ONS Announces 2012-2013 Board of Directors
Saturday, May 05, 2012
The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) announced its 2012–2013 Board of Directors at its 37th Annual Congress in New Orleans, LA.
Mary Gullatte, PhD, RN, ANP, BC, AOCN®, FAAN, assumed the presidency after serving one year as president-elect. She is the Vice President of Patient Services and Chief Nursing Officer, Emory University Hospital Midtown and adjunct clinical faculty at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University, both in Atlanta, GA. Her clinical background spans the specialties of hematology/oncology and blood and marrow stem cell transplantation. She has extensive experience in dual administrative and clinical roles.
Continuing in her role as secretary is Julie Eggert, RN, PhD, GNP-C, AOCN®, associate professor and doctoral program coordinator, Clemson University, and cancer risk screening program, Bon Secours-St. Francis Eastside, Greenville, SC. Newly-elected treasurer Tracy K. Gosselin, RN, MSN, AOCN®, is associate chief nursing officer – oncology services at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC.
Newly-elected ONS directors-at-large are Barbara Biedrzycki, PhD, RN, CRNP, AOCNP®, nurse practitioner at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, and Deborah Kirk Walker, DNP, FNP-BC, AOCN®, assistant professor/nurse practitioner at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
ONS directors-at-large continuing their terms are Margaret Barton-Burke, PhD, RN, Mary Ann Lee professor of oncology nursing at the University of Missouri in St. Louis, Mary Pat Johnston, RN, MS, AOCN®, oncology clinical nurse specialist at ProHealth Care, Regional Cancer Center in Waukesha, WI, Lori Williams, PhD, RN, APN, OCN®, AOCN®, assistant professor in the department of symptom research at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, and Vicki Norton, RN, BSN, OCN®, clinical nursing director at Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, MN.
"I am truly honored to serve this term as President of our Society,” said Gullatte. “The members of ONS are the strength, passion, and foundation of our world renowned Society. My platform for the next two years will focus on ‘Leading from the Future.’ Together we will challenge and support each other to unleash the leader within each of us. We will seize the leadership opportunity from where we stand and launch a wave of leadership that will create and shape our nation’s healthcare future for nursing and oncology patients and their loved ones. We will each be active participants in leading the transformation of cancer care.”