Cameos of Caring

This is the 17th year that Wright State University's College of Nursing and Health has recognized outstanding bedside Registered Nurses in the Miami Valley for their contributions to health care delivery. When we began the awards gala tradition in 2001, 12 health care agencies participated in this special program; we had our highest participation in 2007 with 19 agencies joining us. We are proud to host an event that spotlights Registered Nurses who have made a difference in our community. We are also proud to announce that since we began our awards gala in 2001, we have raised over $450,000 in scholarship funds for Wright State University nursing students.


Jeff Ayres - Mercy Health Urbana

Jeff Ayres has been at Mercy Health Urbana for five years now, and he exudes, “I love my job; I love the pe

Erin Black - Dayton Children's Hospital

Erin Black has been with the Emergency Department at Dayton Children’s Hospital “for a very long time,” and

Vickie Clark - Sycamore Medical Center

Vickie Clark serves as the Clinical Care Coordinator on Unit Two at Sycamore Medical Center.

Elizabeth Clark - Fidelity Health Care

Elizabeth Clark, orthopedic case manager at Fidelity Health Care, says, “Nursing has taught me many lessons

Sandy Crow - Mercy Health Springfield

Sandy Crow is an advocate for the patient, at the bedside and with physicians; everything she does is with

Kandi Diamond - Upper Valley Medical Center

“I have always known that I was going to be a nurse,” Kandi Diamond says matter-of-factly.

Brandon Farler - Atrium Medical Center

Brandon Farler, a clinical nurse in Atrium Medical Center’s Intensive Care Unit, strives to make every day

Lori Fenty - Sycamore Medical Center

Lori Fenty is described as a “high performer” who consistently pushes herself to achieve excellence in both

Cheryl Harmon - Greene Memorial Hospital

Cheryl Harmon is respected by her peers and praised for being very positive regardless of the circumstances

Diana Hollen - Kettering Medical Center

Diana Hollen is cited by colleagues as “the epitome of caring and compassion.” She makes time to listen to

Pamela Hoskins - Miami Valley Hospital

Pamela Hoskins brings a wealth of experience to her practice from her 37 years as a bedside nurse, and she

Kelley Jordison - Indu and Raj Soin Medical Center

Kelley Jordison is described with words like “knowledgeable,” “outstanding,” and “caring” and phrases like

Nevia Lennon - Good Samaritan Hospital

Nevia “Via” Lennon is seen as the “go-to” person for fellow clinical nurses who have a question in Good Sam

Jeanne McAleer - Ohio's Hospice of Dayton

Jeanne McAleer has been a hospice nurse with Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton for 10 years, and her contact with he

Karen Muth - Southview Medical Center

Karen Muth exemplifies exceptional caring and patient advocacy, especially through the acute pain program t

Shannon Sears - Fort Hamilton Hospital

Shannon Sears is a role model for the nursing profession.

Lisa Stangle - Southwest Ohio School Nurses Association

Lisa Stangle has served in a leadership position at Southwest Ohio School Nurses Association for four years

Kim Straszheim - Grandview Medical Center

Kim Straszheim’s incredible acts of caring and compassion in nursing were exemplified in an October 2016 in