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Colorado Student Nurses Association

Our dedicated state officers are always on the ball, utilizing their unique skills and passion to move the work of Colorado Student Nurses Association. We’re always pushing ourselves to stay ahead of the curve and striving to perfect our events and programs. Meet some of our incredible officers below.

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I am Veronica Nickens, and I am a second year student in the ADN program at Morgan Community College.

I currently serve as the President of MCC’s SNA Chapter, and the co-president of our chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society. I am excited to also serve as the 2022-2023 President of the Colorado Student Nurse Association!

I am non-traditional full-time student, and balance work at a local hospital with being a single mother to an awesome 8-year-old boy who helps me study and allows me to practice all my assessments on him. We have an English bulldog named Coco, and we like to travel, cook, and find adventures when we are not busy with school and other activities.

After my graduation in May 2023, I plan to work in the field while continuing my education in nursing. I look forward to representing the great State of Colorado and leading other nursing students as we continue our journey in this wonderful field!



Hi everyone. My name is Brandon Marasigan, and I will serve as Colorado Student Nurses Association Vice President. I'm currently on track to graduate in May 2023 in the Traditional Program. Along with this role I currently serve as President of the Regis Student Nurses Association at Regis University and work as a Nurse Extern at Swedish Medical Center. I have a German Shephard named Owen and I'm excited for the opportunity the lead nursing students to grow into full-grown nurses.



Hello, my name is Ty Mitchell I currently attend Trinidad State College and I am in my second year of nursing school and am expected to graduate with my associate of science in nursing degree in the spring of 2022. 

A little bit about me: I graduated from Hoehne Highschool in 2020 and played volleyball concurrently at Pueblo South Highschool a year before boy's volleyball became a sanctioned sport



Hello! I am Hannah Duncan, and I am a first level nursing student at Trinidad State College. I was a CNA for around 15 years, and am now pursuing my bachelors degree in nursing. I currently hold the position for secretary for the college’s student nurse association, and I am also a single mother to an amazing two-year-old boy.

I look forward to enriching peoples lives and making positive changes in the healthcare industry. 



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Hello! My name is Dakota Tarango, and I am a second level nursing student at Trinidad State College. I am a first generation student, and dually enrolled in the BSN program offered at our campus! I have a wonderful husband who supports me in all of my endeavors and keeps me motivated while in school. We also have a corgi names Olli who is my ESA and loves to be loved! I recently accepted a NSE II position at Parkview Medical Center in the ED, and after graduation hope to transition into a nurse role! 

I would love to move on to serve the Colorado Nurse Association after school is finished, and continue to be a resource for student nurses through out the state! 



Hi! My name is Rebecca. I am excited to be serving as the Legislative and Education Director for the 2022-2023 school year! I am a student at Trinidad State College pursuing my RN degree and eventually my BSN. I completed my LPN degree in 2020 and have been working as an LPN since then. My partner and I have a dog and 4 cats. We love to spend time outdoors in our free time. 

After graduating in May of 2023, I plan to work in the ED. I have a passion for emergency medicine and critical care. I plan to pursue additional education opportunities in this field along with my bachelor’s degree in nursing. I also have a huge passion for mental health, reproductive medicine, and equal care for everyone. 

I am thrilled to be a resource for other students and bring more awareness to what is going on in the nursing world!



Hi! My name is Emma Kate Bonner and I am excited to serve as the Membership Director-South. I look forward to educating nursing students on how they can get involved and use their voice to make changes in the nursing profession. 
I am currently a senior at the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, where I am working on my BSN and will graduate in May of 2023. I am the Merchandise Director for my school's SNA and help with fundraising efforts. I currently work at a local nursing home as a CNA and hope to work on a cardiac floor after graduation. 
I fell in love with nursing after taking care of my grandma when I was in high school. In my free time I enjoy making cross stitches, spending time with my family, and going to concerts.



My name is Aaron Tafoya. I am a Colorado native who enjoys spending free time in nature and with friends/family.  I currently work in community mental health as a therapist/case manager working with clients from all walks of life. I wanted to transition into nursing as a career after working alongside so many wonderful nurses and nurse practitioners when I was working on an inpatient mental health unit. I have a passion for caring, helping, and teaching others how to care for themselves. I hope to one day be able to be a psychiatric nurse practitioner and be able to give back to at risk populations such as those who struggle with homelessness and mental/physical health issues.



My name is Michelle Le Fever. I am a student at Morgan Community College, planning on graduating in Spring 2023. I am excited to serve the ColoradoSNA as Project Director North. 
My husband and I are proud parents to 4 wonderful children. I love supporting them in their many sports and watching them work hard at something they are passionate about. We have 3 dogs, a cat, chickens and many fish! We enjoy exploring the outdoors, riding dirt bikes and ATVs. We are all foodies and love trying new restaurants and foods! I currently work as an LPN and am excited to advance my career as a Nurse. 
After graduation I plan to stay local to Colorado and specialize in Obstetrics Nursing.



Hi! My name is Alyssa Winford and I am excited to be serving as the Membership Director North! I am a second-year student at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley Co pursuing a RN degree and then will work towards my BSN. I am working on a double minor in psychology and nutrition and I currently work at a local hospital as a CNA. 

After completing my degree, I plan to become a ER nurse for a couple of years and then become a flight nurse. I love critical care and emergency medicine. I have always wanted to be a nurse and throughout high school I figured out that I love emergency medicine as well! 

I am so excited to be on this board and to bring more awareness for the nursing world to other students!

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