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Friday, April 15, 2011

Congratulations to Representative Anthony Weiner (NY-9) and Jemma Marie-Hanson RN-PEF Regional Coordinator

(Pictured: Jemma Marie-Hanson and Representative Weiner)

The National Nursing Network Organization congratulates Representative Anthony Weiner (NY-9) and Jemma Marie-Hanson RN who were honored for their outstanding accomplishments during the CBID 42nd Anniversary Dinner.

Representative Weiner, the original sponsor of HR 1119 The National Nurse Act of 2011, grew up in Brooklyn, and now lives in Queens. The son of a public school teacher, and the product of our public schools, he graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School in 1981 and SUNY Plattsburgh in 1985.

After college, he went to work for then—Congressman Charles Schumer—and, after more than six years working for the Congressman, he was elected to the City Council. When Congressman Schumer ran for Senate, Weiner ran to replace him in the district that included Brooklyn and Queens and was elected to Congress in 1998. He was immediately appointed to the powerful Judiciary Committee and was elected “Whip” of his class.

Representative Weiner currently sits on the Energy and Commerce Committee, which has the largest jurisdiction in the U.S. House, overseeing telecommunications, public health, air quality and environmental protection, the nation’s energy policy, and interstate and foreign commerce. The CBID paid special tribute to Representative Weiner for his passionate fight for quality, affordable healthcare for all.



Jemma Marie-Hanson RN is the regional coordinator for the New York State Public Employees Federation (PEF), an affiliate of both the Service Employees International Union and the American Federation of Teachers. Jemma is a strong advocate for HR 1119 The National Nurse Act of 2011

Jemma began her career as a Registered nurse in 1983. Throughout her career, Jemma has been an outspoken advocate and teacher for parents, children and infants as well as a strong advocate for her fellow professionals and for all patients.

In 2006, Jemma was nominated through the State Assembly for appointment to the Board of Directors of Nassau Medical Center- Nassau Health Care Corporation in East Meadow, L.I., related to her activism in Long Island. She was appointed in 2007 by Assembly Speaker Silver and is the board chair for the Meadowbrook Medical Education and Research Foundation which assigns grants to specialties in the hospital. She also serves on the Medical and Professional Affairs Committee, A. Holly Paterson Extended Care Committee, and Community Health Center Committee.

Thank you to both these outstanding individuals for their service and advocacy to improve the health of our nation.

The National Nursing Network Organization Team—Friday, April 15, 2011  

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