2013 WSNA Recognition Awards

Recognizing the Exceptional

May 2, 2013 — Tulalip, Washington

We honor the outstanding achievements of several of our nursing colleagues and community partners. These awards are given every two years in recognition of significant personal and professional contributions of individuals or groups benefitting the advancement of nurses, the profession and the association.

WSNA Honorary Recognition Awards

Honorary Recognition – RN Candidate

Pamela Mitchell, PhD, RN, FAAN
In recognition of her distinguished service to WSNA and ANA and her role as a tireless advocate for nurses, healthcare and the profession

Honorary Recognition – Lay Candidate

Barbara Bergeron
In recognition of her 44 years of distinguished service to WSNA and ANA and her outstanding support for registered nurses and the nursing profession in Washington State

Marguerite Cobb Public Health / Community Health Nurse

Barbara Bly, BSN, RN
In recognition of her lifelong contributions and leadership in community health nursing and WSNA

Joanna Boatman Staff Nurse Leadership

John Tweedy, RN, CNOR
In recognition of his leadership and significant contributions to the economic and general welfare of nurses and nursing

ANA Honorary Membership Recognition

Julia Weinberg, RN
In recognition of her lifelong leadership, distinguished service and valuable contributions to WSNA, ANA and the nursing profession

Community Partner

Alex Truchot, MM, HEM
President, Washington State Healthcare Safety Council
In recognition of his distinguished service and valuable assistance to the nursing profession

Professional Nursing & Health Care Council Recognition Awards

Best Practice

Sandy Abernathy, RN
Recognizing best practice in the daily care of patients / clients

Nurse Leadership & Management

Jennifer Graves, MS, RN
Recognizing excellence in nursing leadership and management


Debbie Brinker, MSN, RN
Recognizing excellence in nursing education

Ethics & Human Rights

Margarethe Cammermeyer, PhD, RN
Recognizing excellence in ethics and human rights


Marie-Anne Sanon, PhD, MN, RN
Recognizing excellence in nursing research that addresses practice issues

Founded in 1908, WSNA is the professional organization representing more than 16,000 registered nurses in Washington State. WSNA effectively advocates for the improvement of health standards and availability of quality health care for all people; promotes high standards for the nursing profession; and advances the professional and economic development of nurses.

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