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GCONL - Greater Cleveland Organization for Nursing Leadership

OONELogoThe Greater Cleveland Organization for Nursing Leadership, an affiliate chapter of the Ohio Organization for Nursing Leadership, was formed in 2004 by Northeast Ohio nurse leaders to promote nursing leadership, influence the position of quality healthcare and access, and redesign nursing delivery systems. As a center of excellence for clinical leadership, GCONL improves healthcare through legislation, education, technology, research, consultation, networking and information sharing.


Nurse executives and leaders within the Greater Cleveland-area, which includes Lorain, Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula counties, are invited to join GCONL. Join today and start making a difference in the future of nursing! Membership includes one year for 2020.

If your institution is a member of the Ohio Hospital Association, you are eligible to receive a free OONL membership. For more information, visit the OONL website

Already a GCONL member? Click here to access the GCONL SharePoint site.

2020 Meeting Information

Wednesday, June 3 from 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Location: Virtual WebEx

Speaker Information:
Jim Puente, MS, MJ, CAE, Director, Nurse Licensure Compact
National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)

Topic: Nurse Licensure Compact: Enhancing Access to Nursing Care Across the Nation.

Wednesday, September 9 from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Location: TBD

Speaker Information:
Patricia A. Sharpnack DNP, RN, CNE, NEA-BC, ANEF, FAAN, Dean and Strawbridge Professor
The Breen School of Nursing Ursuline College

Meeting Minutes

November 2019 Meeting Minutes

GCONL Chapter Officers

Janet Schuster, DNP, RN
Chief Nursing Officer
Cleveland Clinic – Lutheran Hospital

Vice President
Theresa Hannu, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Associate Chief Nursing Officer-Inpatient Operations
The MetroHealth System

Lisa Anderson, MSN, RN
Vice President of Member Services
The Center for Health Affairs

Katrina Hartig, MS, BSN, RN, NE-BC
Director of Nursing, Inpatient and Emergency Services 
Cleveland Clinic – Lutheran Hospital

Year of the Nurse2020: The Year of the Nurse and Midwife

The World Health Assembly, the governing body of the World Health Organization (WHO), designated 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife to advance nurses’ and midwives’ vital position in transforming healthcare around the world. It also is in honor of the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth.

For additional information on The Greater Cleveland Organization for Nursing Leadership, contact Treasurer Lisa Anderson at 216.255.3660 or via email.