Board of Directors
Paula K. Anderson, RN
Present Position: Ohio Nurses Association (ONA) President, IRP staff nurse at The Ohio State University Medical Center.
Professional Experience: Staff nurse for 43 years.
Organizational Experience: Currently ONA President, former OSUNO President, served on the MODNA Board of Directors, ONA Board of Directors, ONA’s E&GW Commission, American Nurses Association (ANA) Congress on Nursing Practice and Economics, MODNA delegate to ONA convention, ONA delegate to ANA convention and ONA delegate to NFN Assembly. I have testified at state legislative hearings on nursing issues.
Reason for Seeking Office: To contribute to growth and involvement of my fellow nurses in our professional organization.
Karen Lane, BSN, MA
Area of Practice: Administration
Present Position: Retired
Professional Experience: Chief Nurse for statewide program related to care of children with handicapping conditions for twenty two years. School nurse consultant for Ohio Department of Health for three years, Staff Nurse at OSU Hospitals for three years, taught Pediatric Nursing for two years.
Organizational Experience: Delegate to ONA Conventions, secretary and treasurer for MODNA as well as several terms on Board of Directors, members of finance, awards and nominating committees.
Reason for Seeking Office: “Serving on the Board of Directors is an opportunity to stay actively involved with the professional organization and help MODNA advance the practice of professional nursing.”
Jeri A. Milstead, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Area of Practice: Education, health policy, comparative politics.
Present Position: consultant on public policy, leadership and education.
Professional Experience: Dr. Jeri Milstead retired in 2008 as Professor and Dean Emerita, UT College of Nursing, was director of graduate programs at Duquesne University for 3 years and was a faculty member at Clemson University (SC) for ten years. This year she was named a Local Nursing Legend by the Medical Heritage Center at OSU in recognition of “…long-term commitment to the profession of nursing and the health of people in Central Ohio.” She is the editor and senior author of Health Policy and Politics: A Nurse’s Guide, 4th ed., and Handbook of Nursing Leadership: Creative Skills for a Culture of Safety. She was president of the State Board of Nursing for South Carolina and held leadership positions in the State Nurses Associations in Ohio, PA and SC. She currently serves on the MODNA legislation committee and formerly chaired the ONA Health Policy Council. She has conducted research and consultation in China, Cuba, Jordan, The Netherlands and Nicaragua.
Candidate Statement: Past MODNA boards have provided guidance for members as to strategic planning. I would like to add my leadership to the board to make sure that MODNA is a dynamic presence within ONA and our district.
Kathryn K. Peppe, MS, RN, FAAN
Area of Practice: Administration
Present Position: Maternal and child health consultant; public health and maternal and child health administration.
Professional Experience: Independent maternal-child health consultant. Retired from Ohio Department of Health as Chief, Division of Family & Community Health Services.
Organizational Experience: Ohio Nurses Association (Treasurer 2011-present); MODNA (Board of Directors 1980-84 and 2011-present; Delegate to ANA Convention2012; Committees: Bylaws 1973, 1984, 1988, 1992; Nominating 1976; Scholarship 1983-present; Methods/Resources 1980-87). American Nurses’ Association Council on Maternal-Child Nursing Nominating Committee member 1989-1991. Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, Washington D.C. (President 1998-2001;Executive Council member 1989-2001; Secretary 1996-1998). Ohio Public Health Association, Board of Governors 1992-1995.
Reason for Seeking Office: I am currently on the MODNA Board of Directors and would like to continue to serve our association and membership in this capacity. I have been assisting in the MODNA office during the search for a new executive director and therefore am familiar with the office operations.
Michelle J. Rubertino, MSN, RN-BC, ACNS-BC, CDE
Area of Practice: Practice: Medical-Surgical Acute Care
Present Position: Diabetes Clinical Nurse Specialist for Medical-Surgical Division at Riverside Methodist Hospital/ OhioHealth
Professional Experience: CCU Staff/ ANM for 15 years; Instructor EHOVE SON 9 years; Asst. VP Nursing- 3 years; Acute Care CNS at Riverside Methodist Hospital- 10 years; Nursing Professional over 38 years.
Organizational Experience: ONA district member Erie-Huron 1980–1990′s; MODNA district member 2011- 2013; MODNA delegate to ONA Convention 2011, 2013; MODNA CE committee 2012-2013.
Reason for Seeking Office: ”To represent my fellow nurses on important issues that relate and impact our nursing practice.”
Randi Bates, BSN, RN
Area of Practice: Progressive Care
Present Position: Progressive Care RN
Professional Experience: Over 3 years experience in public health including over 2 years experience as a Peace Corps Health Volunteer in the Dominican Republic. Wide variety of experience with public health programming with diverse international audiences, including presentations in Spanish and English. Wide variety of experience working with several medical missions and free clinics. 2 years experience in general medical and progressive care nursing. Provides CEU courses to nurses as well.
Organizational Experience: Member of unit Educational Committee helping incorporate evidence-based practice on Progressive Care Unit. Coordinator of Medical Missions in the Dominican Republic where I served as the local liaison for international medical missions providing local resource connections and interpretive services and distributed grants to Peace Corps Volunteers. Member of ONA and MODNA and previous member of Sigma Theta Tau.
Reason for Seeking Office: I think it is very important to advance the nursing profession through organizations such as MODNA, so that we have one clear voice for many nurses. Having diverse, active members of MODNA in various areas of Central Ohio help spread the word of the importance of being active in an organization and spreading important messages of MODNA and changes in healthcare legislation.
Deborah Martz, BSN, RN
Area of Practice: Education
Present Position: Autonomous Nurse Education Consultant, the Ohio Department of Health
Professional Experience: Two years experience in medical surgical; pediatric and critical care nursing at Robinson Memorial Hospital, Ravenna Ohio; Three years experience general surgical and thoracic open heart and neurosurgical nursing at The Ohio University Medical Center. Twenty five years experience in public health: Akron City Health Department as general public health nurse for three years then Pediatric Coordinator for Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention which included statewide training for lead prevention activities for 7 years. Fairfield County Health Department Director of Nursing for 5 years and Ohio Department of Health Nurse Education Consultant for 11 years.
Organizational Experience: MODNA twice and ONA Delegate to convention, Continuing Education Approver Council, ONA Foundation Continuing Education Committee, Foundation Heritage Committee.
Reason for Seeking Office: I have been on ONA member for almost 30 years. While dedicated to my practice, I never got involved collegially with nurses from other areas of practice. Over the last ten years, I have become involved as a representative on the Continuing Education Approver Council, ONA Foundation Continuing Education and ONA Foundation Heritage Committees. Through this involvement, I have worked with nurses from all areas of practice, and found there is more to the profession than “just being a nurse”. I want to continue to do the work of the Association to promote nursing and carry forward the messages we have to share.
Deborah E. Napier, BSN, MA, RN, LICDC
Area of Practice: Quality Outcomes and Patient Safety
Present Position: Quality Outcomes Manager for Orthopedic Services at Riverside Methodist Hospital June 2005 – present; formerly Education Specialist 1997-2005 at Riverside Methodist Hospital and Addictions Counselor 1989-2005 at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
Professional Experience: Lectures on orthopedic and addictions issues at Regional and National Nursing Conferences; Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor (LICDC); RN for 38 years, working in Women’s Health, Behavioral Health, and Nursing Education; Childbirth Educator for St. Ann’s Hospital; developed and taught a Pharmacology course at Columbus State Community College on Psychoactive Drugs; published articles on pain management and hip fractures in Orthopedic Nursing, co-authored chapter in The Neuman Systems Model, fifth edition.
Organizational Experience: Member, National Organization of Orthopedic Nurses; Regional Liaison Person for Peer Assistance Program through ONA; co-facilitator of Nurse Support Group for Impaired Nurses; member of Sigma Theta Tau; Delegate to ONA Convention October 03, 05, 07.
Reason for Seeking Office: “An opportunity to increase awareness of MODNA’s impact on professional nursing in central Ohio and to provide a perspective that focuses on outcomes.”