ONS Announces 2013-2014 Board of Directors
Saturday, April 27, 2013
The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) announced its 2013–2014 Board of Directors at its 38th Annual Congress in Washington, DC.
Mary Gullatte, PhD, RN, ANP, BC, AOCN®, FAAN, begins the second year of her two-year term as president. She is the vice president of Patient Services and chief nursing officer at Emory University Hospital Midtown and adjunct clinical faculty at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University, both in Atlanta, GA. The newly-elected president-elect is Margaret Barton-Burke, PhD, RN, FAAN, Mary Ann Lee Professor of Oncology Nursing at the University of Missouri and research scientist at Siteman Cancer Institute in St. Louis. She will serve one year as president-elect and will take office as ONS president in 2014.
Continuing in her role as treasurer is Tracy K. Gosselin, RN, PhD, AOCN®, associate chief nursing officer and assistant vice president at Duke Cancer Institute, Duke University Health System in Durham, NC. Newly-elected secretary is Marlon Garzo Saria, MSN, RN, AOCNS®, advanced practice nurse researcher at the University of California, San Diego.
Newly-elected ONS directors-at-large are Anne M. Ireland, MSN, RN, AOCN®, CENP, director of clinical practice and innovation at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, VT, and Susie Newton, RN, MS, AOCN®, AOCNS®, senior director, Health Management Solutions, Quintiles in Dayton, OH.
ONS directors-at-large continuing their terms are Barbara Biedrzycki, PhD, RN, CRNP, AOCNP®, nurse practitioner at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD, Vicki Norton, RN, BSN, OCN®, clinical nursing director at Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, MN, Deborah Kirk Walker, DNP, FNP-BC, AOCN®, assistant professor/nurse practitioner at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Lori Williams, PhD, APRN-CNS, OCN®, AOCN®, assistant professor in the Department of Symptom Research at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
“As we continue our oncology nurse leadership journey, we imagine the future as we lead, inspire, mentor, and empower the next generation of oncology nurse leaders,” said Gullatte. “We continue to lead in an environment that is at best morphing and trying to find its true north. We embrace the many innovations that continue to be made throughout the continuum of cancer care, treatment, and survivorship. This 2013–2014 Board of Directors will focus on healthcare quality and advocacy for our patients, promoting excellence in oncology nursing, growing and strengthening our membership, and operationalizing our strategic plan.”