Nurse Leaders to Engage Policymakers through Virtual Statehouse Visits

Representatives of the Ohio Organization for Nursing Leadership, or OONL, are participating in a virtual advocacy day at the Statehouse on today, meeting with key members of the House and Senate Health committees to share their personal experiences in managing the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss challenges associated with the staffing crisis and offer their perspectives on pending legislation and policy ideas.

OHA would like to thank the following OONL Board and Legislative and Practice committee members who are scheduled to participate in the advocacy day:
  • Ramona Cheek, Mercy Health – Fairfield Hospital
  • Susan Clark, MBA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, FABC, Summa Health System
  • Jayne Gmeiner, MS, RN, NEA-BC, Dayton Children’s Hospital
  • Beth Kluding, MHA, BSN, RN, Hocking Valley Community Hospital
  • CJ Kostecka, PhD, MBA, BSN, RN, Premier Health
  • Jean Scholz Mellum, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, Capital University
  • Peggy Mark, PhD, MBA, BSN, RN, Premier Health
  • Maureen Oltman, MSN, RN, CNML, Kettering Health Network
  • Jodi Pahl, RN-BC, MSN, Bon Secours Mercy Health - St. Vincent Medical Center
  • Lori Rhine, MSN, RN, Summa Health System
  • Joan Sevy-Majers, DNP, FACHE, FAONL,CENP, CCM, UC College of Nursing
  • Traci Sheipline, MBA, MSN, RN, CPHQ , Summa Health System
  • Diane Sprankle, MSN, MHA, RN, NE-BC, Akron Children’s Hospital
  • Tony Suncire, MSN, RN, Cleveland Clinic
  • Wendy Ungard, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Bob Williams, MBA, BSN, RN-BC, Marietta Memorial Health
OONL is an affiliated society of OHA made up of approximately 1,800 nurse leaders from hospitals and health care systems across Ohio. The statewide organization serves as the catalyst for innovative health care in Ohio and across the nation.