Nurse of the Year is going VIRTUAL!

DATE: Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Time: 5:30 p.m. EST

LOCATION: Virtual Event

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Congratulations to the 2020 Nurse of the Year Award Recipients!
Adult Health- Stephanie Ferguson, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Advanced Practice- Olivia Nicastro, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Ambulatory Care Settings- Susan Sutphen, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Critical Care, Pre-Hospital & Emergency- Marifi Agabao, Raritan Bay Medical Center
Educator – Academia- Tracy Vitale, Rutgers School of Nursing
Educator - Health Care Delivery- Joyce Merrigan, Capital Health
Managed Care, Case Management & Industry Nursing- Rochelle Husband, Inspira Health Network
Nurse Leader- Rebecca Graboso, Riverview Medical Center
Nurse Manager- Christiam Fajardo, St. Joseph’s Health
Nursing Research, Evidence-Based Practice & Informatics- Kathleen Neville, Seton Hall University
Performance Improvement, Quality/Safety & Risk Management- Sharon Grusemeyer, Inspira Health Network
Post-Acute Care- Rose Marie Ranuro, Valley Home Care, Inc
Rising Star- Lauren Wiberg, Inspira Health Network
Women’s & Children’s Health- Susan Maher-Dziemian, Englewood Health


Amerigroup an Anthem Company
Capital Health
Clover Health
Englewood Health
Georgian Court University
Hackensack Meridian Health
Jefferson Health New Jersey
Mead Johnson Nutrition/RB
RWJBarnabas Health
Seton Hall College of Nursing
Valley Health System


Thank you to the leadership of our Chair and Committee Members, we are honored to present this year's event. March of Dimes and the families we support are grateful for the generosity and effort of the team that makes this evening possible.

2020 Chair:
Kim Packer, MS, RN, NEA-BC - Jefferson Health New Jersey

2020 Committee:
Lynda Arnold, MHA, RN, NE-BC - University Hospital
Hana Baudendistel, MS, BSN, RN, NE-BC - Trinitas Regional Medical Center
Robyn D'Oria, MA, RNC, APN - Central Jersey Family Health Consortium
Lee Ann Lawson, APRN - Amicus Therapeutics, Inc.
Helene Lynch,DNP, MJ, RNC-OB, NEA-BC - Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative
Laurie Navin - Central Jersey Family Health Consortium
Kathleen Neville, PhD, RN, FAAN - Seton Hall University, College of Nursing
Deborah Prodoehl-Caniano,DNP, RN, CEN, PCMH-CCE - Community Medical Center
Susan Rux, PhD, MSN, RN, PHN, ACNS-BC, CHEP, CNE, CPRW, NEA-BC - Chamberlain College of Nursing
Myrna Young, MSN, RN, CNOR - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital



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 playing tribute to nurses. We look forward to discussing your partnership with the March of Dimes.


Every year, 15 million babies are born prematurely worldwide, and 1 million will die before their first birthday. Your gift helps the March of Dimes fund research, education, advocacy and programs that help more moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies.