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Stephanie Marthens-Sartin
MNRS Executive Director

"I genuinely believe that MNRS members strives to make the nursing community and the people they serve healthier, and I want to be the person who helps them accomplish their mission."

Outside of work, I'm on an adventure kayaking, camping, and hiking in the forest. Or I'm in my garden or resting around the bonfire under the moon, watching the stars.

My favorite food is anything cookie dough flavored!

My favorite quote is “Not all those who wonder are lost.” -J.R.R. Tolkien

Susanne Tomlinson
Senior MNRS Member Services Manager

"I am lucky enough to work with incredible Midwest nurses to ensure they receive their member benefits throughout the year!"

Outside of work, you can find me with family and friends, errand running, shopping, cooking out, and by a pool in the summer.

My favorite food is Italian, anything Italian – pasta and cheese all day!

My favorite quote is "If you can be one thing – BE KIND!"


Christine Farwell 
MNRS Content Manager

"The culture here is great! The people are genuinely nice, helpful and passionate about the mission."

Outside of work, you will find me doing projects on my house, in the summer by the pool and in the fall watching football!

My favorite food is Italian.

My favorite quote is “Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”


Marissa Porter
MNRS Meeting Manager

"I love working with MNRS because I can tell how passionate everyone is about bettering the nursing community. I am honored to help them reach their goals!"

Outside of work you’ll find me reading, playing board games with friends and family, or trying a new restaurant.

My favorite food is anything seafood and sushi.

My favorite quote is: "All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts." --William Shakespeare


Rhiannon McNeely
MNRS Member Services Manager

"I am thrilled to serve as a Member Services Manger to the incredible members that make up MNRS."

Outside of work, you can find me spending time with my husband and my dog or at a Nashville sports event.

My favorite food is Mexican (authentic New Mexico style)

My favorite saying is “I’d rather be consistently good instead of occasionally great!"

Katie Brossman

Katie Brossmann
MNRS Association Coordinator

"Being from the Midwest, I get to work with and help MNRS members accomplish goals that directly affect my community."

Outside of work, if the weather is nice, you can find me on the Pickleball or sand volleyball court or going on adventures with my husband (kayaking, axe throwing, the zoo, etc…) or staying in and playing games with my husband.

My favorite food is Mediterranean food.

My favorite quote is “Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien


Did you know that MNRS is more than an annual conference? Although our conference is the most prominent extension of us, MNRS offers wonderful things all year long!  MNRS is not just a membership based society, it's a community and one that you're a valuable part of. Stay in the know, be part of the conversation and let's stay connected!