American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Names 2019-2020 Board of Directors

June 17, 2019

Contact: Ande Leslie

Chicago — The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) is pleased to
announce its Board of Directors for 2019. The role of the board is to govern, establish policy and
make strategic decisions about the future of the organization.


  • President: Barb Maxwell, MHA, RN, COHN-S, CCM, CWCP, QRP, FAAOHN, HCA – West Florida Division, Saint Petersburg, FL
  • President-elect: Kimberly Olszewski, DNP, RN, CRNP, COHN-S/CM, FAAOHN, Mid-State Occupational Health Services and Bloomsburg University, Lewisburg, PA
  • Secretary: Yolanda Lang, DrPH, MSN, CRNP, COHN, FAAOHN, CMC Steel, Myrtle Beach, SC



Director, South Central/Southwest Region:
David Embrey, RN, COHN-S/CM/SM
Tyson Foods, Inc., West Fork, Ark.

Director, South Central/Southwest Region:
Patricia Strasser, PhD, RN, COHN-S/CM, FAAOHN
BusinessHealth Solutions, Inc., Sylvania, Ohio

Director, Northeast Region:
Patricia Carroll, RN, COHN, CCM
TSA/Federal Air Marshal Service, Howell, N.J.

Director, Northeast Region:
Steven Marks, DNP, RN, APN, COHN-S, FAAOHN
Viking Yachts, New Gretna, N.J.

Director, Mountain/Western Region:
Brenda Hellerud, RN, COHN
United Parcel Service, Inc., Corona, Calif.

Director, Mountain/Western Region:
Jeanne Vincent, MS, RN, COHN-S
Boeing South Puget Sound Clinics, Seattle, Wash.

Director, Southeast Region:
Jennylynn Balmer, MPA, BSN, RN, CSP, COHN-S, FAAOHN
Department of the Army, Fairfax, Va.

Director, Southeast Region:
Phyllis McLean, MSN, RN, COHN
Sentara and Novasyte, Madison, Ala.

Director, North Central Region:
Ginny Carlson, MPH, BSN, RN, COHN-S, FAAOHN
Fairview Health Services, Woodbury, Minn.

Director, North Central Region:
Barbara A. Enochs, RN, MBA, COHN/CM
West Plains Occupational, West Plains, Miss.

“It is my pleasure to announce the 2019-2020 AAOHN Board of Directors. We are thrilled to have such a strong leadership base and exceptional group of occupational health nurses to lead AAOHN in 2019 and beyond,” said Kaye Englebrecht, CAE, AAOHN Executive Director. “I am confident that this year’s Board of Directors have the insight and experience to help AAOHN achieve its goals and thrive for years to come.”

The new board went into effect at the AAOHN National Conference in April 2019.


The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) is the professional association of licensed nurses engaged in the practice of occupation and environmental health nursing. AAOHN is comprised of more than 100 chapters and serves over 4,000 members located across the United States, US territories, and the world, with our international membership. AAOHN is committed to ensuring that occupational and environmental health nurses are seen as the authority on health,safety, productivity and disability management for worker populations. To learn more about AAOHN or for membership information, visit

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