Kristen Srna MSN, RN
Daughter of a labor nurse, Kristen Srna MSN, RN started her own career in a small critical access hospital-the same one at which she birthed two of her three children. Growing up and receiving care in rural Kansas, Kristen had a passion for rural maternal healthcare. Working in rural area evolved that passion into realizing a need for empowering rural nurses to provide competent and evidence0based care to their patients. Through AWHONN Kansas, Kristen started the first virtual AWHONN Chapter, providing nurses across the state with access to relevant and evidence-based practice. Additionally, Kristen completed the AWHONN Emerging Leaders Program in 2018. Relocating to Montana in late 2018, Kristen assumed our section Chair role in 2019. Kristen has also served on the AWHONN Research Advisory Panel for two years with a focus on evidence-based practice implementation. Kristen joined the Montana Perinatal Quality Collaborative Safe Sleep Task Force in 2019. She currently works at Benefis Health System in Great Falls in a obstetric leadership role.
Great Falls, MT
SECTION MEMBERSHIP COORDINATOR
Ali Largess RN, RNC-IP OB
Ali, a Montana Native, growing up in Bozeman has given her the appreciation of community and being involved. Graduating from Montana State University, she has her RN license and RNC-IP OB. Community involvement is very important to Ali which is seen through her volunteering with Cancer Support Community, Local health fairs and Speaking about Perinatal Loss at Mountains of Courage at Montana State University. She currently works at Bozeman Health in the Family Birth Center Labor and Delivery and Mother Baby Unit and serves as a senior preceptor for Montana State University Nursing Students. She joined AWHONN 3 years ago and became the AWHONN Montana Membership Coordinator in 2019. Education of evidence based practice is very important and She looks forward to working on change and expanding education amongst our nurses who care for our vulnerable patient population.