2021 Election Results

President: Rick Lucas

2nd Vice President: Holly Rowe

Med-Surg James 18,19,20, 21 & CNS/Educators: James Starkey

Harding 2,3,4: Larry Hutson

UH PeriOp: Bret Apple

UH Procedural: Tony Myers

Ross Procedural: Pamela Garlinghouse

Off Site/Clinics: Colleen Swank

ED/CDU/11Obs/UH PICC/UH STAT: Regina Miller

All terms of office begin January 1, 2021

2021 Ballot Information

The ballots have been mailed (Friday 11/13/2020) to the addresses on file for our members in "good standing". Please keep an eye out for the envelope pictured below. The voting period is open until Saturday 11/28/2020 at 5pm, in compliance with Department of Labor requirements. Note there are open slots that are eligible for WRITE-IN candidates. In order to write-in someone's name, there is a Search function on the electronic ballot. 

The candidates and their bios, if applicable, are listed in the order in which they appear on the ballot. 


Rick Lucas

2nd VP

Holly Rowe

Med-Surg James 18,19,20, 21 & CNS/Educators

Write In Candidates – no bio

Harding 2,3,4

Larry Hutson

Larry Hutson is a second career nurse who received his BSN from Kent State University.  His first degree is from The Ohio State University, where he was a member of TBDBITL.   Prior to becoming a nurse he worked as a Program Manager for tech firms on the west coast.  He has been a staff nurse at The James since spring of 2012, where he works on the Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit.  He joined the OSUNO Board seven years ago, representing Harding Hospital.  As a board member he sat on last year's contract team and helped negotiate the 2017 contract.


UH PeriOp

Bret Apple

I have been a Staff Nurse in the UH OR for my entire nursing career since beginning at OSU in 2011. I am passionate about taking care of patients in the surgical setting and enjoy collaborating with all the different care team members that help us provide the best care for our patients. My main focus is to ensure fair and equitable working conditions, as well as being able to resolve conflicts that arise on these units. I have enjoyed collaborating with the other preoperative units over the past two years as the UH PERI-OP representative. I look forward to having the opportunity to serve this area over the next term as well.    


UH Procedural

Tony Myers

Tony has been an ONA member since 1998 and an OSUNO member since 2002. He has worked in the Cath lab and is currently working in Endoscopy. Tony served as a Unit Ambassador before his current position on the OSUNO Board of Directors for representation of UH Procedural. He was on the 2019 Negotiations Team.


Ross Procedural

Write In Candidates – no bio

Off Site/Clinics

Write In Candidates – no bio


Regina Miller

This will be my second time running for board member for ED/ ED and inpatient OBs/ UH Picc/ Stat. I have been with the medical center since 2003, a nurse in the ED for 9 years. For the past two years I have worked tirelessly for the staff of these units and will continue to do so.

~ “A successful woman is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at her.” ~ adapted from David Brinkley


Francine Chiancone

My name is Francine Chiancone and I am a nurse in the Critical Care Float Pool. I've been employed with OSU since November 2007. Over the past 13 years here I've worked in the SICU and served on various committees and councils. I've also gone back to school and received my MSN as an Adult-Gero Clinical Nurse Specialist. Since beginning my career as an RN I've also worked in an educator position, then ultimately decided to come back to the bedside where my passion for nursing lies. Would like the opportunity to get more involved in OSUNO and take the opportunity to represent you.


 Ballot Envelope - DO NOT THROW AWAY



2021 Election - Call for Nominations

Click here to download the call for nominations.

The Ohio State University Nurses Organization (OSUNO) is encouraging members in good standing to submit your name as a candidate for one of the open leadership positions for your local bargaining unit. The terms of office for President, 2nd Vice President and eligible Board of Directors positions are for two (2) years commencing January 1, 2021.

Open Board Positions:

• Harding 2, 3, 4

• PeriOp UH

• Med/Surg James & CNS/Educators

• UH Procedural

• Ross Procedural

• Clinics 1 (sites TBD)

• Clinics 2 (sites TBD)


OSUNO is a democratic organization where the members set the agenda and elect their leaders. An elected Board of Directors is made up of front-line nurses from different practice areas across the Medical Center. 

Members of the OSUNO Board of Directors are some of our most vital collaborators, working with fellow members and Ohio Nurses Association (ONA) staff to improve the working conditions for our members.  Contributing your voice on the Board is one important way you can help advance our organization’s mission: advocating for our patients and professional nursing practice.

No matter your practice area or what population of patients you serve, the OSUNO in collaboration with the ONA has the tools, resources, and support nurses needed to be the best they can be and to ensure that the patients they care for receive the care they deserve. 

If you’re interested in serving on the board for the 2020-2021 term, or if you know someone who would make a great leader, the nominations are open through October 23, 2020

In solidarity,

Jessie Frymyer
OSUNO Secretary
OSUNO Election Committee Chair