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

April 21, 2022

With Spring comes new beginnings!

We begin to settle in to a “new normal”, learning to “live with” Covid. As we saw with our outstanding OASN conference at the beginning of the month, we were able to re-engage with our passion for school nursing while celebrating the perseverance that got us to where we are now.

If you were unable to attend, plan ahead for next year, OASN’s 50th anniversary! It promises to be even bigger and better-as we emerge re-energized and ready to take on the future of school nursing! Save the date for April 21-23, 2023. We are fortunate to be able to host this event in the central region!

With that in mind, consider a new beginning in professionalism for yourself. COASN and OASN rely on YOU. This organization is only as strong as it’s participating members. Consider how you may advance your sense of community by working alongside other enthusiastic professional school nurses by taking a role on our COASN board for 2022-2023.

Please contact myself, or another board member, for more information!

In closing, join me in congratulating Julia Redmond and Michele Faehnle (photo inserted below) who were recognized by their local diocese with the Golden Apple Award in Upper Arlington for their outstanding contribution to excellence in education! We are proud of the work you have provided as exemplary school nurses!

*If you, or a colleague, has received a recognition, please let us know so we can all celebrate our profession!*

Wishing the best to you all as we prepare to draw 2021-22 to a close!


Lisa Fleege
COASN President, 2021-22

Michele Faehnle

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

2021 Fall Dinner Meeting
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 4:30 PM (Social Meet & Greet)
5:00 PM Dinner, 5:45 - 6:45 PM Educational Presentation - LGBTQ
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