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.

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Chapters 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

Brenda Hellerud, RN, COHN – Board Liaison

Cindy Groves, BSN, RN, COHN-S, FAAOHN
Linda Gifford-Meuleveld, RN, COHN-S, CCM, CPDM, FAAOHN
Shelley Jones, PhD, RN, COHN-S (Retired), FAAOHN
Kim R Casey, RN, BSN
Lisa R Hensinger, RN, COHN, CM
Deborah Waymack, BSN, RN, COHN/CM
Sara Davis, LPN

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

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

Patricia Strasser, PhD, RN, COHN-S/CM, FAAOHN – Board Liaison
Ginny Carlson, MPH, BSN, RN, COHN-S, FAAOHN – Board Liaison

Kimberly L Alvis, RN, COHN
Diane Doyker, RN
Dr. Kathleen Golden MCAndrew, DNP, ANP, COHN-S, FAAOHN, FAANP
Sarah E Hewitt, RNP-BC, COHN-S
Phyllis Mclean, MSN, RN, COHN
Rebecca L Mischak, RN, CNP, COHN
Beverly Nuchols, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, COHN-S, FAAOHN
Lara Stahl, RN, BSN, COHN-S
Erika Sweet, MSN, RN, NP

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.

Andrea Wojtowicz, RN, MSN, COHN – Chair

Jeanne Vincent, BSN, MS – Board Liaison

Joanna Krasinski, MSN, ANP-BC, COHN-S
Wanda Smith, MPH, RN, COHN-S, FAAOHN
Phyllis Cicchetti, RN, BSN, COHN-S
Stephanie Hallman LPNNREMT, COHC

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

Rick Garcia, PhD, RN, CCM, FAAOHN – Board Liaison
Jennylynn Balmer, MPA, BSN, RN, CSP, COHN-S, FAAOHN – Board Liaison

DiAnn (Nycky) Lampone, RN, MSN
Shari Turley, MSHAL, BSN, RN, COHN-S
Peggy A Berry, PhD, RN, COHN-S, SCP-SHRM, PLNC
Cindy L Fearn, APN, MSN, COHN-S/CM
Margie Matsui, BSN, RN, CRRN, COHN-S, FAAOHN
Lara G Stahl, MSN, FNP-C, COHN-S
Kevin Bready, BAAS, RN, EMT-P, CSHO
Brenda Hellerud, RN, COHN

Investigate grant sources. Write and review grant proposals.

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 

Legislative Affairs State Networking Forum
Formally the Legislative Affairs Chapter Networking Group, this new, online forum is part of the Legislative Affairs Advisory Group initiative focused on outreach for legislative issues of interest at the state and local level. This forum provides members with an opportunity to post topics and submit questions for discussion with AAOHN members across the country.

Click here to access the forum.

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.

Yolanda C. Lang, DrPH, MSN, CRNP, COHN, FAAOHN – Board Liaison

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

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

Yolanda C. Lang, DrPH, MSN, CRNP, COHN, FAAOHN – Board Liaison 

Nancy Pritchard, RN, BSN
Jamesha Williams, MBA, RN, COHN-S
Susan Savant, BSN, RN COHN-S
Chad Rittle, DNP, MPH, RN, FAAOHN
Marie-Anne Rosemberg, PhD, MN, RN
Julia Reyes, DNP, RN, CPNP-AC
Andrea Wojtowicz, MSN, RN, COHN