2014 ANNA Award Recipients

Outstanding Contribution to ANNA
Award: Lifetime membership in ANNA, ANNA logo pin, and a plaque
Karen Burwell, BSN, RN, CNN
DaVita
Livingston, TX
Ron Brady Memorial Award for Excellence in Volunteer Leadership
Sponsored by Anthony Jannetti, Inc.
Award: $1,000 and a plaque
Deborah Brooks, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, CNN, CNN-NP
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC
Clinical Practice Award
Sponsored by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc.
Award: $1,000 and a plaque
Joan Wokpara, BSN, RN
DaVita
Powder Springs, GA
Nephrology Nurse Educator Award
Sponsored by DaVita
Award: $1,000 and a plaque
Rowena Elliott, PhD, RN, CNN, BC, CNE, AGNP-BC, FAAN
University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, MS
Excellence in Nephrology Nursing Management Award
Award: $1,000 and a plaque
Lillian Pryor, MSN, RN, CNN
FMC Loganville, LLC
Lawrenceville, GA
Nephrology Nurse Researcher Award
Award: $1,000 and a plaque
Debra Hain, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC, GNP-BC
Florida Atlantic University & Cleveland Clinic Florida Department of Nephrology
Weston, FL
Quality Care Award
Sponsored by Church & Dwight Co., Inc.
Award: $2,000 and a plaque
Leilani Castillo, BSN, RN, CNN
University of Colorado Hospital
Aurora, CO
Spirit of Nephrology Nursing Award
Award: $1,500 and a plaque
Sandy Miholics, RN, CNN
Healthfirst NY
Neshanic Station, NJ
  Outstanding Chapter Recognition Award
Award: $1,000 educational grant
Alamo City Chapter
  Chapters Strategic Collaboration Award
Award: $2,000
Colonial & Mass Bay Chapters
  Research Abstract Award
Award: $500
Michelle Cassin, RN, CPDN
DaVita Healthcare Partners
Nashua, NH
Research Sharing Award
Award: $350
Mary Haras, PhD, MBA, APN, NP-C, CNN
Saint Xavier University
Chicago, IL
Kelly McManus Memorial Award
Sponsored by NxStage
Award: $2,000
Cheryl Cress, RN, CNN
Washington University
St. Louis, MO
ANNA Board of Directors Award
Award: ANNA logo pin, complimentary registration to a future ANNA National Symposium, and plaque
Nancy Smith, BSN, RN, CNN
Kerkhoven, MN
Representation Award
Award: $500
Juanita (Janie) Martinez, BSN, RN, CCRN, CNN
Alamo Kidney Health
San Antonio, TX
Helen Feigenbaum Award for the Promotion of Excellence in Nephrology Nursing
Sponsored by the Feigenbaum Family
Award: $1,000 and a plaque
Marlene Currier, BSN, RN, CNN
Lifeline Vascular Access
Marietta, GA
  Chapter STAR (Successful Teamwork = Achievements and Recognition) Awards
Award: $1,000
Advocacy: Acadiana Chapter (Louisiana)
Education: Greater Puget Sound Chapter (Washington)
Evidence-Based Practice: Keystone Chapter (Pennsylvania)
Leadership: Sacramento Valley Chapter (California)
Membership: Greater Minnesota Chapter (Minnesota)
  Chapter Rising Star Awards
Award: $500
Advocacy: Dallas Chapter (Texas)
Education: Sand Dollar Chapter (Texas)
Evidence-Based Practice: Central Virginia Chapter (Virginia)
Leadership: Hazel Taylor Chapter (Alabama)
Membership: Wisconsin Chapter (Wisconsin)
Nephrology Nursing Journal Writing Contest Awards
Award: $500
Clinical Practice:
Lynda Ball, MSN, RN, CNN
Network 13
Oklahoma City, OK
Education:
Catherine A. Firanek, MBA, BSN, RN
Baxter Healthcare
Deerfield, IL
Co-authors: James A. Sloand, MD, and Lucy B. Todd, MSN, ACNP-BC, CNN
Research:
Ann E. Horigan, PhD, RN
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA
Co-authors: Susan M. Schneider, PhD, RN, AOCN, ACNS-BC, FAAN, Sharron Docherty, PhD, MScN, RN, CPNPAC/PC, and Julie Barroso, PhD, ANP, APRN, BC, FAAN