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These Are Delaware’s Talented Top Nurses in 2021

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The First State honors its nurses who go above and beyond the call of duty during the COVID-19 pandemic, as voted by their professional peers.


The nurses listed below are chosen by a survey of their professional peers. The Delaware Nurses Association conducted a survey on its website with Delaware Today, asking nurses across the state who they considered best in various areas of practice. Only Delaware-licensed nurses were able to vote.

The top vote-getters are listed in bold.

The survey is conducted, and the winners verified, entirely by the Delaware Nurses Association and the editors of Delaware Today, with no help or influence from the advertising or marketing departments or outside agents.

Winners are notified only after the results are verified and the list finalized. Affiliates of the nurses may choose to purchase advertising in this issue of Delaware Today, subsequent issues and/or other Delaware Today/Today Media Inc. titles, and they may choose to promote their achievements in those ads, but it has no bearing on the results. Unlike many referral publications and other services, Delaware Today does not include names suggested or recommended by readers. The list is based exclusively on balloting by practicing Delaware-licensed nurses. Delaware Today regrets that many excellent nurses do not make the list.

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Academic Educator

Maria Brown, MSN, RN, PCCN, CNL Trauma/Surgical, Registered Nurse, ChristianaCare

Chavon Crampton, MSN, RNC-MNN, CLC, EFM-C

Maternal-Newborn Nursing, Assistant Professor of Maternal-Newborn Nursing, Delaware State University

Jennifer Graber, Ed.D., MSN, APRN, PMHCNS-BC

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Practice Initiatives, University of Delaware

Amy Hagstrom, Ph.D., RNC-NIC-E Education in Maternal-Child Nursing, Professor of Nursing, Director of Global Initiatives for the College of Health Sciences, University of Delaware

Jessica Madiraca, MSN, RN, CNS, CCRN-K
Associate Instructor, University of Delaware

Teresa Mulholland, MSN, APRN, AACNS-P, CCRN-K
Pediatric Intensive Care, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Evalyne Mwangi, MSN, RN, PCCN
Cardiac Nurse/Nurse Educator, Nurse Faculty, ChristianaCare and Delaware Technical Community College

Diane Rudolphi, MSN, RN
School of Nursing—Clinical Education, Director of Clinical Education, University of Delaware

Kathy Sokola, Ed.D., MSN, RN, CNE
Nursing Education, RN to BSN Program Coordinator, Stanton Campus, Delaware Technical Community College

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Bernadette Baker, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Lung Health Program, Nurse Practitioner, ChristianaCare

Michelle Baron, MSN, APRN
Pediatrics, Advanced Practice Nurse, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Molly Bergamo, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, AAHIVS
Internal Medicine and Psychiatry, Nurse Practitioner and APC Behavioral Health Fellowship Program Director, ChristianaCare

Mark Bleazard, MSN, APRN, ACCNS-P, CPN, CPEN
Acute Care/Emergency Department, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nemours/ Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Holly Browne, MSN, APRN, ANP-BC
Hospice Nurse Practitioner, Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, BAYADA Hospice of Delaware

Deborah Bryant, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
Family Nurse Practitioner, Director of Clinical Operations, Westside Family Healthcare

Dyane Bunnell, MSN, APRN, AOCNS, CPON, NPD-BC
Pediatric Hematology Oncology, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Estella Carrigan, MSN, APRN, CNP
Family Practice, Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care, Wilmington VA Medical Center

Laura Dechant, DNP, APRN, CCNS, CCRN, RN-BC, FCNS

Heart, Vascular and Interventional Services, Clinical Nurse Specialist, ChristianaCare

Amy DeVece, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, AGACNP-BC, CEN, CCRN
Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Nurse Practitioner, ChristianaCare

Timothy Eden, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, AGACNP-BC, SCRN
Neurointerventional Surgery, Nurse Practitioner, ChristianaCare

Elizabeth Frederick, MSH, MHA, APRN, ACNP-BC, CCRN
Vascular Surgery, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Beebe Healthcare

Beatrice Gaynor, Ph.D., APRN, FNP-C
Primary Care, Family Nurse Practitioner and Assistant Professor, University of Delaware Nurse Managed Primary Care Center

Elaine Geary, MSN, APRN, CRNP
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner/Cardiology, Nurse Practitioner, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Lija Gireesh, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, NEA-BC, COHN-S
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse/ Occupational Medicine, Lead Nurse Practitioner, ChristianaCare

Christina Hendler, MSN, APRN, NNP-BC
Neonatal, Lead Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, ChristianaCare

Sarah Knavel, MSN, APRN, ACCNS-P, PCNS-BC
Pediatrics, Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, Bayhealth

Tabe Mase, MJ, MSN, FNP-C, CHC, COHN-S
Occupational Health, Director of Employee Health Services, ChristianaCare

Heather Milea, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, CHFN, PCCN
Supportive and Palliative Medicine, APRN, ChristianaCare

Sharon Miner, MSN, APRN, AGPCNP-BC
Primary Care Adult-Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, HIV Nursing Certification, ChristianaCare Wilmington J. Holloway Program

Joseph Mitchell, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Family/Migrant-Seasonal Farm Worker, Family Nurse Practitioner, Westside Family Healthcare

Dannette Mitchell, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCRN
Medical Critical Care, Clinical Nurse Specialist, ChristianaCare

Katie Preedy, MSN, APRN, CRNP
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner/ Neonatology, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Supervisor, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Tracie Roberts, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
Hospitalist Medicine, Hospitalist NP, Beebe Healthcare

Megan (Margaret) Roth, MSN, APRN, AGACNP-BC
Neurocritical Care, Nurse Practitioner and Instructor (University of Delaware), University of Pennsylvania Health System, University of Delaware, ChristianaCare

Ludmila Santiago-Rotchford, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, PCCN
Cardiac, Cardiac Clinical Nurse Specialist, Bayhealth

Elizabeth Sargent, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, AGACNP-BC
Neurology Nurse Practitioner, ChristianaCare

Andrea Simon-Kasprenski, MSN, APRN, AGACNP-BC, FNP-C, TCRN
Trauma, Lead Trauma NP, ChristianaCare

Michael Szeliga, MSN, APRN, AGCNS-BC, CMSRN
Acute Medicine, Clinical Nurse Specialist, ChristianaCare

Christina Trout, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CDCES
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Diabetes Clinical Nurse Specialist, Beebe Healthcare

Sandi Voss, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, AOCNP
Oncology and Hematology, Nurse Practitioner, Bayhealth

Beth Walls, MSN, APRN, AGACNP-BC APRN Cardiology, Manager, Advanced Practice Clinicians, ChristianaCare

Advancing and Leading the Profession

Gust Bages, MHA, BSN, RN
Bayhealth Emergency and Trauma Services, Senior Director, Bayhealth

Susan Conaty-Buck, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, FAANP

Family Nurse Practitioner and Healthcare Informatics Researcher, Assistant Professor, University of Delaware School of Nursing and College of Health Sciences

Courtney Crannell, DNP, MSN, RN, OCN, NE-BC
Hematology/Oncology, Nurse Manager, ChristianaCare

Angeline Dewey, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCRN, CNRN
Director of Education, Bayhealth

Jessica Dickerson, MSN, RN-BC, CNL
Trauma/Surgery, Assistant Nurse Manager, ChristianaCare

Christina DiMarco, MSN, APRN, AGACNP-BC, FNP-BC
Cardiology, Nurse Practitioner Manager, ChristianaCare

Lauren Duddy, BSN, RN, CEN, PCCN
Geriatrics, Nurse Manager, ChristianaCare

Deborah Eberly, BSN, RN, CEN, CNML
Trauma, Trauma Program Manager, Bayhealth

Annamarie Flick, MSN, RN-BC, NE-BC
Medical Surgical/Leadership, Nurse Manager, ChristianaCare

Hannah Goss, MSN, RN
Clinical Decisions Unit, Nurse Manager, TidalHealth Nanticoke

Jacqueline “Renee” Griffith, MSN, RN, PCCN, CNML
Acute Care (Acuity Adaptable/Med-Surg/Tele/IMC), Nurse Manager, Bayhealth Sussex Campus

David Hancox, MSN, MHA, RN, NEA-BC
Administration, Senior Director of Nursing Acute Inpatient Services, Day Medicine and Sedation, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Deborah (Debbie) Hines, MSN, RN, PCCN, CNML
Progressive Care, Senior Nurse Manager, Bayhealth

Pamela Jenkins, MSN, RN, CPN, NPD-BC Nursing Professional Development
Team, Clinical Nurse Educator, Coordinator of Nursing Orientation and Nurse Residency, KidsHealth Liaison, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Carrie Kenney, MSN, APRN, CRNA, FNP-BC, CPAN
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, ChristianaCare

Jane Mericle, DNP, MHS-CL, RN, CENP
Pediatrics, Executive VP Nemours, Chief Nurse Executive, Patient Operations Officer, Delaware Valley, Nemours/ Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Susan Mross, RN
Emergency Medicine, Clinical Team Lead, Beebe Healthcare

Christopher Otto, MSN, RN, CHFN, PCCN, CCRN
Perioperative, Nonprofit Leadership, Nursing Excellence, Executive Director, Registered Nurse, Delaware Nurses Association and ChristianaCare

Isabel Pearce, BA, BSN, RN, CEN
Patient Access and Flow/Nursing Supervisor, Nursing Coordinator, ChristianaCare

Kim Petrella, MSN, RNC-OB
Women’s Health, Nurse Coordinator (DPQC) and Labor and Delivery Staff Nurse (CC), Delaware Perinatal Quality Collaborative and ChristianaCare

Maureen Seckel, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCNS, CCRN, FCCM, FCNS
Critical Care, Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist and Sepsis Coordinator, ChristianaCare

Joella Slowik, BSN, RN, CCRN-K
Pediatric Extracorporeal Therapy, CRRT/ Apheresis Coordinator, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Laura Smith, MSN, RN
Education, Clinical Educator, Beebe Healthcare

Elizabeth Speakman, Ed.D., RN, ANEF, FNAP, FAAN
Nurse Leader, Senior Associate Dean of Nursing, University of Delaware

Cynthia Waddington, MSN, RN, AOCN, NE-BC
Oncology, Clinical Director Cancer Program, ChristianaCare

Beth Walls MSN, APRN, AGACNP-BC
APRN Cardiology, Manager, Advanced Practice Clinicians, ChristianaCare

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Ambulatory Care Nursing

Caroline Bangi, RN
Ambulatory Care, Charge Nurse, Plummer Community Corrections Center

Kim Campbell, MSN, RN, CAPA

Perioperative Services, Clinical Coordinator, Bayhealth

Melissa Crisconi, BSN, RN-BC
Primary Care, Registered Nurse, ChristianaCare Primary Care at Lantana Square

Lauren Durk, BSN, RN
Peri-Op/Day Surgery, Clinical Coordinator, Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus

Lyrae Graham, BSN, RN-BC
Primary Care, Outpatient Nurse, ChristianaCare Primary Care at Middletown-West

April Lyons-Alls, DPA(c), MPA, MSN, RN
Ambulatory Care, Nursing/Community/ Public Health, Women, Infants and Families Nurse Consultant, Children and Families First

Helenann McCloskey, MSN, RN
Ambulatory Care, Manager of Nursing Services, ChristianaCare

Jennifer McGrath, MSN, RN, CDCES
Nursing Professional Development/ Ambulatory, Clinical Nurse Educator, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Korinne Roach, BSN, RN, CPN
Day Surgery, Staff Nurse, Bayhealth

Jennifer Schulak, MSN, MSM-HCA, RN, NPD-BC, CCRN-K
Ambulatory and Community Care, Nursing Professional Development Specialist, ChristianaCare

Julie Shores, MSN, RN-BC, OCN
Oncology, Radiation Oncology, ChristianaCare Helen F. Graham Cancer Center and Research Institute

Brooke Silvera, BSN, RN
Oncology Hematology, Oncology Hematology Infusion, ChristianaCare

Lauren Taylor, BSN, RN, VA-BC
Ambulatory Care/Apheresis and Infusion Nursing, Apheresis Coordinator, ChristianaCare

Sarah Travers, BSN, RN, OCN
Oncology, Hematology, Registered Nurse, ChristianaCare

Ashley Turner, ADN, RN
Community Health, RN Case Manager, Westside Family Healthcare

Trina Turner MSN, RN-BC, LNC
Oncology, Lung and Colorectal Cancer Nurse Navigator, Bayhealth

Denise Vance, MSN, RN, ACRN
HIV, Primary Care Nurse, ChristianaCare Helen F. Graham Cancer Center and Research Institute

Sandi Voss, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, AOCNP
Oncology and Hematology, Nurse Practitioner, Bayhealth

Case/Utilization Management

Julia Adams, BSN, RN-BC, CCRC
Thoracic Surgery/Interventional Pulmonology, Nurse Navigator Lung Health Screening, ChristianaCare Helen F. Graham Cancer Center and Research Institute

Kathleen Coward, BSN, RN, OCN, CCM
Oncology/Breast Cancer Patients, Nurse Navigator, ChristianaCare

Yvette Montague-Haines, BSN
Case Management, Prenatal/Medical Nurse Case Manager, Westside Family Healthcare

Lance Minzer, MSM, BSN, RN, CCM
Case Manager, ED Nurse Case Manager, ChristianaCare

Miken Sarkissian, BSN, RN

Utilization Management, Utilization Management Supervisor, Nemours/ Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Christine Smith, BSN, RN
Case Manager, Care Coordinator, University of Delaware Nurse Managed Primary Care Center

Clinical Educator

Ann-Marie Baker, MSN, RN-BC
Nursing Professional Development, Clinical Nurse Educator, Nemours/ Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Jacqueline Bates, BSN, RN, CCRN
Trauma/Surgical Acute Care, RNIII, ChristianaCare

Bri Buzzuro, MSN, RN, CEN, TCRN
Emergency Medicine, Nursing Professional Development Specialist, ChristianaCare

Alexandra Colin, MSN, RN-BC, CCRN-K
Nursing Education, NPDS, ChristianaCare

Danielle Coyne, MSN, RN-BC
Cardiovascular, Nursing Professional Development Specialist, ChristianaCare

Kaitlin Giofre, BSN, RN
Trauma/Surgical, Registered Nurse II, ChristianaCare

Carolyn Gutzmirtl, MSN, RN, PCCN-K, CNL, NPD-BC
Surgery/Trauma, Nursing Professional Development Specialist, ChristianaCare

Erin Hare, MSN, RN, CCRN

Critical Care, NPDS, ChristianaCare

Noelle Johnson, MSN, RN, CNN
Nephrology, Nursing Professional Development Specialist, ChristianaCare

Lisa Lietzke, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, TCRN
Clinical Education/Pediatrics/ Emergency, Clinical Nurse Educator, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Cheryl Muffley, MSN, RN-BC, NPD-BC
Nursing Professional Development Specialist, Medical Nurse Residency Program Coordinator, ChristianaCare

Stacy Noel, MSN, RN, HTCP
Nursing Education, Nursing Professional Development Specialist, ChristianaCare

Kevin Nusspickel, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC, CCRN
Clinical Nurse Educator (Cardiac Center), Nursing Professional
Development Team, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Laura Smith, MSN, RN
Education, Clinical Educator, Beebe Healthcare

Dawn Snyder, MSN, RN, CV-BC, CCRN-CSC
Critical Care/Intensive Care/ Cardiothoracic Intensive Care/ Intermediate Care, Critical Care Clinical Educator, Beebe Healthcare

Sylvia Stubbs, MSN, RN, NPD-BC
Professional Development, Clinical Educator, Bayhealth

Teresa Towne, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, NE-BC
Nursing Professional Development, Clinical Educator, Bayhealth

Jaime Zicafoose, MSN, RN, RN-BC
Vascular Access Nursing and Hemodialysis, Nursing Professional Development Specialist, ChristianaCare

Home Health/Hospice/Telehealth

Ginger Cowell, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

Virtual Primary Care Practice, Clinical Leader Virtual Primary Care Practice/ Family Nurse Practitioner

Ashley Figgs, RN
Hospice, On Call Registered Nurse, BAYADA

Susan Straughn, BSN, RN
Telephone Triage, Nurse Supervisor, ChristianaCare

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Informatics

Mark Bleazard, MSN, APRN, ACCNS-P, CPN, CPEN
Acute Care, Emergency Department, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nemours/ Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Katherine Collard, MS, RN-BC
Informatics, Chief Nursing Informatics Officer, ChristianaCare

Dolores DiLoreto, BSN, RN
Nursing Informatics, Clinical Systems Educator, Beebe HealthCare

Casey Gibson, BSN, RN
Informatics, Application Analyst III, Bayhealth

Jennifer Henry, MSHI, BSN, RN, CEN, RN-BC

Information Technology/ Informatics, Senior Clinical Analyst, ChristianaCare

Pamela Jenkins, MSN, RN, CPN, NPD-BC
Nursing Professional Development, Clinical Nurse Educator, Coordinator of Nursing Orientation and Nurse Residency, KidsHealth Liaison, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Lindsey Klemash, MSN, RN-BC
Nursing Informatics, Analyst Nursing Informatics, Bayhealth

Amy Linzey, BSN, RN
BSN, RN, Beebe Healthcare

Kimberly Mark, BSN, RN
Quality and Safety, Data Informatics and Analytics, RN-Data Analyst, ChristianaCare

Carmen Pal, MSN, MBA, RN
Information Technology, Clinical Analyst, Team Lead, ChristianaCare

Kim Taylor, BSN, RN
Information Technology/Informatics, Information Technology Manager, Enterprise EMR, ChristianaCare

Amy Tyler, BSN, RN-BC, CEN
Clinical Informatics, Senior Clinical Transformation Analyst, ChristianaCare

Carolyn Zsoldos, MS, BSN, RN-BC
Informatics, Sr. Clinical Transformation Analyst, ChristianaCare

Inpatient/Acute Care Nursing

Kenneth Agu, BSN, RN, B.Sc., VA-BC
Vascular Access Nursing, Vascular Access Nurse, ChristianaCare

Kelli Augustine, MSN, RN, CMSRN
Cardiac Short Stay Unit, RN, ChristianaCare

Georgienne Barnett, BSN, RN
Stepdown Unit, Clinical Nurse 2, Beebe Healthcare

Lori Brown, MSN, RNC-OB
Labor and Delivery, Clinical Coordinator, Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus

Jill Carpenter, BSN, RNC-NIC
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Registered Nurse, ChristianaCare

Heather Chappius, MSN, RN-BC
Medical, Registered Nurse, ChristianaCare

Kathy Crawford, MSN, RN, CCRN
Critical Care, RN IV, ChristianaCare

Elizabeth Crowder, BSN, RN
Heart and Vascular Interventional Services Prep and Hold, Registered Nurse, ChristianaCare

Robyn Dougherty, MSN, MBA, RN, CCRN
Trauma/Surgical, Registered Nurse III, ChristianaCare

Kathleen Fetters, BSN, RN-BC, WTA-C
Medical, Registered Nurse, ChristianaCare

Tracy Flitcraft, BSN, RN, CRN
Radiology Nursing/Interventional Radiology, RN III, ChristianaCare

Crystal Forbes, MSN, RN-BC
Nursing Resources/(Ortho, Trauma, Neuro Critical Care), Nursing Coordinator and Adjunct Med Surg Clinical Instructor, ChristianaCare and University of Delaware

Jillian Foster, MSN, RN, PCCN
Perioperative Services, Assistant Nurse Manager, ChristianaCare

Kellie Glenn, BSN, RN, CEN
Emergency Nursing, Registered Nurse, ChristianaCare

Kathleen Hackett, BSN, RN, CCRN
Inpatient/Acute Care Nursing, Medical Critical Care, RN, ChristianaCare

Amanda Hilliker, BSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, PHRN, EMT-B
Pediatric Critical Care Transport, Registered Nurse, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Pediatric Critical Care Transport

Deborah (Debbie) Hines, MSN, RN, PCCN, CNML
Progressive Care, Senior Nurse Manager, Bayhealth

Lindsey Hoosty, BSN, RN, CCRN
Medical Intensive Care Unit, Assistant Nurse Manager, ChristianaCare

Denise Jones, MSN, RN, ACCNS-AG, CCRN, SCRN
Neurosurgical Intensive Care, Clinical Coordinator, Bayhealth

Eileen Krapf, RN, RNC-MNN
Postpartum, Registered Nurse, ChristianaCare

Marsha Krise, MSN, RNC-MNN
Labor and Delivery, Staff Nurse, ChristianaCare

Mai Lam, BSN, RN, CCRN
Medical ICU, RN, ChristianaCare

Charles McMullin, MSN, RN, CCRN

PICU, Registered Nurse, Nemours/ Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Kelsie Milillo, BSN, RN, CCRN
Surgical-Trauma Critical Care, RN III, ChristianaCare

Jacqueline Muehlberger, BSN, RN, PCCN
Surgical/Trauma Critical Care, RN, ChristianaCare

Evalyne Mwangi, MSN, RN, PCCN
Cardiac Nurse, Nurse Educator, RN, Nurse Faculty, ChristianaCare and Delaware Technical Community College

Victoria Nelson, MSN, RN
Pediatrics, RN, TidalHealth Nanticoke

Kiersten Nolan, BSN, RN, PCCN
Transitional Care Unit, Registered Nurse II, ChristianaCare

Ashley O’Connell, BSN, RN, CCRN
ICU, RN, ChristianaCare

Loretta Ostroski, MSN, RN
Leadership Patient Care, Assistant Vice President of Nursing, Beebe Healthcare

Isabel Pearce, BA, BSN, RN, CEN
Patient Access and Flow/Nursing Supervisor, Nursing Coordinator, ChristianaCare

Fredeline Pierre, MBA, BSN, RN
Oncology, RN, ChristianaCare

Angela Pizza, BSN, RN
Mental Health Nursing/Psychiatry, Registered Nurse, ChristianaCare

Jena Pritzlaff, BSN, RN, CNOR
Operating Room, Operating Room Nurse, ChristianaCare

Steven Rawheiser, BSN, RN, CCRN
Pediatric Critical Care Transport Team, Flight Nurse, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Shaky’Ra Robinson, RN
Med Surg, Registered Nurse, ChristianaCare

Bridget Ryan, MSN, RN, CCRN
Critical Care, Assistant Nurse Manager, ChristianaCare

Valerie Salmon, RN-BC
Stroke, RN, ChristianaCare

Heather Strickland, RN
Cardiac, Charge Nurse, TidalHealth Nanticoke

Aimee Taylor, BSN, RN, CPN
Pediatrics, Nursing Supervisor, Nursing Supervisor, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Terry Vaughn, BSN, RN-BC, WTA-C
Trauma Surgical Stepdown, RN III, ChristianaCare

Phyllis Wheatley, RN
Day Surgery/ICU, Staff Nurse, TidalHealth Nanticoke

Ginger Wille, BSN, RN
Acute Care—Cardiac/Hospital Overflow, Charge Nurse, RN, TidalHealth Nanticoke

Amanda Williams, MSN, RN-BC
Acute Medicine, Assistant Nurse Manager, ChristianaCare

Taryn Zimmerman/Kelley, BSN, RN, CCRN
ICU/CT Surgery/Early Nursing Intervention Team (Rapid Response), RN, Beebe Healthcare

Licensed Practical Nurse

Karen Angelo, LPN
Thoracic Surgery/Interventional Pulmonology, Clinic Nurse, STS Data Manager, ChristianaCare Helen F. Graham Cancer Center and Research Institute

Michelle Elzey, LPN
Care Coordinator, Nurse Case Manager, TidalHealth Nanticoke

Mark Figgs, LPN
Hospice, Team LPN, BAYADAHospice

Mary Games, LPN
Primary Care, PAACT LPN, Wilmington VA Medical Center

Brent Gehman, LPN

OR, Orthopedics, Scrub/First Assist, TidalHealth Nanticoke

Teresa Johnson, LPN
Home Health, LPN, Maxim Healthcare Services and Aveanna Healthcare

Gayle Myran, LPN
Occupational Health/Employee Health, LPN Charge Nurse, Bayhealth

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Nursing Legend

This award goes to someone in Delaware’s nursing community who has made a lasting impact throughout their career. Nominators say Dr. Judith Herrman has had a long career at the University of Delaware as a top academic and is now a professor emeritus who continues to support academia and the state of Delaware. Her areas of research and influence are adolescent health, teen cognitive development and sexual behavior.

Judith Herrman, Ph.D., RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN

Education/Consultation, Emerita Professor/Consultant, University of Delaware and NurseTim Inc.

Nursing Newcomer

Brittany Bolen, BSN, RN
Pre-Post of Cath Lab Patients, CDU, RN, TidalHealth Nanticoke

Elizabeth Crowder, BSN, RN
Heart and Vascular Interventional Services Prep and Hold, Registered Nurse, ChristianaCare

Lindsey Gaspar, RN
Medical/Surgical, Registered Nurse, ChristianaCare

MycKenzie Gillette, RN
Labor and Delivery, Registered Nurse, Bayhealth

Amy Jackson, BSN, RN

Critical care/ICU, Registered Nurse, ChristianaCare

Kristen Magaw, RN
Transitional Surgical Unit, RN, ChristianaCare

Paige Maykut, BSN, RN, CEN
Emergency Nurse, Registered Nurse, ChristianaCare

Benjamin Salin, RN, NREMT-P
Emergency Department, Registered Nurse, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Angelina Scott, BSN, RN
Trauma Surgical, Registered Nurse, ChristianaCare

Kelsey Smith, BSN, RN
Behavioral Health, Registered Nurse, ChristianaCare

Nicole Webb, BSN, RN-BC
Trauma/Surgical, Registered Nurse, ChristianaCare

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing

Stephanie Cressman, BSN, RN-BC
Behavioral Health, RN-III, ChristianaCare

Anne DeCaire, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Center for Women’s Emotional Wellness, ChristianaCare

Stephanie Evans-Mitchell, Ed.D., MSN, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatry, Nurse Practitioner, ChristianaCare and Creative Medical Consulting

Jennifer Graber, Ed.D., MSN, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Practice Initiatives, University of Delaware

Lacey Hendrickson, MA, BSN, RN
Behavioral Health/Psychiatry, Registered Nurse, ChristianaCare

Shawna Mayles, RN, SANE
Behavioral Health, Behavioral Health Coordinator, Beebe HealthCare

Kendall McDowell, BSN, RN-BC
Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, Registered Nurse, ChristianaCare

Jeannie Parker, RN
Department of Psychiatry, Registered Nurse, ChristianaCare

Amanda Richter, MSN, BS, APRN, AGCNS-BC, CEN
Behavioral Health, Clinical Nurse
Specialist, Bayhealth

Quality/Safety/Risk Management

Jennifer Benson, MSN, RN, CPHQ
Quality and Safety, Project Manager, ChristinaCare

Erin Dwyer, MSN, APRN, ACCNS-P, CCRN-K
PICU, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nemours/ Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Gwendolyn Ebbert, MSN, BA, RN, CPHQ, RN-BC, LSSBB
Nursing Quality and Safety, Performance Improvement Program Manager, ChristianaCare

Kelly Gardner, BSN, RN, CIC

Infection Prevention, Infection Control Senior Manager, Bayhealth

Stacey Hurley, MSN, RN, CPHQ
Patient Safety and Accreditation, ChristianaCare

Craig Martine, MSN, RN
Quality and Safety/Performance Improvement—Surgery, Senior Program Manager, ChristianaCare

Susan Mascioli, MS, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, CPHQ, LSSBB
Quality and Safety, Director, Nursing
Quality and Safety, ChristianaCare

Ann Principe, DNP, MBA, RN, CPHQ
Patient Safety, Director, Patient Safety, ChristianaCare

Rehabilitation/Long-Term Care

Jamie Ayala, DNP, RN-BC, NE-BC

Rehabilitation, Nurse Manager, ChristianaCare

Volunteerism and Service

Alexandra Colin, MSN, RN-BC, CCRN-K

Nursing Education, NPDS, ChristianaCare

Noreen Kessler, MSN, RN, CCRN, PHRN, NREMT

Critical Care Transport Team, Critical Care Transport Registered Nurse, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Irene LaVita-Harris, BSN, RN, CCRN, TCRN, NREMT-B
Trauma Surgical Unit, RN III, ChristianaCare

Jamila Richardson, BSN, RN, IBCLC
Nursing Professional Development/ Lactation Consultant, Lactation Services Program Manager, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Jennifer Saylor, Ph.D., APRN, ACNS-BC
School of Nursing, Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty and Student Affairs, University of Delaware

Susan Sheehy, Ph.D., RN, FAEN, FAAN
College of Heath Sciences, School of Nursing, Professor, University of Delaware

Trina Turner, MSN, RN-BC, LNC
Oncology, Lung and Colorectal Cancer Nurse Navigator, Bayhealth

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