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Committees

APHON is a volunteer driven organization lead by many wonderful and talented members that lend their expertise to the association.

Advocacy/Health Policy

Serves as a vehicle for establishing and carrying out policy priorities identified in the APHON Health Policy Agenda.

Chair

Jami S. Gattuso, MSN RN CPON®

Past Chair

Beth Siever, MSN RN CPNP CPON®

Board Liaison

Amy Newman, PhD CPNP-BC CPHON®

Committee Members

  • Katherine Donahue, RN CPNP CPHON®
  • Emily McKinney

Annual Conference Program Planning

Plans and implements the annual conference each year.

Chair

Scarlett Czarnecki, BSN RN CPHON®

Vice Chair

Holly Remington Kubaney, MSN PNP-BC CPHON®

Immediate Past Chair

Heidi Abendroth, MSN RN CPNP CPHON®

Board Liaison 

Misty Evans, DNP APRN CPNP 

Members

  • Goldie Benz, DNP APRN
  • Karyn Brundige, MSN RN CPNP
  • Caroline Costello, BSN RN CPON®
  • Carol Kotsubo, MPH MS CPON®
  • Lauri Linder, PhD APRN CPON®
  • Ellen A. Olson, MS RN CPNP BMTCN CPHON®
  • Tonya Ureda, NP
  • Karen Walton, MS RN CPON®
  • Sue Zupanec, RN

APHON Counts Newsletter

Oversees the overall content and quality of APHON Counts.

Editor

J. Katherine Youngblood, MS BSN RN CPON®

Assistant Editor 

Chris Donaghey, MSN CNS RN CPHON® 

Board Liaison 

  • Dyane Bunnell, MSN RN AOCNS CPON® 

Column Editors

  • Pam Asfahani
  • Lisa Bashore, PhD RN CPNP CPON®
  • Paulette Forbes, RN NP CPON®
  • Michael Hans, BSN RN-BC CPN CPON®
  • Elizabeth Gilger, ANP-C CPON®
  • Rachel Glincher, BSN RN CPHON®
  • Joan Shea, MSN RN CPON®
  • Sarah E. Matney, MSOL BSN RN CPON®
  • Kathleen Perko, MS CPNP CHPPN CPON®
  • Paula Sanborn, BSN RN CPHON®

Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Provider Program

Ensures compliance with educational design criteria for APHON educational programs and policies and procedures for the Pediatric Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Provider Program.

Chair

Michael Hans, BSN RN-BC CPN CPON®

Vice Chair

Michelle A. Gillard, MSN RN CPHON®

Board Liaison

 

  • Dyane Bunnell, MSN RN AOCNS CPON®

 

Members

  • Kristin M. Belderson, DNP MS RN CPON®
  • Gina Dovi, RN
  • Ruth Anne Herring, MSN RN CPNP CPHON®
  • Julie Isbell, MSN RN CPON®
  • Colleen M. Nixon, MSN RN CPHON®
  • Ellen Olson, MSN RN CPNP BMTCN CPON®
  • Megan Ploog, MSN RN CPON®
  • Mary Lynn Rae, MSN RN CPHON®
  • Anne Marie Sterk, MSN RN CPON®
  • Kerri Yarnell, MA RN CPHON®

Education Provider Unit

Ensures compliance with ANCC-COA Educational Design Criteria for APHON educational programs, awards continuing education credit to eligible participants completing APHON educational programs, provides expertise, advice and consultation on ANCC-COA criteria to APHON committees and task forces developing educational programs with continuing education credit.

Chair

Ellen Olson, MSN RN CPNP BMTCN CPON®

Vice Chair

Kristin M. Belderson, DNP MS RN CPON®

 

Board Liaison 

  • Dyane Bunnell, MSN RN AOCNS CPON® 

Members

  • Scarlett Czarnecki, BSN RN CPHON®
  • Michael Hans, BSN RN-BC CPN CPON®
  • Nancy L. Kashlak, DNP MSN RN CPNP

Evidence Based Practice/Research

Supports the development of Evidence-Based Practice Guidelines and supports research activities within the membership optimizing outcomes for children, adolescents and young adults with cancer and blood disorders.

Chair 

Lisa Bashore, PhD RN CPNP CPON®

Immediate Past Chair

Mary Baron Nelson, PhD MS

Board Liaison

Misty Evans, DNP APRN CPNP

Members

  • Emily Browne, CPNP
  • Chris Donaghey, MSN RN CNS CPHON®
  • M. Danielle Gunter, PhD RN
  • Carol Kotsubo, APRN MS MPH CPON®
  • Amanda Lulloff, PhD RN PCNS CPHON®
  • Fernanda M.S. Rodrigues, MSN RN
  • Celeste Phillips, PhD RN CPON®
  • Micah Skeens, PhD PNP RN

Global Outreach

Oversees organizational international outreach and global presence.

Chair

Courtney Sullivan,MSN NP RN CPHON®

Immediate Past Chair

Julia M. Challinor, PhD RN

Board Liaison

Ann Marie Mazzeo, MSN RN APC CPON®

Members

  • Linda Abramovitz, MSN RN
  • Christina Baggott, PhD RN PNP-BC CPON®
  • Kristin M. Belderson, DNP MS RN CPON®
  • Jami S. Gattuso, MSN RN CPON®

Global Outreach — Pediatric Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Provider Training Subtask Force

Oversees the content and course development of the Spanish chemotherapy/biotherapy program.

  • Janie Avila, BSN RN CPON®
  • Richard John Ramos, PNP MS RN CNS CPON®
  • Lorena Segovia Weber, RN
  • Paola Viveros Lamas, RN

Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing (JOPON)

Oversees the overall content and quality of the Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nurses and the overall coordination of manuscripts and content.

Editor

Kristin A. Stegenga, PhD RN CPON®

Assistant Editors

  • Suzanne Ameringer, PhD RN
  • Casey Hooke, PhD CNS APRN CPON®

Board Liaison

Ann Marie Mazzeo, MSN RN APC CPON®

Editorial Board Members

  • Laura Clarke-Steffen, PhD RN
  • Deborah B. Crom, PhD RN CPNP
  • Betty Davies, PhD RN FAAN
  • Faith Gibson, PhD RGN ONC®
  • Joan E. Haase, PhD RN
  • Pamela S. Hinds, PhD RN FAAN
  • Patricia J. Hollen, PhD RN FAAN
  • Lauri Linder, PhD APRN CPON®
  • Catherine FIona MacPherson, PhD RN CPON®
  • Belinda N. Mandrell, PhD RN PNP
  • Ida M. (KI) Moore, DNS RN FAAN
  • Audrey E. Nelson, PhD RN
  • Janice POst-WHite, PhD RN FAAN
  • Deborah Tomlinson, MS RSCN RGN Dip Cancer Nursing
  • Roberta L. Woodgate, PhD RN

JOPON Continuing Education Committee

Facilitate and oversee continuing education opportunities available in the Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing (JOPON).

Chair

Nancy L. Kashlak, DNP MSN RN CPNP

Vice Chair 

Rebecca W Manes, MSN RN

 

Board Liaison

Ann Marie Mazzeo, MSN RN APC CPON®

Members

  • Ellen Olson, MS RN CPNP BMTCN® CPON®
  • Jennifer Saggio, MSN CPNP CPON®
  • Cheryl Thaxton

Local Chapter Committee

Enhances communication between chapters and the APHON Board of Directors and coordinates overall chapter activities.

Chair

Kathleen Perko, MS CPNP CHPPN CPON®

Immediate Past Chair

Monica L. Hente, MSN PNP-BC CPON® 

Board Liaison

Janice Nuuhiwa, MSN APN/CNS CPHON®

Members

  • Terri Boyce, MSN RN CPNP CPON®
  • Scarlett Czarnecki, BSN RN CPHON®
  • Susan Dulczak, MSN RN ANP-C CPON®
  • Erin Friedman, BSN RN CPHON®
  • Sarah E. Matney, MSOL BSN RN CPON®
  • Colleen Nixon, MSN RN CPHON®

Mentoring Program Committee

Oversees the Mentoring Program which links members in their mutual pursuit of higher goals in the areas of leadership, professional/career development, role integration, pursuit of higher education, research, nursing teaching/education, clinical development and project management.

Chair

Ceci Gladbach, BSN RN CPON®

Board Liaison

Janice Nuuhiwa, MSN APN/CNS CPHON®

Members

  • Lisa Klimpel, RN
  • Jill Lee, MSN RN CPNP-AC CPON®
  • Kasey Rangan, MSN RN CPNP

Nominating Committee

Oversees the selection of eligible candidates for the annual election of board of directors and nominating committee members.

Chair

Heidi E. Abendroth, MSN RN CPNP CPHON®

 

Board Liaison 

Misty Evans, DNP APRN CPNP 

Members

  • Kristin M. Belderson, DNP MS RN CPON®
  • Anna Evans, MSN, CPNP CPHON®
  • Joan Shea, MSN RN CPON®
  • Ann Stratton, CPNP CPHON®

Steering Council

Facilitates the APHON strategic plan in the areas of education, clinical practice and research. The Steering Council serves as a vehicle for soliciting and presenting initial ideas for projects from APHON members.

Chair

Joan Shea, MSN RN CPON®

Vice Chair

Terri L. Boyce, MSN RN CPNP CPHON®

 

Board Liaison

Janice Nuuhiwa, MSN APN/CNS CPHON®

Members

  • Sameeya N. Ahmed-Winston, MSN RN CPNP BMTCN® CPHON®
  • Goldie Benz, DNP APRN
  • Heather Downs, BSN RN
  • Carol Kotsubo, MPH MS CPON®
  • Mylynda Livingston, BSN RN CPON®
  • Maureen Lynch Baker, APRN MSN CPON®
  • Karen Madigan, RN
  • Melody Watral, MSN RN CPNP CPON®