IENA Board Biographies

Peggy Slider, RN

Peggy is a former IENA Vice-President, Community/Public Health Director and Nominating Committee.

From Peggy:

Nursing was a midlife career change for me. I graduated from ICN (EWU) in 1992 and have worked in a variety of settings over the years (usually working more than one job at a time). Public Health (PH) is my specialty and passion. I have worked in PH for over 18 years – the first 5 in clinical services and the next 12+ in the First Steps program working with pregnant women and children.

Since the beginning of 2010, I have been working in Neighborhoods Matter - a program working collaboratively with a neighborhood to address the social determinants of health and to combat health disparities in vulnerable populations and child abuse and neglect.

In December 2010, I completed an MS in Nursing Leadership and Management through Regis University's online program. I have been the Local Unit Chair at Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) for many years. I also serve as the SRHD–WSNA delegate to the Labor Council, am currently serving on the WSNA E&GW Cabinet, and on the WSNA Disaster Preparedness and Duty to Serve Committee.

I have three children:  two daughters, both nurses, and one son who is a computer programmer. I also have four wonderful grandchildren – 2 girls and 2 boys – a beautiful great granddaughter and a loving and supportive husband.

In my spare time, I ride motorcycles, garden, read, crochet and do crafts, am an avid photographer, camp … but mostly love being with my family.


Peggy Slider

Peggy is a former President of IENA.

She is a graduate of ICN.

Peggy works in Neighborhoods Matter and is the Local Unit Chair at Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD).

She also serves as SRHD–WSNA delegate to the Labor Council.

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