These Are the Top Nurses in Delaware in 2024

The nurses listed below were chosen by their professional peers.

The Delaware Nurses Association conducted a survey on its website with Delaware Today, asking nurses across the state to vote for colleagues 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 from 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

Melissa Brown, MSN, RN
Instructor
Delaware Technical Community College

Michelle DePhillips, DNP, MPH, RN, ACNPC-AG
Assistant Professor
University of Delaware

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

Joanne Fletcher, EdD, MSN, RN, ACM-RN
Associate Professor, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
Wilmington University

Beatrice Gaynor, PhD, APRN, FNP-C Associate Professor University of Delaware

Tracy Harpe, DNP, RN, CCE, CLC
Associate Chair, Department of Nursing
Delaware State University

Coleen Jimenez, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, RNC-MNN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, NRP
Adjunct Professor
Delaware State University

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Kate Lind, MSN, RN
Instructional Coordinator, Nursing Faculty
Delaware Technical Community College

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

Karen Panunto, EdD, MSN, RN
Associate Professor, Master of Science in Nursing Program Director
Delaware State University

Jennifer Saylor, PhD, APRN, ACNS-BC
Associate Dean for Faculty and Student Affairs
University Of Delaware

Kathleen Schell, PhD, RN
Associate Professor
University of Delaware

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

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

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

Rebecca Barnett, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, AGNP-C, AOCNP
Lead Nurse Practitioner, Hematology Oncology
ChristianaCare

Lisa Butterworth, MSN, APRN, CNM
Certified Nurse Midwife
Bayhealth

Ronald Castaldo, PhD, MBA, MS, APRN, CRNA, FAANA
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Anesthesia Services, PA; President, Delaware Association of Nurse
Anesthetists

Guirlene Clervoix, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-C
Family Nurse Practitioner
Family Care Associates

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

Jennifer Cormier, MSN, APRN, AGPCNP-BC, AOCNP
Radiation Oncology Nurse Practitioner
ChristianaCare

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

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

Sheila DiRocco, MSN, APRN, AGCNS-BC
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Surgical Services
Bayhealth

Timothy Eden, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, AGACNP-BC, SCRN
Neurosurgery Nurse Practitioner
Bayhealth

Daniela Fernandez, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, AGACNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner II
ChristianaCare

Lindie Garrett, MSN, APRN, CPNP-PC
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Bright Future Pediatrics

Alyssa Hancock, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Chief Advanced Practice Clinician
ChristianaCare

Janice James-Webb, MS, APRN, AGNP
Nurse Practitioner
Nanticoke Clinical Research Consulting/Tabitha Medical Care

Coleen Jimenez, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, RNC-MNN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, NRP
Adjunct Professor
Delaware State University

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

Amita Leonard, MSN, APRN, FNP
Nurse Practitioner Hospitalist
Bayhealth

Kathleen Luckner, MSN, APRN, ACCNS-AG, CCRN
Clinical Nurse Specialist
ChristianaCare

Robin Maguire, MSN, APRN, NNP-BC
Manager of the Neonatal Advanced Practice Clinicians
ChristianaCare

LaTonya Mann, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, AOCNP
Nurse Practitioner
Bayhealth

Michelle Marcantuno, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Bridge Clinic

Meghan Miller, MSN, APRN, CNM, WHNP-BC
Certified Nurse Midwife
Dedicated to Women OBGYN

Donna Mower-Wade, DNP, APRN, ACNS-BC, CNRN
Director of Advanced Practice
ChristianaCare

Heather Panichelli, MSN, APRN, AGCNS-BC, CEN, CPEN
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Emergency Services
ChristianaCare

Elizabeth Pezdek, MSN, APRN, FNP
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
Amedisys

Jineen Redden-Huff, MSN, APRN, CRNA, CCRN
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
Nemours Children’s Health

Tracie Roberts, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner Hospitalist
Beebe Healthcare

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

Jessica Steiger, MSN, APRN, AGACNP-BC
Lead Nurse Practitioner, Neurocritical Care
ChristianaCare

Lauren Stracuzzi, MSN, APRN, ACCNS-P, RNC-NIC
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Nemours Children’s Health

Hayley Sweetser, MSN, APRN, AGCNS-BC, MEDSURG-BC
Clinical Nurse Specialist
ChristianaCare

Genna Thompson, MSN, APRN, ACCNS-AG, CCRN
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Bayhealth

Victoria Varga, MSN, APRN, FNP
Family Nurse Practitioner
ChristianaCare

Roseann Velez, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP
Director of Advanced Practice Clinicians
Bayhealth

Jeanne Thompson, DNP, APRN, ACNS-BC, RN-BC, CIC
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and Clinical Nurse Specialist, Infection Prevention
Bayhealth

Bradley Why, DNP, APRN, PMNHP-BC
Doctor of Nursing Practice, Psychiatric
Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Bancroft Behavioral Health

Advancing & Leading the Profession

Sarah Adams, BSN, RN, CCRN
Senior Nurse Manager
Bayhealth

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

Lauren Barone, MSN, RN, OCN, NPD-BC, LNCC
Senior Research Manager
ChristianaCare

Sarah Beebe, PhD, APRN, CNM, WHNP-BC, CHSE
Graduate Medical Education Simulation Lab Program Manager
Bayhealth

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

Monica Boyle, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Nurse Manager
Nemours Children’s Health

Maria Brown, MSN, RN, PCCN, CNL
Nursing Excellence Manager
ChristianaCare

Ronald Castaldo, PhD, MBA, MS, APRN, CRNA, FAANA
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Anesthesia Services, PA; President, Delaware Association of Nurse
Anesthetists

Gina Collins, BSN, RN, GERO-BC, COS-C
Senior Nurse Manager
Bayhealth

Melissa Crossan, MSN, RN, CEN
Director of Clinical Operations, Emergency Department
ChristianaCare

Courtney Denner, MBA, MSN, RN
Associate Chief Nurse, Acute Care and Perioperative Services
Wilmington VA Medical Center

Michelle DePhillips, DNP, MPH, RN, ACNPC-AG
Assistant Professor
University of Delaware

Jamie Dickerson, MSN, MBA, RN
Director of Patient Care Services
Beebe Healthcare

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

Ariadna Figueira, RN
Registered Nurse
Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic/Saint Francis Hospital

Jenni Glick, MSN, RN, OCN
Infection Prevention Specialist
Bayhealth

Beverly Gray-Mears, RN
Regional Director of Nurses
Lofland Park

Cynthia Griffin, MS, BSN, RN, CPHQ, CCM, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Officer, Community Care
ChristianaCare

Jacqueline Renee Griffith, MSN, RN, PCCN
Senior Nurse Manager
Bayhealth

Bethany Hall-Long, PhD, RNC, FAAN
Honorable Lt. Gov. of Delaware
State of Delaware

David Hancox, MSN, MHA, RN, NEA-BC
Vice President, Acute and Critical Care Services
Nemours Children’s Health

Jennifer Hargreaves, DNP, RN, NE-BC
Instructional Director of Nursing
Delaware Technical Community College

Lauren Harrison, MSN, RN, CCRN, RNC-OB
Registered Nurse III
ChristianaCare

Megan Hastings, BSN, RN, CRRN
Nurse Manager
Bayhealth

Lara Hudson, MSM, BSN, RN
Senior Director, Population Health
Bayhealth

Nicole Johnson, MSN, FNP-C, AGACNP-BC
Lead Nurse Practitioner
ChristianaCare

Elizabeth Johnson-Salerno, MSN, APRN, PCNS-BC, CPEN
Assistant Vice President, Acute Care, Day Medicine and Infusion Services
Nemours Children’s Health

Leah Kinder, BSN, RN
Nurse Supervisor
ChristianaCare

Margaret LaFashia, DNP, MBA, RN, NPD-BC
Director, Workforce Partnership Development
Nemours Children’s Health

Bri Langshaw, MSN, RN, CEN, TCRN, NE-BC, NPD-BC
Assistant Nurse Manager
ChristianaCare

Amanda Latina, MBA, MSN, RN, TCRN
Nurse Manager
ChristianaCare

Sarah Lavelle, MSN, RN, CNL, TCRN
Nurse Manager, Emergency Department
Wilmington VA Medical Center

Denise Lottero, MSN, MSM, RN, NE-BC, CNOR
Nurse Manager
ChristianaCare

Stephanie McClellan, DNP, MBA, RN, CMSRN, NE-BC
Cancer Institute Manager
Bayhealth

Donna Mower-Wade, DNP, APRN, ACNS-BC, CNRN
Director of Advanced Practice
ChristianaCare

Cynthia Mowery, MHA, BSN, RN
Senior Nurse Manager
Bayhealth

Stacy Noel, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, NC-BC, Reiki Master, HTCP/I
Nurse Manager, Nursing Integrative Care Program
ChristianaCare

Brittany Oakey, MSN, RN, NPD-BC
Nursing Professional Development Manager
Bayhealth

Olufemi Olatunji, DBA, MPH, BSN, RN-BC, CAADC, LNC
Chief Nurse Executive
514th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, Air Mobility Wing

Sarah Peluso, BSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, SANE-A
Registered Nurse, Forensic Nurse Examiner
ChristianaCare

Denny Quinones, MSN, RN, CNOR
Nurse Manager
ChristianaCare

Emily Riddick, MSN, RN-BC, CPXP
Nurse Manager
ChristianaCare

Melanie Ries, BSN, RN-BC
Registered Nurse
ChristianaCare

Barbara Robbins, BSN, RN, CIC
Infection Preventionist Retired from
Bayhealth

Jasmine Santana, RN
Clinical Coordinator
Bayhealth

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

Jennifer Saylor, PhD, APRN, ACNS-BC
Associate Dean for Faculty and Student Affairs
University of Delaware

Susan Shaw, MSN, RN, OCN
Clinical Nurse Manager
Bayhealth

Allison Steuber, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Nurse Manager
ChristianaCare

Amy Sutor, MSN, RN, CCRN, NPD-BC
Nursing Professional Development Manager
ChristianaCare

Judith Townsley, MSN, RN, CPAN, NEA-BC, FACHE
Administrator
Center for Spine Surgery, LLC

Lynn Truitt, MSN, RN, NE-BC, CNOR
Senior Nurse Manager, Perioperative Services
Bayhealth

Roseann Velez, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP
Director of Advanced Practice Clinicians
Bayhealth

Nicole Wandless, BSN, RNC-LRN
Clinical Coordinator
Bayhealth

Cherie Ward, MBA, MSN, RN, CEN
Director of Nursing, Senior Associate Director of Medical Operations
University of Delaware

Ambulatory Care Nursing

Hannah Bartley, LPN
Outreach Nurse
Impact Life

Logan Bradford, LPN
Licensed Practical Nurse
Bayhealth

Colleen Cresswell, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse
University of Delaware

Kim Crystal, RN
Clinical Nurse II, Care Coordination
Beebe Healthcare

Bethany Dale-Schiller, BSN, RN
Nurse Coordinator, In Vitro Fertilization
Bayhealth

Michelle Gayeski, BSN, RN
School Nurse, Networks Program of Employability Skills
Christina School District

Brandi Geise, RN
Registered Nurse, Oncology/Infusion
Bayhealth

Heather Grogg, BSN, RN, MEDSURG-BC
Primary Care Nurse
ChristianaCare

Miranda Jerram, BSN, RN, OCN
Cancer Research Nurse Coordinator
ChristianaCare

Jamie McNatt, MSN, RN
School Nurse, MOT Charter K8 Academy
Appoquinimink School District

Shelley McVey, MSN, RN, MEDSURG-BC
Nursing Professional Development Specialist
ChristianaCare

Nichole Mitchell, MSN, RN
Registered Nurse, Case Manager
ChristianaCare

Christine Moser, BSN, RN, GERO-BC
Nurse Supervisor
ChristianaCare

Kristyn Moss, BSN, RN, CPN
Clinical Nurse Educator Nemours Children’s
Health

W Drake Nichols, RN, CEN
Registered Nurse, Emergency Department
Bayhealth

Melanie Sanchez, BSN, RN, CCRN, SCRN
Clinical Coordinator
Bayhealth

Brianna Trice, BSN, RN, OCN
Registered Nurse
Bayhealth

Portia Twumwaa, MBA, MSN, BSC, RN
Manager, Nursing Services
ChristianaCare

Amanda Watson, DNP, APRN, CNM
Certified Nurse Midwife
Bayhealth

Susan Webber, MSM, MSN, RN, NCSN, CPN, NE-BC
School Nurse, Newark High School and Co-Lead District Nurse
Christina School District

Gina Wedel, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
School Nurse, Marshall Elementary School
Christina School District

Case/Utilization Management

April Black, BSN, RN
Clinical Coordinator
Bayhealth

Martha “Faye” Collins, BSN, RN, GERO-BC, COS-C
Chronic Care Management Nurse
Bayhealth

Sarah Drummonds, RN, RCES
Clinical Lead
Electrophysiology Lab Heart and Vascular Interventional Services, Electrophysiology Lab

Lisa Knapp, MSN, RN
Manager, Case Management
Beebe Healthcare

Gretchen Massey, ADN, RN
Care Manager
Bayhealth

Elizabeth McCarraher, MSN, RN, ACM-RN
Nurse Case Manager, Orthopedics and General Surgery
Nemours Children’s Health

Carrie Robinson, MSN, RN
Care Manager
Bayhealth

Rebeka Romanos-Pierce, MSN, RN
Manager, Care Management
Delaware First Health, Centene Corporation

Shavanna Ross, MSN, RN
Lead Care Coordinator and Integrated Case Management
Wilmington VA Medical Center

Sheila Villanueva, BSN, RNC-LRN, CCM
Manager, Patient Care Management
Tidalhealth Nanticoke Hospital

Clinical Educator

Jacqueline Bates, BSN, RN, CCRN
Registered Nurse III
ChristianaCare

Frankie Bell, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, NC-BC
Nursing Professional Development Specialist
Bayhealth

Meghan Blomquist, MSN, RN, CEN
Nursing Professional Development Specialist
ChristianaCare

Marie Cassalia, MSN, APRN, ACCNS, CCRN-CSC
Clinical Nurse Specialist
ChristianaCare

Paige Cathell, BSN, RN, CDCES, CWCN
Inpatient Wound/Ostomy/Continence Service Specialist
Bayhealth

Tamekia Chisholm, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, NPD-BC, PCCN
Nursing Professional Development Director
ChristianaCare

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

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

Lisa DiLuzio, MSN, MSM, RN, CCM-BC
Nursing Professional Development Specialist
ChristianaCare

Korinne Doyle, RN
Registered Nurse
ChristianaCare

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

Paige Gennarelli, MSN, RN, CEN
Nursing Professional Development Practitioner
Bayhealth

Brenda Hollingsworth, MSN, RN, CCRN
Certified Registered Nurse
ChristianaCare

Megan Jacko, BSN, RN, CEN
Clinical Education Specialist
Tidalhealth Nanticoke Hospital

Pamela Jenkins, MSN, RN, CPN, NPD-BC
Coordinator of Nursing Orientation and Nurse Residency
Nemours Children’s Health

Tiffany Layton, BSN, RN, CEN
Clinical Educator, Emergency and Trauma Services
Bayhealth

Stacy Lourie, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
Manager of Advanced Practice Clinicians Professional Development
ChristianaCare

Shelley McVey, MSN, RN, MEDSURG-BC
Nursing Professional Development Specialist
ChristianaCare

Janet Messina, MSN, RN, OCN
Registered Nurse, Radiation Oncology
Bayhealth

Billy Nawn, RN
Emergency Department Clinical Educator
Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic/Saint Francis Hospital

Kevin Nusspickel, MSN, APRN, CPNP-AC, CCRN
Clinical Nurse Educator
Nemours Children’s Health

Ashley Oncay, MSN, RN, CNOR, NPD-BC
Nursing Professional Development Specialist II
ChristianaCare

Taryn Pariag, MSN, RN
Clinical Educator
Bayada

Tina Raab, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, C-ONQS
Nursing Professional Development Practitioner, Women’s and Children’s Services
Bayhealth

Wendy Radcliffe, MSN, RN, CEN, PCEN
Nursing Professional Development Practitioner
Bayhealth

Laura Ritchie, MSN, RN, VA-BC
Nursing Professional Development Specialist ChristianaCare Jasmine Santana, RN Clinical Coordinator
Bayhealth

Kathryn Segura, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CCRN
Nursing Professional Development Specialist, Systemwide Nursing Education
ChristianaCare

Sarah Swan, MSN, RN, CCRN, CSC
Nursing Professional Development Practitioner
Bayhealth

Jessica Tulloch, BSN, RN, CMSRN
Nursing Professional Development Practitioner
Bayhealth

Rachel Winston, MSN, RN
Nursing Professional Development Practitioner
Bayhealth

Home Health/Hospice/Telehealth/Virtual

Michele Evans, RN
Registered Nurse II
ChristianaCare

Hyang-Suk Kim, RN
Registered Nurse
ChristianaCare

Ashley Longo, BSN, RN
Admissions Nurse, Nurse Case Manager
Bayada

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

Amy Markland, MSW, RN
Registered Nurse
Foundations

Erica McDevitt, BSN, RN
Field Nurse, Case Manager
ChristianaCare

Elizabeth Pezdek, MSN, APRN, FNP
Advanced Registered Nurse
Practitioner Amedisys

Jamila Richardson, MSN, RN
Lactation Services Program Manager
Nemours Children’s Health

Melanie Ries, BSN, RN-BC
Registered Nurse
ChristianaCare

Rebeka Romanos-Pierce, MSN, RN
Registered Nurse
Gracious Heart Nursing Services

Shavanna Ross, MSN, RN
Lead Care Coordinator and Integrated Case Management
Wilmington VA Medical Center

Informatics & Technology

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

Deborah Bartell, BSN, RN
Senior Clinical Analyst
ChristianaCare

Laurie Capriotti, MSN, APRN
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
Nemours Children’s Health

Katherine Collard, MS, RN, NI-BC, NP (NYS)
Chief Nursing Informatics Officer
ChristianaCare

Christine Edillon, MSN, RN, NI-BC, PMP
Certified Information Technology Project Manager
Bayhealth

Roland Gillette Jr., MSN, RN, CEN
Analyst, Nursing Informatics
Bayhealth

William Harvey, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, CPHIMS
Business Intelligence Developer
Bayhealth

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

Xiaopeng Ji, PhD, RN
Associate Professor
University of Delaware

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

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

Julia Roschelli, BSN, RN
Application Analyst
Bayhealth

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Sarah Beebe, PhD, APRN, CNM, WHNP-BC, CHSE
Graduate Medical Education Simulation Lab Program Manager
Bayhealth

Michelle Collins, DNP, APRN, CNS, ACNS-BC, NPD-BC, NEA-BC, LSSBB
Vice President, Nursing Professional Excellence
ChristianaCare

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

Laurie Drake, BSN, RN, CCRN
Registered Nurse
ChristianaCare

Kelly Gardner, BSN, RN, CIC
Infection Prevention Senior Manager
Bayhealth

Laura Garofoli, MSN, RN
Founder and Director
Lean On Me Caregiving

Brittany Johnson, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, AGACNP-BC
Registered Nurse III
ChristianaCare

Elizabeth Johnson-Salerno, MSN, APRN, PCNS-BC, CPEN
Assistant Vice President, Acute Care, Day Medicine and Infusion Services
Nemours Children’s Health

Alexandra Kownurko, BSN, RNC-OB
Registered Nurse, Labor and Delivery
ChristianaCare

Margaret LaFashia, DNP, MBA, RN, NPD-BC
Director, Workforce Partnership Development
Nemours Children’s Health

Dannette Mitchell, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCRN, FCNS
Clinical Nurse Specialist
ChristianaCare

Kathryn O’Brien, MSN, APRN, CNM
Certified Nurse
Midwife Dedicated to Women OBGYN

Derek Sheets, RN, CDDN
Chief Executive Officer
Integrity Nursing LLC

Jeanne Thompson, DNP, APRN, ACNS-BC, RN-BC, CIC
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and Clinical Nurse Specialist, Infection Prevention
Bayhealth

Rosemary “Rosie” Wurster, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, CEN
Chief Nurse Executive
Bayhealth

Inpatient/Acute Care Nursing

Carol Abdill, MSN, RN, CRNI
Vascular Access Nurse
ChristianaCare

Alexxis Agostini, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse
ChristianaCare

Lauren Banaszak, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse
ChristianaCare

Jessica Best, BSN, RN, CCRN
Registered Nurse III
ChristianaCare

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

Kimberly Brown, RN
Registered Nurse, Labor and Delivery
Bayhealth

Shon’tiana Butcher, BSN, RN, CEN, FNE
Registered Nurse
ChristianaCare

Sophia Campbell, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse
Bayhealth

Shannon Chearno, RN
Registered Nurse
Bayhealth

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

Lindsey Clark, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse
ChristianaCare

Matt Crane, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse
ChristianaCare

Merasol Degamo, RN
Registered Nurse
ChristianaCare

Christina DiMarco, MSN, APRN, AGACNP-BC
Chief Advanced Practice Clinician, Heart and Vascular
ChristianaCare

Sheena Eastridge, BSN, RN
Clinical Coordinator
Bayhealth

Greta Endres, BSN, RN, PCCN, WTA-C
Registered Nurse III
ChristianaCare

Meghan Ferguson, MBA, MSN, RN, PCCN
Registered Nurse
ChristianaCare

Ariadna Figueira, RN
Registered Nurse
Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic/Saint Francis Hospital

Shannon Franks, RN
Registered Nurse
Bayhealth

Michael Furjanic, RN
Floor Nurse
Bayhealth

Nichole Gallaher-Whitby, RN, CEN
Nurse Supervisor and Charge Nurse, Emergency Department
Bayhealth

Jenni Glick, MSN, RN, OCN
Infection Prevention Specialist
Bayhealth

Natalie Hartzell, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse
Beebe Healthcare

Greg Heimall, BSN, RNC-NIC, C-NPT
Registered Nurse, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Bayhealth

Christine Hess, BSN, RN, PCCN
Registered Nurse, Intensive Care Unit
Bayhealth

Anna Hewitt, BSN, RN, CEN
Registered Nurse
ChristianaCare

Rachel Hurd-Torres, MSN, RN
Clinical Coordinator
Bayhealth

Lori Jester Childers, BSN, BS, RN, NREMTP, CCEMTP
Registered Nurse
Bayhealth

Taylor Jones, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse
Bayhealth

Nicolette Kirwin, BSN, RN, CMSRN
Clinical Coordinator
Bayhealth

Jennifer Klink, BSN, RN
Clinical Coordinator
Bayhealth

Olivia Knight, BSN, RN, CMSRN
Registered Nurse
Bayhealth

Stacy Kohout, RN, RCES
Registered Nurse
ChristianaCare

Daizy Kuerner, ADN, RN
Registered Nurse
Bayhealth

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

Verda Lawson, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse
Bayhealth

Kai-Chan Lee, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse
ChristianaCare

Eric Lehr, BSN, RN, CEN
Nurse Manager
Bayhealth

Denise Lottero, MSN, MSM, RN, NE-BC, CNOR
Nurse Manager
ChristianaCare

Katie Massey, BSN, RN, PCCN
Registered Nurse
ChristianaCare

Sara Meany, BSN, RN, CCRN
Registered Nurse
ChristianaCare

Karen Mika, MSN, RN, ONC, CMSRN
5A Clinical Coordinator
Bayhealth

Tamyra Mosley, MSN, RN-BC, CCRN
Registered Nurse, Medical Intensive Care Unit
ChristianaCare

Jasmin Orange, BSN, RN, CCRN
Assistant Nurse Manager
ChristianaCare

Rebecca Otto, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse
ChristianaCare

Elizabeth Palmer, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse
ChristianaCare

Bhavya Patel, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse II, Emergency Department
ChristianaCare

Lea Purcell, MSN, RN, CCRN
Registered Nurse III
ChristianaCare

Heather Ranalli, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse, Intensive Care Unit and Senior Team Leader of Intensive Care Unit/Cardiovascular Unit/Progressive Care Unit
Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic/Saint Francis Hospital

Taylor Reynolds, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse, Progressive Care Unit
Bayhealth

Josie Robinson, RN, CEN
Registered Nurse, Emergency Department/Trauma/Critical Care and Trauma Clinical Team Leader/Chairperson
ChristianaCare

Clinton Rumley, BSN, RN, CMSRN
Clinical Coordinator
Bayhealth

Joanna Schrader, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse
ChristianaCare

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

Lauren Speakman, MBA, BSN, RN, CCRN
Registered Nurse
ChristianaCare

Katelyn Spoont, BSN, RN, CPN
Clinical Nurse IV
Nemours Children’s Health

Julie Stevens, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse
Bayhealth

Heidi Tellefsen, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse
ChristianaCare

John B. Tintera, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse, Emergency Department
Wilmington VA Medical Center

Christina Treacy, BSN, RN
Clinical Coordinator
Bayhealth

Elizabeth A. Upadhyaya, MSN, RN, CPN
Registered Nurse, Intermediate Care/Surgical Unit
Nemours Children’s Health

Samantha Vazquez, RN
Registered Nurse
Bayhealth

Christopher Vieira, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse
ChristianaCare

Kimberly Wilson, MSN, RN, CGRN, CFER
Endoscopy Clinical Coordinator
Bayhealth

Nicole Zanzoth, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse
ChristianaCare

Licensed Practical Nurse

Karen Angelo, LPN
Clinic Nurse, Data Manager for the Society of Thoracic Surgeons
ChristianaCare

Paige Boris, LPN
Licensed Practical Nurse
Bayhealth

Logan Bradford, LPN
Licensed Practical Nurse
Bayhealth

Veronica Brown, LPN
Medicare Wellness Nurse, Population Health
Bayhealth

Ashley Elia, LPN
Population Health Specialist
Bayhealth

Judy Giddens, LPN
Licensed Practical Nurse, Cancer Navigator
Bayhealth

Michaela Horton, LPN
Licensed Practical Nurse
Bayhealth

Suzanne Jenkins, LPN
Licensed Practical Nurse
Bayhealth

Talia LeCompte, LPN
Licensed Practical Nurse
ChristianaCare

Courtney Palmer, BSN, RN
Licensed Practical Nurse
Bayhealth

Jeanna Powell, LPN
Licensed Practical Nurse
ChristianaCare

Kiara Rufus, LPN
Licensed Practical Nurse
Bayhealth

Sandra Santos, LPN
Licensed Practical Nurse, Labor and Delivery
Bayhealth

Alexander Schmidt, LPN
Licensed Practical Nurse
Bayhealth

Heather Snodgrass, LPN
Licensed Practical Nurse
Bayhealth

Christina Staten, LPN
Licensed Practical Nurse, Emergency Department
ChristianaCare

Lakisha Stevens, LPN
Licensed Practical Nurse
Nemours Children’s Health

Koren Wright, LPN
Licensed Practical Nurse, Home Health
Bayada

Nursing Legend

Janice Selekman, DNSc, RN, NCSN, FNASN
Professor Emerita
Retired from University of Delaware

Nursing Newcomer

Joan Amaya, RN
Registered Nurse
Nemours Children’s Health

William Arthur, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse
Bayhealth

Shayla Bartoli, BSN, RN, CCRN
Registered Nurse
ChristianaCare

Sophia Campbell, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse
Bayhealth

Amber Carrow, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse
Bayhealth

Ryan Cheng, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse
ChristianaCare

Colin Durham, RN
Registered Nurse
ChristianaCare

Shannon Franks, RN
Registered Nurse
Bayhealth

Audrey Grant, ADN, RN
Registered Nurse
Bayhealth

Lisa Harrity, ADN, RN
Registered Nurse II
ChristianaCare

Taylor Hatfield, RN, ATC
Registered Nurse
Beebe Healthcare

Tara Holstein, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse
Bayhealth

Hannah Larsen, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse
ChristianaCare

Rachel Lawrence, BSN, RN, CCRN
Registered Nurse, Surgical Critical Care
ChristianaCare

Carli Leon, LPN
Licensed Practical Nurse, Labor and Delivery
Bayhealth

Brittany Lubicky, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse
Nemours Children’s Health

Madison McGee, RN
Registered Nurse
Bayhealth

Katelyn Millar, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse
Bayhealth

Bhavya Patel, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse II, Emergency Department
ChristianaCare

Chyna Pritchett, RN
Registered Nurse
Bayhealth

Rachel Rossetti, RN
Registered Nurse
ChristianaCare

Sierra Sipes, BS, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse
Bayhealth

Madison Sockriter, RN
Registered Nurse, Progressive Care Unit Charge
Beebe Healthcare

Marissa Sorbello, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse
ChristianaCare

Brian Truong, ADN, RN
Registered Nurse
ChristianaCare

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing

Molly Bergamo, MSN, APRN, AGACNP-BC, FNP-BC
Lead Advanced Practice Clinician, Behavioral Health
ChristianaCare

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

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

Emily Hains, BSN, RN, DE-CMHS
Registered Nurse
Beebe Healthcare

Melanie Hiester, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
Creative Medical Consulting

Rachael Kulp, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse, Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Bridge Clinic

Olufemi Olatunji, DBA, MPH, BSN, RN-BC, CAADC, LNC
Clinical Nurse Program Coordinator, Substance Use Disorder
Wilmington VA Medical Center

Bradley Why, DNP, APRN, PMNHP-BC
Doctor of Nursing Practice, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse
Practitioner Bancroft Behavioral Health

Quality, Safety, and/or Risk Management

Rosemarie Arcaro, RN
Registered Nurse and Manager of the South Region of Trinity Health Mid Atlantic
Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic/Saint Francis Hospital

Kimberly Billingslea, MSN, RN, NE-BC, CPHRM
Director of Patient Safety and Risk Management
Tidalhealth Nanticoke Hospital

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

Holly S. Helmick, MSN, RN, CNOR, CIC
Infection Preventionist
Bayhealth

Tasheema Heyliger, MSN, RN
Senior Manager, Clinical Integration and Health Equity
Bayhealth

Ashley Istenes, MSN, RN
Senior Operations Manager, Population Health
Bayhealth

Bridget Kirkner, BSN, RN-BC
Patient Safety Manager
Wilmington VA Medical Center

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

Jennifer Scott, RN, RAC-CT, IP
Registered Nurse Assessment Coordinator, Assistant Director of Nursing
The Moorings at Lewes

Barbara Studer-Baer, MSN, RN
Accreditation Coordinator
Bayhealth

Tara Woodside, DNP, RN
Ambulatory Patient Safety and Accreditation Project Manager
ChristianaCare

Rehabilitation/Long-Term Care

Jamie Ayala, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, RN-BC
Clinical Director of Operations
ChristianaCare

Beverly Gray-Mears, RN
Regional Director of Nurses
Lofland Park

TaQuala K. Harris, LPN
Licensed Practical Nurse
Genesis HealthCare

Sarah McCullough, RN
Clinical Coordinator
Bayhealth

Jennifer Scott, RN, RAC-CT, IP
Registered Nurse Assessment Coordinator, Assistant Director of Nursing
The Moorings at Lewes

Ashley Youse, LPN
Licensed Practical Nurse
PAM Health Rehabilitation Hospital

Research & Science

Susan Birkhoff, PhD, RN
Program Director of Technology Research and Education
ChristianaCare

Ronald Castaldo, PhD, MBA, MS, APRN, CRNA, FAANA
Certified Registered Nurse
Anesthetist, Anesthesia
Services, PA; President, Delaware Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Lauren Covington, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor
University of Delaware

Catherine Haut, DNP, APRN, CPNP, FAANP, FAAN
Director of Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice
Nemours Children’s Health

Julie McCulloh Nair, PhD, RN, PHNA-BC, CCRE
Nurse Scientist, Professor of Nursing
ChristianaCare

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

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

Dennise Washington, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCRN
Cardiac Clinical Nurse Specialist
Bayhealth

Volunteerism and Service

Gifty Boateng, MSN, RN, CPAN
Nurse Manager
Bayhealth

Jillian Crane, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse
ChristianaCare

Dawn Eddy, MSN, RNC-MNN
Clinical Coordinator
Bayhealth

Ashley Fackler, BSN, RN, CCRN
Registered Nurse
ChristianaCare

Cynthia Lang-Groening, DNP, APRN, ANP-C
Nurse Practitioner
Retired from the Department of Veterans Affairs

Irene LaVita-Harris, BSN, RN, CCRN, TCRN
Registered Nurse III
ChristianaCare

Elizabeth Teraskiewicz, BSN, RN, CPN
Registered Nurse
Nemours Children’s Health

Joanne Thomas, MSN, RN
Associate Instructor, School of Nursing and Manager of Center for Simulation Innovation, Interdisciplinary Education and Entrepreneurship
University of Delaware

Trina Turner, DNP, RN-BC, LNC, ONN-CG, CNEn, CTTS
Oncology Nurse Navigator
Bayhealth

Bet Key Wong, MSN, RN, CNORe
Board of Directors
Nurses & Neighbors Collaborative Inc.

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