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2019 ONA Statewide Elections

2019 ONA Statewide Elections: Nominations Open

By deciding to run for an ONA statewide elected position, you make a choice to invest in your future and the future of nursing.

Whether serving on a committee, cabinet, or the board, ONA leaders have the capacity to influence public policy, professional nursing standards and the advancement of the association.

Election Voter's Guide

Nominations are over and the candidate slate for each position has been finalized.


Vice President/ANA Delegate

  • Jacqueline Dillon


  • Caitlin Reid
  • John Smeltzer

Director (4)

  • David Hilderbrand
  • Jessica Carrier Lobell
  • Sue Phillips
  • Rachel Seidelman
  • Allison Seymour

Director – New Graduate (1)

  • Lacey Evans
  • Che Richardson Jung

Cabinet on Health Policy (4)

  • Cheryl Cosgrove
  • Travis Elmore Nelson
  • Nancy MacMorris-Adix
  • Kathleen O’Connor
  • Christy Simila
  • Thomas Sincic
  • Paul van Waardenburg

Cabinet on Education (3)

  • Paula Gubrud-Howe
  • Karmin Maher-Hasse
  • Angela Powell

Cabinet on Nursing Practice & Research (4)

  • Rebecca McCay
  • Mary Phoenix
  • Lace Velk
  • Tonsina Wells

Cabinet on Economic & General Welfare (3)*

  • Seat 5: Kevyn Paul
  • Seat 6: Michelle Chau

ANA Delegate/Alternate (9)

  • Nicholas Bowling
  • Tamarah Cline
  • Kathleen Cooper
  • Jacqueline Dillon
  • Clarice Gerlach
  • Bruce Humphreys
  • Allison Hyder
  • Savannah Jensen
  • Elizabeth McPhee
  • Teri Mills
  • Kevyn Paul
  • Susan Phillips
  • Christy Simila
  • Rebecca Sudduth
  • Judy Thibault
  • Shelley West

AFL-CIO Delegate (20)

  • Christine Bernier
  • Tamarah Cline
  • Jacqueline Dillon
  • Clarice Gerlach
  • Pamela Gordon
  • Kevyn Paul
  • Susan Phillips
  • Lynda Pond
  • Rebecca Sudduth
  • Paul van Waardenburg


ONA is using Election-America as the service provider for our 2019 ONA Statewide Election.

  • You will receive an email (if we have an email address on file) or postcard from Elections-America with your verification information: an election code and voting pin number

Visit to enter your verification information and vote.

The election closes at noon on April 15, 2019.

  • For technical assistance or if you did not receive your verification information, please contact Election-America at
  • For questions regarding your membership or election guidelines, please contact ONA at


Election Guidance

Position Descriptions

Below you will find descriptions of each role and position. Click on the links to open/download the descriptions of each leadership position.


Click on the subsequent links for a complete description of each cabinet's member responsibilities:

Board of Directors Position Descriptions

Click on the subsequent links for a job description of the following Board of Directors positions:


Other Leadership Positions

ANA Delegate Information

For those nurses interested in the being an American Nurses Association (ANA) delegate and representing ONA at the ANA Assembly, June 21-23, 2018 in Washington DC, you can learn more about the responsibilities and funding for the position in the ONA policies and documents below.

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