You are cordially invited to
Nurse of the Year Awards - Atlanta

DATE: Thursday, October 1, 2020  |  Time: 12:00 AM
LOCATION: The Grand Hyatt - Buckhead
ADDRESS: 3300 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

For additional information on the Georgia Nurse of the Year Awards, contact Nina Bell at (404) 720-5326 or GANurseOfTheYear@marchofdimes.org.


Congratulations to our 2019 Georgia Nurse of the Year Award Recipients!

Advanced Practice
Kim Cooley – Emory University Hospital Midtown

Care Management
Deborah Ann Smith – United Health Group

Community Health
Arkeelaua Henderson – Grady Health System

Distinguished Nurse of the Year
Veritta Henderson – Gwinnett Medical Center

Emergency / Critical Care
Chantelle Adkins-Head – Emory University Hospital Midtown

General Medical
Sandy Gandee – Northside Hospital

Hospice, Home Health, Palliative Care, Long Term Acute Care
Dana Hickman – Northside Hospital

NICU / Pediatrics
Kelly Alladina – Children’s Health Care of Atlanta

Nursing Administration
Julie Swann – Emory St. Joseph's Hospital
Lorisa Williams – Children’s Health Care of Atlanta

Nursing Education
Noreen Bernard – Emory Healthcare

Maria Hanik – Northside Hospital

Rising Star / Emerging Leader
Kelly Smith – Children’s Health Care of Atlanta

Surgical Services
Vonda Farrar – Emory  Healthcare

Women's Health
Ginny Wurttemberg – Northside  Hospital



Thanks to the leadership of our volunteer chairs and committee members, we are honored to present the 10th Anniversary Georgia Nurse of the Year Awards. 

The March of Dimes and the families we serve are grateful for the generosity and effort of our Executive Leadership Team (ELT) that makes this event possible. This year, we are proud to celebrate 10 years of Nurse of the Year in Georgia. 

 10th Anniversary Georgia Nurse of the Year Chair

Dr. Sharon Pappas, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Chief Nurse Executive - Emory Healthcare

2019 Executive Leadership Team

Janis Dubow
Northside Hospital

Iris Hamilton

Elizabeth Bolton Harris
Georgia Nurses Association

Millie Sattler
Emory Healthcare

Jeff Sherrill
Optum Population Health Solutions and Prevention

Teresa Yancey
Optum Population Health Solutions and Prevention


The March of Dimes in Georgia celebrates a decade of nursing excellence in the most meaningful way, through partnerships with hospitals, health care facilities, organizations, vendors and individuals.

Sponsorship activation opportunities are available at a variety of levels for our Georgia Nurse of the Year event, and are a great way to provide integration and civic engagement while playing tribute to nurses. Partnerships can be customized for this special event based on your company's marketing needs and objectives.

Let's connect! For more information on how to become involved or activate your brand with the Georgia Nurse of the Year 10th year anniversary campaign, contact Nina Bell at (404) 720-5326 or cbell@marchofdimes.org.