Ohio Nurses Association Announces New President; 2009-2011 Board of Directors

Thursday, November 12, 2009 General News J E 4

COLUMBUS, Ohio,, Nov. 11 The Ohio Nurses Association's House of Delegates elected Paula Anderson, RNC to the office of President of the Association for the 2009-2011 term. Anderson succeeds Barbara A. Nash MS, RN, C, CNS, who was term-limited after serving two consecutive terms as President of ONA.

Anderson is a Staff Nurse at The Ohio State University Ross Heart Hospital in Columbus and has been a bedside Registered Nurse for almost 40 years. She is the Immediate Past President of the Ohio State University Nurses Organization, and is a member of the American Nurses Association, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, and the Mid-Ohio District Nurses Association. Anderson previously served as a Structured Director on the ONA Board of Directors.

Following is the 2009-2011 ONA Board of Directors:

President -- Paula Anderson - Westerville

First Vice President -- Daniel R. Kirkpatrick - Fairborn

Second Vice President -- Sandy Ranck - Ashtabula

Secretary -- Brennon Giles - Wheelersburg

Treasurer -- Gigi Prystash - Lyons

Board of Directors -- Structured

Joyce Powell - Cuyahoga Falls; Jacinta Tucker - Dover; Kathy Dalton - Addyston; Eric Williams - Youngstown; Mary Wilson - Mt. Sterling

Board of Directors -- Unstructured

Linda Riazi Kermani - Akron; Tracy Ruegg - Powell ; Shirley Hemminger - Cleveland; Dorcas Fitzgerald - Warren; Michele Valentino - Canton

About the Ohio Nurses Association

The Ohio Nurses Association is a member-driven, full-service professional association and is the premier professional organization for Ohio's registered nurses. Organized in 1904 to secure a Nurse Practice Act to protect the citizens of Ohio, it has been promoting and protecting nurses, the nursing profession and those who receive nursing care for over one hundred years.

SOURCE Ohio Nurses Association


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