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A Greeting from the STTI Delta Chapter President

Dear STTI Delta Chapter Members,

My name is Tona Leiker, the 2017 - 2019 term STTI Delta Chapter President. To let you know a little bit about myself, I am a registered professional nurse and nurse practitioner (CNS) with three degrees in nursing: BSN, MN, and PhD. My professional interests are aligned with creating high-performing organizations that advance the profession of nursing and improve global healthcare. I have a deep passion for advancing nursing standards and compliance in locations where nurses are employed or being educated.


I have lived in Kansas my entire life, am married to my high-school sweetheart, and we have two grown children who each have two children. Our grandchildren all 7 years and under. Our family lives within 30 minutes of each other in the Kansas City area. I love participating in and watching the grandchildren grow and change.

I have been a member of the nursing honor society since 1978. I became a charter chapter member of STTI in 1979 and have remained a member since that time, often serving on a committee or the local Board. I love that Sigma attracts practitioners, scholars, teachers, and administrators from around the world. The organization's apolitical stand resonates with me, yet, at the same time, key projects are addressing social determinants of health around the world. I am looking forward to a great year!

Best,
Tona Leiker
STTI Delta Chapter President

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  • Fall Membership Meeting

    Please note that our Fall meeting date has been changed to November 29th, 5-7pm.
  • Delta Chapter Induction Ceremony 2018 Reminder

    Don't forget that this Thursday, October 25th is Delta Chapter's annual Induction Ceremony. Check-in will be inside the KU SON Atrium, with the ceremony taking place in G013. Dinner and drinks will be provided, beginning at 5:00pm. The event is expected to conclude close to 8:00pm. Please come and welcome our new members!
  • Competency Based Training for Suicide Prevention

    There are just 8 spots left for the KC Chapter Collaborative Sigma event on Competency Based Training for Suicide Prevention on Oct 12th. Please reach out to Tona Leiker via email if you are still interested in attending. Her email is tleiker@kumc.edu.
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