Group photo of the 2019-20 NLI Fellows

above: 2019-20 Fellows at Orientation

2019-20 NLI Fellows

Group photo of the 2019-20 NLI Fellows

above: 2019-20 Fellows at Orientation

2019-20 Nurse Leadership Institute (NLI) Fellows

Allen Headshot Rachel Allen, MS, CRNP-A, AOCNP
Saint Agnes Hospital
Arnett   Sarah Arnett, DNP, MS, RN, CEN, NEA-BC
Peninsula Regional Medical Center
Brooks  Kelsey Brooks, MSN, RN, CEN
University of Maryland (UM) Shore Regional Health
Chapman  Leigh Chapman, MS, RN, CIC
UM St. Joseph Medical Center
Cipra   Elizabeth Cipra, DNP, RN, APRN-CNS, CCRN-K
University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
Curry  Amanda Curry, MSN, RN, CEN
Anne Arundel Medical Center
David-Sherman  Eursula David-Sherman, MSN, RN
Adventist Healthcare-Shady Grove MedicalCenter
Dobson   Miriam Dobson, MSN, RN, CPH, NHDP-BC
Frederick County Health Department
Farrell   Rachael Farrell, EdD, MSN, RN, CNE
Howard Community College
 
Hamburg   Michael Hamburg, MSN, RN, CEN
Northwest Hospital
Hamel Linda Hamel, MSN, RN
College of Southern Maryland
Holdren   Heidi Holdren, MSN, RN-BC
UM Baltimore-Washington Medical Center
Jackson-Parkin  Maranda Jackson-Parkin
PhD, CRNP, ACNP-BC, CCNS, CCRN-K
University of Maryland School of Nursing
Lewis   Dawayn Lewis, MSN, RN, CCM, NEA-BC
UM Baltimore-Washington Medical Center
Lyons   Denise Lyons, MSN, RN, CEN
Anne Arundel Community College
Mack   Cheryll Mack, MPA, RN
UMMC
Maddrey   Carol Maddrey, MSN, RN
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Mannon  Kaitlyn Mannon, MSN, RN, NHDP-BC, CEN, CPEN
Anne Arundel Medical Center
Martin  Brenda Martin, MSN, RN, CNML
UM Baltimore-Washington Medical Center
Mitzman Cynthia Mitzman, MSN, RN
Saint Agnes Hospital
Mora Alexandra Mora, MS, RN
Mercy Health Clinic
Murray   Toni Murray, DNP, MS, RN-BC, CENP, CMSRN
MedStar Union Memorial Hospital
MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital
Naccarini  Deborah Naccarini, DNP, RN, CNE
Notre Dame of Maryland University
Nji   Anna Nji, PhD, MSN/MPH, RN
Gandhi Health Career Services
Pasion Marlene Pasion, MSN, RN-BC
Saint Agnes Hospital
Patton   Jae Patton, MSN, CRNP, AACC
Saint Agnes Hospital
Sadtler   Kimberly Sadtler, MSN, PMH, APRN-BC, NE-BC
UMMC
Simon-Waterman   Christie Simon-Waterman, DNP, ]RN, CRNP
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Travers Edna Travers, MS, RN
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Uduhiri   Chinyere Uduhiri, MSN, CRNP
FutureCare Capital Region
Van Allen   Jaime Van Allen, MS, RN-BC
UM Baltimore-Washington Medical Center
Weihs   Lesley Weihs, MBA, MSN, RN, CENP
Peninsula Regional Medical Center
Wilkins   Autumn Wilkins, MSN, RN, CMSRN
Saint Agnes Hospital
Woode Chuwana Woode, MHA, RN
UM Capital Region Health
Zimmer  Michele Zimmer, DNP, RN, CCRN-CMC
UMMC

2018-19 NLI Fellows

2018 NLI Fellows - Group Photo

2018-19 Nurse Leadership Institute (NLI) Fellows

Adeola Akindana

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

Diabetes Health Literacy Toolkit for New Graduate Nurses

Arnueshuia Bilal

Arneshuia Bilal, MSN-Ed
Montgomery College

Nurse Leadership Development Programs in Different Work Environments

Alexis Braxton

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

Nurse Leadership Development Programs in Different Work Environments

Erica Brinkley

Erica Brinkley, DNP, RN
University of Maryland Medical Center - Midtown

Improving the Odds for Early Detection of Diabetic Retinopathy

June Brouse

June Brouse, MSN
Anne Arundel Medical Center

Enhancing Collaborative Partnerships Through Nurse Leadership Development

Jennifer Brown

Jennifer Brown, MS, CRNP, AGPCNP-BC, CEN
University of Maryland Medical Center

Exploring Addiction Education in BSN Programs

Brian Burke

Brian Burke, MBA, MS, RN
University of Maryland Medical System

Building Leadership Skills Outside of the Workplace: Professional Organizations, Board Membership, and Elected Positions

Sharolyn Bush

Sharolyn Bush, MSN
Anne Arundel Medical Center

Perceived Leadership Styles and Self-Efficacy among Nurse Leadership: A Descriptive, Cross-sectional Survey

Sara Cano

Sara Cano, MSN-Ed, RN
College of Southern Maryland

Improving the Odds for Early Detection of Diabetic Retinopathy

Nneka Ezunagu

Nneka Ezunagu, MSN
University of Maryland Capital Region Health

Building Leadership Skills Outside of the Workplace: Professional Organizations, Board Membership, and Elected Positions

Lucine Francis

Lucine Francis, PhD
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Perceived Leadership Styles and Self-Efficacy among Nurse Leadership: A Descriptive, Cross-sectional Survey

Rachel Friscia

Rachel Friscia, MS, CRNI
Anne Arundel Medical Center

Bridging the Gap from “Me" to “We”

Kathryn Handy

Kathryn Handy, DNP, RN, CNE
Notre Dame of Maryland University

Assessing Wellness in the Transition from Academia to Practice:Gaps & Opportunities

Kristen Hargett

Kristen Hargett, MS, CPAN, RN
University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center

Bridging the Gap from “Me" to “We”

Kurt Haspert

Kurt Haspert, MSN, ANP-BC
University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center

Exploring Addiction Education in BSN Programs

Victoria Hughes

Victoria Hughes, DSN, RN, ARNP
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Bridging the Gap from “Me" to “We”

Dale Jafari

Dale Jafari, MSN
University of Maryland Community Medical Group

Engaging Nurse Practitioner (NP) Students in Political Activism

Iman Jones

Iman Jones, MS, RN
National Institutes of Health

Nurse Leadership Development Programs in Different Work Environments

Iskra Jones

Iskra Jones, MS
University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center

Improving the Odds for Early Detection of Diabetic Retinopathy

Beverly Lang

Beverly Lang, MScN, RN, ANP-BC
Nurse Practitioner Association of Maryland

Engaging Nurse Practitioner (NP) Students in Political Activism

Eucharia Mbagwu

Eucharia Mbagwu, MSN
University of Maryland Capital Region Health

Building Leadership Skills Outside of the Workplace: Professional Organizations, Board Membership, and Elected Positions

Katie McElroy

Katie McElroy, PhD, RN
University of Maryland School of Nursing

Building Leadership Skills Outside of the Workplace: Professional Organizations, Board Membership, and Elected Positions

Taina Metsa-Mahka

Taina Metsa-Mahka, MBA, BSN
Carroll County Health Department

Enhancing Collaborative Partnerships Through Nurse Leadership Development

Diane Michalek

Diane Michalek, DNP
University of Maryland Medical Center

Perceived Leadership Styles and Self-Efficacy among Nurse Leadership: A Descriptive, Cross-sectional Survey

Colette Miller

Colette Miller, MS, RNC-Nic
Maryland Primary Care Physicians

Improving the Odds for Early Detection of Diabetic Retinopathy

Virginia Nganga

Virginia Nganga, MSN
University of Maryland Medical Center

Nurse Leadership Development Programs in Different Work Environments

Caroline Orwenyo

Caroline Orwenyo, MPH, MSCPH, CCM
Veterans Affairs (VA) Maryland Health Care System

Enhancing Collaborative Partnerships Through Nurse Leadership Development

Elizabeth Scala

Elizabeth Scala, MSN, MBA, RN
Johns Hopkins Hospital

Assessing Wellness in the Transition from Academia to Practice:Gaps & Opportunities

Chrismond Sharpe-Mason

Chrismond Sharpe-Mason, MSN, RN
Montgomery College

Diabetes Health Literacy Toolkit for New Graduate Nurses

Sarah Simmons

Sarah Simmons, MSN, RN, CHPN
Calvert Hospice

Building Leadership Skills Outside of the Workplace: Professional Organizations, Board Membership, and Elected Positions

Deborah Tolliver

Deborah Tolliver, MS, RN
Anne Arundel Community College

Exploring Addiction Education in BSN Programs

Courtney Turnbull

Courtney Turnbull, MS, RN
University of Maryland Medical Center

Exploring Addiction Education in BSN Programs

Madeleine Whalen

Madeleine Whalen, MSN, MPH, RN, CEN
Johns Hopkins Hospital

Assessing Wellness in the Transition from Academia to Practice:Gaps & Opportunities

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
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, MSN, RN, 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, 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, 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 PhD, 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