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Top Nurses 2016

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Nurses were chosen by a vote of their professional peers through a poll by the Delaware Nurses Association. Only Delaware-licensed nurses were able to vote. Top vote-getters in each category are designated by an asterisk.


 

ACADEMIC EDUCATOR

Jennifer Saylor (winner), PhD, RN, APRN-BC​
Assistant Professor-Director, Kamp for Kids
University of Delaware, College of Health Sciences, School of Nursing

Karen Avino, EdD, RN, AHN-BC, HWNC-BC
Assistant Professor; University of Delaware, College of Health Sciences, School of Nursing  

Jo Ann Baker, DNP, MSN, RN, FNP
Instructional Director of Nursing, Delaware Technical Community College

Kelly L. Davis, MSN, RN, CNE
RN to BSN Project Coordinator, Delaware Technical Community College

Christine Jarrell, MSN, RN
NA

Kimberly Mattison, BSN, RN, PCCN
Staff Development Specialist, Christiana Care Health System

Sandra NolanMSN, MS, RN
Interim Assistant Program Director, Lincoln University
Staff nurse, Christiana Care 

Karen L. Panunto, EdD, MSN, APRN
Associate Professor of Nursing and BSN Program Director, Wesley College

Carolee A. Polek, RN, PhD, AOCNS, BMTCN   
Associate Professor; University of Delaware, College of Health Sciences, School of Nursing

Kathy Riley-Lawless, PhD, RN, PNP-BC
Assistant Professor of Nursing and Honors Program Advisor
University of Delaware, College of Health Sciences, School of Nursing

Karen L. Rollo, MSN, RN
Instructional Director, Stanton Campus Associate Degree Nursing Program
Delaware Technical Community College

Janice Selekman, DNSc., RN, NCSN, FNASN
Professor; University of Delaware, College of Health Sciences, School of Nursing

Beth Smith, APRN, NNP-BC
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Christiana Care Health System

Angela Steele-Tilton, RN, MSN
Chair RN to BSN Program
College of Health Professions, Wilmington University

Susan L. Weaver, MSN, APN, PCNS-BC, CPN, CPAN
Pediatric Peri-Anesthesia Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Adjunct Faculty, Graduate Studies; University of Delaware, College of Health Sciences, School of Nursing

Denise Zabielski Westbrook, EdD, MSN, RN
Dean; College of Health Professions, Wilmington University

 

ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSE

Amanda Wardwell (winner), RN, MS, WHNP-BC
Director of Women’s Health Services & Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
Westside Family Healthcare

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

Kathy Curtis, MSN, APN
Occupational Health Nurse Practitioner
Christiana Care Health System
Employee Health Services

Angeline Dewey, MSN, RN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCRN, CNRN 
Clinical Nurse Specialist
ICU and Neurosurgical ICU
Bayhealth Medical Center 

Jean M. Gallagher, MSN, RN, CPNP
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Department
​Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Kathy Dore James, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, ACHPN
Palliative Care Program Coordinator, Nanticoke Memorial Hospital

Jeanette G. KernanMSN, APRN
Advanced Practice Nurse, Delaware Division of Health and Social Services

Rhonda Montgomery, MSN, C/PHCNS, APRN
Mental Health Advanced Practice Nurse, Mid-Atlantic Behavioral Health

Karen Nestor, MSN, APRN, PCNS-BC, CPN
Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Karen L. Panunto, EdD, MSN, APRN
Associate Professor of Nursing; BSN Program Director
Wesley College

Ludmila Santiago-Rotchford, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, PCCN
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Progressive Care Unit and Centralized Telemetry, â€‹Bayhealth

Clare E. Szymanski, MSN WHNP-BC CNM
Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner/Certified Nurse Midwife, All About Women, Pa.

Mari Welch, MSN, APN
Pediatric Critical Care Nurse Practitioner, â€‹Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Wendy Wintersgill, MSN, RN, CRRN, ACNS-BC
Rehabilitation Educator, â€‹Christiana Care Health System

 

ADVANCING-LEADING THE PROFESSION

Tiffani Lee (winner), MSN, RN, PCCN
Nurse Manager, 6C STAR Unit
​Christiana Care Health System

Felisha Marcus Alderson, MSN, RN, CRRN
Nurse Manager, Center for Rehabilitation at Wilmington Hospital
Christiana Care Health Services

Gary W. Alderson, RN, Esquire
Director & Nurse-Attorney
​Elzufon Austin Tarlov & Mondell, Pa.

Karen Avino, EdD, RN, AHN-BC, HWNC-BC
Assistant Professor; University of Delaware, College of Health Sciences, School of Nursing   

Donna Casey, BSN, MA, RN, FABC, NE-BC 
Vice President, Patient Care Services
Co-Chair, Ethics Committee
Christiana Care Health System 

Linda Laskowski Jones, MS, APRN, ACNS-BC, CEN, FAWM, FAAN
Vice President, Emergency and Trauma Services
Christiana Care Health System

Susan Mascioli, MS, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, CPHQ, LSSBB
Director, Nursing Quality and Safety 
​Christiana Care Health System 

Beth Mattey, MSN, RN, NCSN
School Nurse, Brandywine School District

Jane M. Mericle, MHS-CL, BSN, RN, CENP
Operational Vice President, Chief Nurse Executive
Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Kara W. Streets, BSN, RN, MS, CEN, NE-BC
Nurse Manager, Middletown Emergency Department
​Christiana Care Health System

Karen Toulson, MSN, RN, MBA, CEN, NE-BC
Director, Clinical Operations
​Christiana Emergency Department and ED Observation Unit
​Christiana Care Health System

Judith A. Townsley, MSN, RN, CPAN 
Vice President, Perioperative Services, Christiana Care Health System

Denise Zabielski Westbrook, EdD, MSN, RN
Dean, College of Health Professions, Wilmington University

Pamela C. Zickafoose, EdD, MSN, RN, NE-BC, CNE
Nursing Instructional Director and Chairperson, Delaware Technical Community College

 

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

Jennifer S. Graber (winner), EdD, APRN, CS, BC
Assistant Professor; University of Delaware, College of Health Sciences, School of Nursing  

Steven Ismael Beltran, BSN, RN-BC
Nurse Manager, Behavioral Health; â€‹Christiana Care Health System

Darcy Burbage, RN, MSN, AOCN, CBCN
Survivorship Nurse Navigator, â€‹Christiana Care Health System

Cynthia Diefenbeck, PsyD, APRN, BC
Associate Professor; University of Delaware, College of Health Sciences, School of Nursing  

 

CASE/QUALITY MANAGEMENT, MANAGED CARE-INFORMATICS

Victoria Norris (winner), RN, BSN
Stroke Coordinator, Nanticoke Health Services

Lisa Adkins, MSN, RN, CPNP, CRCR, CPHM
Director, Patient Authorization/Care Management/Clinical Documentation Integrity
​Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Lorraine Adkins, RN, BSN, CIC
Infection Preventionist, Christiana Care Health System

Gary W. Alderson, RN, Esquire
Director & Nurse-Attorney
Elzufon Austin Tarlov & Mondell, Pa.

Gale Moore Bucher, MSN, RN, CPHQ, COS-C, FABC
Director, Quality and Risk Management
​Christiana Care Visiting Nurse Association

Helene Diskau, MS, APRN
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Delaware Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health, Child Development Watch-South

Donna Papanicolas, BSN, RN
Cardiovascular Liaison Nurse
Data Manager, STS
​Christiana Care Health Services

Mary Redman, RN, OCN
Cancer Nurse Navigator
​Christiana Care Health System, Helen F. Graham Cancer Center and Research Institute

 

CORRECTIONAL NURSING

Julie Stott (winner), RN
Registered Nurse
​​Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
George W. Hill Correctional Facility

 

EDUCATION & MENTORSHIP

Kimberly Mattison (winner), BSN, RN, PCCN
Staff Development Specialist
​Christiana Care Health System

Karen C. Andrea, MS, RN, BC
Continuing Education Coordinator, Delaware Nurses Association

Karen Avino, EdD, RN, AHN-BC, HWNC-BC
Assistant Professor; University of Delaware, College of Health Sciences, School of Nursing    

Michele Beauchamp, BSN, RN, CMSRN
Clinical Practice Leader, Bayhealth

Michelle L. Collins, MSN, APRN, CNS, RN-BC, ACNS-BC
Director, Nursing Professional Development & Education
Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing

Kathrine Crawford, RN, MSN, CCRN
Job-Staff Development Specialist, Neurocritical care/6C Stroke Treatment and Recovery Unit
Christiana Care Health System

Barbara Habermann, PhD, RN, FAAN
Nannie Longfellow Professor of Nursing
Associate Dean for Translational Research
University of Delaware, College of Health Sciences, School of Nursing

Theresa L Houston, RN, MSN, CCRN
Clinical Educator, Critical Care; Beebe Healthcare

Karen Nestor, MSN, APRN, PCNS-BC, CPN
Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Jennifer Painter, MSN, APRN, CNS, RN-BC, OCN, AOCNS 
Staff Education Specialist
Nursing School/Faculty Affiliations Coordinator 
Student Nurse Extern Program Coordinator
Nursing Development and Education Department
Christiana Care Health System

Carolee A. Polek, RN, PhD, AOCNS, BMTCN
Associate Professor; University of Delaware, College of Health Sciences, School of Nursing

Gail H. Wade, PhD, RN
Associate Professor; University of Delaware, College of Health Sciences, School of Nursing

Wendy Wintersgill, MSN, RN, CRRN, ACNS-BC
Rehabilitation Educator, Christiana Care Health System

 

HOME HEALTH-HOSPICE

Clare L. Matis (winner), APRN, CNP
Family Nurse Practitioner

Mark A. Glassner, MD
Palliative nurse practitioner, Delaware Hospice

 

INPATIENT CLINICAL NURSING, PERIOPERATIVE AND EMERGENCY

Alexis Faust (winner), BS, RN, CEN, NREMT-P
Early Nursing Intervention Team, Beebe Healthcare

Susan Atkison, BSN, RN-BC
Staff Nurse, â€‹Christiana Care Wilmington Hospital

Emily Cwikla, RN, BSN, CCRN
Registered Nurse and ECMO Specialist
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit 
​Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Exceptional Care for Children 

Jodi S. EvansRN BSN
Orthopedic Coordinator, â€‹Nanticoke Memorial Hospital

Sandra Glenn-Vernon, MS, RN, CCRN
Critical Care Transport RN, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Kaci Rainey, BSN, RN, CEN
Staff Nurse, Emergency Department; â€‹Christiana Care Health System

Tanya Seipp, RN
Staff Nurse, Emergency Services; â€‹Nanticoke Health Services

Megan Smakulski, MSN, MBA, RN, PCCN
RN III, â€‹Christiana Care Health System

Frances D. Smith, RN, BS
Staff Nurse, Maternity & Women’s Health; St. Francis Hospital

Lucretia Tucker, BSN, RN, CPON
Flow Supervisor, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Amanda E. Williams, BSN, RN-BC
Registered Nurse II, â€‹Christiana Care Health System

Karen E. Womach, RNFA, CNOR
Charge Nurse, Operating Room; Nanticoke Memorial Hospital

 

LONG-TERM CARE-REHABILITATION 

Felisha Marcus Alderson (winner), MSN, RN, CRRN
Nurse Manager
Center for Rehabilitation at Wilmington Hospital, â€‹Christiana Care Health Service

Vickie L. Cox, RN, NHA
Regional Vice President, Genesis Health Care

Debby Miller, BSN,RN,CPN
Patient Flow Supervisor, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Wendy Wintersgill, MSN, RN, CRRN, ACNS-BC
Rehabilitation Educator, â€‹Christiana Care Health System

 

NURSING LEGEND

Lucille Gambardella (winner), PhD, APN-BC, CNE, ANES
Retired
Chair, Department of Nursing
Wesley Colleg

Dot Fowler, MSN, RN-BC, APRN
Professional Advancement Coordinator, â€‹Christiana Care Health Services

L. Alberta Regan, RN, MSN (retired)
Volunteer

 

PUBLIC HEALTH, COMMUNITY HEALTH OR AMBULATORY CARE

Bethany Twardowski (winner), RN
Staff Nurse, Christiana Care Health System

Kristin Bennett, RN, MSN
Nursing Director, Division of Public Health

Kathy Curtis, MSN, APN
Occupational Health Nurse Practitioner 
​Christiana Care Health Services
Employee Health Services

Vilma M. Davis, RN, MSN
Advance Registered Nurse Practitioner, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Helene Diskau, MS, APRN
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Delaware Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health, Child Development Watch-South

Sandra Glenn-Vernon, MS, RN, CCRN
Critical Care Transport RN, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Melanie Hiester, MSN, FNP-C
Family Nurse Practitioner, Beebe Healthcare
Nurse Practitioner, â€‹Nanticoke Health Services

Nora C. Katurakes, RN, MSN, OCN
Manager of Community Health Outreach and Education
​Christiana Care Health System, Helen F. Graham Cancer Center and Research Institute

Janice Selekman, DNSc., RN, NCSN, FNASN
Professor; University of Delaware, College of Health Sciences, School of Nursing

Amanda Wardwell, RN, MS, WHNP-BC
Director of Women’s Health Services & Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, Westside Family Healthcare

 

VOLUNTEERISM & SERVICE

Debby Miller (winner), BSN, RN, CPN
​Patient Flow Supervisor, Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children

Karen Avino, EdD, RN, AHN-BC, HWNC-BC
Assistant Professor; University of Delaware, College of Health Sciences, School of Nursing   

Kristine Azevedo, CRNA
Nurse Anesthetist, Anesthesia Services, Pa.

Marilynn Bartley, RN, MSN, FNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner, Trauma Services
​Christiana Care Health System

Kathleen Mullaney, BSN, RN, CRNI
Clinical Nurse Educator, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children