WELCOME TO CCONS-COLUMBUS CHAPTER ONCOLOGY NURSING SOCIETY
UPCOMING CCONS EVENTS
MY EXPERIENCE AS A CCONS BOARD INTERN
By: Stephanie Daniel - September 16, 2016
If someone had told me a year ago the tremendous impact that being a Board Intern for CCONS would have on my life, I never would have believed them. Being a member of the board not only gave me the opportunity to learn the different areas of CCONS that I could get involved in, but it allowed me the privilege to work amongst a group of supportive and inspiring women. Over the past year, doors have opened that I never knew existed. For starters, through the support of my fellow board members, I was able to attend ONS Congress in San Antonio this year, which was a truly rewarding experience.
As a Board Intern, I learned about all the committees available at CCONS and found one, in particular, that gave me the chance to get involved in something I have always been very passionate about which is healthcare policy. Becoming involved in the Legislative Committee has by far been one of the best decisions of my life! I am extremely excited that others recognize my passion and I have been appointed to be the Chair of the Legislative Committee starting January 2017. Though all of these opportunities have been wonderful, the most thrilling thus far is the one I am experiencing right now. At this moment, I am in Washington, D.C. representing CCONS at ONS Capitol Hill Days. Today something I never dreamt could happen became a reality all because of ONS. A few hours ago I was part of a meeting with members of the Cancer Moonshot Task Force at The White House and, to all of our surprise, Vice President Biden stopped in to talk with us. Words cannot express the feelings that overcame me as I sat through the meeting.
It is unbelievable to think that all of this has happened because one year ago a current board member encouraged me to get involved and apply to be a Board Intern. For anyone that hasn’t taken the opportunity to really get involved in CCONS, allow me to be the current board member that encourages you to be a Board Intern or join a committee. Trust me when I say that if you just say “yes” and take that next step, you absolutely will not regret it!
HAPPY RETIREMENT CATHY
Congratulations to Cathy Phillips who has officially retired from the Columbus Cancer Clinic!!
Enjoy retirement Cathy!!
Ilene Comeras Lattimer, Cathy Phillips, Jaci Holland and Bertie Ford enjoying Cathy's retirement party.
CCONS 2016 KALEIDOSCOPE OF ONCOLOGY CARE CONFERENCE
Enjoying Spring Conference at Quest Conference Center