The Parish Nurse Ministries of NY, Inc., a NYS Non-For-Profit organization, is governed by an Executive Board. The Executive Board/Board of Directors is elected by the members during the annual meeting each June. The Executive Board members are in good standing within the organization and have completed the Foundations of Faith Community Nursing course.

Sherry H. Pomeroy, PhD, RN

Faith Community Nurse

Office
Co-President 2022-2023

Background
Sherry specializes in community-based gerontology, long-term care, palliative care, health behavior change, and spiritual care of individuals and families. She has published and presented in her areas of research, including as co-author of two recent articles about Faith Community Nursing. Sherry completed the Foundations of Faith Community Nursing course in 2015 through the PNMNY. She served as Co-President of PNMNY last year, as well as Secretary for several terms. Sherry recently retired as the FCN at Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, Orchard Park, NY, where she was also the staff liaison to the OPPC Health Ministry Team, and coordinated a monthly social day respite program for persons living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. She is a Respecting Choices – First Steps ACP Certified Instructor/Facilitator, an evidence-based system for person-centered decision-making related to advance care planning. Sherry is also an Emerita faculty at the University at Buffalo, School of Nursing.

Professional Memberships
Sherry is a member of PNMNY, the Gerontological Society of America, and Sigma Theta Tau.

Education
Sherry received her B.S. degree in nursing from Alfred University (Alfred, NY), her M.S. in community health nursing from the University of Rochester (Rochester, NY), and her Ph.D. in nursing with a major in gerontology and cognate minors in sociology and exercise science from the University of Missouri, Columbia (Columbia, MO).


Lucinda Phillips RN, MSN

Faith Community Nurse

Office
Co-President 2022-2023



Maryetta DuBois, RN

Faith Community Nurse

Office
Treasurer 2022-2023

Membership in other FCN or PN organizations and recognition
Evangelistic Temple and Community Church, Inc. Health Ministry, recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Health Care Professional Award, by the Mary B. Talbert Civic & Cultural Club.

Education
Completed Foundations of Faith Community Nursing in August, 2004 at Christ the King Seminary. She is the proud 1977 Graduate of the Sisters of Charity
Hospital School of Nursing.

Background
Maryetta has 45 years plus experience in Professional Nursing in the areas of:
Team Leader/head nurse on acute medical and lockup wards; worked coronary care units, long term care, home healthcare; supervised college health services; and after retirement, supervised Home Personal Care Aides; worked part-time in occupational health; and more recently as an RN Investigator for Contact Tracers and Covid-19 Pediatric RN Vaccinator-both for the NYSDOH Covid-19 Project. Maryetta has served as PNMNY, Inc. Secretary 2019-2020, Volunteer Secretary 2021-2022, Treasurer 2022-2023 and Executive Board Member each of these years.

Faith Community where nurse is practicing at the present time
Evangelistic Temple and Community Church Center, Inc., Buffalo, NY


Rotating Secretaries 2022-2023

Lisa Nemmer, RN
LaChenelle McClain, RN


Carol Mathner, MSN, RN

Faith Community Nurse

Office
Spiritual Coordinator /Executive Board Member 2022-2023

Education
Completed the Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Course in 2015

Background
Spiritual Coordinator 2015-18
Spiritual Coordinator / Executive Board Member 2019-2021
Spiritual Coordinator /Executive Board Member 2021-2022

Faith Community where nurse is practicing at the present time
St. Benedicts RC Church,Eggertsville, NY