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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

Beth Siever, MSN RN CPNP CPON®

Vice Chair

Jami S. Gattuso, MSN RN CPON®

Board Liaison

Meredith Lahl, MSN RN PCNS-BC CPON®

Committee Members

  • Leslee Bertram, DNP CPNP
  • Pamela Dotson, BSN MBA NEA-BC
  • Beth A. Savage, MSN RN CPNP CPON®

Annual Conference Program Planning

Plans and implements the annual conference each year.

Chair

Heidi Abendroth, MSN RN CPNP CPHON®

Past Chair

Amy Haskamp, MSN CNS RN CPON®

Board Liaison

Misty Evans, DNP APRN CPNP

Members

  • Goldie Benz, DNP APRN
  • Karyn Brundige, MSN RN CPNP
  • Scarlett Cznarecki, BSN RN CPHON®
  • Paige Johnson, RN
  • Holly Remington Kubaney, MSN PNP-BC CPHON®
  • Lauri Linder, PhD APRN CPON®
  • Ellen A. Olson, MS RN CPNP BMTCN CPHON®
  • Sue Zupanec, RN

APHON Counts Newsletter

Oversees the overall content and quality of APHON Counts.

Editor

Kaye Schmidt, MA RN CPNP CPON®

Assistant Editor

J. Katherine Youngblood, MS BSN RN CPON®

Board Liaison

Carol Kotsubo, APRN MS MPH CPON®

Column Editors

  • Pam Asfahani
  • Mary Baron Nelson, PhD MS
  • Michael Hans, BSN RN-BC CPN CPON®
  • Chris Donaghey, MSN CNS RN CPHON®
  • Elizabeth Gilger, ANP-C CPON®
  • Amy Haskamp, MSN RN CNS CPON®
  • Monica Hente, MSN RN PNP-BC CPON®
  • Robin Mobley, MSN RN NE-BC
  • Jeaneane Sullivan, CPNP CPON®
  • Kathryn Tomlinson, BSN RN

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®

Past Chair

Kristin M. Belderson, DNP MS RN CPON®

Board Liaison

Joan O'Hanlon Curry, MS RN CPNP CPON®

Members

  • Michelle A. Gillard, MSN RN CPHON®
  • Colleen M. Nixon, MSN RN CPHON®
  • Anne Marie O'Keefe, MSN RN CPNP CPON®
  • Ellen Olson, MSN RN CPNP BMTCN CPON®
  • Mary Lynn Rae, MSN RN CPHON®
  • Marie Emiluth Ferreras Ramos

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®

Board Liaison

Susan Burke, MA RN CPNP CPHON®

Members

  • Heidi Abendroth, MSN RN CPNP 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

Mary Baron Nelson, PhD MS

Past Chair

Deborah Lafond, DNP PNP-BC CHPPN CPON®

Board Liaison

Carol Kotsubo, APRN MS MPH CPON®

Members

  • Lisa Bashore, PhD RN CPNP CPON®
  • Emily Browne, CPNP
  • Brooke Oakley Cherven, MPH BSN RN
  • Janessa Deconste, RN
  • M. Danielle Gunter, PhD RN
  • Deanna Hill, BSN RN CPON®
  • Danielle Marcello, MSN RNC
  • Fernanda M.S. Rodrigues, MSN RN
  • Barbara Speller-Brown, DNP MSN BSN

International Task Force

Oversees organizational international outreach and global presence.

Chair

Julia M. Challinor, PhD RN

Vice Chair

Courtney Sullivan,MSN NP RN CPHON®

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®
  • Jill Brace O'Neill, MS RN CPNP
  • Paige Johnson, 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

  • Cynthia A. Stutzer, MS RN
  • Suzanne Ameringer, PhD RN

Board Liaison

Ann Marie Mazzeo, MSN RN APC CPON®

Editorial Board Members

  • Laura Clarke-Steffen, PhD RN
  • Deborah B. Crom, PhD RN CPNP
  • Gaye Dadd, MN RN
  • Betty Davies, PhD RN FAAN
  • Faith Gibson, PhD RGN ONC®
  • Joan E. Haase, PhD RN
  • Pamela S. Hinds, PhD RN FAAN
  • Marilyn J. Hockenberry, PhD RN PNP-BC FAAN
  • Patricia J. Hollen, PhD RN FAAN
  • 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
  • Cheryl C. Rodgers, PhD RN CPNP CPON®
  • 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

Board Liaison

Ann Marie Mazzeo, MSN RN APC CPON®

Members

  • Kristin M. Belderson, DNP MS RN CPON®
  • Michael Hans, MS BSN CPON®
  • 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

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®
  • Sarah E. Matney, MSOL BSN RN CPON®
  • Colleen Nixon, MSN RN CPHON®
  • Kathleen Perko, MS CPNP CHPPN CPON®

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®

Past Chair

Casey Hooke, PhD CNS APRN CPON®

Board Liaison

Janice Nuuhiwa, MSN APN/CNS CPHON®

Members

  • Vanessa Bertini, BSN RN CPON®
  • Michelle GIllard, MSN RN CPHON®
  • Jill Lee, MSN RN CPNP-AC CPON®
  • Jennifer Madden, CPNP
  • Christine Yun, MSN RN PNP CPON®

Nominating Committee

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

Chair

Mary Newman, BSN RN CPON®

Board Liaison

Misty Evans, DNP APRN CPNP

Members

  • Heidi E. Abendroth, MSN RN CPNP CPHON®
  • Kristin M. Belderson, DNP MS RN CPON®
  • Anna Evans, MSN, CPNP CPHON®
  • Joan Shea, MSN RN CPON®

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

Amy L. Haskamp, MSN RN CPON®

Vice Chair

Joan Shea, MSN RN CPON®

Board Liaison

Joan O'Hanlon Curry, MS RN CPNP CPON®

Members

  • Goldie Benz, DNP APRN
  • Anne Binder, BSN RN CPHON®
  • Terri L. Boyce, MSN RN CPNP CPHON®
  • Heather Downs, BSN RN
  • Dyane Bunnell, MSN RN AOCNS CPON®
  • Lisa Fisher, MSN BSN RN CPON®
  • Karen Madigan, RN
  • Melody Watral, MSN RN CPNP CPON®