2018 NLI Fellows - Group Photo

2018-19 Nurse Leadership Institute (NLI) Fellows

Adeola Akindana Adeola Akindana, DNP, CRNP, CDE
Doctors Community Health System
Arnueshuia Bilal

Arneshuia Bilal, MSN-Ed, BSN
Montgomery College

Alexis Braxton Alexis Braxton, MSN, RN, CEN
National Institutes of Health

Erica Brinkley Erica Brinkley, DNP, RN
University of Maryland Medical Center - Midtown
June Brouse June Brouse, MSN, BSN
Anne Arundel Medical Center
Jennifer Brown Jennifer Brown, MS, CRNP, AGPCNP-BC, CEN
University of Maryland Medical Center
Brian Burke Brian Burke, MBA, MS, RN
University of Maryland Medical System
Sharolyn Bush Sharolyn Bush, MSN, BSN
Anne Arundel Medical Center
Sara Cano Sara Cano, MSN-Ed, BSN, RN, PhDc
College of Southern Maryland
Mariana Capati Mariana Capati, MS, BSN
Kaiser Permanente
Nneka Ezunagu Nneka Ezunagu, MSN, BSN
University of Maryland Capital Region Health
Lucine Francis Lucine Francis, PhD, BSN
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
Rachel Friscia Rachel Friscia, MS, BSN, CRNI
Anne Arundel Medical Center
Kathryn Handy Kathryn Handy, DNP, MS, RN, CNE
Notre Dame of Maryland University
Kristen Hargett Kristen Hargett, MS, CPAN, RN
University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center
Kurt Haspert Kurt Haspert, MSN, BSN, ANP-BC
University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center
Victoria Hughes Victoria Hughes, DSN, MSN, RN, ARNP
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
Dale Jafari Dale Jafari, MSN, BSN
University of Maryland Community Medical Group
Iman Jones Iman Jones, MS, RN
National Institutes of Health
Iskra Jones Iskra Jones, MS, BSN
University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center
Beverly Lang Beverly Lang,MScN , RN, ANP-BC
Nurse Practitioner Association of Maryland
Eucharia Mbagwu Eucharia Mbagwu, MSN, BSN
University of Maryland Capital Region Health
Katie McElroy Katie McElroy, PhD, MS, RN
University of Maryland School of Nursing
Taina Metsa-Mahka Taina Metsa-Mahka, MBA, BSN
Carroll County Health Department
Diane Michalek Diane Michalek, DNP, MSN
University of Maryland Medical Center
Colette Miller Colette Miller, MS, BSN, RNC-Nic
Maryland Primary Care Physicians
Virginia Nganga Virginia Nganga, MSN, BSN
University of Maryland Medical Center
Caroline Orwenyo Caroline Orwenyo, MPH, MSCPH, CCM
Veterans Affairs (VA) Maryland Health Care System
Elizabeth Scala Elizabeth Scala, MSN, MBA, RN
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Chrismond Sharpe-Mason Chrismond Sharpe-Mason, MSN, RN
Montgomery College
Sarah Simmons Sarah Simmons, MSN, RN, CHPN
Calvert Hospice
Deborah Tolliver Deborah Tolliver, MS, RN
Anne Arundel Community College
Maureen Townsend Maureen Townsend, JD, BSN, RN
University of Maryland Prince George's Hospital Center 
Courtney Turnbull Courtney Turnbull, MS, RN
University of Maryland Medical Center
Madeleine Whalen Madeleine Whalen, MSN, MPH, RN, CEN
Johns Hopkins Hospital

2017-18 NLI Fellows

2017-2018 Group Photo Fellows_Orientation 

2017-18 NLI Fellows

Asche

Crystal Asche, MBA, BSN, RNC-OB
Anne Arundel Medical Center

The role of the nursing curriculum in the development of resilience in new graduate nurses

Barrows

Beth Barrows, MS, RN
University of Maryland School of Nursing

Succession Planning for Nurse Leaders: Prioritizing, Planning, and Preparing

Bennof

Alexandra Bennof, MSN, RN, CPNP
Anne Arundel Medical Center

Bridging the Gap: From bedside practice to clinical teaching

Chakravarthy

Ameera Chakravarthy, MSN, BSN
University of Maryland School of Nursing


Exploring Health Organizations’ Barriers to Advocacy

Chipko

Amanda Chipko, MS, FNP-BC, ACHPN
Anne Arundel Medical Center


Succession Planning for Nurse Leaders: Prioritizing, Planning, and Preparing

Conner

Heidi Conner, MSN, MBA, RN
Frederick Memorial Hospital

The role of the nursing curriculum in the development of resilience in new graduate nurses

Donaway

Melanie Donaway, RN, MSN, CEN, CPEN
University of Maryland Shore Regional Health

Exploring Health Organizations’ Barriers to Advocacy

Feng

Chin-Chuen Feng, PhD, RN
Montgomery College


Bridging the Gap: From bedside practice to clinical teaching

Greenfield

Angela Greenfield, MSN, RN
Saint Agnes Hospital

New RN Graduate Transition: Closing the Gap by Improved Critical Thinking/ Prioritization and Communication

Gutchell

Veronica Gutchell, DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC
University of Maryland School of Nursing

The role of the nursing curriculum in the development of resilience in new graduate nurses

Harvin

Lori Harvin, MSN, RN, CNE
Coppin State University


Succession Planning for Nurse Leaders: Prioritizing, Planning, and Preparing

 Heys

Deborah Heys, MS, RN-BC
University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center

New RN Graduate Transition: Closing the Gap by Improved Critical Thinking/ Prioritization and Communication

James

Deldelker James, MSN, RN, OCN, BMTCN
National Institutes of Health


Succession Planning for Nurse Leaders: Prioritizing, Planning, and Preparing

Kada

Geetha Kada, PhD, MSN, MA, RN
Montgomery College


Bridging the Gap: From bedside practice to clinical teaching

 Martin  

Kathy Martin, DNP, RN, CNE
University of Maryland School of Nursing

Student Nurse Transition to Practice: From the Classroom to the Ambulatory Care Environment

McIltrot

Kimberly McIltrot, DNP, CPNP, CWOCN
Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing


Exploring Health Organizations’ Barriers to Advocacy

Nair

Priya Nair, MS, RN
University of Maryland Medical Center

Student Nurse Transition to Practice: From the Classroom to the Ambulatory Care Environment

Owen

Denise Owen, MSN-Ed, RN-BC
Frederick Memorial Hospital


Bridging the Gap: From bedside practice to clinical teaching

Rice

Ashley Rice, MSN, RN
Anne Arundel Medical Center


Bridging the Gap: From bedside practice to clinical teaching

Seiler

Jean Seiler, MA, BSN, CPPS, CPHQ
University of Maryland Shore Regional Health


Exploring Health Organizations’ Barriers to Advocacy

 Somervell

Helina Somervell, DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC
Johns Hopkins Hospital

The role of the nursing curriculum in the development of resilience in new graduate nurses

Tolley

Rebecca Tolley, RN, MSN
Anne Arundel Community College

New RN Graduate Transition: Closing the Gap by Improved Critical Thinking/ Prioritization and Communication

 Turner

Rebecca Turner, MS, ACNP-BC
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore

New RN Graduate Transition: Closing the Gap by Improved Critical Thinking/ Prioritization and Communication

 Wright

Erin Wright, DNP, CNM, APHN-BC
Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

The role of the nursing curriculum in the development of resilience in new graduate nurses

2016-17 NLI Fellows

Beaver

Archiena Beaver, MSN, RN
Howard Community College

Understanding Generational Differences to Optimize Healthcare Delivery

Borth

Amy Borth, MSN
University of Maryland Medical CenterUMMC/UMSON NP/PA Education Initiative – Taking Continuing Education Online

UMMC/UMSON NP/PA Education Initiative – Taking Continuing Education Online

Brotemarkle

Rebecca Brotemarkle, PhD, MSN, MBA, RN
University of Maryland School of Nursing

Leadership Coaching for Mid-level Managers and Clinical Nurse Specialists

Brown

Sonia Brown, DNP, ACNP-BC
Prince George’s Hospital Center

Understanding Generational Differences to Optimize Healthcare Delivery

Ellison

Kendra Ellison, MS, RNC-OB, C-EFM, NCEA-BC
UMD Baltimore-Washington Medical Center

Understanding Generational Differences to Optimize Healthcare Delivery

Harrell

Michele Harrell, MSN, MPA, CCRN, RN
Montgomery College

Self-Awareness of Civility Among Nursing Faculty in Creating a Positive Learning

Jambulingam

Malliga Jambulingam, PhD, RN
Morgan State University

Self-Awareness of Civility Among Nursing Faculty in Creating a Positive Learning

Lehman

Diane Lehmann, MSN, RN
Carroll Community College

Perceptions in the Role of the Nurse from Student to Practice

Nettles

Brenda Nettles, DNP
The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Self-Awareness of Civility Among Nursing Faculty in Creating a Positive Learning

Preston

Pauline Preston PhDc, RN
Morgan State University

Understanding Generational Differences to Optimize Healthcare Delivery

Russ

Karin Russ, MSN
University of Maryland School of Nursing at the Universities at Shady Grove

Proposed Cuts to EPA Threaten Americans' Health: NRDC Congressional Outreach Partnership

Tolley

Hannah Tolley, MS, RNC-OB, CNL
University of Maryland School of Nursing

UMMC/UMSON NP/PA Education Initiative – Taking Continuing Education Online

Williams

Alicia Williams, DNP, MBA, CRNP, CCNS
University of Maryland School of Nursing
University of Maryland Medical Center

UMMC/UMSON NP/PA Education Initiative – Taking Continuing Education Online

Wilson

Shawn Wilson, MSN
Anne Arundel Community College

Perceptions in the Role of the Nurse from Student to Practice

Wright

Valerie Wright, MSN, RN
Veterans Hospital Perry Point

Self-Awareness of Civility Among Nursing Faculty in Creating a Positive Learning

Yinger

Amanda Yinger, MS, ACNP-BC, CCNS
Frederick Regional Health System

Perceptions in the Role of the Nurse from Student to Practice

2015-16 NLI Fellows

Learn more about each NLI Fellow's project by clicking on the link in red below their names.

Maija Anderson

Maija Anderson, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC, CRNP
Morgan State University

Improving Diversity in Nursing Education and Practice

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Johanna Aparicio, DNP, RN, CNS
University of Maryland Medical Center

Enhancing the Clinical Decision-Making Skills of Nurse Practitioners

Domonique Banks

Domonique Banks, MSN, RN, SCRN
Washington Adventist Hospital

Establishing Formal Post-Preceptorship Mentoring Programs for Graduate Nurses

Erin Barnaba

Erin Barnaba, MSN, RN, ONC, CNL
University of Maryland Medical Center

The Stressors of Transition from Graduate Nurse to Practice

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Versa Belton, MSN, RN-BC
University of Maryland Baltimore-Washington Medical Center

Journey from Darkness to Light: Child Abuse Awareness in Maryland

Suzanna Fitzpatrick

Suzanna Fitzpatrick, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC
University of Maryland Medical Center

Emerging DNPs: Leading Others to Change Healthcare within a Framework of Authentic Leadership

Jennifer Fritzges

Jennifer Fritzges, DNP, RN, CNE
Carroll Community College

Establishing Formal Post-Preceptorship Mentoring Programs for Graduate Nurses

Kathleen Groody

Kathleen Groody, MSN, CCRN, CWN
Anne Arundel Medical Center

Enhancing the Critical Care Clinical Experience

Harolda Hedd-Kanu 

Harolda Hedd, MSN, RN-BC
Howard Community College

The Stressors of Transition from Graduate Nurse to Practice

Sherrie Lessans headshot 

Sherrie Lessans, PhD, RN
University of Maryland School of Nursing

An Interprofessional Educational Initiative to Empower Health Behavior Change and Improve Health Outcomes

Tracey Long

Tracey Long, MSN-MPH, RN-BC, CPH
The Johns Hopkins Hospital

How do we learn: Impressions and perspectives from Johns Hopkins Nursing

Patience Mbulu

Patience Mbulu, EdD, MSN, RN
Montgomery College

Improving Diversity in Nursing Education and Practice

Cordelia Obizoba

Cordelia Obizoba, PhD, RN
Bowie State University

Improving Diversity in Nursing Education and Practice

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Heidi Rayner, MS, RN
Anne Arundel Community College

Enhancing the Critical Care Clinical Experience

Karen Scheu, DNP, FNP-BC
University of Maryland School of Nursing

Journey from Darkness to Light: Child Abuse Awareness in Maryland

Charlotte Seckman, PhD, RN-BC
University of Maryland School of Nursing

Enhancing the Clinical Decision-Making Skills of Nurse Practitioners

Andrea Smith

Andrea Smith, DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC
University of Maryland Medical Center

Emerging DNPs: Leading Others to Change Healthcare within a Framework of Authentic Leadership

Heather Westerfield

Heather Westerfield, DNP, RN, CMSRN
Chesapeake College

Journey from Darkness to Light: Child Abuse Awareness in Maryland

Kathleen Wisser

Kathleen Wisser, PhD, RN, CNE, CPHQ
Notre Dame of Maryland University

Emerging DNPs: Leading Others to Change Healthcare within a Framework of Authentic Leadership