Group photo of the 2019-20 NLI Fellows

above: 2019-20 Fellows at Orientation

Below you can view NLI Fellows by cohort and download their collaborative projects.

Where Our Fellows Are Employed

At the time they were enrolled in the NLI, our fellows were employed at: 

Academic Institutions

  • Anne Arundel Community College
  • Bowie State University
  • Carroll County Community College
  • Chesapeake College
  • College of Southern Maryland
  • Coppin State University
  • Howard Community College
  • Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
  • Montgomery College
  • Morgan State University
  • Notre Dame of Maryland University
  • University of Maryland School of Nursing

Clinical Settings

  • Adventist Healthcare – Shady Grove
  • Anne Arundel Medical Center
  • CalvertHealth Medical Center
  • Calvert Hospice
  • Carroll County Health Department
  • Doctors Community Health System
  • Frederick County Health Department
  • Frederick Health Hospital
  • Frederick Memorial Hospital/Frederick Regional Health System
  • FutureCare Capital Region
  • Gandhi Health Career Services
  • Johns Hopkins Health System
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Maryland Primary Care Physicians
  • Mercy Health Clinic
  • Meritus Medical Center
  • Nurse Practitioner Association of Maryland
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Northwest Hospital
  • Peninsula Regional Medical Center
  • Saint Agnes Hospital
  • Sharecare, Inc.
  • Sinai Hospital
  • Union Memorial Hospital (Medstar)
  • University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center
  • University of Maryland Capital Region Health
  • University of Maryland Community Medical Group
  • University of Maryland Medical Center
  • University of Maryland Medical Center - Midtown
  • University of Maryland Shore Regional Health
  • University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center
  • University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health
  • Veterans Affairs (VA) Maryland Health Care System
  • Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
  • Washington Adventist Healthcare

2020-21 NLI Fellows

Collaborative Projects

Collaborative Projects will be published at the end of July.

2020-21 NLI Fellows

Adams Headshot Carol Adams, MBA, MS, RN
Frederick County Health Dept.  
Baca Headshot Tracy Baca, MS, RN, CCRN-K
University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC)  
Brown Headshot Trena Brown, BSN
University of Maryland Medical Center - Midtown  
Case Headshot Catherine Case, MSN, RN-BC, CPAN, CDES
Sinai Hospital Baltimore  
Clendenin Headshot Jamie Clendenin, BSN, RN-BC
Anne Arundel Medical Center  
DeVance-Wilson Headshot Crystal DeVance-Wilson, PhD, MBA, PHCNS-BC
University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON)  
Elzie Headshot Brandi Elzie, BSN, RN-BC
Anne Arundel Medical Center  
Ezeigbo Headshot Ore-Ofe Ezeigbo, MSN, RN, CWCN
University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM-BWMC)  
Floyd Headshot Claire Floyd, MSN, RN-BC
Frederick Health Hospital  
Forrester Headshot Melita Forrester, MS, RN, VA-BC
Anne Arundel Medical Center  
George Headshot Kunjamma George, DNP, MSN, RN-BC, CMSRN
Montgomery College  
Graham Coker Headshot Shahde Graham-Coker, MSN, RN-BC
UM Capital Region Health  
Harmon Headshot Stephanie Harmon, MSN, RNC-NIC
Anne Arundel Medical Center  
Hernandez Headshot Ashley Hernandez, MS, RN, CNE
Anne Arundel Community College  
Hodski Headshot Nicole Hodski, MSN, RN, CCRN, NE-BC
UMMC  
Holness Headshot Carol Holness, DNP, RN
Montgomery College  
Inman Headshot Sarah Inman, MSN, MBA, RN, CM-DN
Northwest Hospital  
James Headshot Ashley James, BSN, RN
UM Upper Chesapeake Health  
Joseph Headshot Dahlia Joseph, MS, CRNP, ACNP-BC
UM-BWMC  
Kandhai Headhot Devika Kandhai, MSN, RN, CMSRN
UM-BWMC  
McKie Headshot Charmaine McKie, PhD, MPH, RN, OCN
Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic
Mendoza Headshot Marceletta Mendoza, MSN, RN, CNOR, CPHQ
UM Capital Region Health  
Michael Headshot Candice Michael, MSN, RN, CPHQ, LSSGB, RNC-BC
Frederick Health Hospital  
Miller Headshot Hannah Miller, MSN, RN, CNL, CPN
Sharecare, Inc.  
Mooney Headshot Sharon Mooney, BSN, RNC-NIC
Anne Arundel Medical Center  
Music Headshot Catherine Music, MSN, RN
Anne Arundel Medical Center  
Nwogwugwu Headshot Charlotte Nwogwugwu, DrPH, BSN, CPH-BC, HIV PCP
UMSON  
Oloruntoyin Headshot Stella Oloruntoyin, BSN, RN, CAPA
UMMC  
Peterson Headshot Kimberly Peterson, MSN, APRN-CNS, ACCNS-AG, OCN
UMMC  
Pusey Headshot Donna Pusey, MS, RN-ACM
Peninsula Regional Medical Center  
Robbins Headshot Giovanna Robbins, MSN, RN, ONC
Johns Hopkins Hospital  
Rose Headshot Dana Rose, BSN, RN
CalvertHealth Medical Center  
Sauerwald Headshot Heather Sauerwald, MSN, RN, ACM-RN
Johns Hopkins Hospital  
Schott Headshot Meghan Schott, BSN, RN
UM St. Joseph Medical Center  
Sedaka Headshot Nicole Sedaka, MS, RN, CNL
UMMC  
Schumaker Headshot Rebecca Shumaker, MSN, RN, NPD-BC
Meritus Medical Center  
Simms-Hannah Headshot Ericka Simms-Hannah, DNP, CM-DRN, RN
VA Medical Center - Loch Raven  
Skaarer Headshot Eileen Skaarer, MSN, RN
UM St. Joseph Med. Center  
Strawberry Headshot Dyshekia Strawberry, MSN, RN-BC
UM Shore Regional Health  
Thomas Headshot Lynn Thomas, MSN, RN, NRP, CCRN, CCEMTP
Anne Arundel Medical Center  
Tobat Headshot Erin Tobat, MSN, RN, CCRN-CSC
Peninsula Regional Medical Center  
Trandel Headshot Sarah Trandel, DNP, FNP-BC
Johns Hopkins Health System  
Walker Headshot Mark Walker, PhD, RN, CCRN
NotreDame of Maryland University  
Watson Headshot Heather Watson, PhD, RN
Johns Hopkins Health System  
Wilson Headshot Kelly Wilson, MSM, RN, PCCN, CNML
Peninsula Regional Medical Center  
Zeller Headshot Jennifer Zeller, MS, CRNP UM
St. Joseph Medical Center  

2019-20 NLI Fellows

Group photo of the 2019-20 NLI Fellows

above: 2019-20 Fellows at Orientation

Collaborative Projects

2019-20 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   Dawanya 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

Collaborative Projects

2018-19 NLI Fellows

Adeola Akindana

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

Arnueshuia Bilal

Arneshuia Bilal, MSN-Ed
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
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
Anne Arundel Medical Center

Sara Cano

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

Nneka Ezunagu

Nneka Ezunagu, MSN
University of Maryland Capital Region Health

Lucine Francis

Lucine Francis, PhD
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Rachel Friscia

Rachel Friscia, MS, CRNI
Anne Arundel Medical Center

Kathryn Handy

Kathryn Handy, DNP, 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, ANP-BC
University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center

Victoria Hughes

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

Dale Jafari

Dale Jafari, MSN
University of Maryland Community Medical Group

Iman Jones

Iman Jones, MS, RN
National Institutes of Health

Iskra Jones

Iskra Jones, MS
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
University of Maryland Capital Region Health

Katie McElroy

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

Taina Metsa-Mahka

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

Diane Michalek

Diane Michalek, DNP
University of Maryland Medical Center

Colette Miller

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

Virginia Nganga

Virginia Nganga, MSN
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

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 

Collaborative Posters

2017-18 NLI Fellows

Asche

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

Barrows

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

Bennof

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

 

Chakravarthy

Ameera Chakravarthy, MSN
University of Maryland School of Nursing

Chipko

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

Conner

Heidi Conner, MSN, MBA, RN
Frederick Memorial Hospital

Donaway

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

Feng

Chin-Chuen Feng, PhD, RN
Montgomery College

Greenfield

Angela Greenfield, MSN, RN
Saint Agnes Hospital

Gutchell

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

Harvin

Lori Harvin, MSN, RN, CNE
Coppin State University

 Heys

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

James

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

Kada

Geetha Kada, PhD, MA, RN
Montgomery College

 Martin  

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

McIltrot

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

Nair

Priya Nair, MS, RN
University of Maryland Medical Center

Owen

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

Rice

Ashley Rice, MSN, RN
Anne Arundel Medical Center

Seiler

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

 Somervell

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

Tolley

Rebecca Tolley, RN, MSN
Anne Arundel Community College

 Turner

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

 Wright

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

2016-17 NLI Fellows

Collaborative Posters

2016-17 NLI Fellows

Beaver

Archiena Beaver, MSN, RN
Howard Community College

Borth

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

Brotemarkle

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

Brown

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

Ellison

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

Harrell

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

Jambulingam

Malliga Jambulingam, PhD, RN
Morgan State University

Lehman

Diane Lehmann, MSN, RN
Carroll Community College

Nettles

Brenda Nettles, DNP
The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Preston

Pauline Preston PhD, RN
Morgan State University

Russ

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

Tolley

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

Williams

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

Wilson

Shawn Wilson, MSN
Anne Arundel Community College

Wright

Valerie Wright, MSN, RN
Veterans Hospital Perry Point

Yinger

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

2015-16 NLI Fellows

Collaborative Posters

2015-16 NLI Fellows

Maija Anderson

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

 Photo Not Available

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

Domonique Banks

Domonique Banks, MSN, RN, SCRN
Washington Adventist Hospital

Erin Barnaba

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

 Photo Not Available

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

Suzanna Fitzpatrick

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

Jennifer Fritzges

Jennifer Fritzges, DNP, RN, CNE
Carroll Community College

Kathleen Groody

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

Harolda Hedd-Kanu 

Harolda Hedd, MSN, RN-BC
Howard Community College

Sherrie Lessans headshot 

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

Tracey Long

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

Patience Mbulu

Patience Mbulu, EdD, MSN, RN
Montgomery College

Cordelia Obizoba

Cordelia Obizoba, PhD, RN
Bowie State University

 Photo Not Available

Heidi Rayner, MS, RN
Anne Arundel Community College

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

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

Andrea Smith

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

Heather Westerfield

Heather Westerfield, DNP, RN, CMSRN
Chesapeake College

Kathleen Wisser

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