SPN Excellence Award Winners 1993 - 2016

Excellence in Clinical Practice Award
This award recognizes a staff nurse who has made a significant
contribution to the care of children and their families.

Robin Leger  1993
Terri Lipman, RN  1994
Nancy Page, RN  1995
Joan McNichol Dougherty  1996
Noreen Trentadue  1997
Cheryl Chamberlain, BSN, RN, CPN  1998
Heather Bartlett, MSN, RN  1999
Kathleen McCall, BSN, RNC, PHN  2000
Stephanie Haley-Andrews, BSN, RN  2001
Mona Walters, RN  2002
Lisbeth Gabrielski, BSN, RN, IBCLC  2002
Lisa Gerard, AD  2003
Clinical Practice Council at Texas Children’s Hospital  2005
Angela Scott, MNSc, RN, PCNS-BC  2006
Major Jennifer Thomas, BSN, RN  2008
Donna Bigani, RN, CPN  2010
Colleen Forster, BSN, RN  2011
Elizabeth Voyles, RN, CPN 2012
Gayla Huffman, RN, BSN, CPN 2013
Ruby De Jesus, BSN, RN, CPN 2014
Jean A. Crumrine, RN, CPN 2015
Julie Laybourne Swee, BSN, RN, CPN 2016
Vickie L. Webb, MSN, RN, CPN 2017

Excellence in Nursing Research Award
This award recognizes a nurse who has made a significant contribution to the
well-being and health care of children and their families through active
participation in a program of nursing research.

Marion E. Broome, PhD, RN, FAAN  1995
Mary Tesler, MS, RN  1996
Marilyn Sevedra  1996
Janet Deatrick, PhD, RN, FAAN  1997
Susan Kelley  1998
Anne Marie Kotzer, PhD, RN  1999
Karen LeDuc  2003
Aris Beoglos  2004
Terri Lipman, RN  2005
Judith Vessey, PhD, RN, PNP, FAAN  2006
Myra Martz Huth, PhD, RN, FAAN  2007
Patricia Burkhart, PhD, RN  2008
Barbara Velsor-Friedrich, PhD, RN  2009
Angela Green, PhD, APN, NNP-BC 2012
Nancy Pike, PhD, RN, CPNP-AC, FAHA 2013
Elizabeth Ely, PhD, RN 2014
Marlene Walden, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC, CCNS 2017

Excellence in Education Award
This award recognizes a nurse who has made a significant
contribution to pediatric nursing as an educator.

Lynn Carey, RN  1996
Margaret Miles, PhD, RN  1997
Elizabeth Lipp, PhD, RNC  1998
Karen LeDuc  1999
Barbara Woodring, EdD, RN  2000
Shellie St. Peter  2001
Deborah Raines, PhD, RNC  2002
Amy Johnson, BSN, RN, CPN  2003
Virginia Maikler, PhD, RN  2004
Vicky Bowden, DNSc, RN  2005
Janice Selekman, DNSc, RN  2006
Toni Christopherson, EdD, MSN, RN  2007
Carole Kenner, PhD, RNC-NIC, FAAN  2008
Cindy Smith Greenberg, DNSc, RN, CPNP, FAAN  2009
Julia Snethen, PhD, RN  2010
Nancy Blake, MN, RN, CCRN, NEA-BC  2011
Eileen O’Shea, DNP, RN, CHPPN 2012
Donna Miles Curry, PhD, RN, PCNS-BC 2013
Angela Knackstedt, BSN RN-C 2014
Wayne Neal, MAT, BSN, RN-BC, FCN 2015
Deborah Iovanna 2016
Mary D. Gordon, PhD, RN, CNS-BC 2017

Excellence in Advanced Practice
This award recognizes an advanced practice nurse who has made a significant
contribution to the care of children and their families.

Carole Wegner, RN, MSN  1996
Lindsey Sterling Harris, MSN, RN, CPNP  1997
Gail Smart, MS, RN  1998
Bonnie Gance-Cleveland, PhD, RNC, PNP  1999
Maureen Smith  2000
Renee Manworren, PhD, APRN-BC, PCNS-BC  2001
Terri Brown, MSN, RN, CPN  2002
Debi Lammert, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNS  2003
Mary Lee Lacy, MSN, RN  2004
Karen Gralton, MSN, RN  2005
Ann Froese-Fretz, MS, RN, CPNP  2006
Lynn Mohr, MS, RN, APN, PCNS-BC, CPN  2007
Angela Morgan, MS, RN, CCRN  2008
Mary Smellie-Decker, MSN, RN  2009
Diane Limbo, MS, RN, CPNP  2011
Patricia Beierwaltes, MSN, RN, CPNP, PNP 2012
Ingrid Larson, BA, MBA, MSN, RN, APRN, CPNP 2014
Cathy Cartwright, MSN, RN-BC, PCNS 2015
Leslie Rhodes, DNP, PPCNP-BC 2016
Lori Erickson, RN, MSN, CPNP-PC 2017

New Researcher Award of Excellence
This award recognizes a novice nurse researcher who has recently completed an
outstanding research study and who has excellent potential to develop and implement
a program of research that contributes to well-being and health.

Suzanne Sander, RN, BSN, CPON  2001
Maura MacPhee, PhD, MS, RN  2002
Kathleen McLane, MSDN, RN, CPNP, CWCN, COCN  2005
Kathleen Adlard, RN, MN, CNS  2007
Trenda Ray, APN, CPNP  2008
Elyse McClean, MSN, RN-BC, CPN, CNS  2011
Valerie Boebel Toly, PhD, RN, CPNP 2012
Hoi Sing Chung, PhD, RN 2015

Excellence in Clinical Scholarship Award
This award recognizes a hospital, unit, group or agency that has contributed
significantly to the well-being and health care of children and their families
through the consistent application of scholarship in clinical practice.

Nursing Department of Children’s Hospital Michigan  2000
Nursing Division of Children’s Hospital (Denver)  2001
High Risk Spine Fusion Program at Children’s Hospital (Denver)  2002
The Butterfly Program at Children’s Hospital (Denver)  2003
Special Needs Team in Pediatric/Young Adult Unit at Concord Hospital  2004
Center for Clinical Research at Texas Children’s Hospital  2005
Infant Toddler Unit Team at Arkansas Children’s Hospital  2006
Procedural Pain Leadership Group at Texas Children’s Hospital  2007
Cystic Fibrosis Team at Arkansas Children’s Hospital  2008
Patient Care Services at Arkansas Children’s Hospital  2010
CHOC Children’s Nursing Research Fellowship/EBP Scholars Programs  2011
Pressure Ulcer Prevention Team  2012
Texas Children’s Hospital Schrock Protocol Team 2013
Tracy Ricket, MS, RN, CCRN, NEA-BC & Diana James, MSN, RN, NE-BC 2014
Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital Pediatric IMC 2016
Loewenberg College of Nursing at University of Memphis 2017