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Board Meetings

Next Meeting:

Thursday, September 25, 2014
1:00 p.m.
EagleSticks Golf Club
2655 Maysville Pike
Zanesville, OH  43701

Please e-mail us at
if you plan to attend.

Board Members can be reached at
(866) 226-3662

ODONA  is working on plans

for our 2015 Convention.  Stay tuned!

March 22nd, 23rd, & 24th, 2015


Embassy Suites Columbus, Dublin
5100 Upper Metro Place
Dublin, OH 43017
(614) 790-9000

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Ohio Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care

ODONA/LTC was established on January 17, 1990 when DON's from throughout Ohio gathered and adopted a Constitution and Bylaws. Sixty-seven founding members carried the torch to bring ODONA/LTC to its presence today.

ODONA/LTC is the only organization in Ohio established by DON's, for DON's, and managed by DON's. This is your organization!

We welcome you to our website and hope the information contained herein is helpful. Please feel free to call ODONA/LTC toll-free at 866-226-3662 for more information. We look forward to having the opportunity to enhance and support you in your endeavors as a Director of Nursing in Long Term Care. Become a member today! Click here



Letter from the President Peggy Kish RN,
Clinical Services Director for Zandex Health Care

Our 2014 Convention was a huge success and now it’s time to begin planning for the 2015 Convention.  The 2015 ODONA Convention will be held March 22, 23 and 24, 2015 at the Embassy Suites in Dublin, Ohio.

As the Executive Board begins to put together a program for the 2015 Convention, schedule speakers and select menus, we’d like your feedback.  Please tell us if there are particular topics of interest that you’d like addressed.  Are there particular speakers you’d like to hear or conversely, any that you don’t want to hear?  What about the menu?  Anything in particular you’d like to include?

Please take a few minutes now to let us know what you think. 

At the 2014 Convention, we discussed the pros and cons of joining the National Directors of Nursing Association (NADONA).  We tabled the vote to give members time to think about their preferences. Last June, Katie Sorrell and I attended the NADONA Convention in Anaheim, CA.  We found it to be very professional, informative and thought-provoking. We came away with many ideas about how we can improve as an organization.  One of the issues we discussed is that membership in NADONA would add about $100 to our annual membership.  Coupled with a proposed increase in ODONA dues, membership would increase to $150 annually.  Please go to the NADONA website ( to see what they have to offer and then let me knowwhat you think about increasing our dues to around $150.00.

We are also looking for volunteers to help with the planning and organizing of this convention.  If you are willing to help and can devote a few hours, we’d certainly like to hear from you.  We need help with the program, scheduling speakers, organizing handouts, collecting bios from the speakers, and many other tasks.  Please e-mail your interest to me at

Finally, if you have not already done so, please renew your ODONA membership today.  Click on the “Membership Information” tab on the left side of this page, complete the membership application, and send it to us via e-mail or US Mail (the address is on the form).  If you’d like to pay by credit card, click on the ”Click here to join now!” button just below “Membership Information.”

We look forward to hearing from you.Enjoy the rest of you summer! 


Peggy Kish