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Cabinet on Education

Welcome to the Cabinet on Education page! This cabinet is comprised of seven (7) members, four elected and 3 appointed by ONA’s Board of Directors. Each Cabinet member serves for a two year term. The Cabinet is charged with monitoring developments in nursing education, promoting life-long learning and continuing competency in the individual practice of ONA members, and supporting the recruitment of nurses into the profession.

Cabinet Members:

  • Sandra Kellogg, RN, Chair
  • Amber Vermeesch, PhD, MSN, FNP-C, RN, CNE
  • Angela Powell, RN
  • Paula Gubrud-Howe, RN
  • Karmin Maher-Hasse, RN

ONA Staff:

  • Amy Ferguson, Program Assistant

Publications and Positions 

Join the Cabinet

On a yearly basis, Cabinet members complete their term of office and others join. Here are the requirements and obligations for service on this Cabinet:

  • Have knowledge of issues related to education in the clinical and academic settings e.g., experience as a unit educator, staff developer, clinical faculty, mentor/preceptor, or faculty in a school of nursing
  • Have awareness of current trends and issues in clinical education and/or nursing education
  • Be willing to become an expert in or take leadership of one or more of the Cabinet’s activities or program areas
  • Mandatory attendance (in person, via phone) at 80% or more of the Cabinet meetings
  • Ability to regularly access e-mail

Meetings and Minutes

The scheduled meetings of the Cabinet on Education are approximately monthly. To review minutes from previous meetings, click on the links below:


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