Established on October 15, 1950, AORN of New Orleans - Chapter 1902 has a well established relationship with AORN and it's members on the local, the state and the national levels. Honored to  boast the current AORN National President, Nathalie Walker as one of their own, AORN of New Orleans has a long history of members serving in numerous capacities , on so many levels of AORN. Guided by the Mission, The Vision, and the Values of AORN, our 199  members continue to remain AORN  strong!

Our Mission

Our mission is to promote safety and optimal outcomes for patients undergoing operative and other invasive procedures by providing practice support and professional development opportunities to perioperative nurses. AORN will collaborate with professional and regulatory organizations, industry leaders, and other health care partners who support the mission.


Our Vision

AORN will be the indispensable resource for evidence-based practice and education that establishes the standards of excellence in the delivery of perioperative nursing care. 

Our Values

  • Communication: Open, Honest, Respectful

  • Innovation: Creative, Risk Taking, Leading Edge

  • Quality: Reliable, Timely, Accountable

  • Collaboration: Teamwork, Inclusion, Diversity

AORN of New Orleans - Chapter 1902


Officers and Board of Directors


Sharon Guardina, BSN, RN, CNOR


Christal Cook, MSN, RN, CNOR

Vice President

Mary Anne S. Toledano, BS, BSN, RN, CNOR

Mandy Martin-Sanchez, Med, BSN, RN, CNOR

Melissa Guidry, RN, MPH, CNOR

Board of Directors:

Dawn Boudreaux, RN

Linda Levesque, MSN, RN, CNOR

Susan Overman, BSN, RN, CNOR


Tammy Sill RN

Geri Tannehill BSN, RN, CNOR


Nominating Committee

Ramie Miller, MSN, RN, CNOR

Catherine Lapeze RN

LA State Council Liaison:
Mary Anne S. Toledano, BS, BSN, RN, CNOR

Newsletter Editor
Mary Anne Toledano, BS, BSN, RN, CNOR

Assistant Editor
Frances Hughes ,BS, RN, CNOR

Ramie K. Miller, MSN, RN, CNOR

Join Us!
AORN isn't just a monthly meeting.  Although we'd love to have everyone at our meetings, you don't even have to attend to gain huge benefits from your annual membership! Some of your advantages include:
  • Free continuing education credits.
  • Free ANA Affiliate membership.
  • Partner programs and discounts.
  • Monthly AORN Journal full of research articles, news, and CEUs!
  • Points towards your facility's career ladder.
  • Community service opportunities in the local area.
Still have questions? Click *HERE to see AORN's membership FAQs.  Or CONTACT US!
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