Mary Cash Award recognizes an individual nurse who has made outstanding contributions to cultural diversity in nursing and health care.
Dr. Maria Siedel of Port St. Lucie, FL
Undine Sams Award recognizes an individual staff nurse, collective bargaining eligible, who has made significant contributions to enhance the rights and welfare of nurses through labor employee relations and work place advocacy activities.
Mark Welz, RN of High Springs, FL
Nurse Educator Award recognizes a Nurse Educator who is committed to education and the educational process. They create a stimulating environment in which to mentor students and/or clients through the learning process.
Dr. Guillermo Valdes of Miami, FL
Barbara Lumpkin Award recognizes a nurse who has made a significant impact in political and legislative issues affecting nurses, nursing, and quality health care.
Bonnie Sklaren, MSN, RN of Gulfport, FL
Heather Scaglione Award recognizes an FNA member’s significant and outstanding contribution to support the work of the Florida Nursing Student’s Association and nursing students.
Dr. Linda Howe of Orlando, FL and Joan Castleman, MN, RN of Gainesville, FL
Registered Nurse Practice Award honors an individual nurse, working in a role other than an advanced practice role, who has demonstrated excellence in a nursing practice setting.
Mary Ruff, RN of Jacksonville, FL
Advanced Practice Nursing Award recognizes an individual Advanced Practice Nurse who exemplifies excellence in performing the advanced practice role.
Dr. Betsy Fernandez of Miami, FL
Community Action Award recognizes outstanding voluntary contributions by FNA members (group or individual) to the health and welfare of a community through an organized and systematic effort.
Dr. Terri Lynn Bianchi of Ormond Beach, FL and Danell Deberg, Esq., RN of St. Petersburg, FL
Nursing Research Award recognizes a nurse who has produced research of scientific merit with relevance to the practice of nursing.
Dr. Theresa Morrison of Naples, FL
Promoting and Environment for Excellence in Nursing Practice honor employers, nursing service departments or other entities that create a work environment supportive of professional nursing practice.
4 West Unit – Shands at UF in Gainesville, FL
Legislator of the Year recognizes a politician who is a spokeperson in Tallahassee for the advancement of the nursing profession and improved health care.
Representative Dr. Cary Pigman of Sebring, FL
Communications/Media Award honors an individual or group in the field of communications for production of written or electronic media which educates the public about nursing and nursing’s impact on health care.
Carol Gentry of Health News Florida
2014 FNA Lamplighters
We are pleased to honor the 2014 FNA Lamplighters for their 25 years of continuous membership in FNA/ANA.
- William Ahrens
- Patricia Cordell
- Helene DeFrancesco
- Kathy Ebener
- Karen Goodsen
- Denise Heineman
- Shirley Hill
- Linda Howe
- Christina McClean
- Jean Penny
- Maria Seidel
- Connie Upshaw