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Cabinet on Health Policy

The Cabinet on Health Policy is comprised of nine members who serve for two year terms. The Cabinet is charged with establishing legislative priorities, researching health care issues, developing position statements on labor and health policy, and representing ONA in public forums. They work closely with ONA's Government Relations staff to develop and implement ONA’s health policy positions. 


  • Paul van Waardenburg, RN, Chair
  • Christy Simila, RN
  • Cheryl Cosgrove, MN, RN, CEN
  • Monica Meier, RN
  • Travis Nelson, RN
  • Patricia Brandon, WHCNP, FNP

Health Policy Platform

The Health Policy Platform directs the efforts of the Cabinet on Health Policy and the Government Relations department. Updated every few years, the contents of the document are presented before and approved by the ONA House of Delegates prior to implementation.

How to Join the Cabinet and Meeting Schedule

If you want more information or are interested in attending a Cabinet on Health Policy meeting, please contact Government Relations or call (503) 293-0011 for more information.


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