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About Us

Mission

Through various educational programs, mentoring relationships and scholarships, the Boston Chapter upholds the ONS vision, mission and values, promoting excellence in quality oncology nursing care within the Boston metropolitan area.

Core Values

It is through our various Chapter programs and events that we support the ONS values of innovation, excellence, and advocacy. The Boston Chapter provides a local network of members to share ideas, seek advice and talk through the challenges and successes of oncology nursing.


Board of Directors

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Michelle Ranaghan,
MSN, RN, CRNI, OCN

PRESIDENT

As a Clinical Specialist for the Center for Clinical and Professional Development at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, I am committed to empower nurses caring for oncology patients by sharing knowledge and developing connections across our hospitals, clinics and industry.

 

I hope to serve as an ambassador for ONS membership and Oncology Certification throughout our community, both within and beyond Boston.  I also hope to engage newer oncology nurses in the Boston chapter of ONS.

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Paula Aguilera,
BSN, RN, OCN

SECRETARY

As the Oncology Nurse Navigator for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's Cancer Care Equity Program and Boston Chapter member for the past two years, I look forward to supporting the continued growth of this Chapter through further involvement in my Secretary role.

Boston ONS does a wonderful job of providing its members with educational opportunities regarding new treatments or advanced knowledge of a disease type. That is integral to the work we do as oncology nurses. I look forward to sharing my expanded insight on the impact of social determinants of health on patient experience and their ability to engage in cancer care and incorporating more cancer care equity opportunities for our membership.

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Alissa Gentile,
MSN, RN

TREASURER

As the Director of Research Nursing at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, I am passionate about the growth and development of the clinical research programs in the community settings.  Through leadership, implementation and evaluation of clinical oncology research, it's important to me to break down barriers of trial enrollment to allow for greater access to clinical trials for the community population.

 

As the ONS treasurer, I am committed to overseeing the management and reporting on the organization's financial administration and enforcing financial policies and procedures.  I am excited to be part of the board to support the organization's goals and help drive decision-making for success in its mission.

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Onyinye Mkparu,
MSN, MBA, OCN, RN

DIRECTOR AT LARGE

As the Nursing Director of the Hematology Oncology unit at Brigham & Women's Hospital and over fourteen years of oncology nursing experience in a wide variety of settings, I have a genuine passion for oncology nursing and share ONS's mission to promote excellence in oncology nursing care, education, research and practice. 

 

I am thrilled to have been elected as the Director at Large and I look forward to collaborating with the fellow Board members and membership as a whole to further support other fellow nurses' professional growth.

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Jean Treacy,
MBA, MSN, ANP-BC

DIRECTOR AT LARGE

I have served oncology patients and their families for my entire 30-year nursing career.  From bedside nursing, to the care I provided as a Nurse Practitioner at MGH, and now as an Account Executive for Abbvie Oncology, I strive to keep the patient as my North Star.  It is my hope that my diverse nursing background, recent MBA attainment, and leadership skills will help to shape the Oncology nurses of the future. 

 

As the Director at Large of BONS I will work closely with the other Board members to ensure that both the regional and national ONS goals are met while keeping the focus on the patients we serve.

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Lauren McGovern, 
MSN, RN, OCN, NCP-BC

SCHOLARSHIP & MEMBER ENGAGEMENT

I am excited to assist BONS members as they pursue financial assistance through the scholarship offerings.I want to create an equitable application review process so that funds are awarded to the most qualified individuals. I will collaborate with the other BONS members to promote the development of oncology nursing. 

Coming Soon

OPEN Position

PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIR

Coming soon...

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