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March 31, 2015

Focus Group Formation

If an ONS member is interested in organizing a focus group on a particular topic that is not identified by an existing Focus Group or Special Interest Group, the Membership & Component Relations Director will contact the member to determine their willingness to serve as the Contact Person for the group.  Focus Groups are established by ONS members who have applied to the Membership & Component Relations Director and have received approval from the Society's Board of Directors.

If you are interested in starting a focus group you can contact C. DeMarco @ to get further information.

The ONS Focus Group Directory has been prepared to assist eligible ONS members who have questions concerning the groups. The directory lists the contact person of each Focus Group. Members who are interested in joining one of these groups may contact the ONS Office at 412-859-6230, or the Focus Group Contact listed here. All ONS members are eligible to join one or more Focus Groups. The Focus Groups are:


Caring for Prisoners with Cancer (CPC)
Anne Marie Graheck, RN, BS, OCN®

Computers in Nursing
Mary McLendon Hodge, RN

Evidence-Based Practice Change
Edith O’Neil-Page, RN, MSN, AOCNS®, CNS

Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Issues
Judith M. De Groot, RN, MSN, AOCN®    Virtual Community: 

Elizabeth McGrath, APRN, MS, AOCNP®

Health Policy Issues
Susanne N. Suchy, RN, MSN, AOCNS®

International Oncology Nursing
Maria De Carvalho, RN, MSN

Multiple Myeloma
Tiffany A. Richards, MS, ANP-BC, AOCNP®

Nurse Entrepreneur
Tanya L. Brubaker, RN, BSN, MBA, OCN®, CCRP

Nursing Informatics 
Joanne Abbotoy, MSN, RN

Dayna Summe, RN, BSN, CN, OCN® 

OncoDermatology Nursing 
Kathryn Ciccolini, RN, BSN, OCN®  Virtual Community: 

OncoDermatology Nursing 
Anna Skripnik, RN, BSN, DNC  Virtual Community: 

Oncology Case Management
Sheryl A. Riley, RN, OCN®, CMCN

Oncology Quality Management/Outcomes
Fiona McCaughan, RN, MS, MBA, OCN®

Oral Adherence 
Linda Kernick, RN, BSN, OCN®  Virtual Community: 

Pediatric, Adolescent & Young Adult
Maureen A. Cahill, RN, APN, MSN, AOCNS®

Prostate Care
Juli T. Aistars, RN, MS, APN, AOCN®

Rural Health
Norma K. Krumwiede, RN, MN, EdD

Raquel Begelman, RN, OCN®

Vascular Access & Oncology 
Christina Klein, OCN® 

Veterans Affairs Oncology Nursing Care
Lori A. Hoffman Hogg, RN, MS, AOCN®

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