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NPO Governance and Leadership


NPO operates under the ONA Bylaws with Special Rules of Order detailing specifics of the organization.

2016-2017 Executive Committee and Committee Chairs

  • Chair: James Sims, DNP, ANP-BC
  • Chair Elect: Kat Chinn, RN, MS, FNP-BC
  • Immediate Past Chair: Jean-Claude Provost, APRN, DNP, FNPC
  • Secretary: Elena "Nena" Herrera, MS, APRN, BC
  • Treasurer: Kari Komlofske, APRN, FNP-C 
  • Nominating Committee Chair: Brooks Gaston, FNP-C
  • Education Committee Chair: Nancy Ronan, DNP
  • Professional Standards Committee Chair: Fernando Carrillo, FNP-C
  • Marketing/Membership Committee Chair: Laurel Hallock-Koppelman, DNP, FNP-C, APRN
  • Independent Practice and Business Owners Committee Chair: Diane Solomon, PMHNP, CNM, PhD

Regional representatives throughout the state:

  • Region A: Central/Southeast: Vacant
  • Region B: Northeast/Eastern: Vacant
  • Region C: Southern/South Coast: Rebecca Bolling, FNP-BC
  • Region D-1: South Willamette Valley/Mid-Coast: Kat Chinn, RN, MS, FNP-BC
  • Region D-2: Central Coast: Meg Portwood, FNP
  • Region E: Portland/Columbia Valley: Tim Gebhart, DNP, FNP-C

ONA Staff

  • ONA Executive Director: Susan King
  • ONA Professional Services Staff: Amy Ferguson

Click here to see bios of NPO Leadership

Contact NPO Leadership

Standing committees are:

NPO members may volunteer to work on any one of the committees.

If you would like to join the meetings by teleconference, please call Amy Ferguson at the ONA office (503) 293-0011 or (800) 643-3552. You will be supplied with the information to join.

Click below for the meeting minutes from any of the last NPO Quarterly Business Meetings and Treasurer's Reports



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