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Board of Directors

The APHON Board of Directors consists of 4 officers and 3 Director-at-Large members that are elected by the membership and serve three-year staggered terms. Learn about the annual election.

President

Burke SusieSusan Burke, MA RN CPNP CPHON®

2017-2019
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Current Position

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

APHON Membership

APHON Member Since 2003

Local Chapter Membership

APHON–Wisconsin Member Since 2003

Education

  • MA, 1992, Nursing, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • BSN, 1981, Nursing, Creighton University, Omaha, NE

Qualifications

APHON National
  • Education Provider Unit Committee: Chair, 2012–Present
  • Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Committee: Member, 2012–Present
  • JOPON Continuing Education: Member, 2012–Present
  • Conference Planning Committee: Member, 2006, 2007, 2012–Present
  • Steering Council
    • Chair, 2007–2009
    • Past-Chair, 2009–2010
  • Local Chapter Committee: Member, 2006–2013
  • Telephone Triage Guidelines: A Professional Resource for Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Transplant Nurses (1st Edition): Co-Editor, 2013
APHON Local Chapter
  • Wisconsin Chapter
    • President, 2005–2007
    • President-Elect, 2003–2004
  • Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter
    • President, 1995
    • President-Elect, 1994–1995

Other Nursing Leadership

  • Medical College of Wisconsin: Value Committee Member, 2014–Present
  • Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation: Nominating Committee Member, 2013–Present
  • Children's Hospital of Wisconsin: Epic Provider Champion, 2010–Present
  • Children's Hospital of Wisconsin: Beacon Validation Team, 2010–Present

Immediate Past President

Ruccione KathyKathleen Ruccione, PhD MPH RN FAAN CPON®

2017-2018
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Current Position

Associate Professor
Chair, Department of Doctoral Programs, School of Nursing
Azusa Pacific University
Azusa, CA

APHON Membership

APHON Member Since 1989*

Local Chapter Membership

APHON–Southern California Chapter Member since 1982

Education

  • PhD, 2013, Health Behavior Research, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  • MPH, 1978, Public Health, California State University—Northridge, Northridge, CA
  • BS, 1973, Health Science, California State University—Northridge, Northridge, CA

Qualifications

APHON National
  • Nursing Care of the Child with Cancer, Co-Author, 2002, 2011
  • Annual Conference, Keynote Speaker, 1994, 2002, 2008
  • Foundations of Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Core Curricula, Reviewer, 2005
  • Foundations for Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nursing, Reviewer, 2003
  • Local Chapter Committee, Chair, 1984-1987
  • Research Committee, Member, 1981-1985
  • Nominating Committee, Member, 1983
APHON Local Chapter
  • Southern California Chapter, Founder, 1982

Other Nursing Leadership

  • CHLA Hematology/Oncology Patient Family Education Program, Leader, 1984—Present
  • Survivors of Childhood and Adolescent Cancer: A Multidisciplinary Approach, Co-Editor, 2014, 2005, 1994
  • Childhood Cancer Survivors: A Practical Guide to Your Future, Co-Author, 2012, 2006, 2000
  • COG, Inaugural Nursing Discipline Chair, 2000—2010
  • CHLA Survivorship/transition Program, Founder and Director, 1994—2006
  • ONS Mara Mogensen Flaherty Memorial Lectureship, Presenter, 2004

Secretary

Bunnell DyaneDyane Bunnell, MSN APRN-BC AOCNS® CPON®

2017-2020
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Current Position

Clinical Nurse Specialist
Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children Wilmington, DE

APHON Membership

APHON Member Since 2000

Local Chapter Membership

APHON–First State Chapter since 2006

Education

  • MSN, 2002, Clinical Nurse Specialist, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
  • BSN, 1982, Nursing, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Qualifications

APHON National
  • APHON Counts: editor, 2016–present
  • Mentoring Program: mentor, 2014–present
  • Steering Council: member, 2013–present
  • APHON Pediatric Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Provider Program: instructor, 2007–present
  • 2016 Annual conference:
    • Paper presenter: Pathway to Wellness: Positively Engaging Patients with Sickle Cell Disease, 2016
    • Podium presenter: “The Code of Ethics for Nursing: A Contemporary Context,”2016
    • Poster presenter
      • Spreading the Success of a BBMT Unit’s Implementation of the Pediatric Early Warning Score to Improve Hospital-Wide Patient Outcomes, 2014
APHON Local Chapter
  • First State Chapter: director of education, 2006–2012, 2016–present
  • Regional APHON Conference
    • Planning Committee: member, 2011–present
    • Panel and poster presenter, 2015–2016
      • Spreading the Success of a BBMT Unit’s Implementation of the Pediatric Early Warning Score to Improve Hospital-Wide Patient Outcomes
  • First State Chapter: president, 2012–2016

Other Nursing Leadership

  • Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium : Nursing Discipline Committee member, 2014–present
  • Nemours
    • Ethics and Patient’s Rights Committee: co-chair, 2012–present
    • Prom for Patients with Cancer and Blood Disorders: sub-committee chair, 2011–present
    • Chemotherapy Safety Committee: chair, 2004–present
  • Children’s Oncology Group: responsible investigator for nursing, 2007–present
  • Society of Pediatric Nursing/Nursing of Children Network – NCN Regional Conference: podium presenter
    • Childhood Cancer: Navigating a Course Toward Cure, 2016
    • Ethical Issues in Pediatric Palliative Care, 2014

Treasurer

OHanlon Curry JoanJoan O'Hanlon Curry, MS RN CPNP CPON®

2015-2018
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Current Position

Adminstrative Nurse Manager/Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
Bronx, NY

APHON Membership

APHON Member Since 2004

Local Chapter Membership

APHON–Metro NY Member Since 2004

Education

  • MS, 1998, Nursing, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • BSN, 1992, Nursing, Pace University, Pleasantville, NY
  • BA, 1989, Psychology, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH

Qualifications

APHON National
  • Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Committee, Member, 2006–Present
  • Steering Council
    • Past Chair, 2011–2012
    • Chair, 2009-2011
    • Vice Chair, 2007-2009
  • Program Committee, Member, 2009–2010
  • Annual Conference, Presenter 2006–2010
    • 2010: Concurrent Session, Speaker, “You Have a Friend Request: Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and the Implications of Nursing”
    • 2009: Concurrent Session, Speaker, “Will My Patient Glow in the Dark? Radiation Oncology and the Pediatric Patient”
    • 2008: Concurrent Session, Speaker, “Two All Beef Patties, Special Sauce, Lettuce, Cheese, Pickles, Onions on a Sesame Seed Bun: The Neutropenic Diet. Can Patients Have It Their Way?” and Preconference Workshop, “Outpatient Nursing Practice in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology: Exploring the Challenges, Identifying Solutions”
    • 2006: Concurrent Session, Speaker, “Inhaled Cisplatin: A Phase lb/lla Study Treating Pulmonary Metastatic Osteosarcoma”
Local Chapter
  • APHON–Metro NY Chapter
    • NY, LI, NJ Regional Conference, Cochair, 2010–Present
    • President, 2007–Present

Other Nursing Leadership

  • Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC), Subcommittee for Recognition and Rewards Member, 2007–2009
  • Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC), Attended “Item Writing Workshop for CPHON® Examination,” 2009
  • Dana Farber, Speaker, “Pediatric Ambulatory Chemotherapy: Keeping Kids at Home (Where They Belong),” 2006

Director-at-Large Members

Evans MistyMisty Evans, DNP APRN CPNP-AC BMTCN®

2017-2020
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Current Position

Nurse Practitioner/Instructor
Vanderbilt University/The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial
Nashville, TN

APHON Membership

APHON Member Since 2013

Local Chapter Membership

APHON–Nashville Music City Member Since 2016

Education

  • DNP: 2015, Nursing, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  • Post-Master’s Certificate: 2013, Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  • MSN: 2011, Nurse Education, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN
  • BSN: 2000, Nursing, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN

Qualifications

APHON National
  • Annual Conference Program Planning Committee: member, 2015–present
  • Annual conference: presenter
    • “Hit Me with Your Best Shot: Targeted Busulfan Therapy,” 2016
Local Chapter
  • Nashville Music City Chapter in Formation: founding member and president, 2016–present

Other Nursing Leadership

  • American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation: Infectious Diseases Special Interest Group member, 2017- present
  • International Society of Pediatric Oncology, nurse discipline member, 2016- present
  • The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial: Quality Subcommittee member, 2016–present
  • Tennessee Nurse’s Association: district 3 director-at-large, 2015–present
  • Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium: member and presenter
    • Results of an International Collaboration: Preventing Bacterial Infections in Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Patients, 2015
  • Children’s Oncology Group: nurse discipline member and presenter
    • Pitfalls in Using Computerized Provider Order Entry for Chemotherapy Ordering,2012
    • Interventions to Enhance Patient Safety and Protocol Compliance: Lessons Learned from COG study ANBL 0931, 2011
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Research Day for Evidence-Based Nursing Practice: poster presenter
    • Reducing Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections in Pediatric Oncology Patients: A Focused Team Approach, 2011

Mazzeo AnnAnn Marie Mazzeo, APN CPON®

2016-2019
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Current Position

Advanced Practice Nurse
Hackensack University Medical Center
Hackensack, NJ

APHON Membership

APHON Member Since 1989

Local Chapter Membership

APHON–New Jersey Member Since 2008

Education

  • MSN, 1994, Nursing, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ
  • BSN, 1986, Nursing, Villanova University, Villanova, PA

Qualifications

APHON National
  • Steering Council
    • Past Chair, 2015–2016
    • Chair, 2013–2015
    • Member, 2010–2016
  • Conference Planning Committee
    • Chair, 2010
    • Member, 2008–2009
  • APHON Counts Editorial Board: Member, 2013–2015
  • Publications
    • Telephone Triage Guidelines, Co-Author, 2013
    • Central Nervous System Tumors: A Handbook for Families, Author, 2006, 2012
APHON Local Chapter
  • New Jersey Chapter
    • Member, 2008–Present
    • Regional Conference Planning Committee, 2009–Present
    • President, 2008

Other Nursing Leadership

  • Hackensack University Medical Center: Speaker at HUMC National Annual Pediatric Conference, 2015
  • Hackensack University Medical Center: Presenter, 2015
  • Children's Oncology Group (COG)
    • Study Nurse for ACNS0831, 2001–2015
    • Planning Committee for COG/APHON Workshop, 2008
    • Study Nurse for ACNS0222 and ACNS0224, 2005
  • National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners: Member, 1994–Present

Nuuhiwa JaniceJanice Nuuhiwa, MSN RN CPHON®

2015-2018
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Current Position

Staff Development Specialist
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Chicago, IL

APHON Membership

APHON Member Since 2002

Local Chapter Membership

APHON–Chicago Member Since 2001

Education

  • MSN, 1993, Nursing, Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi, Temple, TX
  • BSN, 1989, Nursing, University of Mary Hardin Baylor, Belton, TX

Qualifications

APHON National
  • CPHON Course Development, 2009–Present
  • Local Chapter Committee, Chair, 2010–2015
    • Vice Chair, 2003–2010
  • Mentoring Committee, Mentor, 2013–Present
  • Conference Program Planning Committee, Member, 2005–2008
APHON Local Chapter
  • Regional Conference Planning Committee, Member, 2010
  • Chicago, President, 2002–2006

Other Nursing Leadership

  • ONCC, Editorial Board Chair, 2009–2012
    • Editorial Board Member, 2003–2008
  • ONCC, Recognition Committee Member, 2006–2007
  • ELNEC–PPC Course, Assistant Program Coordinator, 2006
  • ONCC, Item Writer, 2004
  • Presenter at local, regional, national, and international conferences, 2002–Present

Executive Director

Bergeson DaveDave Bergeson, PhD CAE

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