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PAST AWARD RECIPIENTS (1990-2016)

2016 Award Recipients

  • Advanced Practice RN: Deborah Schafer - Pinnacle Health
  • Clinical Practice LPN: Ronald Gillam - Geisinger Medical Center
  • Clinical Practice RN: Patricia Decina - Main Line Health-Bryn Mawr Hospital
  • Community Nursing: Emily Huggins - WellSpan Health-York Hospital
  • Nursing Administratiom:  Executive - Dawndra Jones - UPMC McKeesport
  • Nursing Administration: Leader/Manager - Judy Latham - Main Line Health-Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Center
  • Nursing Education: Academia: Betty Braxter - University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing
  • Nursing Education: Staff Development: Nellan Nipper - UPMC Hamot
  • Nursing Research: Marilyn Hravnak - University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing
  • Patient Choice: Doreen Henry - Doylestown Hospital

2015 Award Recipients

  • Advanced Practice RN - Pamela Harris-Haman - Holy Spirit Hospital
  • Clinical Practice LPN - Debra Decker - Geisigner Medical Center
  • Clinical Practice RN - Ellen Schauerman - UPMC Hamot
  • Community Nursing - Kathleen Pardini - Main Line Health HomeCare & Hospice
  • Nursing Administration - Executive/CNO - Anne Panik - Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • Nursing Administration - Leader/Manager - Emily Hirsch - UPMC Hamot
  • Nursing Education-Academia - Kathy Magdic - University of Pittsburgh
  • Nursing Education-Staff Development - Kristina Holleran - Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • Nursing Research - Lora Burke - University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing
  • Patient Choice - Donna Kenner - Temple University Hospital

2014 Award Recipients

  • Advanced Practice RN - Donald Bucher - UPMC Hamot
  • Clinical Practice LPN - Janet L. Hoffman - Geisinger Health System
  • Clinical Practice RN - Oliver D. Smith - Main Line Health-Paoli
  • Community Nursing - Debi P. Ferrarello - Pennsylvania Hospital
  • Nursing Administration – Executive / CNO - Diane S. Hupp - Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, UPMC
  • Nursing Administration – Leader / Manager - Ann Leah Birch - WellSpan Health-York
  • Nursing Education – Academic - Wendy Grube - University of Pennsylvania
  • Nursing Educator – Staff - Susan Lynch - Main Line Health – Riddle
  • Nursing Research - Michele James - Main Line Health – Home Care
  • Patient Choice - Elizabeth Shaeffer - Pinnacle Health – Harrisburg Hospital 

2013 Award Recipients 

  • Clinical Practice LPN - Brianne Heiserman, LPN - Landis Home Retirement Community
  • Clinical Practice RN - Shawn Policarpo Deutsch, BS, BSN, RN, CCRN - Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
  • Advanced Practice RN - Kathleen Wiley, MSN, RN, AOCNS - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Nurse Educator - Academia - Joan Timalonis, MSN, CNE - Cedar Crest College
  • Nurse Educator - Staff - Jennifer Cummins, MSN, RN-BC, CEN - Riddle Hospital, Main Line Health System
  • Nurse Administration - Executive - Kristen O’Shea, MSN, RN, NEA-BC - Gettysburg Hospital/WellSpan Health
  • Nurse Administration - Leader/Manager - Cynthia A. Cappel, MSN, RN-BC,NE-BC - Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • Community Nursing - Melissa A. Kramer, RN, BSN - Lancaster General Health
  • Patient Choice Award - Jane Nemeth, MSN, RN - Lehigh Valley Health Network 

 2012 Award Recipients

  • Clinical Practice LPN - Sandra Voyak, LPN - Geisinger, Wyoming Valley
  • Clinical Practice RN - Susan Landau, RN - Holy Spirit Hospital
  • Advanced Practice RN - Deborah Gardiner, MSN, RN - Thomas Jefferson Univ. Hosp.
  • Nursing Administration- Executive - Connie Gutshall, RN, MS, NE-BCYork Hospital/WellSpan Health
  • Nursing Administration - Leader/Manager - Rosemary H. Wurster, RN Paoli Hospital
  • Nurse Educator - Academia - Margaret Quinn Rosenzweig, PhD, FNP-BC, AOCNP - University of Pittsburgh
  • Nurse Educator - Staff - Jayne Febbraro, MSN, RN, CRNP - Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • Nursing Research - Donna Sullivan Havens University of North Carolina
  • Community Nursing - Jennifer Nelson, BSN, RN, CMSRN - Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
  • Patients Choice - Claudia Shermeyer, RN - WellSpan Health - York Hospital

 2011 Award Recipients

  • Clinical Practice LPN - Eileen Mazeski - Ephrata Community Hospital
  • Clinical Practice RN - Judith Dillon - Penn State Hershey Medical Center
  • Advanced Practice RN - Annette Mitchell - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Nursing Education - Alice Blazeck - University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing
  • Nursing Research - Annette DeVito DabbsUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Nursing Nursing Administration; Bonita TrapnellYork Hospital/WellSpan Health
  • Patients Choice - Jodi Arnold - WellSpan Health - York Hospital

2010 Award Recipients

  • Clinical Practice LPN - Maria Fabbrini - Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre - Ped. Urgent Care
  • Clinical Practice RN - Kathleen Evans - Crozer-Chester Medical Center
  • Advanced Practice RN - Kathleen McDevitt - Bryn Mawr Hospital
  • Nursing Education - Linda Celia - Hahnemann University Hospital
  • Nursing Research - Paula Riess Sherwood - University of Pittsburgh
  • Nursing Administration - Astrid Davis - WellSpan Health
  • Patients Choice - Janet Durant - Lehigh Valley Health Network

 2009 Award Recipients

  • Clinical Practice LPN - Erin M. Brazil - Lehigh Valley Health Network 
  • Clinical Practice RN - Robin G. Sheeran - Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital 
  • Advanced Practice RN - Richard B. Arbour - Albert Einstein Healthcare Network 
  • Nursing Education - Jacquelin H. Harrington - York College of Pennsylvania
  • Nursing Research - Beth Ann Swan - Thomas Jefferson Univ, Jefferson Sch of Nursing
  • Nursing Administration - Nancy L. Rothman - Temple University
  • Patients Choice - Irene O'Brien - Paoli Hospital

2008 Award Recipients

  • Clinical Practice LPN - Sue E. Hertzler LPN - Evangelical Community Hospital
  • Clinical Practice RN - Susan J. Eckhart - Lehigh Valley Hospital 
  • Advanced Practice RN - Paula Crawford-Gamble - The Reading Hospital & Med Center 
  • Nursing Education - Maryanne V. Leib - Villanova University 
  • Nursing Research - Linda C. Pugh - York Hospital
  • Nursing Administration - Nancy Davies-Hathen - Lehigh Valley Hospital 
  • Patients Choice - Linda Zeckman - Evangelical Community Hospital

2007 Award Recipients

  • Clinical Practice LPN - Kathy Bucks - Penn State Milton Hershey Medical Center
  • Clinical Practice RN - Megan King - Geisinger Health System
  • Advanced Practice RN - Tamara H. Murphy - Penn State Hershey Medical Center
  • Nursing Education - Roslyn M. Harris, RN - Lehigh Valley Hospital – Muhlenberg
  • Nursing Research - Catherine M. Bender - University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing
  • Nursing Administration - Mary Beth Kingston - Albert Einstein Healthcare Network
  • Patients Choice - Kimberly Bartman - Lehigh Valley Hosp and Health Network

2006 Award Recipients

  • Clinical Practice LPN - Mary Marchant - Holy Spirit Hospital
  • Clinical Practice RN - Kathy J. Morrison - Lancaster General Hospital
  • Advanced Practice RN - Joanne Rogers - Geisinger Medical Center
  • Nursing Education - Martin S. Manno - Penn Presbyterian Med. Center
  • Nursing Research - Patti Rager Zuzelo - Albert Einstein Healthcare Network & La Salle Univ
  • Nursing Administration - Courtney Barilar Vose - Lehigh Valley Hospital
  • Patient Choice Award - Laurie Bortner, RN - Masonic Homes

2005 Award Recipients 

  • Clinical Practice LPN - Cherylyn Stickhouser - WellSpan - York Hospital
  • Clinical Practice RN - Rhada J. Hartman - WellSpan Health
  • Advanced Practice RN - Mary Frances MacCormack-Suter - Temple University Hospital
  • Nursing Education - Ruth A. Mooney - Main Line Health Systems
  • Nursing Research - Judith A. Erlen - University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing
  • Nursing Administration - Julie T. Miksit - The Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Patient Choice Award - Nancy Pokorny, RN Albert Einstein Medical Center

2004 Award Recipients

  • Clinical Practice LPN - Linda Konstantopoulos, LPN
  • Clinical Practice RN - Joann Smith, RN, MEd
  • Advanced Practice RN - Gyl Garren Corona, RN, MSN 
  • Nursing Education - Darlene Ann Clark, RN, MSN
  • Nursing Research - Margaret Griffiths, RN, MSN, AOCN
  • Nursing Administration - Ruth Nolan, RN, MSN, PhD (Cand.)
  • Patient Choice Award - Mindy Brosious, RN

2003 Award Recipients

  • Clinical Practice LPN - Julianne Zeigler, LPN
  • Clinical Practice RN - Andrea Potteiger, RN, BSN
  • Advanced Practice RN - Dianne L. Moore, RN 
  • Nursing Education - Mary M. Cothran, PhD., CRNP
  • Nursing Research - Leslie A. Hoffman, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Nursing Administration - Penny Frownfelter, MSN, RN
  • Patient Choice Award - Donna Paster, RN

2002 Award Recipients

  • Clinical Practice LPN - Kossiwa A. Lonergan, LPN
  • Clinical Practice RN - Melanie Hurst, RN, BSN
  • Advanced Practice RN - Diane McElwain, RN, OCN, MEd
  • Nursing Education - Richard Arbour, RN, MSN, CCRN, CNRN
  • Nursing Research - Mary E. Kerr, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Nursing Administration - Donna M. Yarnell, RN, BSN
  • Patient Choice Award - Jean Gingrich, RN

2001 Award Recipients

  • Clinical Practice LPN - Gayriel Lester, LPN
  • Clinical Practice RN - Gloria Muniz Fredericks, RN, MSN, CCRN
  • Advanced Clinical Practice - Elizabeth B. Seislove, RN, MSN, CCRN
  • Nursing Education - Amy Pelleg, RN, MSN, CCRN
  • Nursing Research - Denise Charron-Prochownik, PhD, RN, CPNP
  • Nursing Administration - Sheri Matter, RN, BSN, MSHA
  • Patient Choice Award - Andrea Huertas, RN

2000 Award Recipients

  • Clinical Practice LPN - Henry Blymire, LPN
  • Clinical Practice RN - T. Nicole Grim, RN, BSN, CCRN
  • Advanced Clinical Practice - Nancy Weidemer, RN, MSN, CRNP
  • Nursing Education - Barbara B. Pope
  • Nursing Research - Helene Moriarty, PhD, RN, CS
  • Nursing Administration - B. A. McGettigan, RN, MS, CCM, CRRN, (D)ABDA, CPUR, CLNC

1999 Award Recipients

  • Clinical Practice LPN - Lynn E. Dashner, LPN
  • Clinical Practice RN - Richard Arbour, RN, BSN
  • Advanced Practice RN - Deborah A. Swavely, RN, MSN
  • Nursing Education - Lisa A. Ruth-Sahd, RN, MSN, CEN, CCRN
  • Nursing Research - Ruth York, RN, PhD, FAAN
  • Nursing Administration - Janie D. Blymiller, RN, MSN, CNA

1998 Award Recipients

  • Clinical Practice LPN – Sheila M. Kozuch, LPN
  • Clinical Practice RN – Jessie A. Jankowiak, RNC
  • Advanced Practice RN – Lynne K. Quinn RN, MSN, CRNP, AOCN
  • Nursing Education – Debra Ann Peter, MSN, RNC
  • Nursing Research – Susan Albrecht, RN, MPM, PhD
  • Nursing Administration – Margaret Anne Hayden, RN, MSN

1997 Award Recipients

  • Clinical Practice LPN – Debra K. Neubauer, LPN
  • Clinical Practice RN – Wendy R. Krzanowski, RNC, IBCLC, CCE
  • Advanced Practice RN – Kelly M. Soule, MSN, RN
  • Nursing Education – Rebecca M. Beatty, RN, MS
  • Nursing Research – Diana L. Zenewicz, MSN, RN, CNA
  • Nursing Administration – Connie S. Sixta, RN, MSN

1996 Award Recipients

  • Clinical Practice LPN – Barbara A. Cahill, LPN
  • Clinical Practice RN – Alma R. Cullers, RN, BSPPA
  • Advanced Clinical Practice – Tammy R. Maclay, RN, MSN
  • Nursing Education – Mary Jean Osbourne, RN, MSN
  • Nursing Research – Mary D. Naylor, RN, PhD, FAAN
  • Nursing Administration – Lydia V. Wittman, RN, MSN, CS

1995 Award Recipients

  • Clinical Practice LPN – Catherine A. Wanner, LPN
  • Clinical Practice RN – Vickie L. Negley, RN, BSN, CEN
  • Advanced Clinical Practice – Barbara S. Butchko, RN, BSN, MS
  • Nursing Education – Marian M. Conrad, RN, MSEd, EdD
  • Nursing Research – Kathryn R. Puskar, RN, MPH, PhD
  • Nursing Administration – Barbara J. Tachovsky, RN, MSN

1994 Award Recipients

  • Clinical Practice LPN – Kathleen M. Michaels, LPN
  • Clinical Practice RN – Beth Ann Siever, RN, MSN, CPON
  • Advanced Clinical Practice – Janet F. Tomcavage, RN, MSN, CDE
  • Nursing Education – Susan A. Albrecht, RN, MS, MPM, PhD
  • Nursing Research – Nancy Sharts-Hopko, RN, MA, PhD, FAAN
  • Nursing Administration – Linda M. Kauffman, RN, MSN

1993 Award Recipients

  • Clinical Practice LPN – Colleen L. Peretto, LPN
  • Clinical Practice RN – Theresa M. Sherman, RN, CRRN
  • Advanced Clinical Practice – Dianne Myers, RN, CS, MS
  • Nursing Education – Daniele Shollenberger, RN, BSN, MSN
  • Nursing Research – Filomena Varvaro, RN, BSN, MNEd, MSE, PhD
  • Nursing Administration – Irene Inman, RN, BSN

1992 Award Recipients

  • Clinical Practice LPN – Kathleen J. Woods, LPN
  • Clinical Practice RN – Gratia M. Nagle, RNFA, CNOR
  • Advanced Clinical Practice – Constance Molchany, RN, MSN, CCRN
  • Nursing Education – Ann M. Yurick, RN, PhD
  • Nursing Research – Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob, RN, PhD, FAAN
  • Nursing Administration – Lynn Gurski-Leighton, RN, BSN, MA

1991 Award Recipients

  • Clinical Practice LPN – Peggy Weaver, LPN
  • Clinical Practice RN – Diane M. Eckert, RN, BSN
  • Advanced Clinical Practice – Kim Bennett, RN, MSN
  • Nursing Education – Donna B. Fabius, RN, BSN, MSN
  • Nursing Research – Suzanne R. Langner, RN, PhD
  • Nursing Administration – Joan O. Silver, RN, BSW, MS

1990 Award Recipients

  • Clinical Practice LPN – Catherine Stevens, LPN
  • Clinical Practice RN – Carla J. Richebacher, RN, IBCLC
  • Advanced Clinical Practice – Susan Walsh, RN, MSN, CCRN
  • Nursing Education – Ramona Nelson, RN, PhD
  • Nursing Administration – Mary Kohler-Pickar, RN, MSHSA