Members of the Ohio Nurses Association elect new leadership during the 2017 biennial convention
COLUMBUS – Members of the Ohio Nurses Association voted this past weekend for a new president and board of directors during the association’s 2017 biennial convention.
The new leadership includes influential nurse leaders from across the state and from a variety of backgrounds. The elected leaders’ unique experiences are sure to enhance the work of the Ohio Nurses Association and its vision of being the recognized leader of professional nursing and nurses in Ohio.
The newly elected board members are as follows:
President: Brian Burger, Cincinnati
1st Vice President: Janice Lanier, Westerville
2nd Vice President: Shelly Malberti, Euclid
Secretary: Joyce Powell, Cuyahoga Falls
Treasurer: Janet Timmons, Columbus
Board Structured: Robert Weitzel, Cincinnati
Board Structured: Jessica Frymyer, Orient
Board Unstructured, New Nurse: Holly Renninger, Uniontown
Board Unstructured: Gina Severino, Canfield
Board Unstructured: Paula Anderson, Westerville
“Here at the Ohio Nurses Association, we are advocates for both our patients and our fellow nurses in Ohio. We are at a time where the future of America’s healthcare is uncertain. Right now it is more important than ever for nurses to be included in the decisions that affect the care of our patients and the ability of our fellow nurses to provide safe, quality care for our patients. I am motivated to collaborate with my fellow colleagues to lead this association and will ensure the voice of Ohio nurses are included in decisions that affect our patients and our fellow nurses,” said Brian Burger, Ohio Nurses Association President.
The new board members will join the following directors whose terms remain for another two years:
Board Unstructured: Benitha Garrett, North Olmstead
Board Unstructured: Barbara Welch, Rushville
Board Structured: Iris Marcentile, Coshocton
Board Structured: Jeannette Porter, Cincinnati
Board Structured: Mary Bales, Lima
The Ohio Nurses Association Board of Directors are responsible for collectively driving the vision and mission of the association and ensuring a sustainable future for the association.
About ONA: Formed in 1904, the Ohio Nurses Association is a powerful network of registered nurses who are committed to advancing nursing through education, political action and workplace advocacy. ONA is the leading voice of the approximately 190,000 professional registered nurses in Ohio. To become a member of the Ohio Nurses Association, visit www.ohnurses.org.