AOHP Executive Board of Directors Official Ballot 2021


Dear AOHP Member,

Our annual election takes place during the month of July. Voting methods include online, by U.S. mail or by fax. Please only vote once. All active individual members will receive a postcard and an email announcement with your assigned registration code. This code is needed to cast your vote. If you lost your registration code or haven’t received the postcard, please contact AOHP Headquarters at 800-362-4347 or email

Annual Executive Board Election

As an active member of AOHP, the Executive Board values your input as it makes decisions that govern the activities and direction of the organization while striving to meet the challenges of occupational health in healthcare. Participating in the election process is an important means by which you can make your choices known. This year, we will be voting for the offices of Executive President, Executive Secretary and Region 4 Directors. You may view each candidate’s position statement on AOHP's website. This information will assist you in making informed decisions as to who will lead our association. Please take time to read the information carefully. Then, vote for the candidates of your choice. It is important that you cast your vote by July 22.

*****Note: Requirements for a Valid Ballot – Deadline July 22 *****

Thank you for your continued support of AOHP and for caring for the workplace health needs of employees throughout our great nation. I hope to see many of you in San Diego, CA at this year’s National Conference!


Lydia Crutchfield, MA, BSN, RN, CLC
AOHP Executive President

Please read these important ballot instructions:

  1. Only active members can vote. Every active member is to vote for each Executive Board Office listed below.
  2. All active members will receive an announcement by mail and email which includes an assigned registration code. This registration code is needed to cast your vote.
  3. Visit the AOHP website for candidates’ position statements. You may contact Headquarters at 800-362-4347 or email to have the candidates’ biographical data sent to you.
  4. Vote by one of the following methods:
    Internet: Visit You will be prompted to enter your registration code to access the voting information.
    Mail/Fax: Please contact AOHP Headquarters at 800-362-4347 or email to request a paper ballot. Fax the completed paper ballot to 724-935-1560 or mail the ballot to AOHP Headquarters, 125 Warrendale Bayne Road, Suite 375, Warrendale, PA 15086.
  5. *Mark your ballot with your registration code if you vote by fax/mail. This is to certify your eligibility to vote.
  6. Vote by one of these methods from July 2 – July 22, 2021. Please only vote once.
  7. Do not enclose any other communication with the ballot if faxed or mailed.
  8. Candidates for each position:

You may also choose to View All Candidate Biographies (PDF format) here.

Executive President
Stacy L. Smirl, MSM, BSN, RN, COEE, COHN-S

Executive Secretary
Cynthia Hall, RN, MSN, COHN-S/CM
Karen Ninassi, MSN, BSN, RN

Region 4 Director
Dr. Michelle A. Chester, DNP, MSN, BSN, CNOR, RNFA, FNP-BC