The 2019 Candidates

The ONS Leadership Development Committee is pleased to share the candidates for the 2019 ONS Election. The election will begin on January 7, 2019 and will conclude on February 15th.

Each of the candidates listed below has provided information so that you can choose three candidates to serve a three year term on the ONS Board of Directors. The position description for this role should also be reviewed as part of your evaluation. The candidates are listed below in alphabetical order and may appear in a different order on your ballot. To vote in the ONS Election, individuals must have active memberships as of 12/31/2018 and also at the time of voting. Voting is limited to Regular, Retired, Early-Career Professionals, & Physically Challenged membership categories.

Each candidate was asked to create a video addressing a top trend in health care that will impact ONS in the next three years and how they, as an ONS Board member, will address it.

Rebecca L. Collins, MS, RN, OCN®, CHPN, NE-BC, CENP

Rebecca L. Collins, MS, RN, OCN®, CHPN, NE-BC, CENP

Director of Care Transitions  
Innovative Care Solutions/Ohio's Hospice  
Centerville, OH

Video
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Kathleen Shannon Dorcy, PhD, RN

Kathleen Shannon Dorcy, PhD, RN

Director of Clinical Research, Education and Practice Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 
Staff Scientist at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center  
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance/Fred Hutchinsonc  
Seattle, WA

Video
Bio 
Audio

Kristin Marie Ferguson, DNP, RN, OCN®

Kristin Marie Ferguson, DNP, RN, OCN®

Clinical Operations Manager/Nurse Manager III  
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center 
Washington, DC

Video
Bio 
Audio

Nancy G. Houlihan, MA, RN, AOCN®

Nancy G. Houlihan, MA, RN, AOCN®

Director of Nursing, Evidence-based Practice  
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center  
New York, NY

Video
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Martha Polovich, PhD, RN, AOCN®

Martha Polovich, PhD, RN, AOCN®

Assistant Professor 
Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing & Health Professions, Georgia State University 
Jonesboro, GA

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Audio