March of Dimes, Inc
| (314) 513-9962
March of Dimes, Inc


DATE: Saturday, November 12, 2022  |  TIME: 6 p.m.
LOCATION: Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel
ADDRESS: 9801 Natural Bridge Rd, St. Louis, MO 63134


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The chefs, volunteers and guests who make up our Signature Chefs Events community are coming together in new, innovative ways to suport moms and babies this year.

We are following state mandated guidelines in response to COVID-19 and will not have an in-person event this year. So, we are preparing an exciting, new Virtual Gala for your 2020 March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction experience!

We need your help now more than ever. Your support funds:

  • COVID-19 interventions and support for moms and babies
  • Programs that promote health equity for moms and babies and directly combat racial disparities in maternal and child health
  • Free virtual NICU support program for families
  • Virtual prenatal programs for moms-to-be
  • Educational programs, including live Facebook panel discussions, to get info into the hands of moms and families
  • Necessary supplies for expectant mothers including blood pressure cuffs and masks and so much more!

Support the mission

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.

Become a sponsor

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.

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Join us as we honor nursing excellence and pay tribute to the tireless efforts of nurses throughout the community while also raising valuable funds for the March of Dimes. Over the course of 10 to 12 weeks, nurses are nominated by colleagues, supervisors or the families they have served. At a culminating awards event, the March of Dimes then celebrates the profession and recognizes the most outstanding nurses in 17 diverse categories.

Follow the link to access the program. 

Heroes in Action FINALISTS

Hundreds of applications across the defined categories ranging from Advanced Practice to Healthcare Technology Partners are reviewed and scored by high-ranking nurse leaders. Through this competitive process, finalists within each category are then determined. The March of Dimes is proud to announce and honor the 2022 Heroes in Action finalists.

Advanced Practice
Anne Gildehaus, Carla Beckerle, Charles Whitson, Chris Carrigan, Chris Hemmer, Karen Moore, Kim Garavaglia, Lacey Bender, Lisa Roth, Meera Shekar

Case Management
Andrew Klostermann, Gloria Newman, Lauren Stone, Lori McGee-Minnich, Lydia Wood, Lynne Sekarski, Miranda Merz, Patti L. Bridges, Sarah Caudill

Charge Nurse
Adrienne Spangler, Brittany Davis-Schmidt, Brittany Sponable, Candice Evans, Emily O'Connell, James Stenger, Jennifer Moeller, Lindsey Jung, Nicole Kleinigger, Vanessa McCalla

Critical/Emergency Care
Bridget Curry, Brittany Sponable, Constance Owen, Cynthia Copeland, Jennifer Gregg, Lori A. McGee-Minnich, Margaret Lenger, Michelle Davis, Rebecca Berent, Tabithia Ellsworth

Alice Liu, Amy Floyd, Brittany Sponable, Cynthia Rubbelke, Geralyn Ochs, Heather Sluis, Jennifer Tucker, Karen Moore, Kelly Coppinger, Nicolette Rikli

Excellence in Maternal Child Health
Amy McLean, Anne Saiter, Ashley Roby, Denise Cote-Arsenault, Donna Spears, Jennifer Sturgeon, Judy Klein, Kathy Orf, Mary Hope, Megan Krupp

General Medicine 
Amanda Caravelli, Julie Hinchman, Katherine Coffey, Kelsi Hayes, Nicole Kleinigger, Olusola Olatipe, Paige Puricelli, Russell Bolusan, Taylor Hudson, Taylor Velleca

Healthcare Technology Partners
Cindy Jansen, Cynthia Rubbelke, LeAnn Rehard, Marcy Buckles, Tina Drennan

Infection Control & Quality/Risk Management
Jennifer Jaffe, Laura Weaver, Mary Bixby, Seth Bland, Stacy Kuykendall, Tess Main

Innovation in Maternal Child Health Clinical Advancement
Katie Blaha, Lydia Goodyear, Megan Fankhauser

Mental/Behavioral Health
Amber Collum, David Da Silva, Jonathan Koch, Luke Hofmann, Meredith Ubel, Tiffany Taylor, Tracy Cooley

Nursing Administration
Amelia Perez, Amy Robinson, Chandra Alsop, Katherine Althoff-Moore, Kathy Hulsey, Krista O'Brien, Laura Spurgeon, Seth Lovell, Tara Gaines, Valerie Griffin

Amanda Fickbohm, Angeline Fleming, Anna Schaper, Bernadette Sobczak, Bonita Leiber, Caitlin Sailor, Hallie Liskow, Katy Krinninger, Megan Wedemeier, Valencia Smith

Pediatrics Critical/Emergency Care
Amanda Geiger, Amber Rotellini, Caitlin Sailor, Chelsea Ingrassia, Claire Colbert, Jennifer Weffelmeyer, Michele Herndon, Nicole Floor-Lorber, Rosanna Tochtrop, Tiffany Taylor

Rising Star
Bailey Limestall, Cassie Crabtree, Cherniara Lagrone, Elizabeth King, James D Johnson, Jonathan Aguilar, Keidron Duckwitz, Kelly DeRossett, Megan Becerril, Nicole Kleinigger

Surgical Services
Andrew Malcolm, Angela Minor, Laura Biondo, Martin Weber, Mckenna Peters, Paul Myers, Sierra Wood, Sophie Kamer, Telisa Vanderwall

Women's Health & Obstetrics
Amanda Crader, Christine Fairchild, Erin McCaig, Jenna Tebbenkamp, Jody Bakameyer, Kelly Lovan-Gold, Mary Graeber, Michelle Hudson, Rachel Stevenson-Palma, Theresa Long


Honor a nurse or group of Nurses through a GIFT IN TRIBUTE online.

Whether serving as health care provider, educator, researcher, chapter volunteer and/or advisor – nurses play a critical role in advancing the mission of the March of Dimes:  leading the fight for the health of all moms and babies. March of Dimes Heroes in Action Awards supports this mission, while also paying tribute to exceptional nurses throughout the community. Honor a nurse, or group of nurses, through a TRIBUTE GIFT.


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 March of Dimes Heroes in Action event, providing integration and civic engagement while playing tribute to nurses. We look forward to discussing your partnership with the March of Dimes.

Please contact Christopher Casey via Email or by phone at (314) 704-3488.


The 2022 March of Dimes Heroes in Action committee is led by Michelle Romano, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon and Angee Ronzio, SSM Health St. Mary's.

Heroes in Action Executive Leadership Team:
Valerie Akerson, SSM Health
Heidi Fields, BJC HealthCare
Dr. Karen Scaglione, SLU School of Nursing
Dr. Bonnie Stegman, Maryville 

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