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

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

Mark your calendars for future Power of Nursing Leadership events at the Hilton Chicago!

  • November 4, 2016
  • November 10, 2017

See PNL 2015 (11/6/2015)


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.


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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 strong 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, this year, new opportunities for participating organizations to promote their achievements.

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

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    PNL 2015

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

    Please take a few minutes to fill out the November 6, 2015 PNL End Survey. Your constructive comments direct and motivate us to exceed your expectations next time. Fill out the survey by February 10th and be entered to win a FREE Individual Registration to the November 4, 2016 Power of Nursing Leadership event!

    Click Here to view and download photos from the event.  You can also view the photos 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 strong 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

    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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