Cameos of Caring

2019 Cameos of Caring Awards

The 2019 Cameos of Caring recipients will be honored on Thursday, November 14, 2019, at the Schuster Performing Arts Center.

  • Social hour will begin at 6 p.m. Dinner and the awards ceremony will follow at 7 p.m.
  • $100 per person. $40 of your cost is a gift that will benefit scholarships for our students.

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.


Jeremy Andress - Grandview Medical Center

Jeremy Andress truly understands what it means to be called to care.

Donna Braun-Slyman - Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton

Donna Braun-Slyman “is always going above and beyond to give her patients the best care,” her teammates say

Leslie Clarkston - Springfield Regional Medical Center

Leslie Clarkston began her employment at Springfield Regional Medical Center five years ago as a participan

Elizabeth Hannon - Greene Memorial Hospital

Elizabeth Hannon is a very caring, compassionate nurse who is frequently recognized by patients and peers.

Sandra Hess - Mercy Health Urbana

Sandra Hess started working at Mercy Health Urbana in a non-medical capacity when she was very young; but s

Brenna Manchester - Miami Valley Hospital

Brenna Manchester comes by her love of nursing honestly: “My grandma is the one who inspired me,” she says.

Haley McHale - Kettering Medical Center

Haley McHale treats patients as if they were her own family—from entertaining their children to sitting wit

Sherry Neanover - Fort Hamilton Hospital

Last Christmas season, a woman approached Sherry Neanover in a store; she remembered her first name, and to

Gail Nickell - Southview Medical Center

Gail Nickell is described by her peers as a nurse who always goes above and beyond for her co-workers, phys

Michael Prince - Indu and Raj Soin Medical Center

Michael Prince is a CCRN, but to his co-workers in the ICU unit at Soin Medical Center, he’s much more: the

Kari Roberts - Dayton Children’s Hospital

Kari Roberts wears many hats in the hematology/oncology department at Dayton Children’s Hospital, and she w

Karen Rush - Fidelity Health Care

Karen Rush’s first experience in a hospital came a few weeks after high school—when a serious auto accident

Jamie Simon - Upper Valley Medical Center

Jamie Simon always provides exceptional patient care at Upper Val

Wendy Smith - Good Samaritan Hospital

To her patients, Wendy Smith is calm and encouraging.

Crystal Watson - Atrium Medical Center

Crystal Watson is hailed as a team player.

Katie Williams - Sycamore Medical Center

As both a nurse at Franklin Emergency Center and as a paramedic for the city of Franklin, Katie Williams br