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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

Holly Remington Kubaney, MSN PNP-BC CPHON®

Vice-Chair

Karyn Brundige, MSN RN CPNP

 

Immediate Past Chair

Scarlett Czarnecki, BSN RN CPHON®

Board Liaison 

Misty Evans, DNP APRN CPNP 

Members

  • Caroline Costello, BSN RN CPON®
  • Lauri Linder, PhD APRN CPON®
  • Denise Mills, MN NP CPHON®
  • Kathy Perko, MS CHPPN CPNP CPON®
  • Micah Skeens, PhD PNP RN
  • Alejandra Valenzuela, MSN RN CPON®
  • Tonya Ureda, NP
  • Karen Walton, MS RN CPON®
  • Sue Zupanec, NP

APHON Counts Newsletter

Oversees the overall content and quality of APHON Counts.

Interim Editor

Kaye Schmidt, MA RN CPHON®

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®
  • Terri L. Boyce, MSN RN CPNP CPHON®
  • Ruth Anne Herring, MSN RN CPNP CPHON®
  • Elizabeth Gilger, ANP-C CPON®
  • Rachel Glincher, BSN RN CPHON®
  • Sarah E. Matney, MSOL BSN RN CPON®
  • Kathleen Perko, MS CPNP CHPPN CPON®
  • Paula Sanborn, BSN RN CPHON®
  • Joan Shea, MSN RN CPON®
  • Courtney Sullivan, MSN NP 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

Ruth Anne Herring, MSN RN CPNP CPHON®

 

Immediate Past Chair

Michael Hans, BSN RN-BC CPN CPON®

Board Liaison 

  • Dyane Bunnell, MSN RN AOCNS CPON® 

Members

  • Kristin M. Belderson, DNP MS RN CPON®
  • Gina Dovi, RN
  • Julie Isbell, MSN RN CPON®
  • Kerri Kramer, MA RN CPHON®
  • Colleen M. Nixon, MSN RN CPHON®
  • Megan Ploog, MSN RN CPON®
  • Mary Lynn Rae, MSN RN CPHON®
  • Anne Marie Sterk, MSN RN CPON®

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

Kristin M. Belderson, DNP MS RN CPON®

Immediate Past Chair

Ellen Olson, MSN RN CPNP BMTCN CPON® 

Board Liaison 

  • Dyane Bunnell, MSN RN AOCNS CPON® 

Members

  • Ruth Anne Herring, MSN RN CPNP CPHON®
  • Rebecca W. Manes, MSN RN
  • Holly Remington Kubaney, MSN PNP-BC CPHON®

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®

Vice ChairPast Chair

M. Danielle Gunter, PhD RN

Board Liaison

Misty Evans, DNP APRN CPNP

Members

  • Chris Donaghey, MSN RN CNS CPHON®
  • Marika Highberger, MSN RN CPNP
  • Gwendolyn Kimball, DNP CPON®
  • Carol Kotsubo, APRN MS MPH CPON®
  • Julie Luke, DNP APRN CPNP CPHON®
  • 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®

Vice-Chair

Janie Avila, BSN RN CPON®

Board Liaison

Sharon Bergeron, BSN RN CPON®

Members

  • Linda Abramovitz, MSN RN
  • Christina Baggott, PhD RN PNP-BC CPON®
  • Kristin M. Belderson, DNP MS RN CPON®
  • Julia M Challinor, PhD, RN
  • Jami S. Gattuso, MSN RN CPON®
  • M. Danielle Gunter, PhD RN
  • Colleen M. Nixon, MSN RN CPHON®

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

Amy Newman, PhD CPNP-BC CPHON®

Editorial Board Members

  • Laura Clarke-Steffen, PhD RN
  • Deborah B. Crom, PhD RN CPNP
  • Elizabeth A. Duffy, DNP RN CPNP
  • Faith Gibson, PhD RGN ONC®
  • Joan E. Haase, PhD RN
  • Pamela S. Hinds, PhD RN FAAN
  • Kimberly Pike-Grimm, PhD RN CNS
  • 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
  • Amy Newman, PhD CPNP-BC CPHON®
  • Deborah Tomlinson, MS RSCN RGN Dip Cancer Nursing
  • Janice Withycombe, PhD RN MN, CCRP
  • 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

Rebecca W Manes, MSN RN

Vice-Chair 

Nancy L. Kashlak, DNP MSN RN CPNP

Board Liaison

Amy Newman, PhD CPNP-BC CPHON®

Members

  • Brittany Allgood, RN
  • Kristin M. Belderson, DNP MS RN CPON®
  • Jennifer Brown, BSN RN CPHON®
  • Beth Fisher, MSN RN CPNP CPON®
  • Cristen Hemsted, MSN RN
  • Elizabeth Sniderman, APRN MSN BSN RN CPNP-AC CPHON®

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®

Vice-Chair

Scarlett Czarnecki, BSN RN CPHON®

Board Liaison

Janice Nuuhiwa, MSN APN/CNS CPHON®

Members

  • Terri Boyce, MSN RN CPNP CPON®
  • Susan Dulczak, MSN RN ANP-C CPON®
  • Erin Friedman, BSN RN CPHON®
  • Mary Newman, MSN RN CPON®
  • Colleen Nixon, MSN RN CPHON®
  • Kari Wheeler, RN BMTCN® CPHON®

Nominating Committee

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

Chair

 

  • Ann Stratton, CPNP CPHON® 

Board Liaison 

Sharon Bergeron, BSN RN CPON®

Members

  • Kristin M. Belderson, DNP MS RN CPON®
  • Anna Evans, MSN, CPNP CPHON®
  • Molly Hemenway, MS RN CPNP
  • Holly Remington Kubaney, MSN PNP-BC CPHON®
  • 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

Terri L. Boyce, MSN RN CPNP CPHON®

Immediate Past Chair

Joan Shea, MSN RN CPON® 

Board Liaison

Janice Nuuhiwa, MSN APN/CNS CPHON®

Members

  • Sameeya N. Ahmed-Winston, MSN RN CPNP BMTCN® CPHON®
  • Deanna Hill, BSN RN CPHON®
  • Carol Kotsubo, MPH MS CPON®
  • Mylynda Livingston, BSN RN CPON®
  • Maureen Lynch Baker, APRN MSN CPON®
  • Karen Madigan, RN
  • Robin Pitts, FNP-C RN
  • Tonya Ureda, NP
  • Melody Watral, MSN RN CPNP CPON®