39 Preceptors Recognized for Outstanding Performance

 Published: August 21, 2019

By: Heather Willden

 

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Now in its third year, the AARC Preceptor Recognition Program recognizes preceptors (instructors) whose leadership and mentoring skills stand out. The AARC presented a record-breaking 39 members with this distinction.

Here are your 2019 Awardees:

  • Chelsea Babco, BS, RRT, RRT-ACCS, Seton Medical Center of Austin (TX)
  • Gerri Barnes, BS, RRT, RRT-NPS, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital (IL)
  • Joshua Bishop-Loya, BS, RRT, RRT-ACCS, St. Luke’s Health System (ID)
  • Karina Cicenas, BS, RRT, RRT-NPS, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital (IL)
  • Sandi Cooksey, AAS, RRT, Rush University Medical Center (IL)
  • Ryan Cutro, MSc, RRT, RRT-ACCS, Rush University Medical Center (IL)
  • Gabrielle Davis, MPH, RRT, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS, CHES, CTTS, St. Luke’s Health System (ID)
  • Kathryn Dugan, BSRT, RRT, RRT-NPS, Rush University Medical Center (IL)
  • Ahmad Elshafei, MSc, RRT, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS, Rush University Medical Center (IL)
  • Ryan Forbush, BS, RRT, RRT-NPS, St. Luke’s Health System (ID)
  • Anne Geistkemper, MSc, RRT, RRT-NPS, Rush University Medical Center (IL)
  • Jill Gorlach, BS, RRT, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital (IL)
  • Michal Graca, MS, RRT RRT-NPS, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital (IL)
  • Marcella Herrera-Jaramillo, BS, RRT, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital (TX)
  • Virginia Holmgren, BSRC, RRT, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS, St. Luke’s Health System (ID)
  • Kylie Howard, BS, RRT, RRT-NPS, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital (IL)
  • Abbey Hudgins, MS, RRT, RRT-NPS, St. David’s Medical Center (TX)
  • Denise Kimbrough, BS, RRT RRT-NPS, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital (IL)
  • Doris Kimbrough, AAS, RRT RRT-NPS, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital (IL)
  • Andrew Klein, MSc, RRT, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS, AE-C, Rush University Medical Center (IL)
  • Emilee Lamorena, MSc, RRT, RRT-NPS, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital (IL)
  • Connie Lane, MA, RRT, RRT-ACCS (MI)
  • Tatum Lane, BSRC, RRT (TX)
  • Anthonia Lawrence, BS, RRT RRT-NPS, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital (IL)
  • Tiffany Leonard, BS, RRT, Seton Medical Center Williamson (TX)
  • Sara Murphy, MBA, RRT RRT-NPS, Rush University Medical Center (IL)
  • Crystal Nolin, BS, RRT, RRT-ACCS, Rush University Medical Center (IL)
  • Afrah Obaidan, MSc, RRT RRT-NPS, Rush University Medical Center (IL)
  • Jeremy Parks, BS, RRT, Barnes-Jewish Hospital (MO)
  • Mia Penn, BSRT, RRT, The Ohio State University Medical Center (OH)
  • Andrea Quach, BSRT, RRT, The Ohio State University Medical Center (OH)
  • Nathan Rodrigues, MSIS, RRT, RRT-SDS, RRT-NPS, EMT-B, Texas State University (TX)
  • Stephen Russell, BA, RRT (TX)
  • D. Owen Seatz Jr., MEd, RRT, Saint Alphonsus (ID)
  • Camille Stover, MET, RRT, Saint Alphonsus (ID)
  • Maliha Syed, MSc, RRT, RRT-ACCS, Rush University Medical Center (IL)
  • Mary Vrskovy, BS, RRT, RRT-NPS, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital (IL)
  • Tyler Weiss, MSc, RRT, RRT-ACCS, AE-C, Rush University Medical Center (IL)
  • Sara Wells, BSRC, RRT, University Medical Center at Brackenridge (TX)

– Recognized each year of the award program

“It is an honor to have the opportunity to recognize members who work hard to promote and advance the profession,” said Shawna Strickland, PhD, CAE, RRT, FAARC, AARC associate executive director of member services. “Members who receive this distinction are great examples and leaders to our community.”

Looking for more?

Last September, we hosted a panel discussion to discuss tips for having an effective preceptor program. See what they had to say.

Email newsroom@aarc.org with questions or comments, we’d love to hear from you.

Heather Willden

Heather Willden is the Director of Communications and Media for the AARC where she develops strategic content for the association and respiratory therapists everywhere. Connect with her about public relations and stories by email, AARConnect or LinkedIn. When she’s not working, you can find her podcasting with her husband, exploring new hiking trails, photographing, and spending time with her family.

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