2019 Utah ENA Executive Board

State Council President, Immediate Past President, and State Council Board Members


Daphne Thomas MSN, RN, CEN
Term: 1/01/2019 - 12/31/2019


Daphne Thomas MSN, RN, CEN
Email: daphne-thomas@byu.edu
Term: 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2019

Daphne Thomas, MSN, RN, CEN, is currently an associate professor of nursing at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.  She is also actively employed as an Emergency Room Nurse for Intermountain Healthcare.  Daphne has been a nurse for over 25 years focusing most of her career in emergency services.  Along with working at the bedside, she has worked as an emergency department manager, trauma coordinator, hospital house supervisor, and in education teaching advanced life support, TNCC/ENPC, and simulation.  She is an active member of the ANA and ENA, and has presented both locally and nationally. 


Shannon Flitton MSN, RN, CEN
Term: 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018


Shannon Marie Flitton MSN, RN, CEN
Email: csbflitton@gmail.com
Term: 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018

Shannon is currently the Director of Education for Jordan Valley and Jordan Valley West Hospitals in the Steward Healthcare System with 17 years of nursing experience and a love of teaching and Emergency Medicine.  Shannon is also an ENPC and TNCC Course Director.  



Cleary Wunder BSN, RN
Email: u0915178@utah.edu
Term: 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2019

Cleary has been with Utah ENA since 2014.  Her background is in emergency and critical care settings.  She is currently working at a Level 1 Trauma Center Emergency Department and finishing her DNP-FNP at the University of Utah.  Prior to this, she earned her BSN at California State University Stanislaus.  Cleary enjoys competitive tennis, skiing with her husband, and independent film. 


Robyn Larkin BSN, RN, CEN
Email: rolarkin@comcast.net
Term: 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2019

State Board Members


Paige Potter BSN, RN, CEN
Email: paigekpotter@gmail.com
Term: 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2019

Paige is the Membership Chair for the Utah ENA

Paige is currently a travel nurse with Aya Healthcare.  Her current contract is in Lafayette, CO at Good Samaritan Hospital.  She has been an ER nurse for almost 8 years and has been traveling for the last year of her career.  She has worked in both Level 1 and 2 trauma centers as well as smaller regional medical centers.  Paige is a board certified CEN and passionate about continuing education and practice improvement.  Paige started her medical career as an EMT and was an instructor in the EMT programs for the University of Utah while enrolled in nursing school.  Paige loves adventures with her sweet Boston Terrier, Fiona; skiing, baking, and travel.

Stacie Hunsaker, RN, MSN, CEN, CPEN

Stacie Keller Hunsaker, MSN, RN, CEN
Email: stacie-hunsaker@byu.edu

Stacie is an assistant professor of nursing at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. She has worked 20 of her 27 years of nursing in emergency departments in the roles of staff nurse, charge nurse, nurse manager, simulation facilitator and regional nurse educator.  She currently teaches nursing students full time and continues to work a shift a week in the ED of a level 2 trauma center. Stacie loves teaching healthcare providers and continues to teach in the hospital setting as well. She maintains dual board certifications in emergency nursing and pediatric emergency nursing. Stacie has served in the past as the Emergency Nurses Association Utah State Council president for 2 terms. She lives in Orem, Utah with her husband and five children, ages 7-21. When she is not working, Stacie loves to travel, cook, read, and shop. She loves being a nurse and cannot imagine doing anything else!


Sondra S Heaston, FNP, MS, RN, CEN
Email: sondra-heaston@byu.edu

Sondra is the Advanced Practice Chair for the Utah ENA

Sondra is an Associate Teaching Professor of Nursing at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah as well as a nurse practitioner at Premier Family Medical Urgent Care.  Prior to this she worked 20 years in the emergency department as a staff nurse.  She currently teaches in the critical care semester of the nursing program in the didactic, skills lab, and clinical setting. 

She is also a faculty advisor to the BYU Student Nurses Association Board.  She is currently certified in emergency nursing (CEN) as well as a nurse educator (CNE).  She has been active in leadership of the Emergency Nurses Association on a local, state and a national level.  She presently is the Utah ENA Membership Chair and serves as a member of the National ENA Annual Meeting Planning Committee.  She lives in Provo, Utah with her husband and two children.  She loves traveling, shopping, and chocolate.  


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Kelsie Olsen, MBA, RN, CEN
Email: kelsierolsen@gmail.com

Kelsie is the State ENA President Elect for the 2020 term

Kelsie is a director who oversees patient transports and transfers from critical access hospitals who require a higher level of care. She over sees facilities within the states of Alaska, Idaho and Utah. She has 14 years of Emergency Department clinical experience and prior to getting her MBA and moving into administration- she spent her career working at a level 1 Trauma Center which helped her find an amazing path of overseeing a Level 3 Trauma program. Her love for process improvement, evidence based medicine and patient safety have always been the focus of her care.

She is a BLS, ACLS, PALS, TNCC, and ENPC instructor, along with being a course director for TNCC and ENPC.

On her free days, she loves spending time with her 2 black labs (Indie & Magic), Standard Poodle (Bezu), Jensen (her awesome sister) and her boyfriend Chad!


Jason Adams BSN, RN, CEN
Email: flytmurse@gmail.com

Jason is the Media Relations chair and Webmaster for the Utah ENA

Jason is a flight nurse for University of Utah Health AirMed and has been a nurse for 10 years. Jason’s dream job was to become a flight nurse and is very passionate about mentoring those who have specific career goals in the nursing profession particularly in Emergency Medicine and critical care. Jason has been a member of the ENA for 4 years and is currently serving on the Utah ENA Board as the media relations and webmaster for the State ENA website. Jason’s experience includes working in a Level 1 trauma center emergency department and working in various ICUs throughout his career. Jason is also passionate about teaching and is an ACLS, PALS, and TNCC instructor. When he is not working, Jason enjoys being with his family, playing outdoors, watching movies, and composing music.



Gordon Lee Gillespie, PhD, DNP, RN, CEN, CNE, CPEN, PHCNS-BC, FAEN, FAAN, is in his second year as a member of the Emergency Nurses Association Board of Directors.

Gillespie has been a registered nurse since 1996 with 15 of those years working in adult and pediatric emergency care settings. His clinical positions have included staff nurse, charge nurse, manager, educator and core trauma nurse. He currently is a professor and associate dean for research at the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing. In his role as a faculty member, he has published 85 articles and conducted 175 presentations, most of which address issues of importance to emergency nurses, such as workplace violence. He also served as a consultant to the CDC-National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health on the development of an educational program on workplace bullying and violence. His work has been cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Government Accountability Office, American Nurses Association, and practitioners and researchers across six continents.

In addition to previously serving as an instructor for ENPC and course director for TNCC, Gillespie has been active with ENA continuously since 2002 at the local, state and national level. In recent years, he served as the 2017 Immediate Past President for the Ohio ENA State Council, 2017 Chair of the Academy of Emergency Nursing, and a member of the ENA Position Statement Committee in 2014-15. In 2012, he chaired the National Conference for Workplace Violence in Healthcare Settings, a conference co-sponsored by the Emergency Nurses Association.

Gillespie graduated with his associate and bachelor degrees in applied science in nursing from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He then earned a master’s degree in nursing and doctorate of philosophy from the University of Cincinnati. After recognizing the need for his research to truly translate to clinical practice, he obtained his doctor of nursing practice from Vanderbilt University. He is certified in emergency and pediatric emergency nursing.