Marlene Stout – President - RN, CRNI

Marlene received her B.A. from the University of Western Ontario, Canada  in 1971 then added an ADN from CPCC after her youngest daughter left for college. She has worked as a Vascular Access Nurse at Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC for the past 9 years and achieved her CRNI in 2006.

The most fulfilling parts of Marlene's life are her faith and her family. Stephen, her husband of 42 years,and she have 3 married daughters and 8 grandchildren.

Lisa Rioux – Presidential Advisor - RN, BSN, OCN, CRNI

As presidential advisor, it is Lisa’s responsibility to serve as Chair in the absence of both the President and President-Elect.
Outside of her role on the NC INS chapter, Lisa is the Nurse Manager for Novant Health’s Infusion Center in Charlotte. She has been an employee of Novant Health since 1996.
Lisa obtained her BSN from the University of Oklahoma and has achieved her certification in both Oncology and Infusion Therapy.

Lisa’s pride and joy is her family (husband, Chris; daughter, Nicole who is a UNCW nursing student; son, Jason who is a Junior at Charlotte Catholic High School) and her Yorkie, Bella.

Susan Pate – Education Committee - RN, CRNI, CNII

Susan Pate RN, CRNI, CNII has served as a strong patient advocate regarding infusion therapy and patient safety initiatives. She began her nursing career in 1974 after graduating from Central Piedmont Community College with her Associate Degree-Nursing. She has been employed at Carolinas Medical Center over 37 years and has been a vital member of the CMC IV Team for over 35 years. In 2003 she earned her national certification as a Certified Registered Nurse Infusionist. She became a Clinical Nurse II at CMC in 2004 and has placed much of her concentration on patient safety initiatives.

Currently, Susan serves on numerous hospital based committees and councils such as the Quality Council, Pediatric Pain Free Task Force Performance Improvement Committee, the IV Team’s Unit Based Council, and the Stop CLABSI Committee. She is also an active member in numerous local, regional and national organizations such as the Infusion Nurses Society, Oncology Nursing Society and the Association for Vascular Access to name a few.

She has also served numerous positions and terms with the North Carolina Infusion Nurses Society to include Treasurer, Membership Chair, President Elect and President. Most currently she has served as Presidential Advisor for the past four years. In April, she will assume a new board position with the NCINS as Education Chair.