Central Ohio Association of School Nurses

Welcome to COASN!

Mission Statement

The purpose of this association shall be to promote the health and educational objectives of the local school system and of the state and nation; to protect the welfare and advance the interests of its members; to foster professional attitudes; to promote continuing professional education; and establish and maintain helpful friendly relationships within the membership. The association shall cooperate with the purposes of the Ohio Association of School Nurses and the National Association of School Nurse.

Counties in this region:

Champaign | Coshocton | Delaware | Fairfield | Fayette | Franklin | Holmes | Knox | Licking | Logan | Madison | Marion | Morrow | Muskingum | Pickaway | Ross | Union

President's Message


Summer is ending soon and it will be back to School!  

After quite the tumultuous pandemic year, we can take this important time to reflect on our experiences. I encourage everyone to especially spend time seeking gratitude…for one another, for the resilience and lessons we now must take forward in life and in our careers.

As we reflect as a regional group, we are so grateful to our Board members! Most of these professionals stepped up with no experience-taking the pieces that were left after our extended period of inactivity and remote work to reassemble our COASN experiences in a meaningful way.

First, we had a successful, well-attended fall meeting. Everyone was relieved to be back in person. Then, our fantastic OASN meeting hosted here in our Central region in April was a smashing success!

 Our goals for next year include:

Fill our Board positions with enthusiastic, team-oriented school nurses who would like to carry forward our organizational values and projects. Next year, we are looking to fulfill the role of COASN President, and seek Committee Chairs for both Legislation and Fundraising. There is no experience necessary. Please contact me at the email below to discuss these roles and how you can serve to continue to strengthen our professional organization.

What’s next for 2022-23?

First Board Meeting-August 9th, 4 pm. Looking forward to welcoming new members!

Fall Meeting-SAVE THE DATE: November 9th (preliminary date). Plan is to return to Villa Milano, as they had been so accommodating and met all our needs despite the changing pandemic.

Spring OASN 50th Anniversary Meeting-SAVE THE DATES April 14-16, 2023. Plan is to return to Nationwide Conference Center to celebrate 50 years! Planning for the conference will begin this fall, we encourage you to get involved, you will find it a ton of fun to contribute and work with our fabulous fellow Ohio school nurses to make an event to remember!

Wishing you all a peaceful, safe and joy-filled summer! 

Lisa Fleege

COASN President 2021-2022


Region Detail

Central Ohio Association of School Nurses

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P.O. Box 2682
Columbus, Ohio 43216


Online Membership Application


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Meeting Minutes, Board of Directors Reports and other regional documents


Board of Director Meetings

BOD Meeting - August 4, 2021, 4:30 PM

Membership Meetings

Save the date: Fall Dinner Meeting
Wednesday, November 9th, 2022 4:30 PM (Social Meet & Greet)
5:00 PM Dinner, 5:45 - 6:45 PM Educational Presentation: Moral Injury
Location: Villa Milano, 1630 Schrock Rd, Columbus, OH 43229


Executive Board

President: Lisa Fleege lisa@fleege.com
President Elect/Nominations: Janice Walsh
VP & Programs: Ginny Shaffer
Secretary: Kim Fackler
Treasurer/Finance committee: Lisa Marie Toombs

Committee Chairs

Membership/Website/PR: Sarah Bartczak 
OASN Rep: Edna Wright
Research/Awards: Wendy Siegel
Hospitality: Taya Griffith
Legislation: Chris Morford
Library/Historian: Open
Fundraising: Open