Leadership Development Committee

Leadership Development Committee

The Leadership Development Committee consists of seven members who oversee all of ONS's national election processes. Their objectives are to

  • Recruit and slate candidates for the Board of Directors
  • Ensure a strong ballot of leaders
  • Present the ballot to the voting membership
  • Oversee and maintain the integrity of the election process
  • Support succession planning throughout ONS leadership

Additionally, the Leadership Development Committee is an advocate of voting among our membership and continuously looks for innovative ways to increase voting during our national elections.

Josephine (Jo) A. Visser, RN, BSN, OCN®
Chair (2017-2018)
Member (2015–2018)
Orlando, FL
jojovisser@gmail.com

Colleen M. O'Leary, MSN, RN, AOCNS

Member (2017–2018)
Westerville, OH
blestrn@aol.com

Ashley Leak Bryant, PhD, RN-BC, OCN®
Member (2016-2019)
Durham, NC
ashley_bryant@unc.edu

Dennis DeLong, RN, BSN, OCN®
Member (2016-2019)
Augusta, GA
Dennis.delong@comcast.net

Ruth Gholz, RN, MS, AOCN®
Member (2016-2019)
Cincinnati, OH
gholzcanty@fuse.net

Joni Watson, MBA, MSN, RN, OCN®
Member (2017-2020)
Waco, TX
Joni.Watson@bswhealth.org

Connie Yarbro, RN, MS, FAAN
Member (2017-2020)
Destin, FL
yarbroch@aol.com

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