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Carlton wins national nurse administrator award

Henri Carlton

Henri Carlton, director of nursing for Charlestown retirement community in Catonsville, received the Nurse Administrator of the Year Award for 2011 from the National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care.

Carlton, who has worked at Charlestown for 10 years, also received the NADONA Maryland chapter’s Director of Nursing of the Year Award for 2011.

She serves the skilled nursing neighborhood, Renaissance Gardens, and assisted living neighborhood, Renaissance Gardens Terrace, at Charlestown.

Carlton writes and teaches long-term care curriculums for the Beacon Institute. She was recognized by Coppin State University for NADONA’s leadership preceptor course from 2009-2011.

She also received the LifeSpan Network’s 2010 Service Award.

Henri Carlton

Education: Bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Maryland; master’s of administrative science from Johns Hopkins University.

Resides in: Arbutus, Md.

Most recent vacation: The “Disney experience” in Orlando, Fla., in July.

Hobbies: Shopping for that “diamond-in-the-rough” bargain, and anything pertaining to arts and crafts.

Favorite books: The Harry Potter series.

Recently read: “The Romans: From Village to Empire” by Mary T. Boatwright, Daniel J. Gargola and Richard J.A. Talbert.

Favorite food: Chinese

Favorite quote: “Two roads diverged in wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” — Robert Frost