OOHNA members receive exclusive access

to cutting-edge education programs and many more career shifting benefits.

About Ontario Occupational Health Nurses Association

For nearly 50 years, the Ontario Occupational Health Nurse Association (OOHNA) has been the voice for Ontario’s Occupational Health Nurses.

OOHNA’s mission is to support the long-term sustainability, professionalism and growth of Ontario’s Occupational Health Nurses. On behalf of our vibrant members, we strive to build cutting-edge educational programs, member benefits including our amazing professional liability insurance program and peer-to-peer networking and relationship building.

Through focused education programs and services, OOHNA enables OHNs to grow, learn, get connected and keep workers safe and well here in Ontario.

We are proud to represent the majority of OHNs in Ontario and are working diligently to ensure the next generation of Nurses in Ontario are well-informed on the benefits of being an OHN.

Staff

Drew Sousa has been an Occupational Health Nurse for over 25 years. Drew, works directly with the Board of Directors to implement the association’s Strategic Plan, Mission and Vision.  She is always actively liaising with current members and recruiting new ones. Drew has a special interest in mental health resulting from having the honour of representing OOHNA at the technical committee which created the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.

Drew Sousa, RN, COHN(C)

Executive Director
Tel.: 416.239.6462
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Frances’s areas of focus include marketing and communications, education and events, policy and governance, and working with the board and committees. She is an active volunteer for organizations that promote the arts, literacy and education.

Frances MacCusworth, MA

Associate Executive Director
Tel.: 416.239.6462
Fax: 416.239.5462
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Susy Benegbi began her employment with Ontario Occupational Health Nurses Association in late 2016 on a contract basis. Since then, Susy started her permanent position as the Office Administrator in 2017. She has been in the health and wellness industry for 15 years, previously working at Sinai Health System, Occupational Health, Safety & Wellness where she oversaw all the administrative functions in the department. Susy brings to the association the finely-tuned skill-set needed to handle the wide variety of responsibilities presented by the association. She is the friendly voice that will most likely greet you when you call.

Susy Benegbi

Office Administrator
Tel.: 416.239.6462
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2017-2019 Board

Karen has worked as an occupational health nurse with just over 20 years of experience. She has worked in the gaming industry and is currently in the healthcare sector. In her spare time, Karen and her husband enjoy camping with their adorable shih tzu. She also has two wonderful adult children and looks forward to the role of grandmother someday.

Karen Watson, RN, BHSc(N), COHN(C), CRSP

President

Norma’s career as an Occupational Health has provided her with a wealth of valuable expertise and knowledge to round out her years of nursing. In her free time, Norma enjoys travelling and experiencing safe and healthy challenges that may come my way. Norma always welcomes time with her family including her six beautiful grandchildren.

Norma Segreto, RN, COHN(C)

Secretary
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As an Occupational Health Nurse with over 35 years’ experience in key positions from front-line nurse providing emergent care, facilitating proactive wellness programs and leading a multidisciplinary team, Norma Bonner, is enjoying being part of OOHNA’s Board of Directors. Norma is a lifelong learner completing a certification in Healthcare Leadership and Management from McMaster University in 2016. Norma is a mother of two grown sons, who enjoys gardening and yoga. Norma has completed her Level 2 Reiki Practitioner certification and will be attending Yoga Teacher Training in 2018.

Norma Bonner, RN, DOHN

Board Member
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In 2009, Amy began an uncertain search for a career outside of acute care at the hospital. She was then hired to work at a busy industrial plant. She changed positions to a new company in 2012 and now work in her own clinic covering two manufacturing sites. In her spare time Amy is busy looking after my young son and husband. Amy also enjoys time as a family in the great outdoors at our cottage.

Amy Connell, RN, BScN, COHN(C)

Board Member

Linda M. Doan is a long-standing member of OOHNA and has over 30 years of Occupational Health experience in a variety of industries. She met her client’s needs in an open honest manner, building trust relationships with both management and labour employees. Linda’s passion lies with health and wellness and she has recently completed her Diploma in Holistic Nutrition Coaching. In her spare time, Linda enjoys gardening, yoga and spending time with her family including her healthy, energetic grandson.

Linda M. Doan, RN, COHN(C), COHN-S

Board Member