About the Iowa Organization of Nurse Leaders

Since 1977, IONL has been the voice of nursing leaders throughout Iowa. IONL promotes excellence in leadership to shape the future of health care delivery, education and health policy. We are committed to fostering the development of nurse leaders across the continuum through mentorship, collaboration and education.

IONL Vision Statement

To be the voice of nursing leadership in Iowa.

 

IONL Mission Statement

To shape healthcare in Iowa through innovation, leadership expertise, professional development, education and advocacy.

 

IONL Membership Statement

The mission of the Iowa Organization of Nurse leaders is “to shape healthcare in Iowa through innovation, leadership expertise, professional development, education and advocacy.” For this reason, the organization seeks to engage nurse leaders across the broad continuum of nursing leadership roles and at every stage of their nursing careers, including emerging Nurse Leaders. Nurse Leaders are those who influence, improve and advocate for the health of others through a variety of roles and settings. The nursing leadership role may include the following positions; Executive leadership, Clinical Care Management, Staff Education, Development & Engagement, Case/Care Management, Information Technology, Academic Appointment, Quality & Data Analytics, Bedside Clinical Experts, Shift Leadership, and other traditional and nontraditional roles. The Nurse Leader role is defined by the actions, duties, responsibilities and accountabilities embodied in the role, rather than by title. As the healthcare environment is ever changing and evolving, so too is the role of the Nurse leader in adapting and responding to those changes.

 

2019 IONL Executive Board Members

President:
Deb Moyer
Chief Nurse Executive
UnityPoint Health - Des Moines
Des Moines
District B  Board Member:
Mary Jo Kavalier
Administrator
Sartori Memorial Hospital
Cedar Falls

Secretary-Treasurer:
Brenda Tiefenthaler
VP Patient Care/Informatics
Spencer Hospital
Spencer

District C Board Member:
Joan McCann
Magnet Program Supervisor
Genesis Health System
Davenport
President Elect:
Mary Jo Kavalier
Administrator
Sartori Memorial Hospital
Cedar Falls
District C Board Member:
Jacque Bookin-Nosbisch
VP of Nursing
Jefferson County Health Center
Fairfield
District A Board Member:
Ann Erickson
Acute Care Director
Greene County Medical Center
Jefferson
District D Board Member:
Greg Ospeth
Chief Nursing Officer
Guthrie County Hospita
Guthrie Center
District A  Board Member:
Matt Aitchison
Executive Director of Inpatient Nursing
Mary Greeley Medical Center
Ames

District E Board Member:
Kelley Blackburn
Director, Clinical Professional Development
UnityPoint Health
Des Moines

District A Board Member:
Victor Bycroft
Chief Nursing Officer
Humboldt County Memorial Hospital
Humblodt
Past President:
Michele Kelly
Executive Director of Quality
Buena Vista Regional Medical Center
Storm Lake