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Announcing the Nominees for IONL's 2018 Awards Program

Wednesday, September 5, 2018  

Congratulations to the nominees for IONL's 2018 Awards Program. We'd like to recognize all of the following individuals for their contributions to IONL and healthcare in Illinois.

Award winners will be announced on Friday, Sept 21 at IONL's Annual Conference in Oak Brook, Illinois. If you haven't already, register today.

Community Effort Award Nominees

Yolanda Coleman, PhD, MS, RN, MT (ASCP), NEA-BC
Senior Director of Patient Care Services, Saint Anthony Hospital

Susana Gonzalez, MHA, MSN, RN, CNML
Immediate Past President, National Association of Hispanic Nurses

Evelyn Senewo, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, APHN-BC
Unit Director, Rush University Medical Center

Most Valuable Member Award Nominees

Shirley Belocura, RN
Director of Patient Care Services, University of Illinois Medical Center

Melinda Earle, RN, DNP, NEA-BC, FACHE
Program Director of Transformative Leadership DNP, Rush University Medical Center

Mentorship Award Nominees

Shirley Belocura, RN
Director of Patient Care Services, University of Illinois Medical Center

Janet Davis, NEA-BC
Central DuPage Hospital

Susana Gonzalez, MHA, MSN, RN, CNML
Immediate Past President, National Association of Hispanic Nurses

Marcie Leonard, MSN, MBA, RN-BC
Nurse Manager, HSHS St. John’s Hospital

Emerging Leader Award Nominees

Gloria Barrera, MSN, RN, PEL-CSN
District 99 Certified School Nurse, Adjunct Faculty DePaul University & Capella University

Suzette Gibbons, BSN, RN-BC
Assistant Clinical Manager, Advocate Christ Medical Center

Jamie Pikus Ghafari, MSN, RN
Director of Patient Care Services, University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences

Tiffany Victor, RN, MSN, ACM-RN
Director of Utilization Review and Discharge Planning, University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences

Nicole Wynn, MSN, RN-BC
Assistant Unit Director, Rush University Medical Center

Influential Leader Award Nominees

Gloria Barrera, MSN, RN, PEL-CSN
District 99 Certified School Nurse, Adjunct Faculty DePaul University & Capella University

Shirley Belocura, RN
Director of Patient Care Services, University of Illinois Medical Center

Timothy Carrigan, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE
System Chief Administrative Officer, Rush University Medical Center

Yolanda Coleman, PhD, MS, RN, MT (ASCP), NEA-BC
Senior Director of Patient Care Services, Saint Anthony Hospital

Airica Steed, Ed.D, MBA, RN, FACHE, CSSMBB
President, Breakthrough Innovation Partners LLC


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