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2011 Nominees

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Alberta C. Craven LPN
Independent Provider

Alison Lillard RN
Presbyterian Hospital

Amanda Brown RN
Hope Cancer Center for Women

Amy Jordan RN
Texas Oncology-Dallas Presbyterian Hospital

Amy Liebmann LPN
Ocala Oncology

Angela Setaro RN, OCN
Mercer/Bucks Oncology Hematology

Anna Shew RN
Cancer Care Hematology Specialists of Chicagoland

Annette Roman RN
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Commack

Antonietta (Toni) Trudel RN, OCN
The Praxair Cancer Center at Danbury Hospital

April Davis RN, OCN
Cancer Center of the Carolinas

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California Clearwater GU Algeria

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Florida Santa Clara VA CY

Barbara Harn RN, OCN
Northside Hospital

Barbara (Plue) Ellis RN, OCN
IU Health at Ball Memorial Hospital

Becky Allegretto RN, BSN, MBA, NP
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Becky Banks LPN, GYN, ONC
Sacred Heart Hospital

Becky Jacobson RN, OCN
Office of Jennifer Caskey, MD

Beth Goings RN, BSN
Hematology-Oncology Medical Group of Orange County

Beth Jasper BSN
The Jewish Hospital

Betsy Gonyea RN, OCN
Alpena Cancer Center

Beverly Thomas RN, BSN
Washington Cancer Institute at Washington Hospital

Bridget Spencer LPN
Holzer Center for Cancer Care

Carolann Mora RN, OCN
Palm Beach Cancer Institue

Carole Profeta Head Oncology RN
Medical Specialists of Fairfield, LLC

Carol Gowing RN
Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute

Carol Philp RN
Battle Creek Health System

Carol Tafoya RN, BSN
Cheyenne Regional Medical Center

Cathleen M. Poliquin MS, APRN-BC, AOCN
Massachusetts General Hospital

Cathy Hester RN, BSN, OCN
Mecklenburg Medical Group

Cheryl Muldoon RN
Cancer Institute of Florida

Christine Ferrante RN, BSN
Hematology and Oncology Associates at Cancer Center at Riddle

Christine Lombardi RN, MSN, OCN
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, Univ. Penn.

Christin Whalen RN, BSN, OCN
Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Christy Monteith RN, MSN, FNP-C
Pediatric Hem-Onc at Ventura County Medical Center

Cindy Cooper RN, OCN, CHPN
St. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital

Cindy Shaw RN, BSN
Moses Cone Regional Cancer Center

Coveny Greco RN, OCN, BSN
Cancer Centers of North Carolina

Debbie Freese RN
Hematology Oncology Clinic at Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Debra C. Mascarenhas RN, BSN, BSBA
Pitt County Memorial Hospital

Debra Deyton BSN, OCN, CRNI
St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center

Denise Ives RN, BSN
Cleveland Clinic

Denise Mathosian Steuber RN, BSN, OCN
Mission Hospital Breast Program

Diane Rizzo RN, BSN, APHON
Hematology-Oncology Consultants, P.C.

Diane Roughgarden RN, OCN
Arizona Oncology Associates, Green Valley Office

Diann Godbey RN
Office of Dr. Carol Fabian, Kansas University Medical Center

Donna Rioux RN, OCN
Helen and Harry Gray Cancer Center

Edward L. Pleasants Jr. BSN
Washington Oncology Hematology Center

Eileen Van Pelt RN, OCN
BC Cancer Agency, Abbortsford Cancer Clinic

Elizabeth Elliott RN, OCN, CBCN, CBPN-IC
Marian Cancer Center

Emma Rhoaden RN
Morristown Hamblen

Fran Gengo RN, BSN, OCN
Wooster Community Hospital

Heidi Hoffmeister RN, BSN
Maryland Oncology Hematology P.A.

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Irene Patmon RN
Office of Dr. Price Walker, Jr.

Jacquie Pray RN
Moffitt Cancer Center

Jeanne Reece RN
Wind River Cancer Care

Jennifer Garabedian RN, BSN
Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia Massey Cancer Center at Stony Point

Jennifer Rodriguez RN
Cancer Institute of Florida

Jenny Eason RN
Swedish Cancer Center

Jerri Simpson RN,C, OCN
The West Clinic

Joan Nurse RN, OCN
Washington Hospital Center, Oncology Unit

Joan Orosz RN, BSN
University of Illinois Medical Center at McNeal

Jordan Gower RN
Baylor University Medical Center

Joyce Nancarrow-Tull RN, BSN, CCRP
Beaumont Hospital

Julianna Matts RN, BSN, OCN
MetroHealth Medical Center

Julie A. Space RN, OCN
Saint Vincent Health Center

Kara Saggiomo MSN, RN, APN-C, AOCNP
The Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Karen Baker RN
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Karen Haughey RN, OCN
Baltimore Cancer Support Group

Karen Mott RN, BSN
Metrowest Medical Center Cancer Center

Karen Watnem RN, OCN, CNE
Nevada Cancer Institute

Karolina Faysman RN, MSN, NP
UCLA Medical Center

Karri Van Rossun RN, OCN
Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center, Scott and White Hospital

Katharine Szubski OCN
Lutheran General Hospital

Kathleen Bonner RN, BSN
Capital Health Mercer Campus

Kathleen Madden RN, MSN, FNP-BC, AOCNP
NYU Langone Cancer Center

Kathy Sims RN, BSN
Cancer Center of the Carolinas

Kerri Maher RN, BSN
Mt. Diablo Solano Oncology Group

Kimberly Munoz RN, BSN
Stony Brook University Cancer Center

Kimberly Safko RN, BSN, OCN
Arnold Palmer Cancer Center

Kimberly Weaver RN, BSN, OCN
Catawba Valley Medical Infusion Center

Kim Rosen RN, BSN, CPON
David Rosen's Pediatric Oncology Office

Kristy Grimes RN, BA
Cleveland Clinic

Laura Kenda RN, BSN
Lahey Clinic

Linda Werry LPN
Lakeland Regional Cancer Center

Lisa Fabry RN
Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center

Lisa F. Anderson RN, OCN
Utah Cancer Specialist

Lisa Garcia MA
Office of Charles Castillo

Lisa Salem APRN, BC, FNP, NP
Siteman Cancer Center, Barnes Jewish Saint Peters

Lissette Gonzalez RN, OCN
NY Presbyterian Hospital

Liz Kostic RN
Office of Dr. P Kumari, MD

Lori Chandler RN, BCCN
UMC Southwest Cancer Treatment and Research Center

Lydia Dervartanian RN, BSN, OCN, PRN, ELNEC
Hoag Hospital Presbyterian

Lynnanne Selezan RN
Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven

Marcia Purol RN, OCN
Norton Cancer Institute at Norton Healthcare

Marianne Burrows RN
Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara

Marie Hayek RN
Columbus Community Hospital

Marion Pirolozzi RN
OptumHealth

Marsha A. Wesson RN
Florida Hematology Oncology Specialists

Martha Boyle RN, BSN, OCN
Texas Oncology

Mary Ellen Van Uiter RN, OCN
Staten Island University Hospital

Mary Johnson RN
Northside Hospital

Mary Luthringer O'Rourke RN
Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Mary Pat Lynch CRNP, MSN, AOCN
Pennsylvania Hospital

Melanie Olson RN
Traverse Area Hematology/Oncology, P.C.

Meta Thompson RN, OCN
Radiation Oncology Services

Moira Checkosky RN, ANPC, OCN
NYU Cancer Institute

Mona Swinehart RN, OCN
City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center

Nancy Marshall LPN
Breast Center at Sunrise Hospital

Nicoletta Campagna N.P.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Nikki Case RN, BSN, OCN
Texas Oncology-Dallas Presbyterian Hospital

Noreen Friedman RN, OCN
Seidman Cancer Center

Olivia Reynolds RN
University of New Mexico Cancer Center

Pamela (Pam) Lee RN
Cancer Centers of the Carolinas

Patricia B. Wilson RN
Southwood Kaiser Permanente

Patricia Gordon MSN, CRNP, OCN
Magee Women's Hospital of UPMC

Patricia Manea RN, OCN II
Cancer Care Centers of South Texas, Medical Center

Patricia Nelson RN, BSN, OCN
Comprhensive Cancer Clinics of Nevada

Patricia Poniros RN
Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center

Patricia Robinson RN, BSN, SANE
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center School of Medicine

Patricia Yali MSN, ARNP-BC, OCN
UM Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Patti Barkley MS, RN, ANP-C
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Patti Frey RN, BSN, OCN
Central DuPage Physician Group, CDH Cancer Center

Paula Matherne LPN
Oncologics Inc.

Rachel Bolton RN
Massachusetts General Hospital

Rebecca Wojtecki RN, BSN
Albany Medical Center

Regan Campbell RN, BSN, MPH
Office of Dr. Joel Bernstein, MD

Rennae Revell RN
Cancer Center of Pasco-Pinellas

Rhonda Larson RN, BSN
Mile Bluff Medical Center

Robert Martinez LPN
Bon Secours Cancer Institute

Robin Luczek RN, OCN
The Seacoast Cancer Center

Sabrina Petersen RN, BSN, OCN
Mid-Illinois Hematology and Oncology Associates

Sandra G. Rice MLT, MA
Office of Dr. Karim Nawaz, MD

Sandra (Sandy) Allten RN, OCN, CCRP
Boston Medical Center

Sandra Terrazzino APRN, MSN, FNP-BC, AOCNP
San Antonio Military Medical Center, Wilford Hall

Sandy Cayo RN, BSN
Yale-New Haven Hospital

Sarah R. Hines RN, BSN, OCN
Markey Cancer Center at the University of Kentucky

Sharon Jasik RN, OCN
The Start Center for Cancer Care

Shawn Bliss ARNP, AOCN
Florida Cancer Specialists and Research Institute

Shelly Phillis LPN
New Mexico Oncology Hematology Center

Sue Hamilton RN
Texas Oncology

Sue Hanrahan RN
Medical Oncology and Hematology, P.C.

Susan Adams RN, OCN
St. Anne's Hospital Hudner Oncology Center

Tammy Allred RN, OCN
UNC Chapel Hill Cancer Hospital

Teresa Hibbard RN
Arkansas Oncology Associates

Toni Berry RN
Northside Hospital

Ulla Philbin RN
Redwood Oncology

Vickie Thomas RN, BSN, CCM, OCN
St. Luke's Cancer Institute Center for Breast Care

Wensheng (Tracy) Wu RN, OCN
Kellogg Cancer Center

Wylodean (Deanna) Lott RN, BSN
South Florida Oncology and Hematology Associates

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