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Hudson Valley Magazine has proudly been honoring nurses for more than a decade. Never have nurses been more essential and appreciated than now in their unexpected new roles on the front line.

Join Us in Congratulating our 2022 Excellence in Nursing honorees.

Our Top 20 Nurses

Maureen Cooney, RN, BSN, ANP, PMN, CFNP, ACHPN
Westchester Medical Center

Sharlene Crawford-Barrett, RN, BSN, IP, NE
The Pines at Poughkeepsie Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation

Martha Elliot, RN, BSN, OCN
NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital

Patricia Gandia, LPN
Sun River Health

Alison Green, BSN, MSN, NP
Hudson Valley Hospice & Hudson Valley Health Choices

Alyssa Grillo, RN, BSN, PED-BC
NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital

Jill Guercio-Niebling, RN, BSN, RNC-NIC, CBC, CT-STORK
White Plains Hospital

Eibhlis Hopkins, RN, DNP, FNP-BC, APRN
White Plains Hospital

Catherine Kingsley, RN, CCRN, CSN
Vassar Brothers Medical Center/Nuvance Health

Jeannemarie Kolka, BSN, CPAN
Good Samaritan Hospital

Patty LaRose, RN, BSN, CHPN
Hudson Valley Hospice

Laura McDonald, RN, BS, CIC
Putnam Hospital/Nuvance Health

Linda McEwan, RN
Columbia Memorial Health

Sandra Mintz, RN, BSN
Good Samaritan Hospital

Alexandra Monell, RN, BSN, OCN
Garnet Health Medical Center

Christopher Rhynehart, RN, BSN
Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall

Soraya Urban-Bell, RN
Garnet Health Medical Center

Mary Waldron, RN
Anderson Center for Autism

Meghan Walter, RN, MSN, CEN, PCCN, NPD-BC
Northern Westchester Hospital

Mirta Zapata-Popoca, RN
Sun River Health

Full 2022 Class of Nominees

Behavioral Health Center
Dana Fitzpatrick, BSN, RN

Bon Secours Community Hospital Port Jarvis
Christine Strohmeier, RN, BSN, CMSRN

Columbia Memorial Health
Kerry Byrne, LPN
Cynthia Friedman, CNM
Ray Mingua, BSN, TNCC, ENPC, BCEN, ACLS, PALS, BLS, NRP
Edward Murach, BSN
Meghan Rothrock, PNP

The Center for Discovery
Diane Goldberg, BSN, RN
Melissa Pena, BSN, RN

Family Services
Mary Hess, RN

Garnet Health Medical Center
Marina Carbone, BSN
Pamela Pugliese, BSN, RN, CMSRN

Hudson Valley Hospice
Kaitlyn Allen, RN, BSN, CHPN
Laura Baird, RN
Kelley Bentley, RN, CHPN
Nicole Grijnsztein, RN
Kimberly Hone, RN, CHPN
Shannon Johns, RN, CHPN
Amorosia Kowalski, RN
Kelly Kuhnle, RN
Jennifer Minckler, RN
Anne O’Brien, RN
Susan Patterson-Gallagher, RN
Courtney Powell, RN, CHPN
Ann Rand, RN, CHPN
Melissa Reyes, RN, CHPN
Samantha Suddoth, LPN
Ahava Tsuroff, RN, CHPN
Morgan Waser, RN, CHPN

Hudson Valley Medical Health Choices
Lauren Lundy, RN, MSN, FNP-C

JANCARE Private Health Services
Janice Green, RN, BSN, MBA, DPS, CEO

Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital
Cara Nemeth, BSN, RN, PEDN

MidHudson Regional Hospital
Kimberly Powell, RN

Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall
Andy Chen, BSN
Ashley Ladka, RN, BSN

New York Oncology Hematology’s Hudson Cancer Center
Melissa Heartquist, LPN
Melissa Thompson, RN, CMSRN

NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital
Margaret “Maggie” Adler, RN-BC, MSN, NEA-BC

NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital
Martha “Marty” Elliot, RN, BSN, OCN
Martha Frenzel, RN
Kaicee Gallo, RN, BSN
Jade Lugtu, RN, BSN
Aoife Rattigan, RN, BSN

Northern Dutchess Hospital/Nuvance Health
Emy Sinagra, RN

Northern Westchester Hospital
Meghan Walter, RN, MSN, CEN, PCCN, NPD-BC

Premier Medical Group of the Hudson Valley
Nerina Rivera, LPN

Putnam Hospital/Nuvance Health
Rose McNerney, RN

St. Anthony Community Hospital
Sara Pembridge, BSN, RN
Genevieve Rebaya, BSN, RN

Sun River Health
Linda Dolson, LPN
Norma Lewinson, LPN
Carmen Santos, LPN
Vera Wisniewski, FNP

Vassar Brothers Medical Center/Nuvance Health
Catherine Davidson, RN
Christine Forman, RN
Jessica Snyder, RN

Wartburg
Virgie Valentin, RN

Westchester Medical Center
Una Kaseta, BSN, RN

White Plains Hospital
Yahaira Fernandez, RN, BSN
Christine Heflin, RN, BSN, CCRN
Susan Jacobson Mayer, RN, NP
Amanda Raiano, RN, BSN, NE-BC

Willcare Home Care (LHC Group)
Sandra Herbert-Berg, RN Tammy Kucharik, LPN

Nursing Administrators

Columbia Memorial Health
Ginni Keyser, RN, BSN
Anne Trowbridge, RN

Hudson Valley Hospice and Hudson Valley Medical Health Choices
Maureen McCarthy, RN, CHPN, HCS-H

Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall
Margaret Deyo Allers, RN, BSN, MSN, ANP

New York Oncology Hematology’s Hudson Cancer Center
Melissa Thompson RN, CMSRN

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