Purpose: To assess, develop, implement and evaluate evidence based strategies that support ONL NJ’s five initiatives.

Research Committee at Annual Conference
Research Committee at the Annual Conference


Cynthia Basile, DNP, MSN, RN, CCRN, Director of Education, RWJBarnabas Behavioral Health Center


Jayne Craig, PhD, RN, Manager, Clinical Research, CentraState Medical Center


Eileen C. Bersick, PhD, RN, NE-BC, Retired


  • Samantha Abate, MSHS, MSN, RN, CCRN, Magnet Program Director, Nursing Quality, Inspira Medical Center Vineland
  • Donna A. Cole, PhD, RN, CNOR, NE-BC, Research Nurse, Hunterdon Medical Center
  • Jennifer Glendening, MSN, CPHQ, RN-BC, C, Director Quality and Clinical Effectiveness, Cooper University Health Care
  • Elaine E. Knorr Deluca, BSN, RN, EDAC, Regional Healthcare Manager, Steelcase Health
  • Mildred O. Kowalski, PhD, RN, NE-BC, CCRP, Nurse Researcher, Morristown Medical Center
  • Ellen Lutz, MSN, RN, CNL, Clinical Nurse Leader, Hunterdon Medical Center
  • Kari Mastro, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, Director Professional Practice, Innovation & Research, Penn Medicine
  • Diane E. McClure, DNP, CPNP, APHN-BC, CCAP, CEIM, Doctor of Nursing Practice/Nurse Practitioner Neonatology, St. Joseph’s Health
  • Lisa J. Obermann, MSN, RN-BC, OCN, Nurse Manager, Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center
  • Rita Poss-Brant, MPA, CMSRN, NEA-BC, Assistant Vice President, Patient Care Services, CarePoint Health Bayonne Medical Center
  • Tia M. Schober, BSN, RN, CCRN, Assistant Nurse Manager, Inspira Medical Center Vineland
  • Mary C. Sudano, MSN/Ed, RN-BC, HNB-BC, Manager SDS/PACU/Surgical Family Liaisons, The Valley Hospital
  • Tracy Vitale, DNP, RNC-OB, C-EFM, NE-BC, Assistant Professor/Specialty Director DNP, Projects & DNP Project Courses, Rutgers School of Nursing 
  • Susan H. Weaver, PhD, RN, CRNI, NEA-BC, Nurse Scientist, Hackensack Meridian Health
  • Sally S. Wilson, DNP(c), MSN, RNC-OB, Nurse Manager, Associates in Women's Care, PA


Meeting Schedule

  • January 10
  • February 14
  • March 13
  • June 12
  • June 26
  • July 10
  • August 14
  • September 11
  • October 16 
  • November 13


Susan Cholewka, Executive Director,