ONA wants to help you learn more about the nursing profession so you can integrate the nursing perspective in your story. 

To arrange an interview, contact Molly Homan, Director of Communications and Marketing, at mhoman@ohnurses.org. Please include your contact information, topic, questions and deadline.

Spokespeople
Brian Burger, MSN APRN AGACNP-BC CCRN, President of the Ohio Nurses Association
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brian became president of ONA in October 2017 after serving as the association’s 2nd Vice President the previous 2 years and in a variety of other leadership positions both at the national, state and local level. Brian is an APRN at an orthopedics office in Cincinnati and an Adjunct Clinical Instructor for the University of Cincinnati. He worked in the ER of the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for 11 years before becoming an APRN, and also served in the Army National Guard from 2001 to 2007 as a Combat Medic in an Air Defense Battalion, where he received an Army Commendation. 
 
Brian is passionate about nurse and patient advocacy. His leadership has been demonstrated as a member of the health policy council, the legislative ambassador program and as a member of the Economic and General Welfare Commission. Brian received the 2012 Rising Star Award at the ONA RN Labor Institute because of his exceptional leadership within his local union at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he lead nurses at the medical center through several successful contract negotiations. 

 

Topics:

  • Nurse Staffing
  • Mandatory overtime
  • Violence against Nurses
  • APRN Topics
  • Nursing Practice Topics
  • Men in Nursing
  • The Affordable Care Act
  • Medicaid Expansion
  • Nurses on Boards
 
 
Lori Chovanak, MN APRN Chief Executive Officer of Ohio Nurses Association
 

Lori joined the Ohio Nurses Association in September 2014 as the Chief Executive Officer. She arrived to Ohio from Helena, Montana where she was the Executive Director of Montana Nurses Association, a practicing RN in Cardiac Cath Lab and Special Procedures. Her passion for the profession of nursing is evidenced by her long time active involvement in our professional organization, activism in organizing members, negotiating employment contracts, representing members in previous work settings, and promotion of advancing the profession through efforts at the state and national level. Lori brings energy and an intrinsic drive to promote and advance professional nursing in Ohio and nationally. She is a mother of two great kids. In her free time you will most likely find her running, biking, skiing, snowshoeing, and spending time with family and friends.

 

Topics:

  • General Association Priorities

  • Nurse Staffing

  • APRN Topics

  • Nursing Practice Topics

  • Nursing Licensure Compact

  • Women in Business

  • The Affordable Care Act

  • Meidcaid Expansion

  • Nurses on Boards

  • Cardiac Health