Award Recipients

 

Barbara A. Foley Quality, Safety and Injury Prevention Award

This award recognizes a nurse who has developed, implemented or advocated for quality, safety and/or injury prevention initiatives that have resulted in improved outcomes in the emergency care setting or at the local, state or national level.

 

2013 - Kimberly Wright, BSN, RN

2011 – Cathy Fox, RN, CEN, CPEN

2010 – Cindy Hearrell, RN, BA, CEN

2009 – Cynthia Wright-Johnson, RNC, MS

2007 – Thelma Kuska, RN, BSN, CEN

2006 – Ernestine Williams, RN

2005 – Mary Tuel, RN, CEN

 

Behind the Scenes Award

This award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions, behind the scenes, to promote ENA’s mission of advocating for patient safety and excellence in emergency nursing practice through their support of a member or members; an ENA advocate who is often seen but not heard and who donates countless hours to assist an ENA member or members in achieving local, state or national goals.

 

2013 - Robin Walsh, BSN, RN

2012 – Robert Breese CCEMTP, FP-C

2011 – Khadim Hussain, MD

2010 – Cheryl Marcel, RN, CEN

2009 – Bernard Heilicser, DO, MS, FACEP, FACOEP

2008 – Margherita Speranaz, RN Retired

2007 – Bob Shumate (posthumously) 

 

 

Blue Jay Consulting/ENA Outstanding Emergency Department Nurse Leader of the Year Award (2012-2013 only)

 

2013 - Denise Abernethy, MSN, RN, CEN

2012 - Tami Morin, MS, BS, RN, CPEN

 

 

Clinical Nurse Specialist Award

For excellence in the clinical nurse specialist role  in the emergency care setting.
  

2013 - Pamela Bucaro, MS, RN, PCNS-BC, CPNP, CPEN

 

Frank L. Cole Nurse Practitioner Award

This award recognizes excellence as a nurse practitioner in emergency care. The NP is recognized by peers, nursing and physician colleagues, and patients as a clinical expert who delivers compassionate, competent care in an emergency care setting. The recipient is actively involved in promoting the role of NPs and strengthening the image of NPs in emergency care.

 

2013 - Andrew Galvin, ACNP-BC, CEN

2012 – Kathy J. Morris DNP, APRN, FNP-C, FAANP

2011 – Gwyn Parris-Atwell, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, CRNP, CS, CEN

2010 – Karen “Sue” Hoyt, RN, PhD, FNP-BC, CEN, FAEN, FAANP

2009 – Elda G. Ramirez, RN, PhD, RNP-BC, FAANP

2008 – Audrey Elizabeth Snyder, RN, PhD, ACNP-BC, CEN, FAANP

2007 – Vicki A. Keough, RN, PhD, ACNP, CCRN

2006 – Frank L. Cole, PhD, RN, CEN, CS, FNP, FAAN, FAANP, FAEN

 

Gail P. Lenehan Advocacy Award

This award recognizes a nurse who has had a positive impact on emergency nurses through a sustained commitment of advocacy for emergency nurses’ well-being and welfare or the welfare of vulnerable populations.

 

2012 – Joyce Foresman-Capuzzi MSN, RN, CCNS, CEN, CPN, CTRN, CCRN, CPEN, SANE-A, EMT-P

2011 – Cindy Hearrell, MSN, RN, CEN

2009 – Meredith J. Addison, RN, MSN, CEN

2005 – Jackie Taylor-Wynkoop, RN, BS, PHRN

 

 

Judith C. Kelleher Award

This award, named after one of ENA’s co-founders, honors a member of ENA who has consistently demonstrated excellence in emergency nursing and has made significant contributions to the profession and to ENA. The award is presented at the Anita Dorr luncheon during ENA’s Annual Conference.

 

2013 - AnnMarie Papa, DNP, RN, CEN, NE-BC, FAEN

2012 – Diane L. Gurney MS, RN, CEN

2011 – Patricia Kunz Howard, PhD, RN, CEN, CPEN, NE-BC, FAEN

2010 – Karen “Sue” Hoyt, RN, PhD, FNP-BC, CEN, FAEN, FAANP

2009 – Terry M. Foster, RN, MSN, CEN, CCRN, CCNS

2008 – Kathleen E. Carlson, RN, MSN, CEN

2007 – Kathy Robinson, RN, BS, FAEN

2006 – Laura M. Criddle, MS, RN, BC, APRN, CCNS, CCRN, CNRN, CEN, CFRN

2005 – Mary Jagim, RN, BSN, CEN

 

Hall of Fame Award

By virtue of receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award, recipients are inducted into the ENA Hall of Fame, created in 1995. Click here for the complete listing.

 

 

Lifetime Achievement Award

This award honors a nurse whose career achievements reflect dedicated service, accomplishments and/or contributions to emergency nursing that have value to emergency nursing beyond the recipient’s lifetime.

 

2012 – Sharon McGonigal RN, CEN

2011 – Diane Schertz, BS, RN-BC, FAEN

2007 – Dottie Hindman, RN, CEN

2006 – Frank L. Cole, PhD, RN, CEN, CS, FNP, FAAN, FAANP, FAEN

2005 – Mae Margaret Webb, RN

 

Media Award

This award recognizes a media presentation (television, radio, internet or print) that portrays emergency nursing in a positive, accurate and professional manner. This presentation may have been created to educate the consumer about emergency nursing/emergency care issues or advocate for issues in emergency nursing/emergency care.

 

2013 - Cheryl Tan, Reporter, WAVY-TV, Portsmouth, VA

2011 – Jason Plotkin, “Carrying Darisabel”, Reporter/Photographer York Dispatch

2010 – Darrell Enfinger and Brice Patterson, DUI Re-enactment 2009, Muscogee County (Georgia) Public Safety Presentation

2008 – Arizona State Council

2006 – Northern Arizona ENA Special Interest Group

2005 – Centennial Medical Center Emergency Department

 

Nurse Manager Award

This award recognizes a nurse in an emergency nursing management role who has consistently demonstrated excellence in the profession of emergency nursing and has made significant contributions.

 

2013 - Suszanne Deyke, MSN, RN, CEN

2012 – Leslie A. Christiansen RN, BS, CEN

2011 – Colin Richards, BSN, RN

2010 – Leigh Anne Schmidt, RN, BSN

2009 – Bev Crum, RN, CEN, CAN, BC

2008 – John Groves, RN, MSN, CNS

2007 – Ellen E. Ruja, RN, MSN, CEN

2006 – NaDean Wristbridge, RN, MSN, CEN

2005 – Kathy Finch, RN, BSN

 

Nurse Researcher Award

This award recognizes an individual nurse who has made significant contributions to the profession of nursing or the specialty of emergency nursing by conducting research, disseminating research findings or using research to improve outcomes.

 

2013 - Kathleen Flarity, DNP, PhD, CEN, CFRN, FAEN

2012 – Michelle A. Marini RN, MSN, CPNP, CPEN

2012 – Amy W. Truog RN, BSN, CPEN

2011 – Florence Vanek, BSN, RN

2009 – Sarah L. Anderson, RN, PhD, CEN, SANE-A

2006 – Mary Kanienski, PhD, APN-C, FAEN

 

 

Nursing Competency in Aging Award

This award recognizes a nurse who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to the care of the older adult in the emergency care setting and/or the older adult in a community program.

 

2012 – Donna M. Roe DNP, ARNP-BC, CEN

2011 – Linda Yee, MSN, RN, FAEN

2010 – Denise Dunford, DNS, MS, RN

2009 – Donna Mason, RN, MS, CEN

2008 – Peggy Perkins, RN, BSN, CEN

2007 – Robin L. Mazzuca, RN, MPH

2006 – Nancy Stephens Donatelli, RN, MS, CEN, CNA

2005 – Joan Somes, RN, MSN, PhD, CEN

 

Nursing Education Award

This award recognizes a nurse who has made significant contributions to the education of colleagues, nursing students, EMS personnel, patients, families and/or the community through the publication of articles, formal or informal courses or the development of a specific emergency nursing program or curriculum.

 

2013 - Leah Davis, BSN, RN, CEN

2012 – Timothy J. Murphy MSN, RN, ACNP - BC, CEN

2011 – Christine Russe, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN

2010 – Paula Reiss, RN, MSN, FNE

2009 – Cathy Fox, RN, CEN, CPEN

2008 – Linda Arapian, RN, MSN, CEN, EMT-B

2007 – Jeff Solheim, RN, CEN

2006 – Lori Martin, RN, BSN, CEN

2005 – Anita Ruiz-Contreras, RN, MSN, CEN, MUCN, SANE-I

 

Nursing Practice and Professionalism Award

This award recognizes a nurse who exemplifies outstanding nursing practice as demonstrated through clinical skills, care and compassion. This nurse is recognized by peers as an expert in emergency nursing and consistently exhibits traits associated with professional behavior and commitment to professional values. This individual may demonstrate outstanding commitment to a specialty population such as pediatrics or older adults within the specialty of emergency nursing.

 

2013 – Rhonda Holmstrom, BSN, RN, CEN

2012 – Judith Common RN, CEN, CPEN, CA/CP SANE, SANE-A, SANE-P

2011 – Lynne Johnson, BSN, RN, CEN

2010 – Tammie Youngen, RN, MS

2009 – Karin Kester, RN, CEN

2008 – Jan M. Dahlke, RN

2007 – Jeanne J. Venella, RN, MS, CEN

2006 – Elizabeth Ann Coyne, MSN, CRNP

2005 – Kathy Wheeler, RN, CEN

 

Nursing Practice Award (combined with Nursing Professionalism Award)

For outstanding nursing practice through clinical skills, compassion in delivering quality care, nursing programs, committees or project participation.

 

2012 – Judith Commonn, RN, CEN, CPEN, CA/CP, SANE-A, SANE-P

2011 – Lynne Johnson , BSN, RN, CEN

2010 – Tammie Youngen, RN, MS

2009 – Karin Kester, RN, CEN

2008 – MJan Dahlke, RN

2007 – Jeanne J. Venella, RN, MS, CEN

2006 – Elizabeth Ann Coyne, MSN, CRNP

2005 – Kathy Wheeler, RN, CEN

 

Nursing Professionalism Award (combined with Nursing Practice Award)

For recognition as an emergency nursing expert who exhibits traits associated with professional behavior and a commitment to professional values.

  

2012 – Anne Stefanoski BSN, RN, CEN
2011 – Nicki Gilboy, MS, RN, CEN, FAEN
2010 – Pamela W. Bourg, RN, MS
2009 – Ingrid Steinbach, RN, CEN
2008 – Mary Alice Vanhoy, RN, MSN, CEN, NREMTP
2007 – Fred Neis, RN, MS, FACHE, CEN
2006 – Emma Seibert, RN, CEN
2005 – Ann Marie Papa, RN, MSN, CEN

 

 

President’s Award

This award is given at the discretion of the ENA President to an individual or group that has had a great impact on the ENA President’s career through inspiration, mentorship, teaching or support.

 

2013 - Richard Lazarus

2012 – Joseph M. Lenehan MD

2011 – Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

2010 – Pam Suprenant

2009 – Sherri-Lynn A. Almeida, RN, DrPH, MSN, Med, CEN, FAEN; Diane Gurney, RN, MS, CEN

2008 – Nancy Bonalumi, RN, MS, CEN; Debra Delaney, RN, MS, CEN; Mark Feinberg, MSB, ACHE; Jim Hoelz, RN, MS, MBA; JoAnn Lazarus, RN, MSN, CEN; Donna Mason, RN, MS, CEN; James Richmann, RN, BS, CEN; Jeanne Venella, RN, MS, CEN

2007 – ENA Staff

2006 – All ENA Past-Presidents

2005 – Debra K. Moser, DNSc, FAAN, University of Kentucky Hospital Nursing

 

Public Safety/Injury Prevention Institute Award (2007-2009)

 

2009 – Oak Ridge Fire Department (Tennessee)

2008 – Scott S. Metheny, Upper Moreland Pennsylvania Police Department

2007 – Jennifer Hopper, RN, BSN, BLS 

 

 

Quality and Safety Award (now the Barbara A Foley Quality, Safety and Injury Prevention Award

For activities that advance quality and safety resulting in improved outcomes in the emergency department setting.

 

2011 – Wendy St. James, BSN, RN

2010 – Catherine Nowlan, RN, CEN

 

Rising Star Award

This award recognizes a new ENA member (membership less than 5 years) who has made a significant contribution to ENA as exhibited by promotion of ENA as the professional organization for emergency nurses at the local, state or national level.

 

2013 - Nicholas Nelson, MS, RN, CEN, CPEN, CPN, TNS, NRP

2012 – Kristen Connor RN, PHN, BSN, CEN

2011 – Jack Rodgers, BSN, RN, NREMT-P

2010 – Anthony Angelow, RN, MSN, CEN

2009 – Lisa Wolf, RN, MS, CEN

2008 – Ron Loomis, RN, BSN

2007 – Deborah Self, RN-C, EMT-P

2006 – Valere Bilichka, RN

2005 – Jason Moretz, RN, BSN, CEN, EMT

 

State Council/Chapter Government Affairs Award

This award recognizes an ENA State Council or Chapter for outstanding efforts to increase member involvement in government affairs and advance public policy supporting nursing, safety, health care and/or injury prevention issues.

 

2011 – Ohio ENA State Council, Nicholas Chmielewski, MSN, RN, CEN

2009 – Arizona Emergency Nurses Association

2008 – Louisiana State Council Government Affairs Committee

2007 – Indiana State Council of ENA Government Affairs Committee

2006 – Minnesota State Council & Greater Twin Cities Chapter

 

Team Award

This award recognizes a group or committee that has made a significant contribution toward achieving ENA’s mission of advocating for patient safety and excellence in emergency nursing practice or a strategic initiative through the development of a sustainable project or program.

 

2013 - Forensic Nurse Examiner Team - Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE: Erica Dempsey, BSN, RN, CEN; Amy Drejka, MS, BSN, RN, SANE-A; Meghan Ellis, BSN, RN, CEN; Mary Kathleen Fillingame, BS, RN; Jennifer Henry, BSN, RN, CEN; Amy Hensel, BSN, RN, SANE-A, CEN; Donna Lougheed, BSN, RN; Angela McNulty, BSN, RN, SANE-A; Christi Mench, RN, SANE-A; Beth Miller, BA, RN; Noemi Miranda, RN; Jennifer Oldham, BS, RN, CEN; Kelly Green; O’Shaughnessy, BSN, RN, CEN; Christine Parks, BSN, RN; Nicole Possenti, BSN, RN; Amy Stier, RN, CEN, SANE-A; Anita Symonds, MS, BSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P; Steaphine Taggart, BSN, BA, RN; Erin Vaughn, BSN, RN, SANE-A

2012 – Mid Maryland Chapter Annual Barbara Proctor Memorial Educational Day Team Members Sandra M. Waak RN, CEN,Linda Arapian RN, MSN, CEN, CPEN, EMT-B, Lisa Tenney RN, BSN, CEN, CPHRM ,Anne May RN, BSN,Emilie Crown BA, RN,Pamela S. Fox RN, BSN, CEN, CPEN,Lucy McDonald RN, CPEN, CPN, EMT-B

2011 – TNCC Dissemination Team to South Korea: Ray Bennett, BSN, RN, CEN, NREMT-P, Course Director, Susan Douglass, RN, CEN

2010 – Kathleen Walz, RN, BSN, and Courtney Ouellette, MS, CCLS, Pieces of Home, The Backpack Project

2009 – Delaware Emergency Nurses Association Education Committee

2008 – Smoky Mountain Chapter (Tennessee)

2007 – Southeastern Seaboard Symposium, Inc. (SESS)

2006 – San Antonio TNCC Team: Sherrilee Demmer, RN, BSN; Susan Douglass, RN, MSN, CEN; Jan Elliott, RN, CEN, CFRN; Michael Moon, RN, CNS-CC, MSN, CEN; Robert Parker, RN; Sondra White, BSN, RN, CEN; Tess Weaver, MSN, RN, CNS, FNP, CEN

2005 – NJENA Emergency Care Conference Committee (NJ)