NIWI Scholars

The highly regarded NIWI program — sponsored by the Nursing Organizations Alliance, a coalition to create a strong voice for nurses — teaches nurses how to influence health policy at the local and national levels.

2014 AACN NIWI Scholars
2013 AACN NIWI Scholars
2012 AACN NIWI Scholars
2011 AACN NIWI Scholars
2010 AACN NIWI Scholars
 

2014 AACN NIWI Scholars

Devon Adams, RN, BSN, BLS, ACLS
Staff Nurse, ICU
Lafayette General Medical Center
Lafayette, Louisiana 

Caroline Baptista, RN, BSN, MLitt, ELNEC, ACLS, PALS, EMT-B
Staff Nurse
Lawrence Hospital Center
Bronxville, New York

Laura A. De Vaux, RN, BSN, CCRN
MICU Patient Safety Nurse
Yale-New Haven Hospital
New Haven, Connecticut

Jacquelyn Frombach, RN, MSN, ONC
Manager Patient Care Services – Medical Surgical/SCU/Swingbed
Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center
Merrill, Wisconsin

Joy Anne L. Fumera, RN, MSN, PHN
Staff Nurse
Kaiser Permanente
Irvine, California

Kari Hatfield, RN, BSN
Staff Nurse
University Hospital
Augusta, Georgia

Tara Heagele, RN, MSN Ed, PCCN
Adjunct Faculty
The College of New Jersey
Ewing Township, New Jersey

Scott M. Hunter, RN-BC, BSN
Supervisor 5 East, Telemetry/Step-down/Stroke
East Jefferson General Hospital
Metairie, Louisiana

April Kobishop Knutson, RN, MSN
Senior Clinical Director
AMN Healthcare
San Diego, California
CVICU Nurse Per Diem
St. Vincent Hospital
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Adjunct Faculty
Rasmussen College
Green Bay, Wisconsin

Kristin M. Miller, RN, MSN, ACLS, PALS
Staff Nurse, Pediatric ICU
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio

Gabriela Paniagua, RN, BSN, PCCN, ACLS, BLS
Staff Nurse, Cardiothoracic Surgery ICU
Mt. Sinai Medical Center
New York, New York

Lydia Reid, RN, BA, CNRN, ACLS, TNCC
Staff Nurse, Neurology Trauma Care Unit
Salem Health
Salem, Oregon

William Rosa, RN, CCRN, CMC, LMT
Senior Nurse Clinician
NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, New York

Stephanie Webb, RN, BSN, CCRN,
Staff Nurse
Texas Health Harris Methodist
Fort Worth, Texas

Ian D. Wolfe, RN, BA, CCRN
Staff Nurse
Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota 
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mary Young, RN, BSN, CCRN
Staff Nurse, Cardiovascular Medical ICU
Deaconess Hospital
Evansville, Indiana

2013 AACN NIWI Scholars

Lanette Dumas, RN, BA, MA, CCRN
Florida Hospital Carrollwood
Tampa, Florida

Christina Eilders, RN, BSN, CCRN
Twin Cities Hospital
Niceville, Florida

Joy Anne L. Fumera, RN, BSN, PHN
Kaiser Permanente
Irvine, California

Gary Gates, RN, MS, CNML
Sutter Health
Roseville, California

Shakira Henderson, RN, MS, MPH, RNC-NIC, IBCLC
South Miami Hospital
Miami, Florida

Allison Lewinski, RN, MPH, CCRN, CPH, CHES
Duke University School of Nursing
Durham, North Carolina

Wendy Lugo, RN, MS, ACNP-BC, PCCN
Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
Richmond, Virginia

Lauren Mills, RN, MSN, CCRN, PHN
Mission Hospital Medical Center
Mission Viejo, California

Sharon Slavic, RN, MSN, MBA
South Jersey Healthcare
Vineland, New Jersey

Amber Smith, RN, BSN, CCRN, BLS, ACLS
Medstar Georgetown University Hospital
Washington, D.C.

2012 AACN NIWI Scholars

Karla M. Baning, ACNP-BC, RN, BSN, MSN, CCRN, CNRN
Chandler Regional Medical Center
Chandler, Arizona

Katrina Renee Morrison Brown, RN, BSN, BLS, ACLS
Providence Hospital
Mobile, Alabama

Michelle deBruyn, RN, BSN
Arlington Memorial Hospital
Arlington, Texas

Crystal D. Diggs, RN, MSN, MBA, CCRN
Tampa General Hospital
Tampa, Florida

Mary P. Hansen, RN, MSN, PCCN, WCC, ACLS, CCRN
MultiCare Health System
Tacoma, Washington

Joanna Macalalad, RN, BSN
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, California

Stefanie McGowan, RN, BSN
New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Campus
New York, New York

Lauren Mills, RN, BSN, PHN, CCRN
Mission Hospital Medical Center
Mission Viejo, California

Martha Mills, MSN, ANP-C, CCRN, ACLS, GNP-C
Duke Raleigh Hospital
Raleigh, North Carolina

Anthony John Narr, RN, BAN, CCRN, ATCN
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

Racheal E. Shaddeau, RN, BSN, CCRN
Sentara Leigh Memorial Hospital
Norfolk, Virginia

Debi Skillman, RN, BSN, CVRN
Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital
Houston, Texas

Eileen Watkins, RN, BSN, CCRN
Community Memorial Health Center
South Hill, Virginia

Rebecca Zygmuntowicz, RN, BSN, CCRN, ACLS
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Chicago, Illinois

2011 AACN NIWI Scholars

Jill Rolanda Beavers, MS, RN, ACNP-BC
The Ohio State University, James Cancer Hospital
Columbus, Ohio

Alice Benjamin, RN, MSN, CNS, PCCN
Palomar Medical Center
Escondido, California

Susan A. Butz, RN, MSN, CCRN
Otterbein College
Westerville, Ohio

Maria Gloria Dela Merced, RN, MN, CCRN, PCCN, CEN
Saint Louise Regional Hospital
Gilroy, California

Anna Dermenchyan, RN, BSN, CCRN
UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, California

Nicole Marie Dholakia, RN, BSN, CCRN-CSC
University of Massachusetts Medical Center
Worcester, Massachusetts

Shirley J. Eckes, RN, BSN, CCRN
Orlando Health
Orlando, Florida

Lori S. Flores, RN, BSN
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Thompson H. Forbes III, RN, ADN, TNCC
Pitt County Memorial Hospital
Greenville, North Carolina

Kristi Victoria Goodwin, CCRN, BSN
Providence Portland Medical Center
Portland, Oregon

Louanne E. Hausmann, RN, ADN, BSN, MA
Spokane VA Medical Center
Spokane, Washington

Cynthia Hipszer, RN, MSN, CCRN, CNML
Penn State Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, Pennsylvania

Elizabeth Hundt, RN, CCRN-CSC
Saint Joseph’s Hospital of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia

Hideru Inoue, RN, BSN, TNCC, CCRN
Sharp Memorial Hospital
San Diego, California

Vincent G. Langmann, RN, AND, BSPA, CCRN, CRN
Province St. Vincent Hospital
Portland, Oregon

Melissa T. Martelly, RN, BN, MA
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2010 AACN NIWI Scholars

Nathan Caulk, RN, BSN
Phoenix VA Medical Center
Phoenix, Arizona

Jovie DeLeon-Luck, RN, MS, CNS, CCRN, CCRC
Washington Hospital
Fremont, California

Leaf Edmondson, RN, MSN, ACNP
Flagstaff Medical Center
Flagstaff, Arizona

Laurel R. Fiske, RN, BSN, CCRN
George Washington University Hospital
Washington, DC

Linda A. Kibot, RN, BSN
MeritCare Hospital
Fargo, North Dakota

Lisa Kinder, RN, MSN, CCRN
Riverside Methodist Hospital
Columbus, Ohio

Michelle Legg, RN, BSN, CCRN
VCU Medical Center
Richmond, Virginia

Kelley Maguire, RN, BSN, CCRN
Northwest Community Hospital
Arlington Heights, Illinois

Debra J. McCann, RN, MSN, MBA, CCRN
Community Memorial Hospital
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

Marie O'Connell, RN, BSN
Northshore University Health System-Glenbrook Hospital
Glenbrook, Illinois

Amy L. Olseth, RN, BA, BSN, CCRN
Emory Healthcare – University
Atlanta, Georgia

Phyllis M. Palla, RNC-NIC, NNP-BC, CCRN
Cardon Children’s Medical Center
Mesa, Arizona

Bethanne Pearson, RN, BA, TNCC
Madison County Memorial Hospital
Winterset, Iowa

Joya D. Pickett, RN, MSN, CCNS, ACNS-BC, CCRN
Swedish Medical Center
Seattle, Washington

Mara B. Poynter, RN, BA, BSN, CCRN
Emory Healthcare – Midtown
Atlanta, Georgia

Carla Robinson, RN, BSN
Shands Hospital at the University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida

Laura Selig, RN, BSN
The Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio

Christopher T. Walker, RN, MS, NP, CNS, APRN-BC, CCRN
Sharp Memorial Hospital
San Diego, California

Debra M. Waters, RN, BSN
Christian Hospital
St. Louis, Missouri

Alex S. Wilhelm, RN, BS
Albert Einstein Healthcare Network
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jennifer N. Zettl, RN, BAN, CCRN
Wyoming Medical Center
Casper, Wyoming
 

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