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Nurse of the Year - Arizona

DATE: Friday, June 14, 2019  |  Time: 10:30 AM
LOCATION: Chateau Luxe
ADDRESS: 1175 E Lone Cactus Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85024

For more information, please contact Lori Katzaroff at or 602-287-9936.


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Hundreds of applications across the defined categories ranging from Advanced Practice to Inpatient Care are reviewed and scored by high-ranking nurse leaders. Through this competitive process, finalists within each category are then determined.  March of Dimes is proud to announce and honor the 2019 Nurse of the Year finalists.

Education: Presented by Chamberlain University, School of Nursing
Naomi Foote, Chamberlain University
Sharon Hitchcock, University of Arizona             
Diane Nunez, Arizona State University

Friend of Nursing: Presented by Banner Health                           
Susan Carolyn Thompson, Tucson Medical Center                     
Robin Blackstone, Banner Univ. Medical Ctr-Phoenix                                                                Hannah Burgess, Tucson Medical Center

Inpatient Care: Presented by Abrazo Health Network          
Kimberley Mehlhorn, Tucson Medical Center   
Charlotte Maduram Moore, Banner University Medical Center-Tucson                                     
JoAnne Bardzinski, Banner University Medical Center-Phoenix

Nursing Leadership & Administration Management: Presented by Grand Canyon Univ. College of Nursing & Health Care Professions                                           
Lisa Smith, Grand Canyon University                       
Anne McNamara, Aspen University                           
Pamela Love, Grand Canyon University

Outpatient Care: Presented by Cigna                                                   
Nikki Barkett, Banner Univ. Medical Center-Tucson                        
Sheena Twitchell, Phoenix Indian Medical Center     
Brooke Cook, Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Pediatrics: Presented by Phoenix Children’s Hospital               
Megan Gilbert, Phoenix Children’s Hospital               
Charlie Benham, Northern Arizona Healthcare-Flagstaff Medical Center                                           
Barbara Morris, Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Student Nurse: Presented by University of Phoenix              
Ubon Nnah, University of Phoenix                             
Jessica Wald, Arizona State University               
Jennifer Paris, Chamberlain

Women’s Health: Presented by Springer Publications               
Susan Bohnenkamp, Banner University Medical Center-Tucson                                                        
Melissa Ann Moritz, Abrazo Arrowhead                   
Adrian “Mikelle” Evans, Banner University Medical Center-Phoenix

Distinguished Nurse of the Year *
Presented by UnitedHealth Group Center for Clinician Advancement

*Winner will be selected among top finalists in all categories and announced at the Nurse of the Year Luncheon

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Event Leadership

Thanks to the leadership of our volunteer chair and committee members, we are honored to present the Nurse of the Year Awards. After months of hard work, these volunteers have taken the event to new heights, honoring more nurses than ever before. The March of Dimes and the families we support are grateful for the generosity and effort of the team that made this event possible.


Dr. Kimberly LaMar, 
Event Chair

Senior Director, Campus Operations-West Region, Chamberlain University


The March of Dimes celebrates nursing in the most meaningful way, through partnerships with hospitals, health care facilities, organizations, vendors and individuals. Sponsorship opportunities are available at a variety of levels for our Nurse of the Year event, providing integration and civic engagement while paying tribute to nurses. We look forward to discussing your partnership with the March of Dimes. Click HERE to download a copy of our 2019 Sponsor Packet.