CELEBRATING NURSES AND MATERNAL AND INFANT HEALTH PROVIDERS

Murphy, Shawn
smurphy@marchofdimes.org | (531) 530-1613
smurphy@marchofdimes.org Murphy, Shawn

Heroes In Action, Nebraska and Western Iowa

DATE: Thursday, November 10 — Friday, November 11, 2022
TIME: 5 p.m. EST
LOCATION: Virtual Event

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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!

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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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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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HEROES IN ACTION FINALISTS

AWARD CATEGORY FINALIST EMPLOYER
     
Education & Research Barb Nickel CHI Health St. Francis
Education & Research Mary C Petersen UNMC College of Nursing
Education & Research Sara Seemann Bryan Health
     
Excellence In MCH Lisa DeVall CHI Health CUMC Bergan Mercy
     
Friend To Nursing Brenda Bierbower Children’s Hospital & Medical Center
Friend To Nursing Kelly Fairfield CHI Health Lakeside Hospital
Friend To Nursing Gloria Goodenberger Boys Town National Research Hospital
     
Healthcare Technology Partner Vanessa Le Children’s Hospital & Medical Center
     
Leadership Katie Nielsen Children's Hospital & Medical Center
Leadership Tiffany Nordmeyer CHI Health St. Elizabeth
Leadership Jodi Rinne CHI Health Lakeside Hospital
Leadership Missi Schembari Children’s Physicians-Dundee
     
Mental Health Jacquelyn Bock CHI Health Richard Young Outpatient Clinic
Mental Health Dottie Heffernan Boys Town National Research Hospital
Mental Health Jeffery Merrell Boys Town National Research Hospital
     
Neonatology Sheri Kimmey Methodist Women’s Hospital
Neonatology Kristen Pavelka CHI Health Good Samaritan
Neonatology Diane Rakestraw CHI Health Bergan
     
Pediatrics Jessica Mowrey Boys Town National Research Hospital
Pediatrics Shawnee Williams CHI Health St. Francis
     
Rising Star Sarah Blohm Boys Town National Research Hospital
Rising Star Heather Hansen Methodist Women’s Hospital
Rising Star Caitlin Jordan Boys Town National Research Hospital
     
Staff Nurse – Critical Care Jennifer Bond Nebraska Medicine
Staff Nurse – Critical Care Anna Carroll CHI Health CUMC Bergan Mercy
Staff Nurse – Critical Care Christa Ruf CHI Health Lakeside Hospital

EVENT DETAILS

Heroes in Action this year will meet our heroes where the action happens - their workplaces. Heroes In Action will be different this year because we are shifting the event’s focus and format to honor hard-working healthcare heroes where they are. Scaling the event from a large social gathering to  personalized, individual celebrations not only recognizes the value of the winners, but also recognizes the value our sponsors, partners and donors place on funding the March of Dimes mission: fighting for the health of all moms and babies. We will present the awards to the winners at their place of employment, coordinating our efforts with their employer to surprise the winners and shine a spotlight on their hard work and commitment to our community. In the midst of a healthcare staffing shortage, where our healthcare heroes are called upon to go above and beyond, we want to honor them and bring the celebration of their efforts to them, where they are, among their peers and those they serve.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2022 NOMINEES

Nominee Employer Category
Lisa Lever Boys Town Clinics Staff Nurse - Critical Care
Julie A Mohlman Boys Town Clinics Pediatric
Jennifer Severson Boys Town Clinics Pediatric
Donna Worthington Boys Town Clinics Leadership
Demeri Adams Boys Town National Research Hospital Friend to Nursing
Errin Anderson Boys Town National Research Hospital Leadership
Ashley Archer Boys Town National Research Hospital Leadership
Samantha Burchart Boys Town National Research Hospital Leadership
Gloria Goodenberger Boys Town National Research Hospital Friend to Nursing
Amber Hare Boys Town National Research Hospital Friend to Nursing
Dorothy (Dottie) Heffernan Boys Town National Research Hospital Mental Health
Rebecca Jones Boys Town National Research Hospital Public Health Nursing
Caitlin Jordan Boys Town National Research Hospital Pediatric
Crystalyn Lessner Prine Boys Town National Research Hospital Pediatric
Michelle Luettel Boys Town National Research Hospital Leadership
Sara McDonald Boys Town National Research Hospital Staff Nurse - Critical Care
Jeffrey Merrell Boys Town National Research Hospital Mental Health
Jessica Mowrey Boys Town National Research Hospital Pediatric
Debbie RIce Boys Town National Research Hospital Diversity and Advocacy
Elizabeth Roberts Boys Town National Research Hospital Pediatric
Michelle Rogers Boys Town National Research Hospital Pediatric
Barb Shonshey Boys Town National Research Hospital Pediatric
Brenda Storms Boys Town National Research Hospital Mental Health
Brenda Storms Boys Town National Research Hospital Mental Health
Erin Toole Boys Town National Research Hospital Pediatric
Erin Zaugg Boys Town National Research Hospital Pediatric
Alex Arroyo Bryan Health Leadership
Heather Brahmsteadt Bryan Health Leadership
Patty Evans Bryan Health Public Health Nursing
Patty Evans RN, BSN-BC Bryan Health Public Health Nursing
Jena Fink-Haverkamp (married) Bryan Health Staff Nurse - Critical Care
Casey Jirak Bryan Health Friend to Nursing
Casey jirak Bryan Health Friend to Nursing
Christal King Bryan Health Staff Nurse - Critical Care
Megan Leiniger Bryan Health Staff Nurse - Critical Care
Julia McConnell Bryan Health Staff Nurse - Critical Care
Misti Morris Bryan Health Leadership
Misti Morris Bryan Health Leadership
Misti Morris Bryan Health Leadership
Lauren Parde Bryan Health Innovative and Non-Traditional Nursing
Emily Pongratz Bryan Health Staff Nurse - Critical Care
Sara Seemann Bryan Health Education and Research
Shelby Uhrich Bryan Health Kearney Regional Medical Center Neonatology
Kristina Beckner CHI Health Staff Nurse - Critical Care
Amy Doiel CHI Health Leadership
Kelly Fairfield CHI Health Friend to Nursing
Kelly Fairfield CHI Health Friend to Nursing
Gina Holbrook CHI Health Pediatric
Laura Ice CHI Health Friend to Nursing
Jamie John-Flores CHI Health Staff Nurse - Critical Care
Patti Konwinski CHI Health Friend to Nursing
Abbey Lienemann CHI Health Pediatric
Courtney Mahler CHI Health Leadership
David Moody CHI Health Friend to Nursing
Barb Nickel CHI Health Education and Research
Marissa Stoklasa CHI Health Leadership
Susie Walski CHI Health Education and Research
Julie Wells CHI Health Staff Nurse - Critical Care
Elicia Devall CHI Health Bergan Excellence in MCH
Kathryn George CHI Health Bergan Education and Research
Mackenzie Hawkins CHI Health Bergan Friend to Nursing
Johnathan Hogzett CHI Health Bergan Leadership
Tara Kiichler CHI Health Bergan Leadership
Lisa Lane CHI Health Bergan Diversity and Advocacy
Nicholle Nielsen CHI Health Bergan Excellence in MCH
Diane Rakestraw CHI Health Bergan Neonatology
Sara Ryan CHI Health Bergan Friend to Nursing
Cynthia Schmid CHI Health Bergan Neonatology
Anna Carroll CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center Excellence in MCH
Peggy Dempsey CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center Staff Nurse - Critical Care
Jessica Westergaard CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center Excellence in MCH
Braxton Wilcox CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center Friend to Nursing
Sara Cline CHI Health Good Samaritan Staff Nurse - Critical Care
Marci Granados CHI Health Good Samaritan Friend to Nursing
Kristen Pavelka CHI Health Good Samaritan Neonatology
Jennifer Vasa CHI Health Immanuel Leadership
DeJohn Garrison CHI Health Lakeside Hospital Friend to Nursing
Lori Gilson CHI Health Lakeside Hospital Leadership
Grace Hanno CHI Health Lakeside Hospital Oncology
Christina Phillips CHI Health Lakeside Hospital Education and Research
Jia Reza CHI Health Lakeside Hospital Oncology
Jodi RInne CHI Health Lakeside Hospital Leadership
Christa Ruf CHI Health Lakeside Hospital Staff Nurse - Critical Care
Christa Ruf CHI Health Lakeside Hospital Leadership
Myles Sudbeck CHI Health Lakeside Hospital Staff Nurse - Critical Care
Amy Vrbka CHI Health Lakeside Hospital Staff Nurse - Critical Care
Sandy Byers CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs Leadership
Janaye Decker CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs Staff Nurse - Critical Care
Danielle Dougherty CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs Staff Nurse - Critical Care
Elly Fangman CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs Staff Nurse - Critical Care
Pamela Kelly CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs Mental Health
Mikala Kuhl CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs Staff Nurse - Critical Care
Dr. Meaghan Shanahan CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs Excellence in MCH
Jen Altman CHI Health Midlands Friend to Nursing
Jennie Altman CHI Health Midlands Friend to Nursing
Elizabeth Bayless CHI Health Midlands Leadership
Jennifer Chappell-Coyan CHI Health Midlands Friend to Nursing
Tami Denton CHI Health Midlands Leadership
Barb Greever CHI Health Midlands Friend to Nursing
Renae Meyer CHI Health Midlands Leadership
Nicole (Jacqueline) Schroeder CHI Health Midlands Leadership
Ashley Clark CHI Health Missouri Valley Friend to Nursing
Amy Doiel CHI Health Missouri Valley Leadership
Amy Doiel CHI Health Missouri Valley Leadership
Whitney Rowell CHI Health Missouri Valley Leadership
Richard Bohaty CHI Health Nebraska Heart Friend to Nursing
Tayler Hansen CHI Health Nebraska Heart Staff Nurse - Critical Care
Todd Memming CHI Health Nebraska Heart Healthcare Technology Partner
Janelle Anderson CHI Health St. Elizabeth Oncology
Aimee Berndt CHI Health St. Elizabeth Leadership
Emily Fech CHI Health St. Elizabeth Excellence in MCH
Katie Heiserman CHI Health St. Elizabeth Friend to Nursing
Rachel Huver CHI Health St. Elizabeth Neonatology
Elizabeth Jacobs-Fitzgerald CHI Health St. Elizabeth Excellence in MCH
Armand Koentjoro CHI Health St. Elizabeth Staff Nurse - Critical Care
Sue Lilly CHI Health St. Elizabeth Education and Research
Kenna McClarnen CHI Health St. Elizabeth Friend to Nursing
Andrea McCormick CHI Health St. Elizabeth Healthcare Technology Partner
Vicky Medley CHI Health St. Elizabeth Leadership
Tiffany Nordmeyer CHI Health St. Elizabeth Leadership
Kelly Plas CHI Health St. Elizabeth Excellence in MCH
Nicole Ragon CHI Health St. Elizabeth Education and Research
Elizabeth Siedhoff CHI Health St. Elizabeth Education and Research
Amanda Tran CHI Health St. Elizabeth Leadership
McKenna Volquardsen CHI Health St. Elizabeth Staff Nurse - Critical Care
Chelsea Schweitzer CHI Health St. Francis Pediatric
Shawnee Williams CHI Health St. Francis Neonatology
Tiffany Lyons CHI Health St. Mary's Leadership
Megan Schoonover CHI Health St. Mary's Oncology
Tabitha Wilson CHI Mercy Corning Pediatric
Danielle Bunger Children’s Home Health Care Pediatric
Brenda Bierbower Children’s Hospital and Medical Center Friend to Nursing
Kelli Culhane Children’s Hospital and Medical Center Oncology
Rosa Dieguez Children’s Hospital and Medical Center Friend to Nursing
April Everett Children’s Hospital and Medical Center Staff Nurse - Critical Care
Vanessa Le Children’s Hospital and Medical Center Innovative and Non-Traditional Nursing
Dennis Mensonides Children’s Hospital and Medical Center Friend to Nursing
Katie Nielsen Children’s Hospital and Medical Center Leadership
Melissa Schembari Children’s Physicians-Dundee Leadership
Terry Zach, MD Creighton University Excellence in MCH
Tasia Johnson Grand Island Regional Medical Center Friend to Nursing
Misti Morris Merrick Medical Center Leadership
Misti Morris Merrick Medical Center Leadership
Misti Morris Merrick Medical Center Leadership
Misti Morris Merrick Medical Center Leadership
Misti Morris Merrick Medical Center Leadership
Misti Morris Merrick Medical Center  Leadership
Tara Barnes Methodist Fremont Health Leadership
Tracy Moore Methodist Fremont Health Public Health Nursing
Jenny Borer Methodist Hospital Leadership
Naomi Gutierrez Rodriguez Methodist Hospital Public Health Nursing
Kyle Kreger Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital Leadership
Monika Venteicher Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital Education and Research
Laynee Conner Methodist Women’s Hospital Staff Nurse - Critical Care
Jodi Gute Methodist Women’s Hospital Education and Research
Heather Hansen Methodist Women’s Hospital Leadership
Heather Hansen Methodist Women’s Hospital Staff Nurse - Critical Care
Jennifer Hinton Methodist Women’s Hospital Staff Nurse - Critical Care
Mia Jackson Methodist Women’s Hospital Staff Nurse - Critical Care
Beth Kaplan Methodist Women’s Hospital Leadership
Sheri Kimmey Methodist Women’s Hospital Neonatology
Denise Morrison Methodist Women’s Hospital Staff Nurse - Critical Care
Mary Seger-Barker Methodist Women’s Hospital Innovative and Non-Traditional Nursing
Valerie Becker Nebraska Medicine Staff Nurse - Critical Care
Jennifer Bond Nebraska Medicine Staff Nurse - Critical Care
Trey Bowman Nebraska Medicine Staff Nurse - Critical Care
Riley Boyd Nebraska Medicine Staff Nurse - Critical Care
Melissa Buman Nebraska Medicine Leadership
Limas Nebraska Medicine Oncology
Amanda McNerney Nebraska Medicine Friend to Nursing
Kerry Petersen Nebraska Medicine Education and Research
Katherine Shelton Nebraska Medicine Staff Nurse - Critical Care
Mary Spanel Nebraska Medicine Staff Nurse - Critical Care
Robin Stiles Nebraska Medicine Staff Nurse - Critical Care
Robin Stiles Nebraska Medicine Staff Nurse - Critical Care
Jackie Bock Richard Young Behavioral Health Mental Health
Melissa Studnicka Richard Young Behavioral Health Mental Health
Mary Petersen UNMC College of Nursing Leadership
Lesa Edmundson VNA of the Midlands Public Health Nursing

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