ONL Committees

Our committees, listed below, are integral to ONL and offer an opportunity for our members to help lead our work, shape ONL policies and positions, network with colleagues, and advance ONL’s mission.

Interested in participating? Contact Ashley Waddell to join a committee.

Evidence-Based Practice Committee

The Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Committee, led by Jackie Bergeron of UMass Memorial Medical Center, is a newly formed committee focused on improving practice and outcomes through decisions supported by research. The EBP Committee will serve as a forum for members to share best practices and ideas and will influence ONL’s EBP-related programming.

Government Affairs Committee

The Government Affairs Committee, led by ONL’s Ashley Waddell, assists ONL in shaping its public policy agenda and advancing its legislative advocacy efforts. The committee’s most recent areas of focus have been public health priorities, workforce development, healthy work environments, access to high-value healthcare, and positioning nurses and clinicians to lead and influence.

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee, led by Nancy Gaden of Boston Medical Center and Amanda Oberlies of ONL, helps strengthen ONL by supporting member recruitment and retention, serving as a sounding board for the ONL team, and providing insight and guidance on the needs of ONL’s members and the sector. Participants serve as ambassadors for ONL, helping to encourage peers and colleagues to join the organization.

Programs Committee

The Programs Committee, led by Kathy Bower, supports ONL’s efforts to advance the sector and support nurse leaders through education and training opportunities. The committee assists in the development and selection of ONL’s wide range of programs for nurse leaders.



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