Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The ONS Board of Directors is a dedicated group of professionals who serve three-year terms and meet monthly to guide the strategic direction of the Society. Together, they represent decades of experience in oncology nursing clinical care, education, research, and leadership.

To contact members of the Board, please email


Laura Fennimore, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
President (2018–2020)
Pittsburgh, PA

Eva Gallagher, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, CPHQ, CMPP
Treasurer (2017–2020)
Shorewood, MN

Barbara Holmes Gobel, MS, RN, AOCN®
Secretary (2016–2019)
Western Springs, IL

Diane Barber, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC, AOCNP®
Director-at-Large (2016–2019)
Richmond, TX

Susan Bruce, MSN, RN, OCN, AOCNS®
Director-at-Large (2018–2021)
Raleigh, NC

Anne Ireland, MSN, RN, AOCN®, CENP
Director-at-Large (2018–2021)
Duarte, CA

Julie Painter, RN, MSN, OCN®
Director-at-Large (2017–2020)
Indianapolis, IN

Maggie Smith, DNP, MSN/Ed, RN OCN®
Director-at-Large (2017–2020)
Olympia Fields, IL

Heather Thompson Mackey, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, AOCN®
Director-at-Large (2018–2021)
Kernersville, NC