Immediate Past President
Meredith was the President of CSGNA in 2015 and 2016. She has been a GI Endoscopy nurse since 2004, with 10 years spent at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.
Meredith has been working, since 2014, at the Endoscopic Surgical Centre of Maryland – North in Rockville, Maryland.
Karen is the Nursing Director Endoscopy and Minor Procedure unit at Suburban Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine located in Bethesda, Maryland.
Karen started as an LPN in 1978, and graduated with RN AS in 1989. In 2012, she graduated with MSN and certification in Leadership and Management. Karen has her certification in Radiological Nursing and hopes to set for her GI certification this coming year.
Xena Wilder BSN, RN, CGRN
Claudia has been a nurse since 1981. She is currently a Certified Endoscopy Nurse at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She is also a SOARING RN Champion; SOARING’s mission is to invest in the UAP by building, strengthening, and enhancing the UAP experience for the development of exemplary Johns Hopkins Clinical Technicians.
Claudia is chair for the New Product Group: Diagnostic section of her unit. She is also a part-time Faculty Clinical Instructor at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing: Patient Centered Care and Adult Health II.
Claudia is a member of SGNA as a national and regional speaker. She participates in the SGNA as an Advances in Gastroenterology Committee member, CSGNA as Education Committee Chair, DelMarVa SGNA as Speaker Liaison, and serves as an ABCGN Board of Director as GI Specific Reviews Committee and Newsletter committee.
Claudia volunteers on The Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR) and MD Responds, as well as the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) for the State of Maryland. The MRC is a nation-wide network of volunteer programs like MD Responds, who respond to local emergencies and ongoing public health efforts. She has been a contributing author to Johns Hopkins Manual for GI Endoscopic Nurses – Second and Third Edition.
Xena Wilder has been a member of SGNA since 2000 and a member of CSGNA in 2005. She has been the Chesapeake CSGNA Vendor Liaison from August 8, 2009. Xena served as CSGNA as President-Elect, President, and Past President in 2010, 2011, and 2012, respectively. Xena has been the 2011 DelMarVa SGNA Vendor Liaison and has been involved with the DelMarVa SGNA Committee since 2010.
Xena Wilder is the 19th Annual DelMarVa SGNA Conference Chair for the 2017 DelMarVa Conference being held in Fairfax, Virginia. She is the DelMarVa SGNA Vendor Liaison for the 2017 DelMarVa Conference.
Xena was employed at Sibley Hospital from 1992 to 2013. Before that, she was employed on the Orthopedic floor at Home Hospital in Lafayette, Indiana. She worked at the Ortho-Spinal Unit at Rush Presbyterian St-Luke’s Medical Center and at the Neurosurgery Unit at the University of Chicago. Previously, Xena worked at George Washington University Hospital from 1990 to 1992.
Xena has been active with the National Capital Lyme Disease Association. She was a board member from 2001 to 2006, and the Sibley liaison from 2001 to 2010.
In 2009, Xena became a Gastroenterology Certified Nurse at the SGNA 36th Annual Course in St. Louis, Missouri.
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Hairong Carrier, BSN, RN, CGRN
Hairong Carrier has been a GI endoscopy nurse at Johns Hopkins Hospital since 2011. Before then, she was an international nurse and nursing leader since 1997. She has received several awards from other countries for nursing excellence while specializing in open-heart surgery ICU, Medical, and Surgical ICU.
Hairong has worked and traveled in many different countries, from China to Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Africa, Canada, and to the USA. Her overseas experience of being an assistant nursing director in a 1000-bed teaching hospital, and as charge nurse abroad, has shaped her into an open-minded nursing leader who is committed to creating a better nursing culture of ‘respect’ – which is a giant word in her professional nursing ‘dictionary.’
Since March 2015, Hairong has been squeezing her volunteer time out of her busy schedule of work, schooling and caring for her young child, helping organize CSGNA and DelMarVa SGNA conferences.
The CSGNA is looking for Enthusiastic members in making our Society the best that it can be.