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NYS Association of Occupational Health Nurses

Candidates for 2018 Officer/Board of Directors Election

Posted 3 months ago by Patricia Sadowski

The New York State Association of Occupational Health Nurses (NYSAOHN) Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the candidates for the 2018 election.  Term of office for the positions will be January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2020.

As this is an unopposed ballot, a vote shall be obtained at the 2018 NYSAOHN annual business meeting by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the members present and voting.  Classes of membership eligible to vote are: Active, Inactive and Retired.

The annual meeting will be held on Monday, November 5, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom Video Conference call.  Information on how to call-in to attend the annual meeting will be announced at a later date.

Candidates for Office:

Secretary:  Kathleen McEntire RN, CCM

            Kathy is a candidate for a first term as NYSAOHN Secretary.  She has been a member of AAOHN/NYSAOHN for 43 years.  During that time she has held several leadership positions:  President of NYSAOHN, President of Greater Rochester New York Association of Occupational Health Nurese (GRNYAOHN), President Elect of NYSAOHN, President Elect of GRNYAOHN, Secretary GRNYAOHN, Board of Directors GRNYAOHN, Nominating Committee NYSAOHN, Nominating Committee GRNYAOHN.

            Kathy held Occupational Health Nurse positions at Union Carbide, Buffalo, NY; Harden Furniture, McConnellsville, NY and Nalge Nunc International, Rochester, NY.  Kathy also worked as a Nurse Case Manager at Crawford & Company, Rochester, NY and POMCO, Rochester, NY.  She is currently retired.


Nominating Committee:  Cynthia Rombaut RN, FNP, MSN, COHN-S

            Cindy is a candidate for a second term on the NYSAOHN Nominating Committee.  She has been a member of AAOHN/NYSAOHN for 18 years holding positions on the NYSAOHN Nominating Committee and on the Education Committee of the Greater Rochester NYAOHN chapter.   She is also a member of NYOEMA, AANP and TheNPA. 

Candidate's Statement:  Occupational health has been my career for over 20 years.  Realizing that the small community hospital that she worked for was in need of these services, I worked to find the organizational support necessary to develop an occupational health and safety program, which was very successful.  I have since moved to a larger system where there is a stronger infrastructure of support and funding.  I am currently employed by the University of Rochester Medical Center Finger Lakes Occupational Health Services as a nurse practitioner, seeing patients in our clinic, which is part of the NYS Occupational Health Clinic Network.  Basically, I have developed  my occupational health knowledge through self-education in a field in which I am very passionate.  I am proud of my accomplishments and feel that this specialty can be a wonderful opportunity to promote the good health of our workforce.