2017 Leadership Excellence Award Finalists

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Virginia’s nursing ranks are filled with leaders. From nurse faculty, nurse entrepreneurs, and acute care nurses, to CNOs and school nurses, our leaders are all ages, cultures, experience levels and disciplines. As we prepare to celebrate nursing this September 16th at our Annual Gala, we are eager to recognize outstanding nurse leaders from throughout the Commonwealth.

Nominees by Category 

Chief Nursing Officer 
Ursula Butts, BSN, MSHA, CNAA-BC, FACHE, VCU Community Memorial Hospital
Fadia Feghali, MS, RN, NE-BC, Inova Alexandria Hospital
Jill Kennedy, MSHA, BSN, NE-BC, FACHE, Bon Secours Virginia Medical Group
Genemarie McGee, MS, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, Sentara Healthcare
Claudia Meinhard, MHA, BSN, RN, CENP, Centra Southside Community Hospital
Arlene Messina, RN, MSN, CCRN, CPHQ, Riverside Doctors' Hospital Williamsburg
Heather Norman, BSN, MSN, CRRN, HealthSouth of Northern Virginia
Margaret Scheaffel, BSN, RN, MBA-MHA, Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital

Direct Patient Care Leader – Patient Experience
James Abbott, RN, CMSRN, Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital
Adriane Alexander, ADN, Carilion Clinic
Jackie Andrusky, BSN, RN, Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital 
Donna Baybay, BSN, RN, CMSRN, Sentara Leigh Hospital
Michelle Carter, RN, Riverside Doctors' Hospital Williamsburg
Sam Chase, BSN, RN, UVA Health System
Fran Concklin, BS, RN-BC, CRNI, VA-BC, Centra
Betty Distel, RN, Riverside Walter Reed Hospital
Sharon Easter, RNC, CDE, Riverside Regional Medical Center
Terri Gregory, RN, Carilion Clinic
Robin Harry, RN, CEN, Virginia Hospital Center
Sarah Henshaw, BSN, RN, CCRN, Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital
Paula Hill-Meade, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, The Health Wagon
Meredith Holaday, RN, Riverside Walter Reed Hospital
Brandon Jones, MSN, RN, CEN, Carilion Clinic
Timothy Kisner, RN, Riverside Walter Reed Hospital
Jacquoline McCall, RN, Riverside Doctors' Hospital Williamsburg
Shannon Miles, RN BSN, Centra Mira Shata, RN, Riverside Doctors' Hospital Williamsburg
Michelle Shepeluk, RN, BSN, CCRN, Riverside Walter Reed Hospital
Sarah Shotwell, RN, BSN, IBCLC, Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital
Sarah Rose Sienes, RN, BSN, MSN, Sentara Life Care
Aimee Wooldridge, BSN, Carilion Children's Hospital

Direct Patient Care Leader – Patient Safety
Renee Belliveau, RN, Salem VAMC
Ashley Browne, RN, BSN, CCRN, Clinician 4, UVA Medical Center
Kaley Edwards, RN, Riverside Walter Reed Hospital
Theresa Farley, RN, Riverside Lifelong Health and Aging Related Services
Jason Hann, RN, BSN, Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center
Frances Luanne Jordan, RN, BSN, Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center
Terri Kanode, RN, PCCN, Carilion Clinic Roanoke Memorial Hospital
Robert Koon, BSN, Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center
June Kelly Mays, BSN,RN-BC, Centra
Cathryn Mitchell, RN, BSN, CPHQ, Riverside Doctors Hospital Williamsburg
Sharon Poff, RN, Carilion Clinic Roanoke Memorial Hospital
Naomi Rademeyer, RN, CCRN-NEO, University of Virginia Children's Hospital
Jane Reczek, BSN, RN, Virginia Hospital Center
Cheryl Rudolph, LPN, Riverside Lifelong Health and Aging Related Services 
Bethany Sarosiek, RN, MSN, MPH, CNL, University of Virginia Medical Center
Dawn Shaver, MSN, RN, CNRC, UVA Health System Nurse Educator
Mary Jane Bowles, DNP, CNS, Mary Washington Hospital
Melissa Cabahug, BSN, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNOR, Virginia Hospital Center
Deborah Deaton, MSN, RN-BC, Virginia Hospital Center
Majeda El-Banna, PhD, MSN, RN, George Washington University School of Nursing
Andrea Knopp, PhD, MSN, MPH, FNP-BC, James Madison University
Elisa Lemmon, RN, MSN, CMSRN, Riverside Doctors' Hospital Williamsburg
Aileen Moore, RN, MSN, Salem VAMC
Amy Patton, MSN, RN-BC, Centra
Linda Peffley-Firer, RN, MSN, RN-BC, University of Virginia Medical Center
Margaret Perry, MSN, RN-BC, Carilion Clinic
Ashley Riffe, MSN, BSN, RN, Sentara LifeCare
Beth Rodgers, PhD, RN, FAAN, VCU School of Nursing
Lorraine St. Laurent, RN, MSA, BSN, CEN, CCRN, TCRN, Inova Loudoun Hospital
Joe Tacy, PhD, RN, James Madison University
Tiffany Wells, BSN, RN-BC, Centra

Nurse Manager/Director
Glacey Anol, RN, BSN, Sentara Lifecare, Sentara Healthcare
Sylvia Atkins, BSN, RN, Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital
Rebecca Bishop, BSN, RN, Carilion Clinic
Amanda "Wrenn" Brendel, MSN, RN, Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital
Zewdensh Bryant, MPH, MSN, Inova Mount Vernon
Jane Burnette, RN, MSN, CEN, Riverside Doctors' Hospital Williamsburg
Laura Byrd, BSN, CCRN, Mary Washington Hospital
Christi Cash, BSN, Centra
Kenneth Daniel, RN, BSN, Inova Alexandria Hospital
Stephanie East, DNP, NEA-BC, RN-BC, Centra
Linda Edenfield, MSN, RN, CNL, University of Virginia Health System
Sharon Franklin, RN, BSN, Kaiser Permanente
Teresa Gardner-Tyson, DNP, MSN, FNP-BC, FAANP, The Health Wagon
Sandy Harris, RN, MSN, Carilion Clinic
Amanda Kidd, MSN, RN, ACNPC-AG, NEA-BC, Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital
Phoebe Knight, MSN, RN, Centra
Kelli Loftus, BSN, RN, CCRN, Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital
Julie McElwee, RN, MSN, LewisGale Hospital Montgomery- HCA
Bethann Mendez, RN, DNP, CCNS-BC, CCRN-K, Winchester Medical Center
Debbie Moore, BSN, RN, Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital
Taryn Overman, MSN, RN, CEN, Virginia Hospital Center
Sara Phillippe, DNP, MSHCA, BSN, RN, NE-BC, VCU Health
Ainsley Polson, MSN, RN, UVA Health System
Anne Riser, MSN, ONC, Valley Health System
Anastasia Schaab, RN, MBA, CPHQ, NHA, Inova Mount Vernon Hospital
Tabatha Sprouse, BSN, MBA, RN, EMT-P, CCRN, Centra
Tiffany Wells, DNP, RN, Centra Robin West, BSN, RN, Sentara Leigh Hospital
Andi Wright, MSN, CNS, CEN, TNCC, Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital

Nurse Educator
Mary Jane Bowles, DNP, CNS, Mary Washington Hospital
Melissa Cabahug, BSN, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNOR, Virginia Hospital Center
Deborah Deaton, MSN, RN-BC, Virginia Hospital Center
Majeda El-Banna, PhD, MSN, RN, George Washington University School of Nursing
Andrea Knopp, PhD, MSN, MPH, FNP-BC, James Madison University
Elisa Lemmon, RN, MSN, CMSRN, Riverside Doctors' Hospital Williamsburg
Aileen Moore, RN, MSN, Salem VAMC
Amy Patton, MSN, RN-BC, Centra
Linda Peffley-Firer, RN, MSN, RN-BC, University of Virginia Medical Center
Margaret Perry, MSN, RN-BC, Carilion Clinic
Ashley Riffe, MSN, BSN, RN, Sentara LifeCare
Beth Rodgers, PhD, RN, FAAN, VCU School of Nursing
Lorraine St. Laurent, RN, MSA, BSN, CEN, CCRN, TCRN, Inova Loudoun Hospital
Joe Tacy, PhD, RN, James Madison University
Tiffany Wells, BSN, RN-BC, Centra 

Nurse Researcher
Deborah McGuire, PhD, RN, FAAN, VCU School of Nursing
Shannon Munro, PhD, APRN, BC, FNP, Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Sara Wohlford, RN, BSN, MPH, Carilion Clinic
Elyssa Wood, PhD, MPH, RN, Inova Loudoun Hospital Children's Emergency Room

Nursing Informatics
Margaret Atkins, RN-BC, MSN, OCN, Riverside Doctors' Hospital Williamsburg
Jamie Blankenship, RN, Salem VAMC
Jamie Hughes, RN, MHA, Univ of Virginia Health System
Tiffany Kidd, DNP,RN-BC, CCRN-P,CPEN, Centra
Carolyn Lopez, BSN, RN, CAHIMS, Inova
Patricia Mook, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Inova Health System
Cheryl Riley, MSN, RN, CNE, Riverside Walter Reed Hospital
Nagaina “Nikki” Simmons, MSN, RN-BC, Virginia Hospital Center
Karla West, RN, Carilion Clinic

Nursing School Dean/Director
Robin Nelhuebel, PhD, RN, RT(R), Riverside College of Health Careers 
Melody Sharp, DNP, RN, Centra


Nominees by Hospital

Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center
Jason Hann, RN, BSN - Direct Patient Care Leader – Patient Safety
Frances Luanne Jordan, RN, BSN - Direct Patient Care Leader – Patient Safety
Robert Koon, BSN - Direct Patient Care Leader – Patient Safety

Bon Secours Virginia Medical Group
Jill Kennedy, MSHA, BSN, NE-BC, FACHE - Chief Nursing Officer

Carilion Children's Clinic
Aimee Wooldridge, BSN - Direct Patient Care Leader – Patient Experience

Carilion Clinic
Adriane Alexander, ADN - Direct Patient Care Leader – Patient Experience
Rebecca Bishop, BSN, RN - Nurse Manager/Director
Terri Gregory, RN - Direct Patient Care Leader – Patient Experience
Sandy Harris, RN, MSN - Nurse Manager/Director
Brandon Jones, MSN, RN, CEN - Direct Patient Care Leader – Patient Experience
Margaret Perry, MSN, RN-BC - Nurse Educator
Karla West, RN - Nursing Informatics
Sara Wohlford, RN, BSN, MPH - Nurse Researcher

Carilion Clinic Roanoke Memorial Hospital
Jackie Andrusky, BSN, RN - Direct Patient Care Leader – Patient Experience
Sylvia Atkins, BSN, RN - Nurse Manager/Director
Amanda "Wrenn" Brendel, MSN, RN - Nurse Manager/Director
Sarah Henshaw, BSN, RN, CCRN - Direct Patient Care Leader – Patient Experience
Terri Kanode, RN, PCCN - Direct Patient Care Leader – Patient Safety
Amanda Kidd, MSN, RN, ACNPC-AG, NEA-BC - Nurse Manager/Director
Kelli Loftus, BSN, RN, CCRN - Nurse Manager/Director
Sharon Poff, RN - Direct Patient Care Leader – Patient Safety
Margaret Scheaffel, BSN, RN, MBA-MHA - Chief Nursing Officer
Andi Wright, MSN, CNS, CEN, TNCC - Nurse Manager/Director

Centra
Christi Cash, BSN - Nurse Manager/Director
Fran Concklin, BS, RN-BC, CRNI, VA-BC - Direct Patient Care Leader – Patient Experience
Stephanie East, DNP, NEA-BC, RN-BC - Nurse Manager/Director
Tiffany Kidd, DNP,RN-BC, CCRN-P,CPEN - Nursing Informatics
Phoebe Knight, MSN, RN - Nurse Manager/Director
June Kelly Mays, BSN,RN-BC - Direct Patient Care Leader – Patient Safety
Shannon Miles, RN BSN - Direct Patient Care Leader – Patient Experience
Amy Patton, MSN, RN-BC - Nurse Educator
Melody Sharp, DNP, RN - Nursing School Dean/Director
Tabatha Sprouse, BSN, MBA, RN, EMT-P, CCRN - Nurse Manager/Director
Tiffany Wells, BSN, RN-BC - Nurse Educator
Tiffany Wells, DNP, RN - Nurse Manager/Director

Centra Southside Community Hospital
Claudia Meinhard, MHA, BSN, RN, CENP - Chief Nursing Officer

George Washington University School of Nursing
Majeda El-Banna, PhD, MSN, RN - Nurse Educator

HealthSouth of Northern Virginia
Heather Norman, BSN, MSN, CRRN - Chief Nursing Officer

Inova
Carolyn Lopez, BSN, RN, CAHIMS - Nursing Informatics

Inova Alexandria Hospital
Kenneth Daniel, RN, BSN - Nurse Manager/Director
Fadia Feghali, MS, RN, NE-BC - Chief Nursing Officer

Inova Health System
Patricia Mook, MSN, RN, NEA-BC - Nursing Informatics

Inova Loudoun Hospital
Lorraine St. Laurent, RN, MSA, BSN, CEN, CCRN, TCRN - Nurse Educator

Inova Loudoun Hospital Children's Emergency Room
Elyssa Wood, PhD, MPH, RN - Nurse Researcher

Inova Mount Vernon Hospital
Zewdensh Bryant, MPH, MSN - Nurse Manager/Director
Anastasia Schaab, RN, MBA, CPHQ, NHA - Nurse Manager/Director

James Madison University
Andrea Knopp, PhD, MSN, MPH, FNP-BC - Nurse Educator
Joe Tacy, PhD, RN - Nurse Educator

Kaiser Permanente
Sharon Franklin, RN, BSN - Nurse Manager/Director

LewisGale Hospital Montgomery- HCA
Julie McElwee, RN, MSN - Nurse Manager/Director

Mary Washington Hospital
Mary Jane Bowles, DNP, CNS - Nurse Educator
Laura Byrd, BSN, CCRN - Nurse Manager/Director

Riverside Doctors' Hospital Williamsburg
Margaret Atkins, RN-BC, MSN, OCN - Nursing Informatics
Jane Burnette, RN, MSN, CEN - Nurse Manager/Director
Michelle Carter, RN - Direct Patient Care Leader – Patient Experience
Elisa Lemmon, RN, MSN, CMSRN - Nurse Educator
Jacquoline McCall, RN - Direct Patient Care Leader – Patient Experience
Arlene Messina, RN, MSN, CCRN, CPHQ - Chief Nursing Officer
Cathryn Mitchell, RN, BSN, CPHQ - Direct Patient Care Leader – Patient Safety
Mira Shata, RN - Direct Patient Care Leader – Patient Experience

Riverside College of Health Careers
Robin Nelhuebel, PhD, RN, RT(R) - Nursing School Dean/Director

Riverside Lifelong Health and Aging Related Services
Theresa Farley, RN - Direct Patient Care Leader – Patient Safety
Cheryl Rudolph, LPN - Direct Patient Care Leader – Patient Safety

Riverside Regional Medical Center
Sharon Easter, RNC, CDE - Direct Patient Care Leader – Patient Experience

Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital
James Abbott, RN, CMSRN - Direct Patient Care Leader – Patient Experience
Sarah Shotwell, RN, BSN, IBCLC - Direct Patient Care Leader – Patient Experience

Riverside Walter Reed Hospital
Betty Distel, RN - Direct Patient Care Leader – Patient Experience
Kaley Edwards, RN - Direct Patient Care Leader – Patient Safety
Meredith Holaday, RN - Direct Patient Care Leader – Patient Experience
Timothy Kisner, RN - Direct Patient Care Leader – Patient Experience
Cheryl Riley, MSN, RN, CNE - Nursing Informatics
Michelle Shepeluk, RN, BSN, CCRN - Direct Patient Care Leader – Patient Experience

Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Renee Belliveau, RN - Direct Patient Care Leader – Patient Safety
Jamie Blankenship, RN - Nursing Informatics
Aileen Moore, RN, MSN - Nurse Educator
Shannon Munro, PhD, APRN, BC, FNP - Nurse Researcher

Sentara Healthcare
Genemarie McGee, MS, BSN, RN, NEA-BC - Chief Nursing Officer

Sentara Leigh Hospital
Donna Baybay, BSN, RN, CMSRN - Direct Patient Care Leader – Patient Experience
Robin West, BSN, RN - Nurse Manager/Director

Sentara Life Care
Glacey Anol, RN, BSN - Nurse Manager/Director
Sarah Rose Sienes, RN, BSN, MSN - Direct Patient Care Leader – Patient Experience
Ashley Riffe, MSN, BSN, RN - Nurse Educator

Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital
Debbie Moore, BSN, RN - Nurse Manager/Director

The Health Wagon
Teresa Gardner-Tyson, DNP, MSN, FNP-BC, FAANP - Nurse Manager/Director
Paula Hill-Meade, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP - Direct Patient Care Leader – Patient Experience

University of Virginia Children's Hospital
Naomi Rademeyer, RN, CCRN-NEO - Direct Patient Care Leader – Patient Safety

University of Virginia Health System
Sam Chase, BSN, RN - Direct Patient Care Leader – Patient Experience
Linda Edenfield, MSN, RN, CNL - Nurse Manager/Director
Jamie Hughes, RN, MHA - Nursing Informatics
Ainsley Polson, MSN, RN - Nurse Manager/Director
Dawn Shaver, MSN, RN, CNRC - Direct Patient Care Leader – Patient Safety

University of Virginia Medical Center
Ashley Browne, RN, BSN, CCRN, Clinician 4 - Direct Patient Care Leader – Patient Experience
Linda Peffley-Firer, RN, MSN, RN-BC - Nurse Educator
Bethany Sarosiek, RN, MSN, MPH, CNL - Direct Patient Care Leader – Patient Safety

Valley Health System
Anne Riser, MSN, ONC - Nurse Manager/Director

VCU Community Memorial Hospital
Ursula Butts, BSN, MSHA, CNAA-BC, FACHE - Chief Nursing Officer

VCU Health
Sara Phillippe, DNP, MSHCA, BSN, RN, NE-BC - Nurse Manager/Director

VCU School of Nursing
Deborah McGuire, PhD, RN, FAAN - Nurse Researcher
Beth Rodgers, PhD, RN, FAAN - Nurse Educator

Virginia Hospital Center
Melissa Cabahug, BSN, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNOR - Nurse Educator
Deborah Deaton, MSN, RN-BC - Nurse Educator
Robin Harry, RN, CEN - Direct Patient Care Leader – Patient Experience
Taryn Overman, MSN, RN, CEN - Nurse Manager/Director
Jane Reczek, BSN, RN - Direct Patient Care Leader – Patient Safety
Nagaina (Nikki) Simmons, MSN, RN-BC - Nursing Informatics

Winchester Medical Center
Bethann Mendez, RN, DNP, CCNS-BC, CCRN-K - Nurse Manager/Director

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