Phi Pi Election Results


President Elect: Donna Castellaini
Donna is from Forked River, New Jersey and is a Chamberlain University College of Nursing Alumni earning her RN to MSN-Ed from Chamberlain! She has been a Nursing Instructor of at the New Brunswick Campus for three years. Donna is passionate about recruitment and retention of extraordinary nurses to Sigma and providing a valuable membership experience for them. Donna hopes that members find the value of Sigma Phi Pi extending to not only ‘getting the cords” but to reaping the benefits of membership for their entire nursing career (and beyond).

Donna’s enthusiasm and pride of membership in Sigma Phi Pi is apparent to all that meet her. She was recently the Keynote Speaker for the March 2019 Induction Ceremony. Spreading the mission of the chapter, and recruiting new members with their own valuable skill sets is of paramount importance to Donna and she vows to will continue to work tirelessly in the service of Phi Pi

Chapter Counselor: Susan Wechter
Susan is from Gahanna, Ohio and has been a member of Sigma since 1992 and joined the Phi Pi Chapter in 2016. She has previous experience as a counselor for the chapter and has participated in the induction of new members from 2016 to 2018. Susan has also mentored Sigms student members in scholarship over the last 13 years, assisting them with grant applications and rising star dissertations for Sigma. 

Member of the Leadership Succession Committee: Cecilla Escamilla
Cecilia is a Phi Pi member from South Elgin, Illinois. She currently manages a total of 92 employees, all nurses. She has a variety of leadership skills that will help her in this position.Congratulations on your Leadership Succession Committee position! 

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  • Phi Pi Communication and Social Media Success!

    Your Phi Pi Chapter was one of three esteemed Sigma Chapters who were asked to speak and produce a webcast on Social Media Best Practices for other Sigma Chapters and Members!  We have worked hard and are earning recognition from Sigma International for our efforts.

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Why Phi Pi?

Free Continuing Ed
The Phi Pi Chapter offers regular CEU to it's members on a wide range of topics that matter most to you in your day to day life as a nurse, both personally and professionally.

Scholarships and Grants
Edith Anderson Membership Subsidy
Through the Edith Anderson Membership Subsidy, Sigma will underwrite up to 75 percent of the membership dues for individuals experiencing financial difficulties if their chapter is unable to assist. Those eligible for the subsidy include, but are not limited to, any new or existing Sigma members undergoing temporary financial difficulties who require assistance in order to activate or continue their membership.

Sister Marie Lee Membership Chapter Subsidy
For members unable to pay for induction or chapter dues that have been denied at the International level. 

Dr. Ellen Poole Education Award
Designed to recognize excellence and support nurses pursuing further education and scholarship in nursing. Phi Pi awards three $1,000 awards annually to eligible candidates.  Email treasurer@phipi.org to apply.

Scholarly Research Grants
Members of the Phi Pi Chapter may apply to the chapter for research grant monies to support research or practice change projects for in clinical practice or in support of projects or research for completion of academic studies. Three grants in the amount of $2,000 each will be awarded to qualified applicants.

Professional Development Assistance
Phi Pi members presenting a podium presentation or poster presentation or for members who complete a certification in a nursing specialty to be awarded funds.