Board Symposium Photo Booth(Some of our board at Symposium 2017)

Current Elected Board Members:

LynleyPresident Lynley Fow

Graduating from the University of Delaware and working on a very busy, large scale teaching hospital gave me the skills to take my passion for patient care on the road as a traveling nurse where I practiced in a variety of hospitals on both coasts and a few places in between. After having a life-changing experience at Yale New Haven Hospital, I was encouraged to pursue my master’s degree and become an oncology nurse practitioner. As luck would have it, I was accepted to the University of Washington’s Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program with a focus in oncology nursing. After passing my boards, I spent eleven years as an oncology certified nurse practitioner in a wonderful practice at EvergreenHealth, dedicated to patient care.


  • Serves to appoint committee chairs, coordinates development of chapter goals, objectives and the budget.
  • Schedules and presides over Board meetings.
  • Coordinates the completion, review and submission of the annual ONS report.
  • A liaison between PSONS membership and  national ONS. Represents PSONS at national ONS meetings.

President-Elect Vacant
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  • Learn the role of president and serves as the president in the absence of the current president.
  • Consults with president to provide continuity and smooth transition of chapter leadership

Secretary Toni Black


  • Maintains records of chapter activities.
  • Maintains records according to the requirements of ONS, including standing rules, financial reports, board meeting minutes.
  • Implements effective communication plan among board, committees and the membership.

Heather Freeborne

Treasurer Heather Freeborne BSN, RN, OCN, CBCN

Heather is currently in her fourth year as Treasurer for PSONS. Heather has been a nurse since 1987. In that time she has worked as a critical care nurse, neurosurgery research nurse, expert witness, oncology nurse, nurse educator and now works in pharmaceutical sales. She lives in West Seattle, is married, a has 6 year old son.  She received her ADN from Ricks College and BSN from UW.

Financial goals of PSONS :

  • Break even on educational programs and support programs that do not support themselves
  • Have a rainy day fund equal to 2 years of expenses & invest rainy day money in a socially responsible fashion
  • Provide honoraria for speakers
  • Be financially accountable to the chapter
  • Provide scholarships for education and certification and charitable support to our community
  • Donate to ONS Foundation
  • Keep accurate and transparent records of all financial transactions
  • Support the Puget Sound Quarterly newsletter

ChapmanPhoto (1)Immediate Past-President Bob Chapman

Bob has worked in healthcare for over 28 years. His background includes working as a DRG coder and 18 years as as registered nurse with backgrounds in mental heatlh, critical care and oncology nursing. He has been active PSONS Board member for 3 years and recently served in the role of PSONS Quarterly Newsletter Editor. As a commitment to the board’s vision of leading the transformation of cancer care, he has contributed to the PSONS by creating the new PSONS logo; completed a historical preservation project archiving 35 years of PSONS Quarterly Newsletters; received the ONS newsletter award for excellence in print media; and collaborated to design a new newsletter banner. Bob to led with the values of servant leadership, which is a philosophy and set of behaviors that enriches the lives of individuals, builds better organizations, and ultimately creates a more just and caring world.

Standing Committees  (Chairs are board members)

Communications/Webmaster Lyndsey Conway, chair






McCorklePromoCommunity Service Nancy Thompson, chair







Dana Scharfenberg, Chair

Education Committee Duties:

  • Organize at least nine educational dinner events per year to support excellence in oncology nursing
  • Communicate planned events with PSONS Vendor Relations, Webmaster, and Communication chair
  • Ensures the PSONS Treasurer receives monthly education event funds
  • Provide participation certificates to attendees

IMG_1862Government Relations Doug Jordan, Chair




SandraOlsonMembership Sandra Olson, Chair




IMG_0467Nominating Kay Walz, Chair




Oncology Nursing Education Cooperative
Angela McKeirnan Collins, Chair




Shannon-Dorcey-Kathleen-finalResearch Kathleen Shannon-Dorcy, Chair





IMG_7403Scholarship Mona Stage, chair




FullSizeRender (1)Symposium Dennielle Padgett




Board Member at Large Vacant
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Project Teams

20160311_075746Vendor Relations Mary Jo Sarver & Lisa Westmoreland