Kelly Shank, APRN-CNP
Kelly Shank has been an APRN since she graduated from Case Western Reserve University as a Nurse Practitioner in 1997. Although she started her practice in college health at the University of Toledo, she has spent the majority of her time in geriatrics in the Toledo area. She provides primary care to seniors at home, in assisted livings and in skilled rehab. She also cares for hospice patients. She has served OAAPN as a Toledo Chapter Leader and the Northwest Ohio Regional director. She has spoken on Palliative Care and on Reimbursement Specialties and started the annual Northwest Ohio Spring Conference. She is passionate about precepting and always has students with her. Because students are so important to her she began the Preceptor Task Force to address issues facing both preceptors and students.
She is married and has 4 amazing kids, 2 dogs, a cat, and because her kids are active in 4H she also raises ducks, chickens, turkeys, rabbits, goats and pigs! She also volunteers with the Boy Scouts and is a Youth Minister for her church.
Immediate Past President
Joscelyn Greaves, APRN-CNP
Joscelyn has been a nurse practitioner for ten years after graduating from Kent State University as an adult health nurse practitioner. She currently practices MAT at an in patient rehabilitation center PRN while working full time as a Medical Science Liaison. She has lectured for Kent and Walsh University in their graduate NP program. She previously traveled nationally speaking on a variety of gastroenterology disorders. Her prior roles with OAAPN include Canton chapter leader for 3 years as well a year as co director of the Northeast region. She is married and has two furry ‘sons’ who her and her husband love traveling with.
Sara Pease, APRN-CNP
Sara Pease was born in Rogers Ohio and is a graduate of Youngstown State University. She obtained her Master of Science in Nursing from Malone University and completed a Fellowship in Academic Medical Education from Northeast Ohio Medical University. She most recently completed her DATA waiver training to aid in the opiate addiction crisis that Ohio is currently facing.
Sara has over 16 years of combined experience in registered and advanced practice nursing. Sara currently practices primary care to an underserved population in East Liverpool Ohio and works per diem in drug and alcohol treatment. Sara also serves at the current Co-Chair of the Northeastern Ohio Region for the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurse with most recently creating the Steubenville Chapter for OAAPN.
Sara is a member of the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses, The American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and the National Nurse Led Consortium.
Throughout her career Sara has initiated programming which included a Vaccine for Children program, a Breast and Cervical Quality Improvement program, and a integrated Physical and Mental Health Treatment program. Sara has won many awards in her career as well which include the OAAPN Leadership Award in 2014, Outstanding Alumni Award Malone University in 2009, and the Superhero Health Center Award in 2008. Sara has hosted many political meetings and is committed to being politically active to ensure Ohioans have safe, Sara is is a key person for OAAPN for HB 177 and has attended testimony for our bill. She is passionate about the APRN profession and working to ensure APRNS practice at the top of their license!
Sara resides in East Liverpool Ohio with her husband Brian and their two children Parker and Sophia. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family traveling.
Meredith Foxx, MBA, APRN-CNP
Meredith has been a practicing APRN for over 16 years. She obtained her BSN and MSN from the University of Pennsylvania and then went on to achieve her MBA from Case Western Reserve University. Currently, she serves as Executive Chief Nursing Officer of Cleveland Clinic’s Stanley Shalom Zielony Institute for Nursing Excellence and has dual certification as both a CNP and CNS in pediatrics.
Professionally, she has served as clinical faculty for advanced practice nursing students at several colleges and universities, has presented nationally on a variety of topics, and was the recipient of AANP’s State Award for Advocacy Excellence in 2018. In her personal time she is an avid runner and a past high school basketball coach.
Having been a member of OAAPN for several years, Meredith previously served as NE Region Co Director. As a nursing professional she feels it is her duty to support the organizations that advocate for the APRN role. “OAAPN serves in the best interest of APRNs in our state, it informs us, and supports us. The only way to make change is to get involved.”