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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Committees

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
Brenda Hellerud, RN, COHN – Board Liaison

Members:
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
Kim R Casey, RN, BSN
Lisa R Hensinger, RN, COHN, CM
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
Phyllis Mclean, MSN, RN, COHN – Board Liaison

Members:
Kimberly L Alvis, RN, COHN
Diane Doyker, RN
Lara Stahl, RN, BSN, COHN-S
Rebecca L Mischak, RN, CNP, COHN
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.

Ann Eddy, BSN, RN, COHN-S – Chair

Jeanne Vincent, BSN, MS – Board Liaison

Members:
Joanna Krasinski, MSN, ANP-BC, COHN-S
Connie Milliff, BSN, RN, COHC, COHN-S, CCM
Wanda Smith, MPH, RN, COHN-S, FAAOHN
Ophelia Blue
Andrea Wojtowicz, RN, MSN, COHN
Phyllis Cicchetti
Dawn (Angela) Cogan, RN, MSN, COHN, DER, BAT, 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

Barbara Enochs, RN, MBA, COHN/CM – Board Liaison
Ginny Carlson, MPH, BSN, RN, COHN-S, FAAOHN – Board Liaison

Members:
DiAnn (Nycky) Lampone, RN, MSN
Shari Turley, MSHAL, BSN, RN, COHN-S
Peggy A Berry, PhD, RN, COHN-S, SCP-SHRM, PLNC
Grace Fortuna, EdD, RN, CHES, FAAOHN
Cindy L Fearn, APN, MSN, COHN-S/CM
Margie Matsui, BSN, RN, CRRN, COHN-S, FAAOHN

Grants
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 

Members:
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 kbuckheit@aaohn.org.

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.

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

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

Members:
Pegeen Smith, MS, RN, COHN-S
Rick Garcia, PhD, BSN
Stephanie Weinsier, ARNP
Margaret Finucane, COHN-S, CM
Lucy McNally, BSN, RN, COHN-S 
Candace Sandal, DNP, MBA, APRN,COHN-S, FAAOHN
Catherine L Ayers, BSN, RN, COHN-S/CM

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

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

Members:
Nancy Pritchard, RN, BSN
Jamesha Williams, MBA, RN, COHN-S
Sandra Yamane, MSN, MS, RN
Jean Randolph, MPA, RN, COHN-S, FAAOHN
Chad Rittle, DNP, MPH, RN, FAAOHN
Marie-Anne Rosemberg, PhD, MN, RN
Julia Reyes, DNP, RN, CPNP-AC