A Chapter is a formally recognized unit approved by the Board of Trustees. Chapter members are members of the Society who usually share geographic areas, must be members of the Corporation, and adhere to rules and by-laws of the Society.   Chapters may call meetings at any time and conduct conferences related to the purposes of the Corporation.  In accordance with the bylaws, a group may seek approval from the Board of Trustees to form a Networking Chapter of the Transcultural Nursing Society. Such chapter must adhere to the goals and purposes of the Society. A "Request for Approval of a Chapter" form shall be completed by the Chapter Representatives and submitted to staff@tcns.org.

A Regional Liaison is an individual who serves as a contact for the purposes of promoting membership and interest in the TCNS. Regional liaisons serve geographical areas that do not have a designated Chapter.

A Cooperative Alliance is an organization that collaborates with the TCNS for the purposes of educational exchanges, joint conferences, mutual support, and promotion of joint membership of its organizations.

For more information on forming a networking chapter, becoming a regional liaison, or forming a cooperative alliance in your area.  Download the Toolkit for forming a Transcultural Nursing Society Networking Chapter

Fill out the application to start a chapter today!

Fill out the application to be a Regional Liaison or a Cooperative Alliance today!

Current Chapters/Liaisons/Alliances

Fort Wayne, IN Area Networking Chapter
Zaida E. Ortiz, RN, MSN

Kansas City Area Networking Chapter

Martha Baird, PhD, APRN/CNS-BC, CTN-A
(913) 638-6603

Louisiana Networking Chapter 
Warren Hebert, DNP, RN, CAE

Mid-Atlantic Networking Chapter


Mississippi/Alabama Area Networking Chapter
Mississippi Area:
Gulenia "GK" Rikabi, DNP, FNP-BC
(228) 669-9109
Cathy K. Hughes, DNP, RN
(601) 550 7357

Alabama Area:
Katherine Bydalek, PhD, MSN, FNP-BC
(251) 445-9461

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Northeast Networking Chapter
Connie Sobon Sensor, Ph.D., RN, CTN-A

Southeast Florida Area Networking Chapter
Will be posted shortly!

Wisconsin Area Networking Chapter
Tracey Abitz

Regional Liaisons

Puget Sound Regional Liaison
Noel Chrisman, 206-685-0840

Washington D.C. Area Liaison
Ihuoma Ezebuihe, MD, DNP, MS, MPH

Cooperative Alliance

Australia Cooperative Alliance
Akram Omeri