President of the
CNA Travelers Convention
Della is the President of the CNA Travelers Convention. Della has her Certified Nursing Assistant Certificates in over 30+ states.
Della has been a CNA for 22 years, she is very knowledgeable when it comes to dealing with agencies, recruiters, facilities, contracts, and much more regarding the travel world.
She is the author of the CNA Guide To Traveling Binder, (with over 330 binders sold), and she also helped write a chapter in the
2022 Highway Hypodermics book by Kay "Epi" Slane.
She is the Go-To Traveler, and this is her 6th year speaking at the convention.
Vice President of the
CNA Travelers Convention
Joy is the Vice president of the CNA Travelers Convention. She has attended the last 5 conventions. Joy holds her certification for 13 years and has them in 30+ states, along with her Medication Aid Certification in several states also.
Joy has been a travel CNA/Medication aide for the past 8 years. This will be her 5th year speaking at the convention on
CNA Burnouts and Marinating Relationships While You Travel.
Kay Epi Slane
Travel Nursing University
Master of Ceremonies
Leona Kay Slane, RN started by receiving her Bachelor of Science in
Natural Science Education from Oklahoma Panhandle State University.
After substituting for three years, she started working as a CNA at the
local nursing home and worked there from 1990 to 1995. She started
travel nursing in 2003. In 2010, she worked at a local hospital as a
nursing supervisor for three years and completed her CGM (Certificate of
Graduate-level Nursing Management). Her itchy feet got her again, and
she traveled as a House Supervisor from 2013 to 2020.
During that time, she wrote ten books on travel nursing, with 9/10 going
to #1 on Amazon in the Nursing Issues, Trends, and Roles category. Her
books in the Nursing Reference category have been known to hang out with
such entities as Tabers, Lippincott, and Mosby. However, her proudest
moment as an author was when she simultaneously found three of her books
on the Amazon Top 20.
She was frustrated with the lack of information that you could find on
travel nursing when she first started. So, on August 21, 2003, she
created the website www.highwayhypodermics.com. She sold Highway
Hypodermics, LLC, in December 2022. She is currently working with Atlas
Medstaff is in the transition months as a consultant and will fully retire
from Highway Hypodermics on August 21, 2023, after shaping it for 20
Leona Kay is now following her biggest dream by combining her
experiences in Nursing, Education, and Leadership by creating “Travel
Nursing University.” www.travelnursinguniversity.com
LeonaKay Slane, BS, ADN, RN
Chief Education Officer (CEO)
Travel Tax Session
Joseph holds undergraduate degrees in Accounting and Respiratory Therapy and worked as a travel respiratory therapist before founding TravelTax and TravelTax Canada, a tax practice catering to travel healthcare professionals and mobile professionals in other staffing segments. TravelTax is well-known in the healthcare staffing industry and serves a substantial client base of domestic and international mobile professionals, and their staffing agencies.
His firm prepares US, and multi-state returns and represents clients before the IRS, and State Tax Agencies in audits, tax controversies, and litigation support. Joseph is a regular contributor to a number of staffing-related publications/social media.
He is the co-author of 2015/2017/2019, and 2022 editions of Highway Hypodermics, serves on the Tax Compliance Committee of the National Association of Travel Healthcare Organizations (NATHO), is a regular speaker at the Healthcare Staffing Summit, and teaches tax at local colleges. In addition to his undergraduate degrees, Joseph holds an MS in Taxation from Golden Gate University.
CEO of RealLifePlug
Marketing Manager & Social Media Director
My name, Christianne, means follower of Christ. It dictated my life for me, I attended a Christian head start school, I grew up in the church, and my mother is a minister.
I've known God my whole life. You hear the authority and conviction in my voice when speaking on a subject I am passionate and knowledgeable about. Which is typically motivation or encouragement. It took me a long time to acknowledge and accept what others had always condemned and ridiculed me for.
I turned that into one of my favorite things about me. My experience as a rehabilitative & geriatric care provider for the past decade has taught me that my words have power. When I speak, I reignite the fire in people who forgot they had.
Convention Team Member
Stephanie has been a CNA for 17 years and worked for an agency for 15 years. I enjoy the aspects of being a CNA because I get to explore and get to interact with all my residents daily.
I'm also a Certified Medication Aid with experience in many different backgrounds in the CNA world.
I enjoy traveling because I get to explore get this at least learn new things and get paid to travel I've been on the road for almost two and a half years with currently with one staff medical my dream would be to go into travel nurse recruiting and fight for CNAs.
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