Nursing Section

The OPHA Nursing Section is a forum for all those interested in nursing and public health to come together, support each other, and advance the public’s health. 


Leadership: Support a variety of educational opportunities throughout the year, including nursing summit to share stories on research, policies, and programs.

Practice: Build partnerships with members, other organizations, and communities to unite around common interest in public health nursing.

Policy: Join together to inform and support policies to improve the public’s health. Watch the OPHA Nurses in Policy video HERE. 

Work Plan  

Our section participates in a wide range of activities and events. Click here to view our current work plan. 

Section Meetings & Events

  • Next Section Meeting: March 6, 2018 12:00 - 1:00
    You can join by computer: Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:
    Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): 
    US: +1 646 558 8656  or +1 669 900 6833 
    Meeting ID: 494 632 748
  • Next Section Leadership Meeting: April 3, 2018, 12:00 - 1:00

Nursing Section Business

Nursing Section Events

Section Leadership

Chair: Kala Mayer, PhD, RN

Chair-Elect: Vacant

Past-Chair: Carol Easter, RN 

Board Representative: Layla Garrigues, PhD, RN

Secretary: Capella Crowfoot Lapham, BA, BSN

Treasurer: Sara McCall, BSN, CHES, MPH, RN

Get Involved!

If you would like to get involved and lend your energy to developing a strong role for public health nursing in the future, contact Kala Mayer at [email protected]