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GCONL - Greater Cleveland Organization for Nursing Leadership

OONELogoThe Greater Cleveland Organization for Nursing Leadership, an affiliate chapter of the Ohio Organization for Nursing Leadership, was formed in 2004 by Northeast Ohio nurse leaders to promote nursing leadership, influence the position of quality healthcare and access, and redesign nursing delivery systems. As a center of excellence for clinical leadership, GCONL improves healthcare through legislation, education, technology, research, consultation, networking and information sharing.


Nurse executives and leaders within the Greater Cleveland-area, which includes Lorain, Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula counties, are invited to join GCONL. Join today and start making a difference in the future of nursing! Membership includes two years.

If your institution is a member of the Ohio Hospital Association, you are eligible to receive a free OONL membership. For more information, visit the OONL website

Already a GCONL member? Click here to access the GCONL SharePoint site.

2019 Meetings

  • Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019
    Business Meeting and Round Table 3 – 3:45 p.m.
    Networking 3:45 – 4:30 p.m.

    As we come to the close of the year, this meeting will start with a business meeting at 3:00, then a round table discussion of what you, as a GCONL member, want to see more/less of from our group. We’re looking for your best ideas of how we can further leverage our strengths to enhance the nursing community of Greater Cleveland.

    Then, to strengthen our relationships and garner continued support and commitment to this organization, we will open the meeting for a “mix and mingle” with appetizers and a cash bar (one free drink ticket). 

  • We encourage ALL nursing leaders to attend and if not already a member, consider joining GCONL to support the mission: To serve as a catalyst to promote excellence in nursing, influence policy, and the provision of safe high quality health care by promoting innovative practices and contemporary healthcare delivery systems across the continuum.

    DoubleTree Hotel
    6200 Quarry Lane
    Independence, OH 

    Please contact Nancy Willoughby with any questions at

Previous Meeting Minutes

GCONL Chapter Officers

Susan Collier, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Officer 
Cleveland Clinic – Hillcrest Hospital

Vice President
Janet Schuster, DNP, RN
Chief Nursing Officer
Cleveland Clinic – Lutheran Hospital
Lisa Anderson, MSN, RN
Vice President of Member Services
The Center for Health Affairs

Katrina Hartig, MS, BSN, RN, NE-BC
Director of Nursing, Inpatient and Emergency Services 
Cleveland Clinic – Lutheran Hospital

For additional information on The Greater Cleveland Organization for Nursing Leadership, contact Treasurer Lisa Anderson at 216.255.3660 or via email.