2013 Award Recipients

The following SUNA members and SUNA chapters were recognized with awards at SUNA's 44th Annual Conference in Chicago in October 2013.


President's Trophies

In Recognition of Outstanding Contributions to the Specialty of Urologic Nursing
Barbara Broome, PhD, RN, FAAN - Read her testimonial

In Recognition of Outstanding Contributions to SUNA
Christine Bradway, PhD, RN, CRNP


Chapter Awards

Chapter of the Year
Upper Midwest

Little Chapter with a Big Heart
Yakima Valley

Most Improved Chapter
Delaware Valley

Chapter With Best Communication
Chicago Metro

Chapter with Exceptional Educational Programs
Mississipi Valley

Chapter with Exceptional Contribution to SUNA
Great Lakes

Chapter with Exceptional Community Activity
Central New York


Chapter Enhancement Scholarships

Dallas/Fort Worth


Regional Members of the Year

Northeast: Kay Rust, FNP, CUNP
Southeast: Myra Joseph, RN
North Central: Katy Bortel, MS, RN, CCRP; Susanne Quallich, ANP-BC, NP-C, CUNP
Western: Lane Biag, BSN, CURN


Ardeth Hale Leadership Award

Jean Lewis, BSN, APRN, ANP


Ron Brady Career Mobility Scholarship

Jessica Hus, RN, CURN


Macfarlane Award

Victoria Peck, RN, CURN


Suszette McKay Memorial Excellence in Urologic Nursing Award

Vanessa Spears, MHA, BSN, RN, CURN


Jan LeBouton Certification Scholarship

Debbie Miller, LPN


Recertification Scholarships

Donna Canada, RN, CURN
Margaret Hayes, BSN, RN, CURN


Annual Conference Scholarships

Karen Dziuba, MSN, RN, CUNP - Read her testimonial
Christie Rickard, MA - Read her testimonial
Amy Saunders, BSN, RN, CAAN, CURN - Read her testimonial
Irene Stazzone, RN, CURN - Read her testimonial


Lectureships Awards

Vance Caselman Lectureship
Sponsored by the Kansas City Chapter of SUNA
Valre Welch, MSN, RN, CPNP and Shelly King, MSN, RN, CPNP
“Games Your Mother Never Taught You”

Russell Church Memorial Lectureship
Sponsored by the New England Chapter of SUNA
Lori Cornelius, RN, CURN and Julie Starr, APRN
“Pelvic Muscle Rehabilitation: Nursing Guidelines for Practice”

Arthur T. Evans Lectureship
Sponsored by the American Urological Association
Susanne Quallich, ANP-BC, NP-C, CUNP
“Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Testicular Pain: State of the Science”

Ruth Hughes Memorial Lectureship
Sponsored by the Greater Houston Chapter of SUNA
Michelle Lajiness, FNP-BC
“The Aging Underactive Bladder”

Wyland Leadbetter Lectureship
Sponsored by the Upper Midwest Chapter of SUNA
Darla Cleaves, CURN, CNOR, CRNFA, MLSO
“Let There Be Light: Laser Safety and the Urology Nurse”

Patricia Putetti Memorial Lectureship
Sponsored by the Mississippi Valley Chapter of SUNA
Monica Davis, MSN, MBA, CRNP
“Pediatric Urology Nemesis: Day and Nighttime Voiding”

Ian Murchie Thompson Memorial Lectureship
Sponsored by the Great Lakes Chapter of SUNA
Jeffrey Albaugh, PhD, APRN, CUCNS
“Sex and Drugs”

Past Presidents’ Lectureship
Sponsored by the Past Presidents of SUNA
Phippa Aslet, BA, RN, and Bruce Turner, MSc, BN, RN
“Evidence-Based Preparation of Prostate Biopsy: UK Perspective”


Score with 4! Membership Recruiters

Concetta Pinto, BSN, RN ~ Top Membership Recruiter
Angela Williams, BSN, CURN ~ Winner of the drawing for free registration to SUNA Annual Conference or Annual Symposium


Urologic Nursing Writer's Awards

Urologic Nursing Catherine-Ann Lawrence Literary Excellence Award
Nancy Steele, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC; Linda Yoder, PhD, MBA, RN, AOCN, FAAN
"Military Women's Urinary Patterns, Practices, and Complications in Deployment Settings" (published March/April 2013)

Urologic Nursing Outstanding Reviewer Award
Karen Sasso, MSN, RN, APN, CCCN-AP