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AANP 2012 State Awards for Excellence

AUSTIN, TX (May 22) -- The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2012 AANP State Awards for Excellence. This annual honor recognizes outstanding achievements by NPs and NP advocates. The awards are presented throughout the year in each state, and winners are recognized during the AANP National Conference. Congratulations and thanks are due each of the individuals listed below.

2012 State Award Winners

State Nurse Practitioners Advocates
Alabama Karen Rammel Rowell Ashford
Alaska Janice Stables Kendrick David Blais
Arizona Denise G. Link Sen. Kyrsten Sinema
Arkansas Debra Shivers
Lance Harrell
Linda McIntosh
California Margo B. Minissian Sen. Ed Hernandez
Dipti Itchhiporia
Colorado Kathleen Gutierrez
Connecticut Donna Montesi-Enters Emma Asante
Delaware Millicent Morris-McMullen Pamela C. Zickafoose
District of Columbia Amy Filmore Nassar Michael Pistole
Florida Frances M. Sahebzamani Arlene T. Wright
Georgia James F. Lawrence
Hawaii Vickie L. Crosby Amy Stone Murai
Idaho Rusty Dodge Kenneth Taylor
Illinois Catherine G. Ferrario Charles Yingling
Indiana Myra J. Oswald
Iowa Kathy J. Morris Timothy S. Loth
Kansas Ronda M. Eagleson Monica Scheibmeir
Kentucky Judy Carrico Donald B. Katz
Louisiana Annette Windham Ronald M. Lewis, Jr.
Maine Patricia Havey Sen. Susan M. Collins
Maryland Shannon Idzik Kathleen M. White
Massachusetts Leah McKinnon-Howe
Michigan Beth Kuzma Jeanette Wrona Klemczak
Minnesota Nancy Pickett Ashok K. Patel
Mississippi Gayle Harrell Robert Galli
Missouri Shanna DeWater Jill Kliethermes
Montana Carla Gibson Barbara E. Prescott
Nebraska Kathy J. Morris Curtis R. Burhoop
Nevada Susan Sandlin VanBeuge Cheryl Blomstrom
New Hampshire Sean Lyon Lisah K. Carpenter
New Jersey Debra M. Winters Patricia Barnett
New Mexico Leslie Dork Cheryl R. Brubaker
New York Stephen A. Ferrara Laura Churchill
North Carolina Katherine Pereira Cathy Head
North Dakota Sarah M. Baker Tracie M. Mallberg
Ohio Sandra Jorgensen Craig M. Hileman
Oklahoma Sharon Richards
Oregon Katherine Marie Sluder Susan E. King
Pacific U.S. Territories Lynn Manibusan Randolph F. Leon Guerrero
Pennsylvania Mary K. Dollard Edward C. Pitchford
Mary A. Verderame
Puerto Rico Lourdes Maldonado-Ojeda
Rhode Island Mary V. Cabral Dayle Hunt Joseph
South Carolina Nancy K. Durham Thomas Malone
South Dakota Lori Wegehaupt
Tennessee Jane Case Sharon A. Adkins
Texas Emily S. Merrill Rep. Kelly Hancock
Utah Kimberly A. Spangrude
Vermont Elisa Brettler Vandervort
Virginia Carolina R. Nido Cynthia M. Fagan
Washington Greg Swart Barbara C. Phillips
West Virginia Toni A. DiChiacchio Rep. Nick J. Rahall
Wisconsin Deneen Berseth John F. Kuglitsch
Wyoming Mary Behrens Toni Decklever

 
 


The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), founded in 1985, is the oldest and largest national professional membership organization for nurse practitioners (NPs) of all specialties. Through individual and group memberships, AANP represents the interests of approximately 155,000 NPs in the country. AANP continually advocates for the active role of NPs as providers of high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive, patient-centered and personalized health care. For more information, visit www.aanp.org. To locate an NP in your community, go to npfinder.com.

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