Indian Nurses Association of New York

President's Message 2013-14

Dear INA-NY Families and friends,         

I am humbled and privileged to be the 3rd President of this prestigious professional organization, Indian Nurses association of New York (INA-NY) for the term of 2013-2014. First of all let me thank almighty for strengthening me to take this position. I also thankful to all our members for trusting me and endorsing me this highly challenging job on me. I promise that I will do my best to keep the integrity and to raise the bar to the next level possible with all your support. Together e stay we can conquer many heights.  

First of let me congratulate and to thank the founding President Ho. Dr. Aney Paul and her team for their great vision and staring this prestigious professional organization in 2004.  to bring all American Indian nurses and the nursing students of New YORK under one umbrella and unifying, supporting, and empowering its members to reach their highest potential in their professional practice.  The mission was to empower nurses by promoting their talents through education, networking, cultural, and social activities. Under the Leadership our 2nd President Sosamma Andrews INA-NY started strengthening its membership, made affiliation with other professional organization and conducted many professional and cultural activities.  A handful of highly motivated and visionary Indian nurse leaders from all over this country pledged to build c a national association of Indian nurses of America called NAINA in 2007, and very proud to mention that our own founding member Hon. Dr Aney Paul was one among the founding members and she served in the advisory committee. INA-NY also became a chapter of NAINA since its inception, It was also a blessing that our INA NY Secretary Dr Solymol Kuruvilla became the became the 3rd President of NAINA, which was a history for us. 

Now it is a great challenge for me to beat the bar of such great Leaders. But with all your support and guidance I am sure we can do much more to make INA-NY visible to our community. My Goal is to increase membership, Provide continuing education with free CEUs, extent our relationship with other professional organization, networking, and connect with social media to spread and make our visibility. Thank you all. 

Usha George

Thank you!

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Usha George

A professional Nurse completed Nursing from Church of South India Hospital Bangalore India in 1980. Served in various departments as head nurse in surgical, medical, ICU in both surgical and medical and Operating room, outpatient clinics in Bangalore and Bombay in India and in Muscat Oman. Migrated to US in 1992 and got RN license.  and started practice as a ward Nurse, later promoted as Ward Manager, Community Mental Health Nurse, and Nurse Administrator. US is the land of opportunity, and I am delighted and privileged to advance my profession and carrier. I completed BS in Health Administration from St. Joseph college Brooklyn NY in 2003. I was able to further my education and able to complete MS with concentration on Health Administration from Central Michigan University Fort Hamilton New York in 2007.  Currently retired from nursing service in 2020 after being served as the Nurse Administrator at Creedmoor Psychiatric Center Queens New York. I am a life member of many Organizations like, Indian Nurses Association of New York, National Association of Indian Nurses of America, Global Indian Council (GIC), FOKANA, IMALI, KCANA, WMC and Indian Overseas Congress.

INA-NY and NAINA involvement 

I got the privilege and honor to serve as the Secretary of INA NY from 2010 to 2012 under the presidency of Sosamma Andrews. During this time I learned many leadership skills and qualities that equipped me to take up the position to serve as the President of prestigious     professional organization. I was blessed and honored to be the 3rd President of Indian Nurses Association of New York(INA-NY) for the two consecutive terms, 2013 -14 and 2015-16 respectively . I Got the privilege to serve in NAINA committee representing INA-NY during this 4-year period. Currently serving serves as the advisory board member of INA-NY. 

Community involvement 

Mahila President of IOC Kerala chapter New York from 2019 to present.  Vice President World Malayalee Council (WMC) America Region 2020 to present, Vice President of WMC New York Region; committee member of Indian Malayalee Association of Long Island and a life member of KCANA. Life member and joint secretary of FOKANA Metro Region 2023-24.Life member and Health and wellness co-chair for Global Indian Council (GIC) present. My Passion is to serve the community. Very much active in my parish held various leadership positions and involved in charity works. positions in her church and involved in various charity works. 

I migrated to United States in 1991, passed state board and got RN and LPN licensees. I started my Nursing journey in Us from Wedgewood Nursing home 200 Community drive, Manhasset as a registered Nurse, promoted to Nurse Manager. In 1993 started as a Ward Manager in North Shore Manhasset Extended care 1994 took a position as ward RN at Creedmoor Psychiatric center. In 1998 promoted as RN 2. Then moved to the CPC clinic where got promoted as Community Mental Health Nurse (CMHN). In 2000 started working in Assertive Community Program as Community Mental health Nurse and as a counselor with a case load of 150 patients. In 2006 got promoted as Nurse Administrator at CPC after scoring a high rank in civil service test. Held many positions and served in many committees including Policy making, hiring new employees, new program operation head, supervision, and evaluation of employees of various disciplines. Retired from this post in 2020, and currently involved in various community activities through various organization. I am Currently rendering volunteer service to a senior wellness program as a health educator which was a great passion in life. I am humbled and honored for receiving multiple awards from Creedmoor Psychiatric center, INA NY and NAINA for the outstanding services.