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

Elected Board Positions

We have elections every 2 years for board positions of PSONS President, PSONS Secretary, PSONS Treasurer, PSONS Membership and PSONS Member(s) at Large. Our elected board members are passionate and dedicated to supporting our PSONS community.



Toby Johnson, BSN, RN, OCN (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.


Rachael Crickman, DNP, ARNP-CNS, AOCNS, OCN (she/her)


I have been an oncology nurse for 22 years and a PSONS board member for five. Prior to serving as Treasurer, I was a Member-at-Large, which helped me understand the distinct roles and functions of each position. I am a staunch advocate for staff and patient safety, and I appreciate the expertise of our local community of oncology nurses. PSONS supports my professional growth through scholarship opportunities, educational events, and leadership development. Beyond work, I enjoy spending time in nature with my family: camping, hiking, and other forms of adventure!



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Amy Boswell, BSN, RN, OCN (they/them)

Board Member(s) at Large

My name is 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).

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

Board Member(s) at Large

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.

Mary-Jo Sarver, RN (she/her)

Board Member(s) at Large

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.

Whitney Farowich, BSN, RN, (she/her)

Board Member(s) at Large

have been an oncology nurse for 8 years now, including bedside, education, pharmaceuticals, and I even started my own business (TBD on how this will go!). I’ve never been afraid of chasing my dreams and I would love to help others do the same, don’t they say something like, ‘Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear” ? I also believe in infusing your soul passion into your work, and that’s what makes your work and your career unique and irreplaceable! I am hoping to organize a manifestation workshop for the oncology nurses during my time on the board. At the moment, I joined the Resource Team/Float Pool at UWMC, because I wanted to try a little bit of everything, in order to strengthen my practice. Oncology patients will always be my favorite!

Standing Committee Members

Committee Members are part of the PSONS Board and passionate about engaging our PSONS community and supporting our nurses.

Lyndsey Conway, MN, RN, BMTCN (she/her)

Communications & Webmaster

I have been an oncology nurse for 7 years and been a PSONS board member for 6! I am passionate about supporting and mentoring nurses new to oncology and working with students of any kind. After obtaining my masters in nursing education, I began my dream job working with new employees entering the field of oncology, including new graduate resident nurses and medical assistant apprentices. I have loved the mentorship and networking opportunities that PSONS has provided me in my career, and attending the amazing educational events that help foster my lifelong learning! In my free time, you can find me somewhere in the mountains with my partner and my dog, and spending time connecting with my family and friends.

Arlyce Coumar, MN, RN, OCN (she/her)

Government Relations

I have been Chair of the Legislative and Health Policy committee since 2018. The committee introduces nurses to opportunities which widen their scope of oncology practice– to influence the health of our communities from beyond the bedside and clinic– by entering into the area of legislative policy engagement. In the committee, we are learning ways to share oncology nurse expertise with leaders in our government both nationally and locally.

Lynley Fow, MN, ARNP, AOCNP (she/her)

Vendor Liaison, Education Committee Member

I have been involved in the care of Oncology Patients for over 30 years, and have practiced in all 4 corners of the US and some states in between. I have been a member of PSONS since I moved to Washington in 1998 to go to grad school at UW. I am proud to say that I support the PSONS aspirations by being a current member of the symposium & education committees. I began serving on the board in 2016 as the President-elect and then served a 2 year President term from 2017-2019. Since 2019, in addition to the educational committees that I am a part of, I have been the Vendor Liaison, facilitating communications between outside vendors and chapter events. When I am not working, I like to do creative things like stained glass, or be outside gardening, hiking, motorcycling, and being with my family. Since I live in Woodinville, you may find my husband and I at a winery on Sundays 🙂

Shari Bates, BSN, RN, OCN, CCM (she/her)

Symposium Committee Chair

I have been symposium chair since November 2021. A fun fact about me – I’m a farm girl!  My home includes space for 3 goats, 5 chickens, 2 Bernese Mountain dogs and 1 cat.

Kathleen Shannon-Dorcy, PhD, RN, FAAN (she/her)

Research Committee Chair

Kathleen has been an ONS member for 32 years.

Nancy Thompson, MSN, RN, AOCNS (she/her)

Community Service Chair

I have been an oncology nurse for over 30 years and a PSONS board member ever since I moved to Seattle in 2003! My role for the last 15 years has been to develop and coordinate opportunities for our members to support the larger community. I am a strong believer that as nurses, our work begins in the community and that oncology nurses have huge and generous hearts. Over the years, PSONS has made a tremendous difference to many community non-profits. In my spare time, I love to work jigsaw puzzles and do yoga.

Margaret Ramsdell (she/her)

Scholarship Committee Chair

Mitra Freer, MSN, RN, OCN (she/her)

Education Committee Co-Chair

Doug Jordan, BSN, RN (he/him)

Education Committee Co-Chair

I’ve been part of the board / education committee since 2017. I enjoy bringing new information to the oncology community. Fun fact about myself: If it has wheels and goes fast I’ll probably like it.

Renee Yankee, ARNP, MN, AOCN (she/her)

Oncology Nursing Education Cooperative

Get Involved

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If you are interested in an elected or non-elected position, or know someone who might be a great fit, please email the PSONS President at

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