Executive Committee

President
Joscelyn Greaves, APRN-CNP

Joscelyn has been a nurse practitioner for eight years after graduating from Kent State University as an adult health nurse practitioner. She practices with Gastroenterology Specialists, Inc. in Canton, Ohio in the inpatient setting, and also lectures for Kent and Walsh University in their graduate NP program. She enjoys speaking for several pharmaceutical companies on a variety of gastroenterology diseases. 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 a furry ‘son’ who her and her husband love traveling with.

President-Elect
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
Jesse McClain, DNP, APRN-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.

Secretary
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.

Treasurer
Doug Caserta, APRN-CNP

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.