Linda Warino

Linda Warino

Credentials: BSN, RN

Place of Employment: District Three, Ohio Nurses Association

Which Nursing Organizations are you currently a member of: ANA, ONA, District Three, Sigma Theta Tau

Board(s) currently serving on: Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board


Tell us about your journey to the boardroom. What inspired you to seek a leadership position?

I have served on Boards of ANA, ONA, District Three, and a local unit Board as well as community & foundation boards. This was the next step.

What are you doing to ensure you continue to grow and develop as a leader?

I stay attuned to professional issues through my professional associations.

What impact have you had serving on a board? Example?

I bring the nursing perspective to mental health care on a regular basis. Also, problem solving comes naturally and is effective in board settings.

What advice would you give someone going into a board leadership position for the first time?

Be prepared by reading the pre-meeting information and let your nursing instincts guide your behavior.

What are a few resources you would recommend to someone looking to gain insight into becoming a better leader and eventually obtaining a board position?

ANA has many resources for nursing leadership.

Why do you feel it is important for nurses to serve on boards?

Nurses are natural leaders and problem solvers. They are excellent with facilitation.

What do you think is the most significant barrier to nurses serving on boards?

Their own lack of confidence.


Linda Warino BSN, RN July 6, 2017

Boards: Mahoning County Mental Health & Recovery Board
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