I’m an RN with over 25 years of experience. Knowing how much challenges our job presents us on a daily basis I would like to help as much as possible to make it smoother and to fight for fair working conditions and compensation.
Afi's time in the labor movement began in 2017 while working as a production assistant at StoryCorps. She quickly joined the bargaining committee, and later served as a shop steward while working at WNYC. Over the years, she's been deeply moved by the transformative power of solidarity and member-driven organizing.
As an audio producer and editor, Afi's work has also appeared in outlets including Virginia Public Media, BRIC, and Audible Originals, and was nominated for a Peabody Award in 2019. Afi was also recognized in the 2019 "Bitch 50" from Bitch Media as among the "most impactful creators, artists, and activists in pop culture." Afi is excited to bring their storytelling skills and passion for organizing to NYPNU. Afi holds a B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology and Dance from Middlebury College, and is a lifelong Brooklynite.
My name is Gemma Pescevich. I have been a union Staff Nurse and Staff RN Case Manager for 32 years in New York City. Proudly working currently at LHH as a Staff Nurse Case Manager, Double-Board Certified since 2010. Since 2017, I serve as a New York Professional Nurse's Union Delegate.
My name is Niamh, 10 points to anyone who can pronounce it correctly! I started my nursing career in step down, and made my way to where I am currently in MICU. Starting as a new grad in 2020 in the throws of Covid was interesting to say the least, and allowed me the privilege of working with experienced nurses who could offer me perspective on nursing pre and post Covid. I learned about problems in the nursing field that existed before, but were exacerbated by Covid. With new issues about the mistreatment of nurses coming to light, I decided that it is an honor and duty for me to fight for justice and fairness for nurses. I am so thankful to be a part of NYPNU and to have such a wonderful union to guide me towards being an advocate for workers' rights!
Mirian has a strong passion for social justice and has over 6 years of well-rounded experience in managing and administration. She has a strong dedication to being an ongoing asset and inspiration to those in her expanding circle.
Her passion for improving and potentially transforming millions of lives by collectively fighting for better working conditions was ignited by watching her mother who is a union organizer and union representative. Mirian is very excited to continue fighting for workers rights and assisting those around her at NYPNU.
I have been a nurse for 28 years. I worked on 4 Uris, CCU for many years, and now PACU.
I am always willing to go the extra mile for patients and their families. I love to help out during codes and emergencies. I am energetic have a big heart and extremely supportive of my fellow nurses. I became a delegate to ensure patients get the best possible care and to be the voice and support for nurses to be able to practice in a safe working environment.
I have critical care experience and BS Degree of Psychology. I was an ER nurse for a decade. I love challenges that make me a stronger person. As new delegate, I love to help my colleagues. I want them to feel that they are not alone and NYPNU is always there for them.
I have been an NYPNU member since 2002 and we have seen a lot of changes through the years. One thing that has not changed is the commitment of NYPNU to protect its members. Our unit has faced a lot of struggles in the recent times. NYPNU has played a big role in resolving these challenges and made sure that the nurses' rights are protected according to our contract. I personally decided to run for delegate because I wanted to work hand in hand with NYPNU to make our voice heard and our contract enforced to make our work environment better so we can take care of our patients safely.
I am a Lenox Hill RN and a proud NYPNU member for more than 20 years now. I am currently working in CCU/5 East. Through the years I have seen how the union has protected and advocated for the rights of the nurses.
We had some challenging times with our management team a couple of years ago. The workplace became a toxic environment for the nurses. We had managers who were disrespecting our rights and challenging our integrity as professionals. The union advocated for us and made sure that the nurses were protected and our rights enforced. NYPNU has stood with us every step of the way, up to the very end.
This prompted me to be more involved with the union. I’ve realized how important it is to have somebody stand up for you when your integrity and security is being threatened.
The hospital has gone through a lot of changes over the last 20 years. The one thing has remained the same is the union’s dedication to safeguard the nurses rights and protect the our welfare. I am very grateful that we have a union that is strong and proactive.