Corna believes the Government should give much greater recognition to the issue of sleep apnoea.
Corna has been a member of NZNO's respiratory nurses' section for the past four years and section chair since last year, having also served as treasurer.
Corna is keen for the committee to have good representation from across the country.
You hear that chant 'we're number one' all the time, so to be able to say it is really exciting," said Mark Corna, president of Corna Kokosing Construction Company.
Despite one of the most challenging three-year spans in the history of the construction industry, Corna Kokosing's revenue improved to nearly $150 million annually - success Corna credits to the company's integrity.
Corna said building client relationships is just as vital to success as the structures Corna Kokosing builds each year.
The goal of the Corna Kokosing team is to create a headquarters that will earn Gold LEED Certification from the U.
It is the right thing to do for the environment, for future generations and for the client," Corna said.
Bob Evans expects this building to have a 50-year life span, at minimum," said John McCarty, Corna Kokosing Project Executive.
Easton is such a success that it is crowded all the time," said Mark Corna of Corna Kokosing.
To accommodate customers and project plans, Corna said his team, based in Columbus, incorporated creative scheduling.
to avoid competing with the traffic from the people who are coming to visit Easton," Corna said.
But for Mark Corna, the biggest prize was that none of his more than 200 associates was injured in 2010.
Of the nearly 100 companies nationwide that competed for awards, Corna Kokosing was recognized as one of the three best companies in its building division category.
The best part of accomplishing a zero incident rate in 2010 is that it means all Corna
Kokosing associates went home from work in the same condition they left home in 2010," President Mark Corna