Committees/advisory groups/project teams

AAOHN’s Committees, Advisory Groups and Project Teams create a member-driven organization aligned with the association’s strategy. Our 100+ volunteer members represent all sub-specialties in the practice of occupational and environmental health nursing.

Want to volunteer with AAOHN? Check out our Willingness to Serve form here


Chapter Committee
Develop resources, based on chapter needs. Consult with chapter leaders. Review chapter models and recommend strategies for their success.

Michele Willis, BSN, RN, COHN-S – Chair

David Embrey, RN, COHN-S/CM/SM – Board Liaison
Phyllis Berryman, RN, MBA, BSBA, COHN-S, CM, FAAOHN – Board Liaison

Cindy Groves, BSN, RN, COHN-S, FAAOHN
Joan O'Dell, RN
Linda Gifford-Meuleveld, RN, COHN-S, CCM, CPDM, FAAOHN
Shelley Jones, PhD, RN, COHN-S (Retired), FAAOHN
Collene-Van-Mol, BSN, RN, COHN-S/CM
Debbie Willard Webb, MS, RN, COHN-S
Deborah Waymack, BSN, RN, COHN/CM

Practice Committee
Review, revise and develop practice education and guidance products. Answer practice-related questions.

Stephanie Weinsier, DNP, ANP-BC, COHN-S, FAAOHN – Chair

Kathleen Buckheit, MPH, BSN, RN, CEN, COHN-S/CM, CCM, FAAOHN – Director of Education
Patricia Strasser, PhD, RN, COHN-S/CM, FAAOHN – Board Liaison
David Allcott, MSN, APRN, ANP-BC, COHN-S, FAAOHN – Board Liaison 

Kimberly L Alvis, RN, COHN
Diane Doyker, RN
Lara Stahl, RN, BSN, COHN-S
Rebecca L Mischak, RN, CNP, COHN
Deborah Skeen, RN, MSN
Angie Carter-Roberts, RN, COHN
Susan F Johnson, BSN, RN, COHN-S

Website Committee
Regularly reviews the website in pursuit of errors and datedness; review and respond to the Peer-to-Peer Ask It Forum questions; make practical recommendations for improvement and serve as the subject matter experts if there is a web redesign.

Ann Eddy, BSN, RN, COHN-S – Chair

Wanda Smith, MPH, RN, COHN-S, FAAOHN – Board Liaison
Barb Maxwell, MHA, RN, COHN-S, CCM, CWCP, QRP, FAAOHN – Board Liaison 

Joanna Krasinski, MSN, ANP-BC, COHN-S
Connie Milliff, BSN, RN, COHC, COHN-S, CCM
Diane Smith, BSN, RN
Sandra Yamane, MSN, MS, RN
Pegeen Smith, MS, RN, COHN-S
Bambi Bailey, BSN, RN, COHN-S
Phyllis Cicchetti
Dawn (Angela) Cogan, RN, MSN, COHN, DER, BAT, COHC
Deidre (Dee) A Tyler, RN, COHN-S, FAAOHN

Advisory Groups

Legislative Affairs
Develop public policy platform, advise on AAOHN support to others advocacy efforts, develop tools for member advocacy and advise AAOHN Board of Directors on AAOHN advocacy.

Donna Zankowski, MPH, RN, COHN – Chair

Jennylynn Balmer, MPA, BSN, RN, CSP, COHN-S, FAAOHN – Board Liaison
Ginny Carlson, MPH, BSN, RN, COHN-S, FAAOHN – Board Liaison

Pam Dannenberg, RN, COHN-S, CAE
Sheryl A Ebaugh, MPH, RN, COHN-S/CM
Nycky Lampone, RN, MSN
Liduina Ngundam
Shari Turley, BSN, RN, COHN-S
Karen Barrett, RN, COHN-S, CHSP, FAAOHN
Laura Jones, MS, RN
Florence Drayden, MHS, BSN, RN
Cathy Loiselle, MS, RN, CEES, COHN-S, SGE
Christopher Stallard, FNP-C
Lavita Ewing, COHN-S

Investigate grant sources. Write and review grant proposals.

Kathleen Buckheit, MPH, BSN, RN, CEN, COHN-S/CM, CCM, FAAOHN – Director of Education
Kim Olszewski, DNP, RN, CRNP, COHN-S/CM, FAAOHN – Board Liaison
Steven Marks, DNP, RN, APN, COHN-S, FAAOHN – Board Liaison 

Candace Burns, PhD, ARNP
Majorie McCullagh, PhD, RN, FAAOHN, FAAN
Louise O'Keefe, PhD, CRNP
Susan Kennerly, PhD, RN 

Evidence-based Projects Research Collaborative
Provide members doing research projects the opportunity to connect with students and academics who may have an interest or be doing research in like areas. More information can be found here.

To receive Collaborative emails or to join Roundtable meetings, please contact Kathleen Buckheit at

Chapter Networking Group
Part of the Legislative Affairs Advisory Group initiative focused on chapter outreach for legislative issues of interest at the state level. 

To join the Chapter Networking Group, please contact Chair, Karen Barrett, RN, COHN-S, CHSP, FAAOHN at

Project Teams

Conference Planning
Review and select abstracts for conference workshops, podium presentations and posters; review member needs assessments and determine topics and actively seek faculty with gaps (leading edge and/or absence of a topic) in programming occur; serve as Facilitators for Practice Exchanges and Panel Discussions at Conference.

Letha Smith, RN, MS, COHNS, FAAOHN – Chair

Kathleen Buckheit, MPH, BSN, RN, CEN, COHN-S/CM, CCM, FAAOHN – Director of Education

Louise O'Keefe, PhD, CRNP
Pegeen Smith, MS, RN, COHN-S
Rick Garcia, PhD, BSN
Stephanie Weinsier, ARNP
Margaret Finucane, COHN-S, CM
Lucy McNally, BSN, RN, COHN-S 

Develop webinar offerings, targeted to membership areas of work, chapter and career needs.

Nancy Pritchard, RN, BSN – Chair

Kathleen Buckheit, MPH, BSN, RN, CEN, COHN-S/CM, CCM, FAAOHN – Director of Education
Yolanda C. Lang, DrPH, MSN, CRNP, COHN, FAAOHN – Board Liaison 

Jamesha Williams, MBA, RN, COHN-S
Marlys Nelson, COHN-S
Jean Randolph, MPA, RN, COHN-S, FAAOHN
Chad Rittle, DNP, MPH, RN, FAAOHN
Marie-Anne Rosemberg, PhD, MN, RN
Letha Smith, RN, MS, COHNS, FAAOHN
Susan Savant, RN