PNL

PNL - Power of Nursing Leadership

PNL - the premier gathering of the most innovative nurse leaders from academia, health systems, government, entrepreneurship and business throughout Illinois.

Overview

See: PNL 2017 (11/10/2017)
 


20th Annual Power of Nursing Leadership
Friday, November 10, 2017
Hilton Chicago

The premier gathering that celebrates the impact and achievements of Illinois nurse leaders.


The purpose of the Power of Nursing Leadership event is to celebrate the impact and achievements of nurse leaders in the state of Illinois. The goal of the event is to enhance and engage partnerships among leaders in academia, government, health care delivery and health care services.


Please join us!

In 1998, leaders within the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Nursing, along with its Alumni Board of Directors and the Alpha Lambda Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, envisioned the inaugural Power of Nursing Leadership event to celebrate the exceptional nurse leader cadre in Illinois and the many sectors in which they practice. This annual event has grown, not only in size, but also to include awards and recognitions and new opportunities for participating organizations to promote their achievements.

Whether you plan to participate as an individual, an organization, a sponsor, or an exhibitor, we look forward to your involvement in this year’s Power of Nursing Leadership event.

"This is my favorite event that I attend annually. I always leave with a refreshed perspective of nursing and being a nurse, and increased sense of professionalism…as well as impact potential within healthcare."
— Power of Nursing Leadership attendee

Your 2017 Power of Nursing Leadership Host Committee

Laura Ferrio, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab • Lorna Finnegan (Chairperson), University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing • Marquis D. Foreman, Rush University College of Nursing • Mary M. Keegan, NorthShore University Health System • Vicki A. Keough, Loyola University Chicago Niehoff School of Nursing • Melissa Murphey, Resurrection University • Ann O’Sullivan, Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing • Brian Stahulak, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of ChicagoTMJill Stemmerman, UI Health • Susan Y Swart, ANA-Illinois

 

PNL 2017

Thank you for attending the 20th Annual Power of Nursing Leadership!

If you attended the November 10, 2017 event, please take a few minutes to fill out a SURVEY. Your comments direct and motivate us to exceed your expectations next time.  Fill out the survey by November 29 and be entered to win a FREE Individual Registration for the 2018 Power of Nursing Leadership. 

View and download images from the photo station, the stage program, the exhibits area and the event at large at go.uic.edu/PNL2017_photos.
 

Thank you to the 2017 Keynote Speaker for an inspiring presentation!

Photo of LInda
Calling the Circle: Engaging All Nurses to Improve Health and Healthcare
Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, MPH, MSN, RN, FAAN
 

Congratulations to the 2017 Joan L. Shaver Outstanding Illinois Nurse Leader!

Ann Scott Blouin, PhD, RN, FACHE
Executive Vice President, Customer Relations
The Joint Commission
 

Congratulations to the 2017 SAGE Award Recipients!

Cinthia M. La Porte, MSL, BSN, RN
Manager Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care and Child Life
Ronald McDonald® Children’s Hospital, Loyola University Medical Center

Rosanna Trahey, MBA, BSN, RNC-NIC
Manager of Clinical Operations,  Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
Advocate Children’s Hospital–Oak Lawn
 

Thank you to the 2017 Power of Nursing Leadership Host Committee!

The Host Committee provides vital support to the Power of Nursing Leadership. The UIC College of Nursing is grateful to each member for their leadership and advisement in continuing to create this premier nursing celebration, as well as their thoughtful consideration in selecting nurse leaders who best represent each award.

Laura Ferrio, MBA, MSN, RN, CRRN, NEA-BC
Chief Advancement Officer and Foundation Board President
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Lorna Finnegan, PhD, RN, FAAN
Chairperson, Host Committee

Executive Associate Dean and Associate Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing

Marquis D. Foreman, PhD, RN, FAAN
John L. and Helen Kellogg Dean of Nursing and Professor
Rush University College of Nursing

Mary M. Keegan, MS, RN
Chief Nursing Officer
NorthShore University HealthSystem

Vicki A. Keough, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean and Professor
Loyola University Chicago Niehoff School of Nursing

Melissa Murphey, DNP, FNP-C
Assistant Dean Graduate Nursing Programs and Assistant Professor
Resurrection University

Ann O’Sullivan, MSN, RN, CNE, NE-BC, ANEF
Assistant Dean and Associate Professor
Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Brian M. Stahulak, MBA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC
Sr. Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago®

Jill Stemmerman, DNP, RN, CENP
Associate Chief Nursing Officer
UI Health

Susan Y. Swart, MS, RN, CAE
Executive Director
ANA-Illinois

Steven A. George (Ex-Officio)
Assistant Dean for Advancement
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing
 

Thank you to the 2017 Power of Nursing Leadership Sponsors!

Diamond Leader

Joan L. Shaver Outstanding Illinois Nurse Leader Award Sponsor
UIHSS logo

Silver Leader

Keynote Speaker Sponsor
Shirley Ryan Ability Lab

Bronze Leaders

Table Centerpiece Sponsor
ANA Illinois sponsor logo
Conference Bag Sponsor
Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Loyola University
Morning Networking Sponsor
Resurrection University Logo

Thank you to the 2017 Power of Nursing Leadership Exhibitors!

American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE)
ANA-Illinois
Chamberlain University
HealthCare Associates Credit Union
Illinois Nurses Foundation
Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing
Loyola University Chicago Niehoff School of Nursing
Maxim Healthcare Services
NorthShore University HealthSystem
Northwestern Medicine–Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Nurse.com
Resurrection University
Rush University Medical Center
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
The Joint Commission
The University of Chicago Medicine
UI Health
UIC College of Nursing
UIC College of Nursing Academic Programs
UIC College of Nursing Alumni Board
UIC College of Nursing Institute for Health Care Innovation
 

Congratulations to the 2017 Pinnacle Leaders!

Patricia Martin, Chamberlain University
Eileen Collins, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing
Lucy Bischof, UI Health
Kathleen (Kathy) A. Stevens, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Jeffery Atienza , UI Health
Tanya D. McCarter, UI Health
Eileen French, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Troy Meister, Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital
Nancy Reese, Resurrection University
Yara Anderson, Loyola University Medical Center
Jeanne Jimenez, Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing
M.T. Meadows,  American Organization of Nurse Executives
Katie Gonzalez, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Richard Ray, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Vesna Nunez, NorthShore University HealthSystem
Barbara Buturusis, The Joint Commission
Shonda W. Morrow, Rush University Medical Center
Thomas Starr, Rush University Medical Center
Kay Schneider, Rush University Medical Center
Kelsey Schmitt, Rush University Medical Center
Carolyn Dickens, UI Health
Karen Cotler, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing
Amanda Buechel,  ANA-Illinois Board of Directors
Diane Ryzner, ISAPN Board of Directors
Amy Toncrey, The University of Chicago Medicine
Karen Richey, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago®
Judith McDevitt, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing Alumni Board
JoAnn Allen, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing
Jorgia Briones Connor, Loyola University Chicago Niehoff School of Nursing
Barbara Velsor-Friedrich, Loyola University Chicago Niehoff School of Nursing
Patricia Lynn Stapleton, Loyola University Chicago Niehoff School of Nursing
Ann Halleran, Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers
Mary Jane Welch, Rush University College of Nursing
Heidi Cygan, Rush University College of Nursing

PNL 2016

Thank you for attending the 19th Annual Power of Nursing Leadership!

View and download pictures from the photo station, images from the stage program, and candids taken throughout the event at http://go.uic.edu/PNL2016_photos

Thank you to the 2016 Keynote Speaker for an inspiring presentation!


The Power in You to Make a Difference
Rosemary Gibson, MSc
 

Congratulations to the 2016 Joan L. Shaver Illinois Outstanding Nurse Leader!

Margaret Faut Callahan, PhD, CRNA, FNAP, FAAN
Provost, Health Sciences Division
Loyola University Chicago
 

Congratulations to the 2016 SAGE Award Recipients!

Linda Witek Janusek, PhD, RN, FAAN
Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing Endowed Chair for Research and Professor
Loyola University Chicago Niehoff School of Nursing

JoEllen Wilbur, PhD, RN, FAAN
Endowed Independence Foundation Chair in Nursing, Associate Dean for Research and Professor
Rush University College of Nursing
 

Thank you to the 2016 Power of Nursing Leadership Host Committee!

The Host Committee provides vital support to the Power of Nursing Leadership. The UIC College of Nursing is grateful to each member for their leadership and advisement in continuing to create this premier nursing celebration, as well as their thoughtful consideration in selecting nurse leaders who best represent each award.

Dale E. Beatty, MSN, BSN, RN, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Officer
UI Health

Laura Ferrio, MBA, MSN, RN, CRRN, NEA-BC
Vice President, Patient Care Services and Chief Nurse Executive
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Marquis D. Foreman, PhD, RN, FAAN
John L. and Helen Kellogg Dean of Nursing and Professor
Rush University College of Nursing

Mary Keegan, MS, RN
Chief Nursing Officer
NorthShore University HealthSystem

Vicki A. Keough, PhD, APRN-BC, ACNP, FAAN
Dean and Professor
Loyola University Chicago Niehoff School of Nursing

Ann O’Sullivan, MSN, RN, CNE, NE-BC, ANEF
Assistant Dean and Associate Professor
Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing

Michelle Stephenson, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Susan Y. Swart, MS, RN, CAE
Executive Director
ANA-Illinois

Julie Zerwic, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN
Chairperson, Host Committee
Executive Associate Dean and Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing
 

Thank you to the 2016 Power of Nursing Leadership Sponsors!

Diamond Leader

Joan L. Shaver Illinois Outstanding Nurse Leader Award Sponsor
UIHSS logo

Silver Leader

SAGE Awards Sponsor
NorthShore University Health System Logo

Bronze Leaders

Conference Bag Sponsor
Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Loyola University

Photo Sponsor
Resurrection University Logo

Table Centerpiece Sponsor
ANA Illinois sponsor logo

Major Media Sponsor
Nurse.com sponsor logo

Thank you to the 2016 Power of Nursing Leadership Exhibitors!

Advocate Health Care
ANA-Illinois
Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing
Chamberlain College of Nursing
Gebauer Company/Pain Ease
HealthCare Associates Credit Union
Illinois Nurses Foundation
Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing
Loyola University Chicago Niehoff School of Nursing
Loyola University Health Systems
Medical Staffing Network
NorthShore University HealthSystem
Northwestern Medicine
Nurse.com
Olivet Nazarene University
Resurrection University
Rush University College of Nursing
Rush University Medical Center
The University of Chicago Medicine
UI Health
UIC College of Nursing
UIC College of Nursing Academic Programs
UIC College of Nursing Alumni Board
UIC College of Nursing Institute for Health Care Innovation
 

Congratulations to the 2016 Pinnacle Leaders!

Sandy Alexander, NorthShore University HealthSystem
Pamela Bell, Presence Health
JoAnn Bennett, Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital
Elizabeth Carlson, Rush University College of Nursing
Diane Cesarone, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing
Carl Crowder, Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing
Lauren Diegel-Vacek, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing
Michelle Dignan, Little Company of Mary Hospital
Renee Fasanella, NorthShore University HealthSystem
Lorna Finnegan, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing
Mary Gollinger, Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital
Laura Griffith-Gilbert, Rush University Medical Center
Krystal Hanrahan, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Gloria Henderson, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing Alumni Board
Robin Johnson, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing
Donna Kahn, The University of Chicago Medicine
Maripat King, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing
Jeri Klecki, UI Health
Winnie Lau, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital
Sarah Livesay, Rush University College of Nursing
Renee Luvich, Rush University Medical Center
Karen Mahnke, Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital
Masako Mayahara, Rush University College of Nursing
Maribeth Mielnicki, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Patricia Murphy, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Beena Peters, UI Health
Carrie Pike, Rush University Medical Center
Cathlin Poronsky, Loyola University Chicago Niehoff School of Nursing
Barbara Pudelek, Loyola University Medical Center
Charlotte Ramazinski, Rush University Medical Center
Monique Ridosh, Loyola University Chicago Niehoff School of Nursing
Beverly Robins, UI Health
Karen L. Saban, Loyola University Chicago
Lynne Schaefer, OnCourse Learning
Toni Scott, Yogatones (Health & Wellbeing)
Jan Snow, Chamberlain College of Nursing
Mary Webb, Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing

PNL 2015

Thank you for attending the 18th Annual Power of Nursing Leadership event!

You can view photos from the event on Facebook on the UIC College of Nursing Page and the Power of Nursing Leadership Page. (Keep checking back as photos will be loaded throughout the next few weeks.)

Thank you to the 2015 Keynote Speaker for an inspiring presentation!

Photo of Dr. Joanne Disch
The Power of the Nursing Lens
Joanne Disch, PhD, RN, FAAN

Congratulations to the 2015 Joan L. Shaver Illinois Outstanding Nurse Leader:

Susan M. Swider, PhD, APHN-BC, FAAN
Professor
Rush University College of Nursing

Congratulation to the 2015 SAGE Award Recipients!

Carol J. Farran, DNSc, RN, FAAN
Professor and The Nurses Alumni Association Chair in Health and the Aging Process
Rush University College of Nursing

Jacqueline J. Medland, PhD, RN
Regional Vice President, Patient Care Services and Chief Nurse Executive
Presence St. Joseph's Medical Center and Presence St. Mary's Hospital

Thank you to the 2015 Power of Nursing Leadership Host Committee:

The Host Committee provides vital support to the Power of Nursing Leadership. The UIC College of Nursing is grateful to each member for their leadership and advisement in continuing to create this premier nursing celebration, as well as their thoughtful consideration in selecting nurse leaders who best represent each award.

CHAIRPERSON
Julie Zerwic, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN
Executive Associate Dean and Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing

MEMBERS
Dale E. Beatty, MSN, BSN, RN, NEA-BC

Chief Nursing Officer
University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System

Beth A. Brooks, PhD, RN, FACHE
President
Resurrection University

Laura Ferrio, MBA, MSN, RN, CRRN, NEA-BC
Vice President, Patient Care Services and Chief Nurse Executive
The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Mary Keegan, MS, RN
Vice President
NorthShore University HealthSystem

Vicki A. Keough, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN
Dean and Professor
Loyola University Chicago Niehoff School of Nursing

Colleen J. Klein, PhD, RN, FNP-BC
Vice President Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer
OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center

Cheryl Portner, MSN, RN
Vice President Staff Development & Training/Nurse Executive
OnCourse Learning

Michelle Stephenson, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Senior Vice President, Chief Patient Care Services Officer & Chief Nursing Officer
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Susan Y. Swart, MS, RN, CAE
Executive Director
ANA-Illinois

JoEllen Wilbur, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor and Endowed Independence Chair in Nursing, Associate Dean for Research
Rush University

Thank you to the 2015 Power of Nursing Leadership Sponsors:

Diamond Leader Joan L. Shaver Outstanding Illinois Nurse Leader Award Sponsor:

UIHSS logo


Silver Leader Keynote Speaker Sponsor:

Resurrection University Logo


Silver Leader SAGE Awards Sponsor:

NorthShore University Health System Logo


Bronze Leader Conference Bag Sponsor:

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Loyola University


Bronze Leader Table Centerpiece Sponsor:

ANA Illinois sponsor logo


Major Media Sponsor:

OnCourse LearningNurse.com sponsor logo


Thank you to the 2015 Power of Nursing Leadership Exhibitors:

Almost Home Kids
ANA-Illinois
Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing
Chamberlain College of Nursing
DePaul University
Healthcare Associates Credit Union
Illinois Nurses Foundation
Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing
Loyola University Chicago Niehoff School of Nursing
Maxim Healthcare Services
MDF Instruments USA
Medical Staffing Network
NorthShore University HealthSystem
Northwestern Medicine
Nurse.com
Resurrection University
Rush University College of Nursing
Rush University Medical Center Nursing Administration
The University of Chicago Medicine
UIC College of Nursing
UIC College of Nursing Alumni Board
UIC College of Nursing Women, Children and Family Health Science and Health Systems Science
UIC College of Nursing Institute for Healthcare Innovation
University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System

Congratulations to the 2015 Power of Nursing Leadership Pinnacle Leaders!

Eileen O’Connell from Rush University Medical Center
Deborah Race from Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing
Mary Carol Racelis from Rush University Medical Center
Shirley Belocura from  University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System
Marisa Streelman from Rush University Medical Center
Daniel Fraczkowski from ANA-Illinois
Kydie Schriver from Rush University Medical Center
Mary Barton from Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing
Dragana Bukorovic from University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System
Mary Grimm from Little Company of Mary Hospital

Marlene G.S. Sefton from UIC College of Nursing
Stacy Baker from Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center
Mary Ann Medina from University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System
Sandi Tenfelde from Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing
Sue Gail Boyer from UIC College of Nursing
Rose Suhayda from Rush University College of Nursing
Jeny Matthewa from Resurrection University
Linda Janusek from Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing
Cheryl Portner from OnCourse Learning
Julie Duff from Resurrection University
Ann Edlbauer from Loyola University Medical Center
Pamela F. Levin from Rush University College of Nursing
Maria Pasquale from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Carrie Vournazos from Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital
Rosalia (Rose) Mader from Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage and Delnor Hospitals
Marcia Murphy from Rush University College of Nursing
Tekesha Pate from Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Laurie Johnson from NorthShore University HealthSystem Highland Park Hospital
Sabina Dambrauskas from UIC College of Nursing Alumni Association
Eva Hernandez from UIC College of Nursing
Olimpia Paun from Rush University College of Nursing
Barbara Berger from UIC College of Nursing
Kaliegh Nolan from Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Paulette Espina-Gabrielle from NorthShore University HealthSystem
Brooke Thornton from The University of Chicago Medicine
Svetlana “Lana” Janssen from The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Susan King from Chamberlain College of Nursing

PNL 2014

Insite the Hilton, large spread of tables with people looking at speaker on the podium
Another amazing turnout for the Power of Nursing Leadership event hosted at the Chicago Hilton

Thank you for attending the Power of Nursing Leadership
See and download more photos from the event here...

The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing hosted its 17th annual Power of Nursing Leadership Event on November 6th in Chicago. Almost 500 nurse leaders from throughout Illinois attended to connect with their peers.

"In this era of health care challenges, it is more important than ever to recognize strong nursing leadership", says Terri E. Weaver, Dean of the UIC College of Nursing.  "The Power of Nursing Leadership Event is an opportunity to celebrate the impact of the most outstanding nurse-leaders who are shaping health care throughout Illinois", Weaver said.

Several awards were presented at the event. The Joan L. Shaver Illinois Nurse Leader Award recognized Dr. Michelle Janney, Senior Vice President and Wood-Prince Family Chief Nurse Executive from Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.  This award is given to an outstanding nurse leader who is highly influential in shaping quality health care in Illinois through hard work, dedication, supremely skilled leadership, and the courage to break through barriers.

Another award offered each year is the SAGE Award which recognizes nurses who have made a significant impact on the lives and careers of others through their actions as role models, facilitators and mentors. Recipients of the SAGE Award were Dr. Elaine Graf who is the Research and Funding Coordinator for the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Dr. Mariann Piano who is Department Head and Professor in Biobehavioral Health Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing.

27 extraordinary Pinnacle Leaders were selected by their peers to be recognized at the event.

The day’s Mary Mullane Keynote Speaker was Angela Barton McBride, a renowned women’s health researcher in the areas of psychology of parenthood and psychiatric nursing. McBride is distinguished professor and dean emerita at the Indiana University School of Nursing. She brought her leadership experience as well as her extensive scholarship in leadership development to the day’s keynote address. McBride has more than 300 publications, including books and articles in top nursing journals.

Dr. McBride has served as president of Sigma Theta Tau International, the honor society of nursing; the National Advisory Mental Health Council of the Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration; on the advisory committee of NIH’s Office of Research on Women’s Health; and as president of the American Academy of Nursing. She has received numerous honors throughout her career, including election to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies and designation as a “Living Legend” by the American Academy of Nursing.

Another celebratory PNL event!

Pinnacle Award Winners: Dr. Elaine Graf (SAGE Award), Dr. Michelle Janney (Joan L. Shaver Award Recipient), Dean Terri Weaver & Dr. Mariann Piano (SAGE Award)
Award Winners: Dr. Elaine Graf (SAGE Award), Dr. Michelle Janney (Joan L. Shaver Award Recipient), Dean Terri Weaver & Dr. Mariann Piano (SAGE Award)

Thank you to the 2014 Power of Nursing Leadership Sponsors

This year's sponsors were:

Thank you to the 2014 Power of Nursing Leadership Host Committee

The Host Committee provides vital support to the Power of Nursing Leadership.  The UIC College of Nursing is grateful to each member for their leadership and advisement in continuing to create this premier nursing celebration, as well as their thoughtful consideration in selecting nurse leaders who best represent each award.

CHAIRPERSON
Julie Zerwic, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN

Executive Associate Dean and Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing

MEMBERS
Dale Beatty, MS, RN

Chief Nursing Officer
University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System

Jean Blake, BSN, MJ
System Vice President, Clinical Operations and Nursing
Presence Health

Beth A. Brooks, PhD, RN, FACHE
President
Resurrection University

Jean Doerge, MSN, MBA
Chief Nurse Executive and Vice President of Quality
Unity Point Health-Trinity

Laura Ferrio, MBA, MSN, RN, CRRN, NEA-BC
Vice President, Patient Care Services and Chief Nurse Executive
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Marquis Foreman, PhD, RN, FAAN
Acting Dean and Professor
Rush University College of Nursing

Vicki Keough, PhD, APRN-BC, ACNP, FAAN
Dean and Professor
Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Colleen Klein, PhD, RN
Vice President, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer
OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center

Cheryl Portner, MSN, RN
Vice President, Staff Development and Training/Nurse Executive
Gannett Health Care Group

Jill Rogers, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
Vice President of Resident Care
ViLiving

Nancy Semerdjian, MBA, RN, CAN-BC, FACHE
Chief Nursing Officer
NorthShore University HealthSystem

Michelle Stephenson, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Chief Patient Care Services Officer and Chief Nurse Executive
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital

Susan Y. Swart, MS, RN, CAE
Executive Director
ANA-Illinois

JoEllen Wilbur, PhD, APN, FAAN
Professor and Endowed Independence Nursing Chair Associate Dean for Research
Rush University, College of Nursing

 

PNL 2013

 The 2013 CON Power of Nursing Leadership was a big success, Over 500 people attended. 

Speaker

We were honored to present the 2013 Power of Nursing Leadership Keynote Speaker, 

Mary D. Naylor, PhD, RN, FAAN
DirectorNewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health

Mary D. Naylor, PhD, FAAN, RN, is the Marian S. Ware Professor in Gerontology and Director of the NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. Since 1989, Dr. Naylor has led an interdisciplinary program of research designed to improve the quality of care, decrease unnecessary hospitalizations, and reduce health care costs for vulnerable community-based elders.

At a national leadership level, Dr. Naylor is co-faculty director of Living Independently for Elders (LIFE), a component of the federal Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) which was established to provide comprehensive, interdisciplinary, coordinated long term services and support to Medicaid and Medicare enrollees. She is also the National Program Director for the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative, a program created to demonstrate causal linkages between nursing care and patient outcomes, inform related policies and programs, and enable health care stakeholders to better understand and monitor the degree which nursing care influences health care quality.

In addition to her profound research accomplishments, Dr. Naylor's distinguished career is marked by prestigious appointments and awards. Among these, she was appointed to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission in 2010, is a member of the RAND Health Board, the National Quality Forum Board of Directors, and is the founding-chair of the Board of the Long-Term Quality Alliance. She was elected to the National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine in 2005. In 2004, she was the first nurse selected as a McCann Scholar. In 2010, Dr. Naylor was chosen by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) to receive the Policy Luminary Award, established in 2009 to recognize outstanding nursing leaders for their contributions to public policy.

Thank you to the 2013 Power of Nursing Leadership Sponsors

This year's sponsors were:

Thank you to the 2013 Power of Nursing Leadership Hosts

The Host Committee provides vital support to the Power of Nursing Leadership.  The UIC College of Nursing is grateful to each member for their leadership and advisement in continuing to create this premier nursing celebration, as well as their thoughtful consideration in selecting nurse leaders who best represent each award.

CHAIRPERSON
Julie Zerwic PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN

Executive Associate Dean & Professor 
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing

MEMBERS
Dale Beatty, RN, MS
Senior Healthcare Executive and Chief Nursing Officer

Jean Blake, BSN, MJ
System VP, Clinical Operations and Nursing
Presence Health

Melanie Dreher, RN, PhD, FAAN 
Professor and John and Helen Kellogg Dean of Nursing
Rush University, College of Nursing

Laura Ferrio, RN, MSN, MBA, CRRN
Vice President, Patient Care Services and Chief Nurse Executive
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Vicki Keough, PhD, APRN-BC, ACNP, FAAN
Professor and Dean 
Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Carole Miserendino, DrPH, RN
Vice President, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer
Presence OUR LADY of the Resurrection Medical Center

Cheryl Portner, RN, MSN 
VP Staff Development & Training/Nurse Executive, Chicago
Gannett Healthcare Group

Jill Rogers, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
Director, Professional Practice and Development
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Nancy Semerdjian, MBA, RN, CNA-BC, FACHE 
Chief Nursing Officer 
NorthShore University HealthSystem

Jodi S. Joyce, BSN, RN, MBA
Associate VP for Quality & Patient Safety
University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System

Susan Y. Swart, MS, RN, CAE
Executive Director
ANA-ILLINOIS

JoEllen Wilbur, PhD, APN, FAAN
Professor and Associate Dean for Research 
Independence Foundation Chair in Nursing
Rush University, College of Nursing

Photos 2013

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History

In 1998, leaders within the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Nursing, along with its Alumni Board of Directors and the Alpha Lambda Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, envisioned the inaugural Power of Nursing Leadership Event to celebrate the exceptional nurse leader cadre in this state and the many sectors in which they practice. Inspired by the leadership of our alumni, as well as our academic, health systems, government and corporate partners, the primary goals were to gather highly influential nurse leaders in Illinois and then spotlight their collective influence and dedication to health care throughout the state.  The event has grown exponentially and has become the premier gathering of the most innovative nurse leaders from academia, health systems, government, entrepreneurship, and business.

The following is an overview of the history of PNL, including those who have been honored with the prestigious Joan L. Shaver Illinois Outstanding Nurse Leader Award and the SAGE Award.

HISTORICAL TIMELINE

19th Annual-November 4, 2016

Featured Speaker
Rosemary Gibson, MSc
Senior Advisor
The Hastings Center
The Power in You to Make a Difference

Joan L. Shaver Illinois Outstanding Nurse Leader Award
Margaret Faut Callahan, PhD, CRNA, FNAP, FAAN
Provost, Health Sciences Division
Loyola University Chicago

SAGE Award
Linda Witek Janusek, PhD, RN, FAAN
Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing Endowed Chair for Research and Professor
Loyola University Chicago Niehoff School of Nursing

JoEllen Wilbur, PhD, RN, FAAN
Endowed Independence Foundation Chair in Nursing, Associate Dean for Research and Professor
Rush University College of Nursing

18th Annual-November 6, 2015

Featured Speaker
Joanne Disch, PhD, RN, FAAN
Director, Katharine J. Densford International Center for Nursing Leadership (2000-2012)
President, American Academy of Nursing (2011-2013)
The Power of the Nursing Lens

Joan L. Shaver Illinois Outstanding Nurse Leader Award
Susan M. Swider, PhD, APHN-BC, FAAN
Professor
Rush University College of Nursing

SAGE Award
Carol J. Farran, DNSc, RN, FAAN
Professor and The Nurses Alumni Association Chair in Health and the Aging Process
Rush University College of Nursing

Jacqueline J. Medland, PhD, RN
Regional Vice President, Patient Care Services and Chief Nurse Executive
Presence St. Joseph Medical Center and Present St. Mary’s Hospital

17th Annual-November 6, 2014

Featured Speaker
Angela Barron McBride, PhD, RN, FAAN
Distinguished Professor and University Dean Emerita
Indiana University School of Nursing
21st Century Nursing: The Demand for Leadership

Joan L. Shaver Illinois Outstanding Nurse Leader Award
Michelle Janney, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Senior Vice President and Wood-Prince Family Chief Nurse Executive
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

SAGE Award
Elaine Graf, PhD, RN, NE-BC
Research and Funding Coordinator
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Mariann Piano, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN
Department Head and Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing

16th Annual-November 15, 2013

Featured Speaker
Mary D. Naylor, PhD, RN, FAAN
Marian S. Ware Professor in Gerontology; Director, NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Evidence to Impact—Tackling Care Coordination

Joan L. Shaver Illinois Outstanding Nurse Leader Award
Bernadette Speiser, MSN, CCRN
Nurse Manager, Cardiology Department, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center;
National Cardiology Nurse Consultant, Department of Veteran Affairs

SAGE Award
Jonathan Woods, BSN, RN, NE-BC
Inpatient Children’s Services Manager, Carle Hospital

(Co-winners)
Barbara Berger, PhD, RN, ACRN
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing

Catherine Vincent, PhD, RN
Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing

15th Annual-November 2, 2012

Featured Speaker
Beverly Malone, RN, PhD, FAAN
CEO, National League for Nursing
Leadership: The Power to Care

Joan L. Shaver Illinois Outstanding Nurse Leader Award
Judith Lloyd Storfjell, PhD, RN, FAAN

Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing

SAGE Award
Judi Jennrich, RN, PhD, ACNP
Associate Professor, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Arlene Michaels Miller, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor and Chair, Community, Systems, and Mental Health Nursing, Rush University College of Nursing

14th Annual- November 4, 2011

Featured Speaker
David Satcher, MD, PhD
Former U.S. Surgeon General
New Challenges and Opportunities for Nursing in the 21st Century

Joan L. Shaver Illinois Outstanding Nurse Leader Award
Diana Hackbarth, RN, PhD, FAAN
Professor & Program Director, Loyola University Chicago Niehoff School of Nursing

SAGE Award
Lynda K. Slimmer, PhD, RN, MSN
Clinical Associate Professor and Associate Department Head, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing

Wendy Tuzik Micek, PhD, RN
Market Director of Nursing Science and Magnet, Advocate Christ Medical Center/Hope Children's Hospital

13th Annual - November 19, 2010

Featured Speaker
Ted Kennedy, Jr.
Healthcare Attorney
Healthcare Reform in the Context of Chronic Illness

Joan L. Shaver Illinois Outstanding Nurse Leader Award
Paula A. Hindle, MSN, MBA, RN
VP of Healthcare Services & Chief Nurse Executive, Loyola University Health System

SAGE Award
Maria A. Connolly, PhD, CNE, APN/CNS, FCCM, ANEF
Professor & Director of Research and Grantsmanship, University of St. Francis College of Nursing

Ruth M. Kleinpell, PhD, RN, FAAN, FCCM
Professor, Rush University College of Nursing
Director, Center for Clinical Research and Scholarship, Rush University Medical Center

12th Annual - October 23, 2009

Featured Speaker
Tray Dunaway, MD, FACS, CHCO
“Dotsultant”
Connecting the Dots of Healthcare

Honorary Chair
Jan Schakowsky
U.S. Representative for Illinois’ 9th District

Joan L. Shaver Illinois Outstanding Nurse Leader Award
Beverly J. McElmurry, EdD, RN, FAAN
Professor & Associate Dean, Global Health Leadership, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing

11th Annual - October 24, 2008

Featured Speaker
John Edward Hasse, PhD
Curator of American Music, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History
Leadership Lessons from the Jazz Masters

Honorary Chairs
Ray McCaskey
CEO, Health Care Service Corporation

Patricia Hemingway Hall
President & COO, Health Care Service Corporation

Illinois Nurse Leader Award Winner
Sheila A. Haas, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor & Former Dean, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Loyola University Chicago

10th Annual - October 26, 2007

Featured Speaker
Meagan Johnson
Motivational Speaker
ZAP THE GAP - Solving the Multi-Generational Puzzle

Honorary Chairs
Dick Durbin
United States Senator from Illinois

Ann Lurie
President, Lurie Investments
President, The Ann and Robert H. Lurie Family Foundation

Illinois Nurse Leader Award Winner
Marjorie Beyers, PhD, FN, FAAN
Retired Executive Director, American Organization of Nurse Executives

9th Annual - October 27, 2006

Featured Speaker
Lowell Catlett PhD
Regent’s Professor, New Mexico State University
Healthcare's New Horizons

Honorary Chair
The Honorable Lynn Martin
Former U.S. Secretary of Labor

Ilinois Nurse Leader Winner
Kathryn Christiansen, BSN, MA, DNSc, FAAN
Regional Director for Patient Care, Rush Oak Park Hospital

SAGE Award Winners
Bernadette Biskup, MS, BS
COO, University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago

Margaret E. Faut-Callahan, PhD
Professor & Department.Chair, Adult Health Nursing, Rush University College of Nursing

Meg Gulanick, PhD, APRN, FAAN, FAHA
Professor, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Loyola University Chicago

Leanne Hullett, RN
Dean, Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Laurie Quinn, PhD, MS, BSN, RN
Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing

8th Annual - October 28, 2005

Featured Speaker
Yolanda King
Lecturer & daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Excellence through Diversity

Honorary Chair
Theresa Gutierrez
News Reporter, Channel 7- ABC Chicago

Illinois Nurse Leader Winner
Cynthia Barnes-Boyd PhD, FAAN
Assistant Dean of Community Health & Director UIC Great Cities Neighborhoods Initiative,
University of Illinois at Chicago

SAGE Award Winners
Kathleen Gainor Andreoli, DSN, RN, FAAN
Rush University College of Nursing

Margaret Beaman, PhD, RN
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville

Carol Dittambl
OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center

Marjorie Maurer, RN, MSN, NEA-BC
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital

Margaret (Peg) Stafford, MSN, RN, FAAN
Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Loyola University Chicago

7th Annual - October 22, 2004

Featured Speaker
Linda Ellerbee
Journalist
The Nurses That Shape Health Care

Honorary Chair
Barack Obama
Illinois State Senator & Democratic Candidate for the United States Senate

Illinois Nurse Leader Winner
Laura Leigh Ferrio, RN, MSN, MBS, CRRN
VP of Patient Care Services & Chief Nursing Executive, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

SAGE Award Winners
Ginger Barthel, RN FACHE
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Ann Minnick, PhD, RN
Rush University College of Nursing

Sandra W. Reifsteck, MS, RN, CNAA
Carle Clinic, Champaign

6th Annual - October 17, 2003

Featured Speaker
Bernie Siegel, MD
Motivational Speaker
Spotlight on Healers

Honorary Chairs
Danny K. Davis
U.S. Representative for Illinois’ 7th District

Deanna Lites
Health Reporter
Channel 5 - NBC Chicago

Illinois Nurse Leader Winner
Darcie Brazel, RN, MS
VP of Operations & Chief Nursing Executive
Advocate Christ Medical Center

SAGE Award Winners
Dr. Roberta Fruth, RN, MS, PhD, FAAN
Consultant

Gloria Henderson, MSN, RN
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing

Donna King, BSN, MBA, RN, NE-BC, FACHE
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Susan Nick, PhD, RN
Weiss Memorial Hospital

Diane Dudas Sheehan, CNP
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Mary Uscian, RN, MS
Tri-County Community Health Center
Northern Illinois University School of Nursing

5th Annual - October 11, 2002

Featured Speaker
Maya Angelou
Poet, Author, Actor, Educator, Playwright, Activist, Producer
Powering Our Spirit

Honorary Chair
J. Dennis Hastert
Former U.S. Speaker of the House & U.S. Representative for Illinois’ 14th District

Illinois Nurse Leader Winner
Mary Ann McDermott, RN, MSN, EdD, FAAN
Professor, Department of Health Promotion, Primary Care, Health Systems, and Dietetics
Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Loyola University Chicago

SAGE Award Winners
Christine Budzinsky
St. Alexius Medical Center

Karyn Holm, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAHA
DePaul University

Mary Reed, MS, BSN, RN, CPHA
Mercer County Health Department

4th Annual - October 19, 2001

Featured Speaker
Gail R. Wilensky, PhD
Senior Fellow, Project HOPE
Taking the Lead: Policy, Politics and Healthcare

Honorary Chair
Margaret Corbett Daley
First Lady of Chicago

Illinois Nurse Leader Winner
Kathy Reno, MBA, BSN, RN
Executive VP & COO, Northwest Community Healthcare

SAGE Award Winners
Anne Zimmerman, RN
Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Loyola University Chicago

Jane Llewellyn, RN, DNSc
Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center

Felissa Lashley, RN
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville

3rd Annual - October 22, 2000

Featured Speaker
Stuart H. Altman, PhD
Economist & Health Policy Expert, Brandeis University
Advancing Health Care: Trends Beyond Tomorrow

Honorary Chairs
Corinne Wood
Lieutenant Governor of Illinois

Eric Crowell
President & CEO, Trinity Regional Health System

Illinois Nurse Leader Winner
Cheryl Crowley Shraeder RN, PhD, FAAN
Head of Outcomes/Performance, Carle Coordinated Care Services

SAGE Award Winners
Julia Lane, PhD, RN
Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Loyola University Chicago

Laverne Knight Hansen
Cook County Hospital

Virginia Ohlson, PhD, RN, FAAN
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing

2nd Annual - October 15, 1999

Featured Speakers
Martin J. Hatlie and Constance M. Crowley Ganser
Reducing Health Care Risk: Innovating Failsafe Systems

Honorary Chairs
John Edward Porter
U.S. Congressman for Illinois’ 10th District

Richard Risk
President & CEO, Advocate Health Care

Carmen Velasquez
Executive Director, Alivio Medical Center

Illinois Nurse Leader Winner
Judith Hicks, RN, MSN
President, CM Healthcare Resources

Nursing Innovators Award Winners
Bonnie Leinart, MSN, RN
Trinity Regional Health System

Margaret Faut-Callahan, DNSc, CRNA, FAAN
Rush University College of Nursing

Kathleen Simon, RN
Unicom Corporation

Jean Lytle, PhD
Deicke Center for Nursing Education, Elmhurst College

Inaugural Power of Nursing Leadership Event - November 17, 1998

Featured Speaker
Susan D. Horn, PhD
Institute for Clinical Outcomes Research
Seeking Optimal Healthcare Value; The Power of Outcomes Research

Honorary Chairs
Kathleen Murray
Executive VP & CEO, Northwestern Memorial Corporation

Mary Lou Kearns
Kane County Coroner & Democratic Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Illinois

Illinois Nurse Leader Winner
Sister Sheila Lyne, RSM
Commissioner, Chicago Department of Public Health

 

 

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