As I start this amazing adventure as your new ONS president, I can’t help but pause and reflect on how I got here. Those of you who know me say that I am an organized, motivated, dedicated oncology nurse who is proud to be involved in ONS. What I’ve never had was a specific five-year plan. Instead, I’ve had role models: individuals who inspired me, recognized my potential, and often channeled my energy in the right direction.
Sonia Sotomayor in her memoir says that “models that appear in books or on the news . . . are too remote to be real, let alone influential. But a role model in the flesh provides more than an inspiration; his or her very existence is confirmation of possibilities."