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Class Notes — Fall 2018

60s

Donna Townsend Maddox, BSN’61, is president of Marketing and Business Consultants Inc. in Sarasota, Florida.

70s

Evelyn Manoogian Biles, ‘73, is founder and president of Global Mosaic International, a nonprofit Christian organization in Yorktown, Virginia.

Diane Cody Roberts, BSN’73, is a school nurse in the Spring Branch Independent School District in Houston, Texas.

Ann Hotter Tescher, BSN’77, received the Best Poster Award from the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) in March 2017, and the Research Merit Award from the Wound Ostomy Continence Nurses Society in May 2017. In January 2017, she began a three-year term on the NPUAP board of directors.

Katherine Power McCrea, BSN’78, is a certified post-anesthesia nurse at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Nashville.

80s

Suzanne McMurtry Baird, BSN’84, MSN’95, is a maternal quality improvement specialist at Tennessee Initiative for Perinatal Quality Care in Nashville.

Kelly McCampbell Gentry, BSN’84, is director at the Oklahoma Center for Adult Stem Cell Research in Oklahoma City, and represents VUSN on the Vanderbilt University Alumni Board.

Scarlett Hackman West, BSN’84, is an adjunct instructor of nursing at Indian River State College in Fort Pierce, Florida.

Mary McDevitt, MSN’85, joined the Buckelew Programs board of directors in August 2017. The company provides behavioral health services to people in California’s Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Lake and Mendocino counties.

Paula Day Bennett, BSN’88, is a registered nurse at Summit Surgery Center in Hermitage, Tennessee.

Aimee Carabin, BSN’88, is a registered nurse and office administrator at Houston Foot and Ankle in Texas.

Rachel Ricafort, MD, BSN’88, is a physician in a private pediatrics practice in Smyrna, Tennessee.

Betsy Babb Kennedy, BSN’89, MSN’93, was promoted to professor at VUSN in January 2018.

90s

Sara Duvall, MSN’90, graduated from A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona, as a doctor of health sciences in June 2017.

Ginny Moore, MSN’90, presented a poster at the 28th International Nursing Research Congress in Dublin, Ireland, in July 2017. She also received the Women’s Health Nurse of the Year Award from the March of Dimes Tennessee Chapter in November 2017.

Rebecca Wingard, MSN’91, is vice president of Fresenius Medical Care North America’s Innovations Group in Chattanooga.

Pam Waynick-Rogers, MSN’92, received an American Interprofessional Health Collaborative Scholar Award in October 2017.

Katie Dremann Justice, MSN’93, PMC’14, is on staff at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City.

Nancy Kraft, MSN’93, received VUSN’s Sara K. Archer Award for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning in the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner specialty in August 2017.

Wendy Johnson Araya, MSN’96, DNP’12, is the NICU Nurse Practitioner Team Lead at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Jonathan Cole, MSN’96, is associate medical director at Saint Thomas Medical Group’s Hypertension Institute in Nashville.

Kuei-ru Chou, PhD’97, is dean of the Taipei Medical University College of Nursing in Taiwan.

Cindy Waller, MSN’97, PhD’11, is dean of health care professions at Nashville State Community College.

Patricia Detzel, MSN’98, received the Public and Community Health Nurse of the Year Award from the March of Dimes Tennessee Chapter in November 2017.

Beth Levi Garrison, MSN’98, is a clinical educator at Rush Copley Medical Center in Aurora, Illinois.

Becky Goldwasser, MSN’98, is lead certified registered nurse anesthetist for obstetrics at three hospitals in the Sheridan Healthcare system in Jacksonville, Florida.

Rene Love, MSN’98, DNP’10, is president of the International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses.

Melissa Ott, MSN’98, is owner/operator and psychiatric nurse practitioner at Genesis Psychiatric Services in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Julia Cain Phillippi, MSN’99, received a $399,374 award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in January to study an interdisciplinary team-based maternity care model.

Jennifer Ezell Wilbeck, MSN’99, PMC’16, received the Advance Practice Nurse of the Year Award from the March of Dimes Tennessee Chapter in November 2017.

Todd Warren, MSN’99, is a nurse practitioner at Orthopeadic Specialists in Arrington, Tennessee.

Angela Wilson-Liverman, MSN’99, received the Advance Practice Nurse of the Year Award from the March of Dimes Tennessee Chapter in November 2017.

00s

Holly Gillon, MSN’00, retired in August 2017 from her career with the Veterans Administration in Nashville.

Sheila Ridner, MSN’00, PhD’03, was inducted into the University of Kentucky College of Nursing Hall of Fame in November 2017.

Dawn Vanderhoef, MSN’00, PMC’13, received VUSN’s Sara K. Archer Award for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning in the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner specialty in August 2017.

Terrah Foster Akard, MSN’01, PhD’08, was honored in October as a 2017 fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.

Keeley Roberts Bowman, MSN’01, was promoted from instructor to assistant professor at VUSN in 2017.

Jean Markie, MSN’01, is an assistant professor at the Jeanette C. Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions at Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee.

Brittany Huffman Nelson, MSN’01, received VUSN’s Sara K. Archer Award for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning in the Pediatric-Primary Care Nurse Practitioner specialty in August 2017.

Traci Turner Boswell, MSN’03, is a psychiatric nurse practitioner at Genesis Psychiatric Services in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Patricia Wells Haeberle, MSN’03, is an acute care nurse practitioner at Saint Thomas Medical Partners in Nashville, specializing in adult cardiothoracic and vascular medicine.

Keri Revett, MSN’03, is a program manager with Vanderbilt Network Services, a division of Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Shara Mayberry, MSN’04, is a lead nurse practitioner at Emory Coordinated Care Center in Stockbridge and Decatur, Georgia.

Edyie Cloyd, MSN’05, and her wife welcomed a son, Warner Strong Cloyd, in October 2017.

Michael Gooch, MSN’05, was promoted to assistant professor at VUSN in January.

Abby Bowen James, MSN’05, BA’04, is a women’s health nurse practitioner with Cumberland Skin in Nashville, a private practice dermatology office.

April Kapu, MSN’05, DNP’13, received funding from the Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners for an expanded advanced practice registered nurses Choosing Wisely collaborative study at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Abigail Morgan, MSN’05, is a women’s health nurse practitioner at the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation clinic in Bethel, Alaska.

Abby Luck Parish, MSN’05, received VUSN’s Sara K. Archer Award for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning in the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner specialty in August 2017. She and her husband welcomed a daughter, Anne Luck Parish, in September.

Melissa ‘Missi’ Willmarth Stec, MSN’05, DNP’10, was inducted as a 2017 fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. She recently joined the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Nursing as professor and associate dean for evaluation and education innovation.

Shawana Crawford, MSN’06, DNP’12, is a medical scientist with Gilead Sciences, studying liver disease.

Megan Shifrin, MSN’06, received VUSN’s Sara K. Archer Award for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning in the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner specialty in August 2017. She and her husband welcomed a daughter, Alden Grace Shifrin, in October.

Jacqueline Kunz, MSN’07, is a neonatology hospitalist at HSHS Medical Group in Breese, Illinois.

Theresa Wilson Monroe, MSN’07, is a psychiatric nurse practitioner at Genesis Psychiatric Services in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Deonna Moore, MSN’07, PhD’17, is now the administrative director of Transplant Clinical Services in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Transplant Center.

Letizia Baxter Smith, MSN’07, welcomed a daughter in October 2017. She is an instructor at VUSN and a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner at the Mental Health Cooperative in Nashville.

Tiffany Terrill, MSN’07, is a women’s health nurse practitioner in the office of Bruce R. Goodman, MD, in Hermitage, Tennessee.

Rob Anderson, MSN’08, is an assistant in General Internal Medicine and Public Health at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Anabel Robertson Atkinson, MSN’08, is a school nurse at University Park Elementary in Dallas.

Autumne Bailey, MSN’08, is administrative director of performance, management and improvement at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Trina Corley, MSN’08, is a provider and the owner of Advanced Family Medical Clinic in Nashville.

Haley Hoy, PhD’08, is the associate dean of graduate programs, associate professor and acute care nurse practitioner at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Matt Schroer, MSN’08, completed his doctor of nursing practice at Maryville University in St. Louis in September 2017.

Dederick Yeargin, MSN’08, is an advance practice nurse at the Veterans Administration clinic in Dover, Tennessee.

Lauren Drees, MSN’09, opened Haven Birth and Wellness in Nashville in May 2017.

Vikki Pedigo, MSN’09, is a women’s health nurse practitioner at Urology Associates in Nashville.

Courtney Young Pitts, MSN’09, DNP’11, and her husband welcomed a son, John Paul Jamieson Pitts, in August 2017.

Melissa Weinand Purvis, MSN’09, was named chief nursing officer in October 2017 for Greystone Healthcare Management, which operates health care centers in Florida and Ohio.

Bethany Andrews Rhoten, MSN’09, PhD’13, was awarded a $30,000 American Cancer Society grant to investigate the impact of head and neck cancer treatment on a patient’s sexuality. She is an assistant professor at VUSN.

10s

Sharon Holley, DNP’10, is the first advanced practitioner named to a faculty appointment in the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where she is a clinical associate professor. She is also chief of the Baystate Health’s midwifery division.

Angela Morris-Manning, MSN’10, was promoted to  lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force. She is presently serving in Texas while pursuing a doctorate degree.

Clare Storck, MSN’10, is a certified nurse-midwife at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Lindsay Piper Tedder, MSN’10, is a nurse practitioner at Maven Clinic, a virtual medical clinic for women.

Cathy Ivory, PhD’11, was honored in October 2017 as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.

Kim Kuebler, DNP’11, is editor and author of the textbook, “Integration of Palliative Care in Chronic Conditions: An Interdisciplinary Approach.”

Natasha McClure, MSN’11, was promoted from instructor to assistant professor at VUSN in 2017.

Jocelyn Stauffer McGuire, MSN’11, is a nurse practitioner at Middle Tennessee Neurology Associates.

Ken Nelson III, MSN’11, DNP’13, was appointed chief nursing officer at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in November 2017.

Shaunna Parker, MSN’11, is an instructor in women’s health at VUSN.

Stephanie Abbu, MSN’12, received the Graduate Student Nurse of the Year Award from the March of Dimes Tennessee Chapter in November 2017.

Trish Baise, MSN’12, DNP’16, was promoted to chief executive officer of Mountain States’ Franklin Woods Community and Woodridge Hospitals, as well as administrator of Overmountain Recovery, in Johnson City, Tennessee, in December 2017.

Carol Gray, DNP’12, joined volunteers from Emory University Medical Center Midtown to assist residents of St. Croix with chronic kidney disease who were unable to receive dialysis due to Hurricane Irma. She is a nurse practitioner at Emory Midtown.

Kimberly Waldrop Hill, PMC’12, is a pulmonary nurse practitioner at Saint Thomas Medical Group in Nashville. She is adjunct faculty at VUSN and Belmont University in Nashville and South College in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Sarah Jenkins, MSN’12, is a women’s health nurse practitioner at Women Obstetrics and Gynecology in Nashville.

Erin Kyle, MSN’12, DNP’14, is a perioperative practice specialist for the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses.

Cathy Maxwell, PhD’12, received the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence Innovation Award in July 2017.

Laura Sidlinger, DNP’12, was named chair of the Kansas Community Mental Health Centers’ Organization of Medical Directors and Psychiatric Staff in August 2017. She is director of Medical Services at Valeo Behavioral Health Care in Topeka.

Sarah Sexton Walters, MSN’12, is a nurse practitioner in the pediatric otolaryngology division of Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Karen Hande, DNP’13, was promoted to associate professor at VUSN in 2017. She also received the student-voted Dean Colleen Conway-Welch DNP Faculty Award.

Karen McIntosh, MSN’13, was named vice president of Care Transition at Washington Regional Medical System in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Jessica Rogers Searcy, MSN’13, DNP’15, received VUSN’s Sara K. Archer Award for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning in the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner specialty in August 2017.

Melanie Scott Krishnamurthy, MSN’14, married in July 2016. She is on staff at Womens Group of Franklin (Tennessee).

Nicole Erridge Sovey, MSN’14, DNP’16, presented at the Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health national conference in Seattle in October 2017. She is a nurse practitioner at Detroit Medical Center Hartland Obstetrics and Gynecology in Michigan.

Lacey Cross, MSN’15, is a family nurse practitioner with Vanderbilt Health at Metro Nashville Public Schools, an employee health center serving MNPS employees and their dependents.

Misty Evans, DNP’15, received VUSN’s Sara K. Archer Award for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning in the Pediatric-Acute Care Nurse Practitioner specialty in August 2017.

Brenna Gillis, MSN’15, DNP’17, is a psychiatric nurse practitioner at Genesis Psychiatric Services in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. She was VUSN’s 2018 Founder’s Medalist.

Sharon Hodges, MSN’15, is an adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner at Mercy Urology in Paducah, Kentucky.

Katelin Hollingsworth, MSN’15, is a nurse practitioner at East Arkansas Family Health Center.

Polly Jackson, MSN’15, is a nurse practitioner within a hospitalist group at Mercy Hospital Washington in Missouri. She joined the group as its first nurse practitioner after presenting its providers with a research proposal.

Danica Ninkovic, PMC’15, was the first recipient of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Advanced Practice Emergency Medicine Fellowship in September 2017.

Leslie Price, MSN’15, is a women’s health nurse practitioner at Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest.

Alethea Robbins, MSN’15, joined PeaceHealth’s obstetrics and gynecology team in Bellingham, Washington, in October 2017.

Sunny Bartholomew, MSN’16, DNP’17, is a certified nurse-midwife in the U.S. Navy.

Colleen Conway-Edwards, MSN’16, joined the geriatrics team at PeaceHealth Medical Group’s Barger Clinic in Eugene, Oregon, in October 2017.

Katie Davidson, MSN’16, is a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner at Centerstone in Nashville.

Stephanie Gustman, DNP’16, is an assistant professor at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan.

Natalie Paul, MSN’16, was awarded a Washington State Student Achievement Council Health Professional Loan Repayment Program grant. She works at the Family Health Center, a federally qualified health center in Woodland, Washington.

Lara Rivera, DNP’16, is a certified nurse-midwife at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Lawrence, Kansas.

Abigail Boynton, MSN’17, is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner at the Pediatric Health Care Alliance in the Tampa, Florida, area.

Margaret Brown, DNP’17, is a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner in the Veterans Administration Boston Healthcare System in West Roxbury, Massachusetts.

Erin Coale, MSN’17, is a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner at Lourdes Behavioral Health and Mercy Medical Associates in Paducah, Kentucky.

Daniel Ferguson, MSN’17, is a family nurse practitioner at Citizens Memorial Hospital’s Neurology Clinic and Missouri Memory Center in Bolivar, Missouri.

Jami Hicks, MSN’17, is head of the Children’s Clinic of Rusk in Florida.

Elizabeth Howland, MSN’17, is a clinician at Planned Parenthood in San Diego.

Alvin Jeffery, PhD’17, is a post-doctoral research fellow with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Nashville.

Taylor Johnson, MSN’17, is a fellow at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Newark, Delaware.

Danielle Lenz, MSN’17, is a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner for Indiana University Health in Fishers.

Robin Mickelson, PhD’17, and her co-writer received the Alphonse Chapanis Student Paper Award from the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society in October 2017.

Brooke Patteson, MSN’17, is at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, working with pediatric neuro-oncology patients.

Maggie Roberts, MSN’17, is on staff at Baptist Health in Lexington, Kentucky, treating labor and delivery, postpartum, antepartum, cesarean and high-risk patients.

Amy Stvartak, MSN’17, is a family nurse practitioner at Healthy Connections Inc., a lifespan primary care clinic for rural, underserved populations in Mount Ida, Arkansas.

 

In Memoriam

Rosa Paxton Payne, N’44, December 2017, Hopkinsville, Kentucky.

Martha Jenkins King, BSN’47, December 2017, Augusta, Georgia.

Nell Rehberg Palmer, BSN’49, September 2017, Bryan, Texas.

Dean Lowrey Stout, BSN’49, September 2017, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Betty Rabun Stroup, BSN’49, September 2017, Nashville.

Emma Hutto Reiss, BSN’53, August 2017, New Haven, Connecticut.

Margaret Lisby Melville, N’51, January 2018, Lexington, Kentucky.

Sylvia Farrell Alderson, BSN’53, MSN’76, November 2017, Taneytown, Maryland.

Sandy Travis Collier, BSN’56, June 2017, Highlands, North Carolina.

Sally Clark Green, N’57, February 2017, Mobile, Alabama.

Wilma June Putman Kaufman, N’57, October 2017, Ozark, Missouri.

Erna McAninch Pelok, N’58, July 2017, Wauseon, Ohio.

Candy Luckhardt LeMay, BSN’67, December 2017, Knoxville, Tennessee.

Laura Gerow Bramlette, BSN’69, November 2017, Houston, Texas.

Rebecca Bruning Manyak, BSN’75, October 2017, Chevy Chase, Maryland.

 

 

 



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