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ASPMN® Past Award Recipients​

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Rising Star Award
​2020 Maddy Pelky, MSN, RN-BC, PNP, AC


Chapter Excellence Award​​​​​​​

2020 St. Louis Regional Chapter
2012 Wisconsin Chapter
2019 St. Louis Regional Chapter
​​2011 North Virginia Chapter
2018 Greater Kansas CIty Chapter
​​​2010 Eastern Massachusetts Chapter
2017 Garden State Chapter​​
2009 St. Louis Chapter
​2016 Greater Kansas City Chapter
​2008 Long Island Chapter
​​2015 Maryland Chapter
​2007 St. Louis Chapter
2014 Chicago Metro Chapter​
​​2006 Arizona Chapter
​​​​​​2013 Southern California Chapter


Dr. Jo Eland, Excellence in Pediatric Nursing Award

2020 Renee CB Manworren, PhD, APRN, FAAN
​2013 Sandra I. Merkel, MS, RN-BC
​2019 Lucinda Brown, DNP, RN-BC, AP-PMN, BSN, MSN, CNS
​2012 Kimberly Wittmayer, APN, PCNS-BC, AP-PMN
​2018 Helen N. Turner, DNP, PCNS-BC, AP-PMN, FAAN
​​2011 Michelle L. Czarnecki, MSN, RN-BC, CPNP
2017 Susan O'Conner-Von PhD, RN-BC, CH​PPN, CNE
​2016 Teri Reyburn-Orne, RN-BC, MSN, PPCNP-BC/CPNP-AC, AP-PMN
​2015 Not Awarded

​​2014 Sharon K. Wrona, DNP, RN-BC, PNP, PMHS, AP-PMN​


Humanitarian Award

​2020 Not Awarded
2014 Dorothy M. Stratman-Lucey, MSN, RN-BC, BC, PNP
2019 Jenine Graham, APRN, CNP
​2013 Not Awarded
2018 Not Awarded
​2012 Misty Kirby-Nolan, MSN, APN-CNP
​2017 Not Awarded
​2011 Lisa B. Holmes, MSN, RNBC, NP-c
2016 Trudy A. Laffoon, MA, RN-BC
​​2010 Lois Lagerman, EdD, ANP, BC
​​​2015 Joann M. Eland, PhD, RN, FAAN


Margo McCaffery Excellence in Nursing Award

2020 Peggy Compton, RN, PhD, FAAN
​2012 Karen S. Kaiser, PhD, RN-BC, AOCN, CHPN​
2019 Carla Jungquist, PhD, ANP-BC, FAAN
​2011 Diane M. Santangelo, MS, RN, ANP-C
​​2018 Barbara St. Marie, PhD, ANP-BC, GNP-BC
2010 Mary Beth Kean, DNP, APRN-CNS
​​2017 Not Awarded
​2009 April H. Vallerand, PhD, RN, FAAN
​2016 Linda M. Vanni, MSN,RN-BC,ACNS-BC,NP
​​2008 Jan L. Frandsen, MSN, CRNP
​​2015 Jean L. Brontoli, BSN, RN-BC, OCN
2007 Karen A. Sikorski, MS, RN-BC, CNS
​2014 Mary T. Lyons, RN-BC, APN​​​2006 Chris Pasero, MS, RN-BC, FAAN​
2013 Daveda Voss, MS, APRN-FNP​​


Distinguished Service Award

​2020 Michelle L. Czarnecki, MSN, CPNP, APNP, AP-PMN
​​2012 Kathleen Broglio, DNP, ANP, ACHPN, CPE​​
2019 Meagan Callahan, MSN, BSHS, RN-BC, CMSRN
2011 ​Helen N. Turner, DNP, APRN, PCNS-BC​
​2018 Marilyn Strafer, RN-BC
​2010 ​Joyce S. Willens, PhD, RN-BC​
​​2017 Patricia Bruckenthal, PhD, ANP-BC, FAAN
​2009 Karen A. Sikorski, MS, RN-BC, CNS​
2016 Theresa A. Grimes, Ph​Dc, RN-BC, FNP-BC, CCRN
​2008 Mary Milano Carter, MS, ANP-BC, RN-BC
​​2015 Ann Marie T. Harootunian, RN-BC, MS, FNP-C​
​​2007 Patricia Perry, BSN, CCRN​
2014 Not Awarded
​2006 ​Marsha R. Stanton, PhD, RN​
2013​  Laura Habighorst, BSN, RN, CAPA, CGRN​


Clinical Practice Award​​

2020 Not Awarded
​2012 Esther I. Bernhofer, PhD, RN-BC, CPE​
2019 Jennefer Surprise, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, RN-BC, AP-PMN
​2011 Hazel Jackson, RN, MN, ACNS-BC, CHPN, RN-BC​
​​2018 Barbara Wukovits, RN, BSN, BC
2010 Francine C. Hoh, PhD, APN, ACHPRN, ACNS
​2017 Karen Macey-Stewart, MSN-BC, AGPCNP
​2009 Mary J. Kelly, RN-BC, ONC
​​2016 Victoria A. Grillo, MSN, RN-BC
2008 Tom Nicholson, RN
2015 Lois J. Pizzi, MSN, ACNS-BC, RN-BC
​​2007 Dorothy M. Stratman-Lucey, MSN, RN-BC, BC, PNP
2014 Anne F. Miglio, ​RN, ANP-C
​​2006 Anne Marie L. Kelly, BSN, RN-BC, CHPN
​​2013 Noreen O. Peyatt, APRN, ACNS, MSN ED


Advocacy Award

​​2020 Alan Reschke, MSN, RN-BC
​2012 Not Awarded
2019  Sharon Wrona, DRP, RN-BC, PNP, PMHS, AP-PMN
​​2011 Karen Kiefer, RN-BC, AAS, BAIS
2018 Melanie H. Simpson, PhD, RN-BC, OCN
​2010 Not Awarded
​​2017 Not Awarded
2009 ​Rosemary C. Polomano, PhD, RN, FAAN​
2016 Marsha R. Stanton, PhD, RN​
​​2008 ​Nancy R. Kowal, MS, APRN-BC
​2015 April H. Vallerand, PhD, RN, FAAN2007 Not Awarded
​​2014 Northern IL Pain Resource Nurse Consortium​​2006 Kathryn Bond, RN, MPA and Pamela Bennett, BSN, RN​
​2013 Not Awarded


Excellence in Nursing Award for Pain Management of the Older Adult

​​2020 Staja "Star" Booker, PhD, RN
2012 ​Kimberly Wittmayer, APN, PCNS-BC, AP-PMN
​2019 Not Awarded
​2011 Ann M. Schreier, PhD
​2018 Not Awarded
​​2010 Not Awarded
​2017 Not Awarded
​​2009 Not Awarded
​2016 Francine C. Hoh, PhD, APN, ACHPRN, ACNS
​2008 Patricia Bruckenthal, PhD, ANP-BC, FAAN
2015 Not Awarded
​2007 Anne Marie L. Kelly, BSN, RN-BC, CHPN​
​​​​2014 Not Awarded
​2006 Keela Heer, PhD, RN, FAAN​
2013 Hazel Jackson, RN, MN, ACNS-BC, CHPN, RN-BC​