Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society

Gamma Kappa Chapter

Sigma Theta Tau logo.

Gamma Kappa is a chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, nursing's honor society. Its purpose is to recognize the excellence of individual University at Buffalo undergraduate and graduate nursing students and nurse leaders in the community.

The chapter serves its members by facilitating professional growth through the development, dissemination and utilization of knowledge and through the provision of resources. Chapter activities, supported by membership dues, promote high standards of nursing practice, research, scholarship and leadership in its members. They, in turn, positively influence the health and well-being of the community.

Chapter Leadership

Sigma Theta Tau Gamma Kappa Chapter Leaders 2019-2020

Gale Klinshaw


Melinda Haas

Vice President

Catherine Mann


Jeannie Davis


Margaret Mayer


Lana Pasek


Donna Fabry

Governance Chair

Kelly Smith

Leadership Succession Committee Chair

Janice Jones

Leadership Succession Committee, Region 11 Coordinator

Rachel Martin

Leadership Succession Committee

Sharon Hewner

Membership Ambassador

Kristy Faust

Membership Involvement Committee

Tijen Arslan

Membership Involvement Committee

Patti Sorrentino

Membership Involvement Committee

Meg Doerzbacher

Research Chair

Suzanne Sullivan

Research Chair

Loralee Sessanna

Awards Chair

Lana Pasek

Awards Chair

Michele McKay

Publicity Chair

Estie Santana

Publicity Chair

Membership Information

In order to receive member benefits and publications you must pay annual membership fees.  However, individuals can only be inducted into STTI once, therefore if you let your membership lapse at any time you will need to reactivate your membership in order to once again receive member benefits.  You would not need to be inducted again.  Memberships can be reactivated at any time online using the MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL form or calling: 888-634-7575 (US/Canada toll free) or +1-317-634-8171 (International). 

Membership Application

Thank you for your interest in the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International membership.  Please choose and complete the appropriate form for membership and return form via fax, email, postal mail to:

Janice Jones, STTI, Gamma Kappa Governance Chair
University at Buffalo, School of Nursing
222 Wende Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214
Office: 716-829-2304 | Fax: 716-829-2021 | Email:

Region 11 Coordinator

Janice jones.

Janice Jones, PhD, RN, CNS, was elected Sigma Theta Tau Region 11 Coordinator during the 2019 Sigma Biennial Convention. Jones is the MS Nursing Leadership & Health Care Systems program coordinator and a clinical professor at UB School of Nursing. 

More About Sigma Theta Tau International

Sigma Theta Tau International is the honor society of nursing committed to fostering excellence, scholarship and leadership in nursing to improve health care worldwide. The Society promotes the use of nursing research in health care delivery and makes its resources available to all people and institutions interested in the latest knowledge in nursing care.

Sigma Theta Tau International was founded in 1922 and has a membership of more than 130,000 members active in 89 countries. It has 486 chapters located at college and university schools of nursing worldwide. Fifty-one percent of the Society's members are clinicians, 19 percent are administrators or supervisors, and 18 percent are educators. Thirty-nine percent of its members hold master or doctoral degrees.