Save the Date for our 2024 Annual PSONS Symposium!
Saturday, September 21st
Located at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center

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2022 PSONS Chapter Board Elections and Candidate Bios

PSONS Elections are now open!

This year we will be voting for Secretary and four Member-at-Large positions.  The elections will be open until January 30, 2022. The results will be announced in February 2023. Check your email registered with PSONS communities to get your link for voting!


Candidate Bios:

Candidate Profile for PSONS Secretary:

Toby Johnson, BSN, RN (they/them)

I have three years of experience as an oncology nurse and am now a nurse educator. I have been on the board of PSONS for three years, and I really enjoy the connections with other members I get to make on the board. I love being able to support my fellow nurses. Outside of work I enjoy knitting, reading, and hiking.



Candidate Profile for Member(s)-at-Large:

Chermaine Wulff, BSN, RN, OCN (she/her)

Chermaine is the current Manager of the Infusion Center at Valley Medical Center. She served as the Puget Sound Oncology Nursing Society (PSONS) Symposium Chair from 2018-2022 and PSONS member since 2013.

Chermaine was born and raised in the Philippines and migrated to the United States in 2001. During that time, she lived in Orange County, CA where she discovered her love for Oncology as a yearning for service. From there she started her journey to transitioning to healthcare, eventually completing her nursing degree at Seattle University in Washington state, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and awarded the Spirit of Nursing Award in 2012.

Chermaie has great passion for Oncologym, which is the core of her nursing philosophy – “to care and to serve the sick and the most vulnerable.” This passion led her to eventually pursue a leadership path, where she hopes to affect change in the delivery of safe and effective care for all patients. She is a visionary with a servants’ heart and a passion to serve, improve, and elevate the healthcare provided to all patients through nursing education. Improving the flow of nursing practice and keeping abreast with gold standards of care is also her focus. In 2021 and 2022, she presented posters in the PSONS Symposium and ONS Congress respectively. Her posters were entitled: “Scheduling Optimization in an Infusion Center” and “Ensuring Patients’ Access to Quality Care during the Pandemic – An Enhanced Pre-chemotherapy Education via Telehealth by Oncology Nurses in the Infusion Center.”

In addition to her nursing career and work in healthcare, she also completed her degree in Behavioral Science and worked in varying industries including insurance and supply chain management. This background and experiences had tremendous impact in her leadership, people management, organizational skills, focus, and thought processes.

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other” – John F. Kennedy. Leadership for Chermaine is not just about title or designation, it is about one’s ability to influence others, to inspire and to leave a footprint everywhere she goes. Today, Chermaine continues to follow the path of service, leadership, and lifelong learning. Outside of work, she spends quality time with her family, 4 dogs and 4 birds.


Whitney Farowich, BSN, RN (she/her)

My name is Whitney Faroqwich and this is actually my second go-round at the PSONS Board (so nice I tried it twice!). I was previously on the Education committee and helped with a gorgeous presentation on medical ethics. I was also able to go to Leadership Weekend in Pittsburgh and ONS Hill Days in Washington, D.C., both incredible experiences and I find it now to be my personal mission to encourage others to do the same! Invest in yourself, it’s your greatest resource! I have worked inpatient, outpatient, in pharmaceuticals and I even started my own legal nurse consulting business (still waiting on that first paycheck 😉 I have tried a little bit of everything and would like the opportunity to use that breadth of experience and help other Puget Sound nurses grow to their fullest potential. If your dreams don’t scare you, they’re not big enough!


Amy S. Boswell, MSN, RN, OCN (she/her)

My name is my Amy Boswell and I’m an oncology nurse with 20 years of experience, primarily in the outpatient setting. I currently work at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center as the Advanced Practice Nurse for Community Sites, which means I support nursing education and practice. My passion is to support, develop, and represent these nurses providing excellent care in their community. I’ve lived in the Puget Sound area for 2 years now after a large cross-country move with my family. I have experience on the board of an ONS local chapter; I served as the Membership Chair for the NC Triangle ONS for 2 years (1/2012-12/2013). I think that my professional and board experience will enhance my contributions in the role of Member-At-Large for PSONS.


Mary-Jo Sarver, RN (she/her)

I would like to be a member at large to stay active in the PSONS board. I feel passionate about our role and contributions to nurses and feel my experience would be beneficial. I enjoy being part of a team and mentoring others along their chosen paths. The world has changed and healthcare is one of the areas that require an open mind and embracing change. This journey  relies  on history as a pillar. I hope to provide that while inspiring others to be involved.