Pennsylvania Association of Occupational Health Nurses

***CANCELED***: 61st Annual PAAOHN Conference Connections - Past, Present, Future

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh - Monroeville Convention Center
101 Mall Boulevard
Monroeville, PA 15146

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 7:30am ET - Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 3:30pm ET
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PAAOHN Annual Conference
101 Mall Boulevard, Monroeville, PA 15146


Credits Offered

This event offers 11.5 CEU credits to attendees.
Accreditation Info: This activity has been submitted to the Montana Nurses Association (MNA)for approval to award contact hours. MNA is an accredited approver of continuing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers Commission on Accreditation. This activity has been submitted to The Commission for Case Managers Certification for continuing education credit..

Additional Information

The 61st PAAOHN Annual Conference Connections - Past, Present, Future will be held April 17-18, 2024 at the Monroeville Doubletree.  The conference has been submitted for CEUs and Case Management continuing education credits including one ethics credit.  Application approval is pending. Please see the agenda for the list of well credential speakers presenting topics the have and will affect Occupational Health Nursing from past, present and future.  You need this conference!


Brian Charlton BS, MS


1.) Belle Vernon Area School District teacher for thirty years. 2.) Intermediate Unit #1 California, Pa. Act 48 Credit Instructor. 3.) California University of Pa. Adjunct. Introductory American History Courses. 4.) California University of Pa. Digital Storytelling Program. 5.) Worked with authors, writers, students, documentary producers, filmmakers, bloggers, podcasters, webinars, environmentalist, creating content and researching smog disaster for thirty years. 6.) Archivist, Curator, Educator, of Donora Historical Society and Smog Museum. 7.) Library of Congress Teaching With Primary Resources Program at California U University of Pa. Speaker/Presenter. Act 48 Credits instructor. 8.) University of Pittsburgh Osher Program speaker and presenter. 9.) Heinz History Center HCAP speaker and presenter. 10.) The 1948 Donora Smog Disaster presentation recorded and broadcast by CSPAN3. 11.) Presented at Appalachian Studies Conference

Rob Guillory
Rob Guillory MSN, RN, CEAP, SAP, OHC

Vice President, CNS Occupational Medicine

Mr. Guillory oversees an Occupational Medicine Division that conducts in-clinic drug screens for over 400 local/regional clients, completes drug screen collections for multi-state organizations across 6 states, and collaboratively oversee TPA, MRO, and Compliance groups with over 1500 clients across the united states.

Rebecca Kronk
Rebecca Kronk PhD, MSN, CRNP, FAAN, ANEF

Duquesne University, Professor, Associate Dean for Academic

Dr. Kronk is a tenured Professor at Duquesne University School of Nursing. Her contributions to nursing span 40 years and integrate practice, research, and educational innovations affecting the health care of families whose children have genetic conditions and developmental disabilities.

Mindy Guillory RN, BSN, COHN-S/CM. SAP, CAOHC

Hear to Serve, LLC (self employed)

CAOHC Course Director Occupational Health Consultant

Deborah Cardenas
Deborah Cardenas DNP, MSN, RN, Paralegal, CPHQ

WellSpan Health, Director of Quality Improvement Service Lines

Dr. Cardenas has over 39 years of nursing experience. Clinical experience includes medical-surgical, critical care and the pre-surgical area in Endoscopy. Her interest in medical legal issues for nurses began when she was employed at a physician malpractice insurance company.

Mohanned Kusti
Mohanned Kusti MD, MPH

OSH360/OWEW CORP – Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Mohannad Kusti is a global physician executive and healthcare consultant with unique expertise and experience related to corporate healthcare benefits serving a variety of employers as their consulting corporate medical director and chief medical officer through Optimal Workplace & Environmental Wellness Corporation. Most recently, Dr. Kusti completed successful tenure as Corporate Medical Director at United States Steel Corporation (U.S. Steel) at the Pittsburgh, PA location. Prior to that role at U.S. Steel, he had been a U.S. Steel Plant Medical Director for several years at the Mon Valley Works Plant. Dr. Kusti recently joined Pivot Onsite-Innovations as a Medical Director. He also serves Floss Bar Inc. as its consulting CMO, and has joined the “CMO on Demand” and “Corporate Medical Advisors” consulting firms. Dr. Kusti served as an Associate Service Fellow at the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) at the CDC for a year following the completion of an occupational medicine residency at West Virginia University School of Medicine and the School of Public Health in Morgantown, WV. He completed his master’s degree in Public Health at West Virginia School of Public Health. Dr. Kusti is Board certified as a specialist in Occupational Medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine, and is a certified Medical Review Officer, a Certified Professional Supervisor for Audiometric Monitoring Program, as well as a Certified Medical Examiner for the FMCSA.

Peggy Ann Berry
Peggy Ann Berry PhD, RN, COHN-S, CLE, PLNC, FAAOHN

Thrive at Life: Working Solutions, Executive Director

Dr. Berry is a member of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments, and the ANA-Ohio chapter of ANA. As a member of the Ohio Nurses Association, she founded and chaired the Environmental and Public Health Caucus for ONA.

Ann Marie Loiseau DNP, MS, RN, CSN, CCM

DeSales University/Assistant Professor

As an assistant professor at DeSales University, she teaches nursing students (graduate and undergraduate) courses including community/public health; population health and clinical prevention; the chronically ill adult; research; health policy, organization, and financing; health informatics, quality, and safety; and clinical prevention in population health.

Holly Carpenter
Holly Carpenter BSN, RN

Senior Policy Advisor, American Nurses Association

Senior Policy Advisor for the American Nurses Association’s (ANA) Nursing Practice & Work Environment department as well as for ANA’s Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation program.

Ruth Francis
Ruth Francis DrPH, MPH, MCHES

Senior Policy Advisor
American Nurses Association

Dr. Ruth Francis has over 30 years of international, corporate, association, government and community health education and promotion experience and works for the American Nurses Association (ANA) where she is a Senior Policy Advisor in the Nursing Practice & Work Environment Department. Ruth is the co-staff lead for the Racism in Nursing work and manages ANA’s COVID Education and Occupational Health Initiatives – Workplace Violence/#End Nurse Abuse Initiative, Safe Patient Handling and Mobility, Precision Health, AI in Nursing, Opioids Prevention, and Gun Violence Prevention, representing ANA at national and federal stakeholder meetings. Ruth also represents ANA on CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice Workgroup related to COVID-19 vaccine education.

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