2020 Election Candidates

Meet the Candidates for the 2020 ONS Board of Directors Election

The ONS Election will be open for voting between January 6, 2020 and January 31, 2020. The ONS Leadership Development Committee is pleased to present the eight candidates below and ONS members from the Regular, Early Career, Retired, and Physically Challenged membership categories will be able to vote for up to three candidates. The candidates are listed in alphabetical order for your review.

Additionally, the ONS Board of Directors approved an amendment to the ONS Bylaws that will require a vote by the membership. Take time to review the amendment along with the pro and con statements then submit your vote along with your ballot by January 31, 2020.

Jeannine M.Brant, PhD, APRN, AOCN®,FAAN

Jeannine M.Brant, PhD, APRN, AOCN®, FAAN

Director/Lead Scientist and Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist of Collaborative Science and Innovation 
Billings Clinic 
Billings, MT

View Jeannine's bio and video.


Darcy Burbage, DNP, RN, AOCN®, CBCN®

Safety and Quality Education Specialist 
Christiana Care Health System 
Newark, DE 

View Darcy's bio and video.


Valerie Burger, RN, MA, MS, OCN®, CPN

Assistant Vice President Cancer Services 
Northwell Health 
Bellmore, NY 

View Valerie's bio and video.


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

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

View Rebecca's bio and video.


Teresa Knoop, MSN, RN, AOCN®

Assistant Director, Clinical Operations, Clinical Trials Shared Resource 
Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center Nashville TN 
Brentwood, TN 

View Teresa's bio and video.

Jane Lacovara, MSN, RN, CNS-BC, CMSRN

Jane Lacovara, MSN, RN, CNS-BC, CMSRN

Clinical Nurse Specialist 
Banner University of Arizona Medical Center Tucson, AZ 
Tucson, AZ 

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Christine Ladd, MSN, RN, OCN®

Manager, Patient Care Services 
Sentara Norfolk General Hospital 
Virginia Beach, VA 

View Christine's bio and video.


Trey Woods, MSN, NP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Faculty Administrator 
University of Mississippi Medical Center 
Jackson, MS

View Trey's bio and video.