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NCSBN Award Ceremony to Honor Outstanding Nurse Regulators

Posted 7/19/2021
NCSBN will recognize its dedicated and exceptional membership at a virtual annual awards ceremony on July 29, 2021. This ceremony will recognize awardees from both 2020 and 2021.

2020 Awardees:

Lori Scheidt, MBA-HCM, executive director, Missouri State Board of Nursing, will be honored with the prestigious R. Louise McManus Award. Individuals receiving this award have made sustained and significant contributions through the highest commitment and dedication to the mission and vision of NCSBN.

Carmen A. Catizone, MS, DPh, RPh, former executive director/secretary, National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, will receive the Founders Award, a prestigious award given only upon occasion that an individual with ethics, integrity and sincerity has demonstrated the highest regard for the ideals and beliefs upon which NCSBN was founded.

The North Carolina Board of Nursing will be awarded the Regulatory Achievement Award that recognizes the member board or associate member that has made an identifiable, significant contribution to the mission and vision of NCSBN in promoting public policy related to the safe and effective practice of nursing in the interest of public welfare.

Adrian Guerrero, CPM, board staff, Kansas State Board of Nursing, will receive the Meritorious Service Award, which is granted to a member for significant contributions to the mission and vision of NCSBN.

Patricia Sharpnack, DNP, RN, CNE, NEA-BC, ANEF, FAAN, board member (recent past president), Ohio Board of Nursing, will be given the Elaine Ellibee Award, that is granted to a member who has served as a board president within the past two years and who has made significant contributions to NCSBN.

Mary A. Baroni, PhD, RN, board member, Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission, will receive the Exceptional Contribution Award, which is given for significant contribution by a member who is not a president or executive officer and has demonstrated support of NCSBN’s mission.

David Swankin, Esq., president and CEO of the Citizen Advocacy Center (CAC), will be presented with the Distinguished Achievement Award, the honor which is given to individuals or organizations whose contributions or accomplishments have impacted NCSBN’s mission and vision.                

2021 Awardee:

Kim Glazier, MEd, RN, executive director, Oklahoma Board of Nursing, will be honored with the prestigious R. Louise McManus Award. Individuals receiving this award have made sustained and significant contributions through the highest commitment and dedication to the mission and vision of NCSBN.

Service awards will be given to the following executive officers of nursing regulatory bodies (NRBs):

From 2020:

Five Years
Peggy Benson, MSN, MSHA, NE-BC, executive officer, Alabama Board of Nursing
Margaret Clifton, MS, RN-BC, CLNC, state director, Rhode Island Board of Nurse Registration and Nursing Education
Kim Esquibel, PhD, MSN, MPA, RN, executive director, Maine State Board of Nursing
Laurie Janes, MSc, RN, executive director, Nurses Association of New Brunswick
Phyllis Mitchell, MSN, RN, former executive director, Vermont State Board of Nursing
Stacey Pfenning, DNP, APRN, FNP, FAANP, executive director, North Dakota Board of Nursing
Margaret Sesepasara, MS, RN, executive secretary, American Samoa Health Services Regulatory Board
Lorena Silva, MSN-L, MBA, DNP, RN, executive director, Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing
Sue Smith, MAOL, RN, CEO & registrar, Nova Scotia College of Nursing
Katherine Stansfield, MN, RN, CEO & registrar, College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba

10 Years
Joe Baker, Jr., executive director, Florida Board of Nursing
Sue Tedford, MNSc, APRN, executive director, Arkansas State Board of Nursing
Lee Ann N. Teshima, executive officer, Hawaii Board of Nursing

15 Years
Betsy Houchen, JD, MS, RN, executive director, Ohio Board of Nursing

25 Years
Joey Ridenour, MN, RN, FAAN, executive director, Arizona State Board of Nursing
Kathy Thomas, MN, RN, FAAN, executive director, Texas Board of Nursing

35 Years
Elizabeth Lund, MSN, RN, former executive director, Tennessee Board of Nursing

From 2021:

Five Years
Ann Oertwich, PhD, MSN, RN, executive director, Nebraska Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Board and Nebraska Board of Nursing
Cathy Dinauer, MSN, RN, executive director, Nevada State Board of Nursing
JoAnne Graham, LPN, executive director-registrar, Association of New Brunswick Licensed Practical Nurses
Dawn Rix-Moore, LPN, executive director, College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Prince Edward Island
Michelle Mayhew, MSN, MBA-HCM, RN-BC, executive director, West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses
Sue Ann Painter, DNP, RN, executive director, West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses

10 Years
Gaynell Hayward-Caesar, MPH, RN, former chief nursing officer, Bermuda Nursing and Midwifery Council
Kwek Puay Ee, RN, executive secretary, Singapore Nursing Board

15 Years
Michele Bromberg, MSN, RN, nursing coordinator, Illinois Board of Nursing

20 Years
Lori Scheidt, MBA-HCM, executive director, Missouri State Board of Nursing

The Arizona State Board of Nursing reached the milestone of 100 years of nursing regulation in 2021.