AAOHN Foundation Announces 2020-2021 New Board of Trustees

September 8, 2020

Contact: Kay Campbell

ChicagoThe AAOHN (American Association of Occupational Health Nurses) Foundation is proud to announce the 2020-2021 Board of Trustees. Each year members of the Board rotate off and on the Board. This staggered board membership allows for diversity of members, ideas and contacts. Joining the current Board of Trustees are Ralph Brown, IBM and Shelaine Miller, Liberty Mutual Insurance. Ralph is a member of the corporate health and safety leadership team and manages a global team of nurses and health promotion and wellness professionals. As a Fellow of AAOHN, he is excited about serving on the AAOHN Foundation Board because the mission of the Foundation is core to keeping the occupational health and environmental nursing profession relevant and at the forefront of the health and safety field.
Shelaine is an occupational health nurse consultant who analyzes data to identify injury trends and collaborate with customers to build operational plans to reduce work-related injuries and increase the health and wellness of the employee population. She also works with corporate stakeholders to develop health and wellness materials, global wellness programs and operational plans. She is honored to work on the Foundation to promote the continuous improvement of worker safety, health and safety of the work environments.
Jeannie Tomlinson, AAOHN Foundation Chair said, “The Foundation is delighted to welcome Ralph and Shelaine to our Board as we know they will make a significant contribution allowing the Foundation to meet its mission and goals.” The AAOHN Foundation is committed to ensuring occupational and environmental health nurses are the authority on health, safety, productivity and disability management for worker populations by providing them the opportunity to continue their education and conduct research. To learn more about the AAOHN Foundation, visit http://aaohn.org/page/foundation. Every year, the AAOHN Foundation awards numerous scholarships, academic studies awards and research grants to occupational health and environmental nurses who qualify for these funds. The Board of Trustees is charged with the task of securing funds to support this mission. The funds are made possible by generous donations from our sponsors, AAOHN chapters and AAOHN members.
Still serving on the AAOHN Foundation to ensure the mission and goals are met are: Jeannie Tomlinson, Chair, The Hartford; Catherine Pepler, Vice Chair, retired Premise Health; Janice Hartgens, Treasurer, UPS; Trustees: Deb Bush, retired Baxter Healthcare; Kim Olszewski, Mid-State OHS; Barb Maxwell, AAOHN President, HCA.
About the AAOHN Foundation
The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Foundation (AAOHN Foundation) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, created by the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Inc. (AAOHN) in 1997 to enable occupational and environmental health professionals to improve worker health and safety by preventing workplace illnesses and injuries. Their purposes are accomplished through grants and scholarships to support scholarship awards to support ongoing professional education; leadership development; and grants for research initiatives. Learn more: Visit http://aaohn.org/page/foundation
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