Board of Directors
Candy Rinehart, DNP, CNP
Candy previously served as the Secretary and Treasurer of OAAPN. A Family Nurse Practitioner for more than eighteen years, she owned Rinehart Family Health, LLC in Springfield, Ohio for ten years. Candy is now the Director of OSU Total Health and Wellness, a nurse-led inter-professional primary care practice with The Ohio State University College of Nursing and is the Executive Director of Advance Practice and Community Outreach for the College of Nursing. Candy is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, AANP, AADE, ONA and ANA.
Jesse McClain, CNS
Jesse V. McClain has been an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse since graduating from Youngstown State University in 2006. Jesse works in general neurology and has both an inpatient as well as an outpatient practice. He is certified as an Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist, but also holds certifications in critical care, multiple sclerosis and stroke. He is currently completing his Doctorate in Nursing Practice at The University of Akron. In 2014, he opened an outpatient stroke clinic to capture patients who were recently discharged from the hospital with either a stroke or TIA. This stroke clinic is the basis for his DNP, EBP project: Will an APRN Led Stroke Clinic reduce 30-day readmission rates?
Jesse has been a member of OAAPN for many years and previously served as both Chapter Leader for Youngstown and Co-Region Director Northeast Ohio.
Tonya M. Carter MSN, RN, FNP-BC
Tonya is a certified family nurse practitioner in Columbus, Ohio. She obtained her MS in nursing from Otterbein University and is currently a doctoral candidate of nursing practice at the University of Alabama. She has practiced as an APRN in Columbus since 2009 and currently works for an Internal Medicine practice in northeast Columbus. Her passion includes preventive health care for the patients that she serves. Her nursing career expands experience in critical care, vascular nursing, and translational cardiac research. She has also been a professional speaker for the pharmaceutical industry. Tonya is a co-founder of a minority APRN organization and has participated in various nursing organizations. She has also served as a nursing preceptor to numerous APRN students. Her goal as an executive board member of OAAPN is to advocate for the causes of APRNs in Ohio to increase the accessibility of patient care.
Doug is retired from the US Air Force and while on active duty he was a volunteer treasurer for a local boy scout troop, volunteer fire department, and member of the fund council for a Catholic military parish. He is married with two wonderful daughters and a stepdaughter, one who is an RN and another who is in nursing school. He is a very proud husband, father, stepfather, and grandfather of three grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. He and his wife are active members of their local Catholic parish where they are strong advocates for the poor. He has been an RN for over 20 years, a Family Nurse Practitioner for 9 years and received his Master’s Degree in Nursing as an FNP from Indiana Wesleyan University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Psychology from Park University. He’s been an OAAPN member for 9 years, a previous Southwest Regional Director and an active member of the PAC Fund Raising Committee, the FPA Committee, and the FPA PAC fund raising committee. He has been a volunteer EMT and paramedic for the past 35 years and a previous firefighter. Currently he is a State of Ohio EMS Instructor and Adjunct Nursing Faculty at Indiana University East and is working as a Home Based Care Family Nurse Practitioner at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.