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UM School of Nursing announces 35 nurse leadership fellows

(Lisa F. Young /

(Lisa F. Young /

The Nurse Leadership Institute at the University of Maryland School of Nursing on Tuesday announced the 2019-20 class of NLI fellows, the institute’s fifth cohort.

The nurse educators and clinicians will participate in a yearlong leadership development program. The program includes an evaluation process, a residential training program, learning and collaborative team activities, and interaction with faculty and trainers. Fellows also get to choose someone to mentor them during the program.

The 2019-20 cohort is scheduled to begin the program on Sept. 1.

The fellows selected through a competitive application for the program and their health care organizations are:

Rachel Allen, MS, CRNP-A, nurse supervisor, St. Agnes Hospital; Sarah Arnett, DNP, RN, CEN, NEA-BC, executive director acute care services, Peninsula Regional Medical Center; Kelsey Brooks, MSN, RN-IV, CEN, staff nurse, University of Maryland Shore Regional Health; Leigh Chapman, MS, RN, CIC, director surgical nursing, University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center; Elizabeth Cipra, DNP, clinical nurse specialist, University of Maryland Medical Center; Amanda Curry, MSN, RN, CEN, nurse manager – emergency, Anne Arundel Medical Center; Eursula David-Sherman, MSN, RN, nurse residency coordinator, Adventist Healthcare-Shady Grove Medical Center; Miriam Dobson, DNPc, RN, CPH, NHDP-BC, director community health services, Frederick County Health Department.

Also Rachael Farrell, EdD, assistant director of nursing, Howard Community College ; Michael Hamburg, MSN, RN, CEN, director patient care services, Northwest Hospital ; Linda Hamel, MSN, RN, assistant professor, College of Southern Maryland; Heidi Holdren, MSN, RN-BC, nurse manager, University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center ; Maranda Jackson-Parkin, PhD, RN, CRNP, ACNP-BC, CCNS, CCRN-K, assistant professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing ; Dawanya Lewis, MSN, RN, CCM, NEA-BC, nurse manager, University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center; Denise Lyons, MSN, RN, CEN, associate professor, Anne Arundel Community College; Cheryll Mack, MPA, RN, senior clinical nurse, University of Maryland Medical Center.

Also Carol Maddrey, MSN, RN, nurse manager, Johns Hopkins Hospital; Kaitlyn Mannon, MSN, RN, NHDP-BC, CEN, CPEN, senior clinical nurse, Anne Arundel Medical Center; Brenda Martin, MSN, RN, CNML, manager nursing practice and innovation, University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center; Cynthia Mitzman, MSN, RN, clinical unit coordinator, St. Agnes Hospital; Alexandra Mora, MS, RN, charge nurse, Mercy Health Clinic; Toni Murray, DNPc, RN-BC, CENP, CMSRN, director nursing professional development, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital; Deborah Naccarini, DNP, RN, CNE, associate dean, Notre Dame of Maryland University; Anna Nji, PhD, RN, administrator, Gandhi Health Career Services; Marlene Pasion, MSN, RN-BC, clinical nurse specialist, St. Agnes Hospital.

Also Jill Patton, MSN, CRNP, AACC, nurse practitioner supervisor, St. Agnes Hospital; Kimberly Sadtler, DNP, RN, CEN, NEA-BC, nurse manager, University of Maryland Medical Center; Christie Simon-Waterman, DNP, RN, CRNP, nurse practitioner, Johns Hopkins Hospital; Edna Travers, MS, RN, VA-BC, interim assistant director nursing/nurse manager, Johns Hopkins Hospital; Chinyere Uduhiri, MSN, CRNP, DNPc, nurse practitioner, FutureCare Capital Region; Jaime Van Allen, MS, RN-BC, clinical practice development coordinator, University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center.

Also Lesley Weihs, MBA, MSN, RN, CENP, director professional practice and nursing Quality, Peninsula Regional Medical Center; Autumn Wilkins, MSN, RN, CMSRN, nurse manager, St. Agnes Hospital; Chuwana Woode, MHA, RN, administrative coordinator, University of Maryland Capital Region Health; Michele Zimmer, DNP, RN, CCRN-CMC, assistant nurse manager, University of Maryland Medical Center.


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