiana ENA chapter located in the Lafayette area.

Why Are You Interested In Serving? 

During the 3 year term for the Indy Roadrunners Chapter, I was able to expand my leadership skills, develop educational and outreach opportunities that was new to our chapter. The chapter had increased attendance and participation in Chapter meetings and was an overall great experience. I feel by doing this at a state level, I could bring even more opportunities to our nurses.

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Stacy Maitha, BSN, RN

Professional Biography

Stacy L. Maitha, BSN, RN, began working as a unit coordinator and patient care tech in the emergency department at IU Health Bloomington in 2012, then stayed on as a nurse after she graduated with her ASN from Ivy Tech Community College in 2013. Stacy became a night shift charge nurse in 2015, then accepted the Clinical Manager of Operations position in 2016. She graduated with her BSN from Colorado Technical University in 2017. In 2018, Stacy became the Trauma Injury Prevention Coordinator at Eskenazi Health Hospital in Indianapolis, where she oversaw the Prescription for Hope and Indy HeartBeat programs and won over $500,000 in federal and community grant money for program development and sustainment. Stacy currently works for IU Health as the Professional Staff Development Specialist for the Bloomington emergency department. Prior to becoming a nurse, Stacy was a missionary in Kenya, Africa.

ENA InvolvemenT

  • 2013 joined ENA as a student member

  • State Student Liaison Co-chair 2014

  • State Vendor Relations and Meetings Planning Chair 2015, 2016

  • Chapter 131 President 2016

  • State Delegate to National General Assembly 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

  • ENPC instructor since 2017

Why Are You Interested In Serving? 

I am excited about the opportunity to serve as the Indiana ENA state council president in 2021. Indiana’s emergency nurse community is rich with innovation, advocacy, and leadership, which positions us to positively impact the future of emergency nursing and emergency care. Our members consistently demonstrate a commitment to growing our profession through the development of new nurses and the recognition of the value of experienced nurses. It would be an honor to serve our organization in this position and contribute to that ever-growing legacy.


Treasurer Elect Candidate

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Cassie Latta, MBA, MSN, RN, NE-BC

professional biography

Cassie obtained her Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 2002 at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. Cassie began her nursing career as an ED RN in the Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital Emergency Medicine and Trauma Center. She also began working with Indiana Donor Network as an Organ Procurement Coordinator in 2003. Cassie maintained both roles until 2010 when she graduated with her Masters in Nursing Administration and her Masters in Business Administration from University of Indianapolis. She then started her career in leadership and managed several emergency departments, sexual assault units, a transfer center and opened a 15 bed Observation unit until she transferred to the role of Director, Patient Placement Services in January, 2016 for the Indiana University Health system. 

ena INVOLVEMENT

Indiana State Council Treasurer Elect/Treasurer 1/1/16-present
Indiana State Council Newsletter Editor Chair 6/17/16-12/31/16
Indiana State Council Membership Chair 1/1/14-12/31/15
East Central Indiana Chapter 448 Treasurer 1/1/14-12/31/15

WHy are you interested in serving? 

Today, more than ever, our work within Emergency Nursing needs to be built on a solid foundation of research, education and best practices and ENA is the one unified organization for Emergency Nurses to unite and advocate for our patients. I have enjoyed being part of such an accomplished organization and I'd like to continue to serve the organization as treasurer.