Meet Delaware’s Inspiring Top Nurses in 2023

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Nurses across Delaware were nominated in various categories by their professional peers. The top nurses were verified through our editorial process.

The nurses listed below were 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.

Academic Educator

Leigh Bennett, BSN, RN, CCRN
Adjunct Clinical Instructor and Supplemental Instructor
Delaware Technical Community College

Lauren Covington, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
University of Delaware/Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

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Heiddy DiGregorio, PhD, APRN, PCNS-BC, CHSE, CNE
Director of Simulation and Interprofessional Education, Simulation
University of Delaware

Justine Eckman, MSN, RN, CEN
Nursing Instructor, Emergency Room, Trauma, Medical-Surgical
Delaware Technical Community College

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

Susan Lewis, DNP, RN
Nursing Faculty, Nurse Educator
Delaware Technical Community College

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

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Jacqueline Mainwaring, PhD, DNP, MS, APRN, CRNA, CNE
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist and Program Director Doctor of Nursing Practice Nurse Anesthesia Program, Anesthesiology
Anesthesia Services, P.A. and Thomas Jefferson University

Aaron Sebach, PhD, DNP, MBA, AGACNP-BC, FNP-BC, NP-C, CP-C, CEN, CPEN, CGNC, CLNC, CNE, CNEcl, SFHM, FNAP
Dean of the College of Health Professions and Natural Sciences, Nursing Education
Wilmington University

Laura Wedel, MSN, RNC-OB
Staff Nurse, Clinical Adjunct, Labor and Delivery
Bayhealth

Adam Whitlock, DNP, MBA, RN, CTRN, CEN, CCRN, CPEN
Instructional Coordinator, Medical-Surgical
Delaware Technical Community College

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Brittany Anderson, MSN, APRN, AGCNS-BC, CCRN, CEN
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Perioperative Services
ChristianaCare

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Barbara Bradbury, MSN, APRN, CRNA, CCRN
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Anesthesia
Bayhealth

Karin Cooney-Newton, MSN, APRN, ACCNS-AG, CCRN
Pulmonary Clinical Nurse Specialist
Bayhealth

Felicia Cruz, MSN, APRN, AGCNS-BC, RN-BC
Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, Geriatrics
Bayhealth

Mary D’Amico, DNP, APRN, FNP
Advanced Practice Provider, Specialty Surgical and Robotics
TidalHealth Nanticoke

Laura Dechant, DNP, APRN, CCNS, CCRN, RN-BC, FCNS
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Cardiovascular Stepdown
ChristianaCare

Christina DiMarco, MSN, APRN, AGACNP-BC, FNP-BC
Chief Advanced Practice Clinician – Heart and Vascular, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Cardiology
ChristianaCare

Timothy Eden, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, AGACNP-BC, SCRN
Neurosurgery Nurse Practitioner, Neuro-Interventional Surgery and Neurosurgery
Bayhealth

Jennifer Entrekin, MSN, APRN, AGACNP-BC
Cardiac Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology
ChristianaCare

Eileen Evangelista, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, AGACNP –BC
Lead Advance Practice Provider for Inpatient Neurology, Nurse Practitioner, Neurology/Neurohospitalist
ChristianaCare

Monica Evans, MSN, APRN, CNM, WHNP-BC
Certified Nurse Midwife, Midwifery Dedicated to Women
OBGYN

Suzette Flores, DNP, BSW, APRN, ANP
Nurse Practitioner, Palliative Care
Bayhealth

Dana Garver, MSN, APRN, PCNS-BC, CPN
Patient Safety Specialist, Pediatrics
Nemours Children’s Health

Breighanna Gray, MSN, APRN, AGACNP-BC, CCRN
Nurse Practitioner, Trauma/Surgery/Critical Care
ChristianaCare

Cara Grove, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, AAHIVS
Nurse Practitioner, HIV/AIDS
ChristianaCare

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

Kimberly Holmes, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, PCCN-K
Stroke Program Coordinator, Neurology/Stroke
Bayhealth

Carrie Kenney, DNP, APRN, CRNA, FNP-BC, CPAN
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse Anesthesia Anesthesia
Services, P.A.

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

David Kohl, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, CEN
Clincal Lead/Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner
Trinity Medical Associates

Jacqueline Mainwaring, PhD, DNP, MS, APRN, CRNA, CNE
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist and Program Director Doctor of Nursing Practice Nurse Anesthesia Program, Anesthesiology
Anesthesia Services, P.A. and Thomas Jefferson University

Gina Malligan, MSN, APRN, CRNA
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Injector, Aesthetics
Hazel & Honey Beauty Co.

Robin Maracle, MSN, APRN, AGCNS-BC
Palliative Care Advanced Practice Clinician, Palliative Care
Bayhealth

Erin Mitchell, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CNRN, SCRN
Nurse Practitioner, Chief Advanced Practice Clinician Neurosciences, Nurse Practitioner, Inpatient Neurology
ChristianaCare

Kathryn O’Brien, MSN, APRN, CNM
Certified Nurse Midwife/Self-employed, Midwifery Dedicated to Women
OBGYN

Christina Phelan-Bajana, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner, Hematology/Oncology
Bayhealth

Jessie Powell, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, CEN
Acute Surgical Wound Nurse Practitioner, Acute/Surgical Wound Care
ChristianaCare

Juliana Rahmer, MSN, APRN, AGACNP-BC, FNP-BC, CEN
Nurse Practitioner, Observation Medicine
ChristianaCare

Megan Roth, MSN, APRN, AGACNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner and Instructor, Neurocritical Care and Neurosurgery University of Delaware/Penn Presbyterian
Medical Center

Leasha Roy, MSN/MHA, APRN, ACCNS-AG, PCCN-K
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Neurosciences
ChristianaCare

Carrie Snyder, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, PMH-C
Service Line Nurse Navigator, Women’s Health/Family
Beebe Healthcare

Wendy Surguy, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, CUNP, CWOCN
Nurse Practitioner, Urology
Bayhealth

Victoria Udealer, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, AGACNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology Short Stay Unit
ChristianaCare

Victoria Varga, MSN, APRN, FNP
Family Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse–Family Practice
ChristianaCare

Leslie Verucci, MSN, APRN, ANP-BC
Nurse Practitioner, Family Medicine, Urgent Care, Oncology
ChristianaCare

Kimberly Vignola, MSN, APRN, AGACNP-BC, AGPCNP-BC, CCRN
Nurse Practitioner, Cardiac Surgery
ChristianaCare

Susan Weaver, DNP, APRN, PCNS-BC, CPN
Nursing Faculty, Pediatrics Delaware Technical
Community College

Kevin Wiley, MSN, APRN, FNP, ENP
Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Nurse Practitioner
ChristianaCare

Advancing & Leading the Profession

Jessica Alvarez, MHA, BSN, RN, C-EFM
Senior Director, Women’s and Children’s Services, Administration/Women’s and Children’s
Bayhealth

Brittany Anderson, MSN, APRN, AGCNS-BC, CCRN, CEN
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Perioperative Services
ChristianaCare

Tammy Brown, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, OCN
Operations Director, Care Management
ChristianaCare

Michelle Collins, DNP, APRN, CNS, ACNS-BC, NPD-BC, NEA-BC, LSSBB
Vice President, Nursing Excellence and Magnet Designation, System-level Department of Nursing
ChristianaCare

Faith Colwell-Dorio, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, VHA-CM
Senior Director of Perioperative Services, Perioperative Services and Nursing Informatics
Bayhealth

Kelly Davis, EdD, MSN, RN, CNE
Instructional Director for Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program, Nursing Education
Delaware Technical Community College

Angeline Dewey, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCRN-K, CNRN
Senior Director for Clinical Practice and Professional Development, Nursing Professional Development
Bayhealth

Robyn Dougherty, MBA, MSN, CCRN, RN
Assistant Nurse Manager, Surgical Critical Care
ChristianaCare

Carrie Kenney, DNP, APRN, CRNA, FNP-BC, CPAN
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse Anesthesia
Anesthesia Services, P.A.

Michael Knorr, MSN, RN
Vice President of Patient Care Services, Medicine–Nurse Administration
ChristianaCare

Margaret LaFashia, MBA, BSN, RN
Outreach Coordinator, Nursing Professional Development
Nemours Children’s Health

Sarah Lewis, BSN, RN, OCN Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator, Clinical Research/Oncology Beebe Healthcare

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

Melissa Minor-Brown, MSN, RN
Director of Clinical Operations and External Relations, State Representative, Acadamia, Policy, Politics
University of Delaware

Melodye Neal, MSN, RN, CPN
Assistant Director, Assistant Professor, Maternity and Leadership
Lincoln University

Kimberly Pickinpaugh, MSN, RN, CCRN
Director of Critical Care, Critical Care
TidalHealth Nanticoke

Bridget Remel, MSN, APRN, NEA-BC, AGCNS-BC, NPD-BC, CCRN-K
Nursing Professional Development Director, Nursing Professional Development
ChristianaCare

Caricia Rickards, BSN, RN, CEN
Registered Nurse Clinical Coordinator, Emergency Department
Bayhealth

Barbara Robbins, BSN, RN, CIC
Infection Preventionist, Infection Prevention
Bayhealth

Danielle Sarik, PhD, APRN, CPNP-PC
Nurse Scientist, Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice
ChristianaCare

Verna Sellers, MSN, RN, CNML
Senior Nurse Manager, Patient Care Services
Bayhealth

Elizabeth Speakman, EdD, MSN, RN, ANEF, FNAP, FAAN
Associate Dean, Chief Academic Officer, Tenured Professor, Nursing Academia
University of Delaware

Alexander Twigg, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse, Recovery Room Post-Anesthesia Care Unit
Bayhealth

Sharon Urban, MSN, MHA, RN-BC, NE-BC, FACHE
Senior Director of Patient Care Services, Acute and Critical Care
Bayhealth

Rebecca Walker, PhD, JD, MSN, RN
Division Deputy Director, Director of Nursing, Public Health and Policy, State of Delaware
Division of Public Health

Ambulatory Care Nursing

Denise Anacay, BSN, RNC-OB
Staff Nurse, Women’s Services
Bayhealth

Gifty Boateng, MSN, RN, CPAN
Nurse Manager Pre-Admission Testing, Day Surgery and Post-Anesthesia Care Unit, Peri-Anesthesia Nursing
Bayhealth

Stephanie Bolden, MSN, RN
Primary Care Nurse, Holloway Infectious Disease Program
ChristianaCare

Kristin Brimmer, MSN, RN, CNOR
Clinical Coordinator, Operating Room
Bayhealth

Janie Brown, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse, Community Health
The Life Health Center

Lauren Denis, RN
Lead Registered Nurse, Reproductive Endocrinology
RADfertility

Heather Grogg, BSN, RN, MEDSURG-BC
Primary Care Nurse, Primary Care and Medical-Surgical Nursing
ChristianaCare

Margaret Grover, MHA, BSN, RN, CPEN
Interim Senior Nurse Manager, Emergency Department
Bayhealth

Shannon Hager, BSN, RN
Clinical Operations Manager of Beebe Medical Group
Beebe Healthcare

Morgan Iseman, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse, Oncology
Beebe Healthcare

Ashley Istenes, MSN, RN
Population Program Supervisor, Population Health
Bayhealth

Jennifer Knotts, BSN, RN, OCN
Research Nurse Coordinator, Cancer Research
ChristianaCare

Steven Larrimore, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, AGACNP-BC
Family Nurse Practitioner, Family Medicine/Pediatrics
ChristianaCare

April Lyons-Alls, MSN, MPA, RN
Executive Administrator of Nursing and Training, Community Health
The Life Health Center

Heidi Moore, MSN, RN, CNOR, CNML
Nurse Manager, Perioperative
Bayhealth

Jessica O’Connor, BSN, RN, OCN
Registered Nurse, Hematology/Oncology
Bayhealth

Andrea Sergent, M.Ed, BSN, RN, CNOR, RNFA, DE-CSN
Lead Nurse Mentor, School Health
Dover High School

Carrie Stevenson, RN, CAPA
Registered Nurse, Perianesthesia
Bayhealth

Trina Turner, MSN, RN-BC, LNC, ONN-CG, CNEn
Lung and Colorectal Screening Nurse Navigator, Oncology
Bayhealth

Case Utilization/Management

Ashley Burroughs, BSN, RN
Case Manager
ChristianaCare

Christine Cianfrini, BSN, RN, CCM
Registered Nurse Case Manager, Cardiac Stepdown
ChristianaCare

Regina Coverdale, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse Case Manager
Bayhealth

Donna DeFilippis, BSN, RN, ACM-RN
Lead Case Manager, Cardiac
Nemours Children’s Health

Jamise Jones, RN
Care Coordinator, Registered Nurse, Maternity
Highmark Health Options

Donna Marks, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse Case Manager, Care Management and Utilization Review
Bayhealth

Kristy Matarrese, BSN, RN, PCCN
Registered Nurse, Case Management
Bayhealth

Dionisia Bello, BSN, RN, CCM
Registered Nurse Case Manager, Case Management
ChristianaCare

Melissa Shoultes, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse Patient Care Coordinator, Acute Care/Care Coordination/Utilization Management
TidalHealth Nanticoke

Clinical Educator

Melissa Bergstrom, MSN, RN
Clinical Coordinator, Education Delaware Technical
Community College

Lisa DiLuzio, MSN, MSM, BS, RN, CCM
Nursing Professional Development Specialist, Ambulatory
ChristianaCare

Sara Faulkner, MSN, RN, CGRN
Educator, Perioperative Services
Bayhealth

Jillian Foster, MSN, RN, PCCN
Career and Technical Educator, Medical-Surgical New Castle County
Vocational Technical School District

Dianne Halpern, MSN, RN, CNML
Nurse Manager, Medical-Surgical
Bayhealth

Erin Hare, MSN, RN, CCRN
Nursing Professional Development Specialist, Medical/Pulmonary Critical Care
ChristianaCare

Lisa Johnson, RN, CCRN
Registered Nurse, Post-Anesthesia Care Unit
Bayhealth

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

Lisa Lietzke, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, TCRN
Clinical Nurse Educator, Emergency Nursing
Nemours Children’s Health

Erica McPhail, MSN, APRN, AGCNS-BC, NPD-BC
Adult Inpatient Nurse Residency Coordinator, Education
Bayhealth

Theresa McVey, BSN, RN, MEDSURG-BC
Nursing Professional Development Specialist, Ambulatory Care
ChristianaCare

Brittany Oakey, MSN, RN
Nursing Professional Development Manager, Nursing Professional Development
Bayhealth

Meredith Reape, MSN, RN, CPN
Clinical Nurse Educator, Pediatrics
Nemours Children’s Health

Kendall Scott, MSN, RN-BC, NPD-BC
Nursing Professional Development Specialist, Nursing Professional Development Specialist
ChristianaCare

Sheri A. Smith, MSN, APRN, FNP
Nurse Practitioner Clinical Lead, Family Practice
ChristianaCare

Sylvia Stubbs, MSN, RN, NPD-BC
Nursing Professional Development Specialist, Education
Bayhealth

Sarah Swan, MSN, RN, CCRN
Clinical Educator, Cardiovascular Surgical Intensive Care Unit/Intermediate Care Unit
Bayhealth

Lesley Tepner, MSN, APRN, AGCNS-BC, NPD-BC, C-ONQS, RNC-OB
Nursing Professional Development Specialist, Postpartum Nurse Residency Coordinator, Women’s Health-Postpartum/Labor and Delivery
ChristianaCare

Michaelene Urban, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, ANP-BC, AGACNP-BC
Heart and Vascular Clinical Educator, Cardiology
ChristianaCare

Jaime Zicafoose, MSN, RN-BC
Nursing Professional Development Specialist, Nursing Professional Development Specialist
ChristianaCare

Home Health/Hospice/Telehealth

Susan Conaty-Buck, DNP, MFA, APRN, FNP-C, FAANP
Assistant Professor, Family Nurse Practitioner, Health Informatics Researcher, School of Nursing
University of Delaware

Deborah Hoke, RN
Registered Nurse Clinical Manager, Home Health
Summit Home Care

Janet Kucera, BSN, RN
Clinical Supervisor, Private Duty Nursing
ChristianaCare

Veronica Macielag, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse Case Manager, Hospice
Bayada Home Health Care

Jamieson Martin, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse, Home Health
ChristianaCare

Kelly Souder, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse Case Manager, Home Healthcare
ChristianaCare

Informatics

Connie Ajah-Ayang, MSN, RN-BC
Clinical Informatics Nurse Manager, Informatics Nursing
Bayhealth

Susan Conaty-Buck, DNP, MFA, APRN, FNP-C, FAANP
Assistant Professor, Family Nurse Practitioner, Health Informatics Researcher, School of Nursing
University of Delaware

Stacy Edwards, BSN, RN-BC
Clinical Applications Analyst, Nursing Informatics
Nemours Children’s Health

Margaret Fleetwood, RN
Nursing Faculty, Education Delaware Technical
Community College

Raoul Fleming, MSN, RN
Transformation Analyst/Clinical Informatics, Critical Care
ChristianaCare

Casey Gibson, BSN, RN, PMP
Project Manager, Informatics
Bayhealth

Debra Howard, MSN, RN-BC
Team Leader of Clinical Informatics, Clinical Informatics
ChristianaCare

Carmen Pal, MSN, MBA, RN
Information Services Manager, Information Technology
ChristianaCare

Kristen Perrego, MSN, RN, CNOR IT
Training Team Supervisor, Information Technology Trainer
Bayhealth

Nina Pletsch, MSN, RN-BC, CPAN
Nursing Informatics Analyst, Nursing Informatics
Bayhealth

Dawn Robinson, MSN, RN-BC, MEDSURG-BC
Senior Clinical Transformation Analyst, Nursing Informatics
ChristianaCare

Brenda Sharp, BSN, RN
Application Analyst III, Oncology
Bayhealth

Inpatient/Acute Care Nursing

Jessica Alvarez, MHA, BSN, RN, C-EFM
Senior Director, Women’s and Children’s Services, Administration/Women’s and Children’s
Bayhealth

Melissa Bailey, MSN, RN, CCRN
Registered Nurse, Critical Care
Bayhealth

Sarah Black, BSN, RN
Labor and Delivery Registered Nurse, Labor and Delivery
ChristianaCare

Denise Bond, BSN, RNC-OB
Registered Nurse, Labor and Delivery
Bayhealth

Gifty Boateng, MSN, RN, CPAN
Nurse Manager Pre-Admission Testing, Day Surgery and Post-Anesthesia Care Unit, Peri-Anesthesia Nursing
Bayhealth

Corrine Bowell, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse, Medical Intensive Care Unit
ChristianaCare

Kathleen Boyer, MSN, RN, CMSRN, CNML
Nurse Manager, Medical Surgical
Bayhealth

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

Kristin Brimmer, MSN, RN, CNOR
Clinical Coordinator, Operating Room
Bayhealth

Ellyn Bushbeck, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
ChristianaCare

Jessica Callahan, BSN, RN, CEN
Registered Nurse III, Emergency/Trauma
ChristianaCare

Erin Coulter, RN
Registered Nurse, Progressive Care
ChristianaCare

Aletta Decktor, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse, Cardiac
Bayhealth

Briar Dobson, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse, Pulmonary
ChristianaCare

Shelli Doherty, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse, Medical Intensive Care Unit, Critical Care
ChristianaCare

Samantha Doughty, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse, Cardiology
ChristianaCare

Amber Dvorak, RN
Registered Nurse, Emergency Department
Nemours Children’s Health

David Edillon, BSN, RN, CNOR
Lead Registered Nurse Patient Care
Perioperative Nursing, Bayhealth

Anna Ellixson, BSN, RN, CPHON
Registered Nurse, Hematology/Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant
Nemours Children’s Health

Kathleen Fetters, BSN, RN-BC, WTA-C
Registered Nurse III, 5B/Medical-Surgical
ChristianaCare

Christine Flanagan, MSN, RN-BC
Assistant Nurse Manager, Medical Surgical
ChristianaCare

Jennifer Flynn, BSN, RN, PCCN
Bedside Registered Nurse, Stepdown
ChristianaCare

Joni Goepel, BSN, RN, CCRN
Clinical Coordinator, Critical Care
Bayhealth

Joshua Gorman-Zolochik, MSN, RNC-NIC
Nurse Manager, Pediatrics
ChristianaCare

Amanda Griffith, MSN, RN, PCCN
Assistant Nurse Manager, 5E Heart Failure and Open-Heart Surgery Stepdown
ChristianaCare

Carley Griscom, MSN, RN, CPAN, SCRN
Registered Nurse, Post-Anesthesia Care Unit
ChristianaCare

Michelle Groves, BSN, RN, CCRN, PCCN
Clinical Coordinator, Cardiovascular Surgery Intensive Care Unit
Bayhealth

Alexis Hammond, BSN, RN, CMSRN
Clinical Coordinator, Medical Surgical
Bayhealth

Ashley Harkness, BSN, RN, CCRN
Registered Nurse, Trauma/Surgery
ChristianaCare

Jamilia Harvey, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse, Intermediate Stepdown
ChristianaCare

Ingrid Hausner, BSN, RN, PCCN
Staff Nurse, Cardiovascular Critical Care Complex
ChristianaCare

Angela Hubbard, RN
Charge Nurse, Medical-Surgical
TidalHealth Nanticoke

Oksana Iwaskiw, BSN, RN, CEN
Registered Nurse, Critical Care Transport Nursing
ChristianaCare

Kendra Jones, BSN, RN, CPN
Clinical Level III Registered Nurse, Inpatient/Acute Care
Nemours Children’s Health

Caroline Keegan, BSN, RN, CCRN
Registered Nurse, Trauma Intensive Care Unit, Surgical Critical Care Complex
ChristianaCare

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

Joana Lapinid, MSN, RN, PCCN
Registered Nurse III, Surgical-Trauma Unit, Progressive Adult Care Nurse
ChristianaCare

Michael Lockerman, MSN, RN
Registered Nurse, Cardio-Vascular Surgery
TidalHealth Nanticoke

Kelli Maker, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical
Bayhealth

Samantha McDermitt, RN
Registered Nurse, Pediatrics
Nemours Children’s Health

Jaime McLaughlin, BSN, RN, CCRN, PCCN
Registered Nurse III, Cardiac Critical Care, Cardiovascular Surgery
ChristianaCare

Leslie Merrell, BSN, RN
Staff Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical
Bayhealth

Karen Mika, MSN, RN, CMSRN, ONC
Clinical Coordinator, Orthopedic/Medical-Surgical
Bayhealth

Cerise Morey, BSN, RN, CPON
Registered Nurse, Patient Flow Supervisor, Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant
Nemours Children’s Health

W. Drake Nichols, RN, CEN
Staff Nurse, Resource Nurse, Charge Nurse, Emergency Room, Basic Life Source, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Trauma Nursing Core Course, Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course Instructor, Neonatal Resuscitation Program, Ultrasound-guided I.V.
Bayhealth

Cierra Parker, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse, B Beebe
Healthcare

Arlene Peirce, BSN, RN, PCCN
Registered Nurse III, Transitional Care Unit
ChristianaCare

Melissa Phenix, BSN, RN, CMSRN
Clinical Coordinator, Medical Surgical/Acuity Adaptable
Bayhealth

Kimberly Pickinpaugh, MSN, RN, CCRN
Director of Critical Care, Critical Care
TidalHealth Nanticoke

Angel Piecuch, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
ChristianaCare

Holly Robinson, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse, Emergency Room
Bayhealth

Tyesha Rodriguez-Gist, MSN, RN, CCRN
Registered Nurse, Critical Care Intensive Care Unit
ChristianaCare

Kimberly Schoeffler, MSN, RNC-NIC
Registered Nurse, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
ChristianaCare

Vicki Smith, Ed.D, MSN, RN
Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical
TidalHealth Nanticoke

Amy Stier, BSN, RN, CEN, SANE-A
Registered Nurse, Coordinator of the Forensic Nurse Examiner Team, Emergency Nursing and Forensic Nursing
ChristianaCare

Berline Sylvain, RN
Registered Nurse, Day Surgery
Bayhealth

Gillian Tilley, BSN, RN, CEN, TCRN
Registered Nurse, Emergency
ChristianaCare

Terry Vaughn, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse III, Surgical/Trauma Progressive Care Stepdown Unit
ChristianaCare

Jenna Wagner, RN
Registered Nurse II, Medical
ChristianaCare

Gina Waithe, MSN, RN, CNOR
Assistant Nurse Manager, Surgical Services/Operating Room
ChristianaCare

Deb Wambold, MSN, RN, CEN
Direct Care Nurse, Emergency Department
ChristianaCare

Jennifer Wilcox, BSN, RN, CCRN
Staff Registered Nurse, Electrophysiology Lab
ChristianaCare

Amanda Williams, MSN, APRN, SCRN, FNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner, Inpatient Neurology
ChristianaCare

Michelle Zechman, BSN, RN, CCRN
Staff Registered Nurse, Medical Intensive Care Unit/Registered Respiratory Therapist
ChristianaCare

Katie Zee, MSN, RN
Registered Nurse, Post Anesthesia Care Unit
ChristianaCare

Licensed Practical Nurse

Rachel Joyner, LPN
Licensed Practical Nurse, Labor and Delivery
Bayhealth

Rebecca Lunness, LPN
Emergency Department Licensed Practical Nurse, Emergency
TidalHealth Nanticoke

Sarah Maddux, LPN
Licensed Practical Nurse, Medical-Surgical
TidalHealth Nanticoke

Kelli Robinson, LPN
Lead Licensed Practical Nurse, Mobile/Community Health/School Base Wellness
The Life Health Center

Sandy Saldana, LPN
Licensed Practical Nurse, Patient Care
Bayhealth

Ashley Youse, LPN
Licensed Practical Nurse, Rehabilitation Nursing
PAM Health
Rehabilitation Hospital of Dover

Nursing Legend

Kim Scott, MS, RN-BC
Nursing Informatics
Manager, Nursing Informatics
Retired from Bayhealth

Nursing Newcomer

Katie Carroll, RN
Registered Nurse, Heart and Vascular Intervention Services Cardiac Catheterization Lab
ChristianaCare

Michaela Dowling, MSN, RN
Registered Nurse II, Intermediate Medical
ChristianaCare

Charles Eppehimer, BSN, RN, SCRN
Clinical Nurse, Neurology (Transitional Neuro Unit)
ChristianaCare

Lisa Harrity, RN
Registered Nurse, Medical 3B
ChristianaCare

Amber Hiltner, BSN, RN, WTA-C, CCRN
Registered Intensive Care Unit, Critical Care
ChristianaCare

Catherine Lawless, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse, Neonatal Intensive Care
Nemours Children’s Health

Kathleen Mooney, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse, Acuity Adaptable, Medical-Surgical, Intermediate Care, National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale Certification
Bayhealth

Corinne Morgan, BS, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse II, Perioperative Nursing
ChristianaCare

Melanie Moser, BSN, RN, CCRN
Registered Nurse, Critical Care
ChristianaCare

Steven Ordonez, RN
Registered Nurse, Acuity Adaptable Medical-Surgical
Bayhealth

Ashley Prior, RN
Registered Nurse, Labor and Delivery
ChristianaCare

Chyna Pritchett, RN
Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical
Bayhealth

Allison Sekela, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse, Labor and Delivery
Bayhealth

Lauren Sneller, RN
Registered Nurse, Patient Care, 6A Neuro Medical Surgical/Intermediate Care Unit
Bayhealth

Jermiesha Watkins, RN
Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical
Bayhealth

Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing

Oluyemi Awodiya, DHA, MBA, RN
Chief Executive Officer, Intellectual and Developmental Disability/Behavioral Health
Tobola Health Care Services, Inc

Molly Bergamo, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, AGACNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner and Advanced Practice Clinician Behavioral Health Fellowship Program Director, Internal Medicine and Psychiatry
ChristianaCare

Clarissa Bigelow, BSN, RN-BC
Registered Nurse, Inpatient Behavioral Health
ChristianaCare

Caren Coffy-McCormick, DNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Professor, Psychiatry McCormick & Associates of Middletown, University of Delaware

Dawn Culp, MSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, FNE
Domestic Violence Consultant and Gang Consultant, Forensic Nurse Clinical Coordinator, Forensic Nursing/Emergency Nursing
Bayhealth

Anne DeCaire, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, PMH-C
Director, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Perinatal Mental Health
Perinatal Prana LLC

Stephanie Evans-Mitchell, EdD, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC
Chief Executive Officer, Psychiatry
Creative Medical Consulting

Melanie Hiester, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Pracitioner
Creative Medical Consulting

Heather Holt, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse, Behavioral Health
ChristianaCare

Ashley Kuriga, BSN, RN, PMH-BC
Registered Nurse, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
ChristianaCare

Jim Perrine, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Instructor, Nursing Education
Delaware Technical Community College

Joseph Shahadi, RN
Registered Nurse, Coordinator, Mental Health
MeadowWood Behavioral Health Hospital

Michelle Wagner, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Nurse Manager, Pediatrics
Nemours Children’s Health

Bradley Why, DNP. APRN, PMHNP-BC
Doctor of Nursing, Psychiatric Mental Health
Bancroft Behavioral Health, Inc

Quality/Safety/Risk Management

Mary Ciechanowski, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCRN-K
Stroke Coordinator, Neurology
ChristianaCare

Anne Marie Cuna, RN, CPN, CCRN
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Flow Supervisor, Pediatric Critical Car
Nemours Children’s Health

Kathleen Hackett, BSN, RN, CCRN
Registered Nurse, Medical Intensive Care Unit
ChristianaCare

Karen Dudley, MS, BSN, RN-BC, NE-BC, CPHQ
Manager Accreditation, Patient Safety and Accreditation
ChristianaCare

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

Holly S. Helmick, MSN, RN, CNOR, CIC
Infection Prevention Specialist, Infection Prevention
Bayhealth

Lynda Huselton, MSN, MSM, RN-BC, NE-BC
Project Manager, Patient Safety
ChristianaCare

Rijo James, BSN, RN, CCDS
Clinical Documentation Specialist, CCHS
ChristianaCare

Susan Kline, BSN, RN, CPHQ
Manager, Performance Improvement Clinical Assessments Team, Bayhealth Performance Improvement Department
Bayhealth

Pamela Laymon, BSN, RNC-LRN
Outcomes Project Manager, Women’s and Children’s Services
Bayhealth

LeAnn Myers, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Vice President of Clinical Operations, Operations
Wayspring

Ariana Powers, MSN, APRN, ACCNS-P
Patient Safety Specialist, Patient Safety
Nemours Children’s Health

Kim Petrella, MSN, RNC-OB
Nurse Coordinator, Quality Improvement Delaware Perinatal
Quality Collaborative

Robin Revell, BSN, RN, CPHQ, C-ONQS
Women’s and Children’s Project Manager, Women’s and Children’s Services
ChristianaCare

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

Shiann Smith, MSN, RN
Clinical Data Quality Specialist, Ambulatory Quality
ChristianaCare

Rehabilitation/Long Term Care

Jamie Ayala, DNP, RN-BC, NE-BC
Nurse Manager, Acute Medical Rehabilitation, ChristianaCare

Jenna Bradley, BSN, RN
Nursing Instructor, Registered Nurse, Long-Term Care, Special Needs Nursing
Delaware Technical Community College, Stockley Center

Krista Henshaw, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Practitioner–Cardiology
Beebe Healthcare

Deanna McNally, RN
Director of Nursing, Long-Term Care
Parkview Nursing & Rehab Center

Michelle Walls, BSN, RN, CRRN
Clinical Educator, Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation
Bayhealth

Volunteerism & Service

Adrienne Abrenica, DNP, APRN, AGACNP-BC, FNP-BC
Lead Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology
ChristianaCare

Gifty Boateng, MSN, RN, CPAN
Nurse Manager Pre-Admission Testing, Day Surgery and Post-Anesthesia Care Unit, Peri-Anesthesia Nursing
Bayhealth

Dawn Culp, MSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, FNE
Domestic Violence Consultant and Gang Consultant, Forensic Nurse Clinical Coordinator, Forensic Nursing
Bayhealth

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

Jane Kurz, PhD, RN
Director and Adjunct Professor, Medical-Surgical Nursing Nurse
Next Door Home Healthcare Services, La Salle University

Irene LaVita-Harris, RN, CCRN, TCRN
Registered Nurse III, Trauma Surgery Unit/Trauma Surgeon
ChristianaCare

Susan Sheehy, PhD, RN, FAEN, FAAN
Adjunct Professor, Military and Veterans Health
Retired from Uniformed Services University

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