ANA-NY Salutes 2nd Cohort of Future Nurse Leaders

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ANA-NY Salutes 2nd Cohort of Future Nurse Leaders

Award recognizes nursing students for outstanding leadership 

Albany, NY, June 19, 2015 – The American Nurses Association - New York (ANA-NY) is proud to introduce its second group of Future Nurse Leaders. The student recognition program was so successful last year that the number of students honored was increased to 29, up from 22 in 2014. The award recognizes students graduating from nursing schools around the state for their scholarship, professional dedication and commitment to community service.

 The 2015 cohort of ANA-NY Future Nurse Leaders is:

 Regina Alexander, New York University College of Nursing

  • Kristie L. Ambrosino, Suffolk County Community College
  • Iddan Brown, York College / City University of New York
  • Leeann Campbell, Monroe College School of Nursing
  • Amanda Campe, Finger Lakes Community College
  • Laura Chamberlin, Maria College
  • Michaela Finnegan, Hartwick College
  • Amrinder Jawandha, Farmingdale State College
  • Tyler Jobson, Nyack College
  • Nancy Joseph-Sloman, Russell Sage College
  • Nazish Khalid, Molloy College
  • Amanda LaPlante, The Belanger School of Nursing
  • Anna Lind, Roberts Wesleyan College
  • Dawn Machesney, Pace University, Lienhard School of Nursing
  • Andrea Masiello, St. John Fisher College
  • Brian O'Connell, Finger Lakes Health College of Nursing
  • Veronica C. Pasha, Hunter Bellevue School of Nursing, Hunter College, CUNY
  • Joshua H. Purcell, St. Joseph's College of Nursing
  • Kelli Rifenburgh, Decker School of Nursing, Binghamton University
  • Mercy Rios-Floyd, Concordia College-New York
  • Leena Shah, St. Paul’s School of Nursing, Staten Island
  • Amanda Siebert, Monroe Community College
  • Brianne Smith, Mount Saint Mary College
  • Marisa Stokes, Mohawk Valley Community College
  • Kaitlin Terry, The College at Brockport, State University of New York
  • Erica Thomas, Dominican College of Blauvelt
  • Caitlin Tomko, Department of Nursing, Le Moyne College
  • Lindsay Triplett, Nazareth College
  • Ashley Weigel, Arnot Ogden Medical Center School of Nursing

 “These nurses represent exactly the high standards that ANA-NY is advocating for. By earning a degree in Nursing, they have laid the groundwork for distinguished careers in professional nursing, providing patient care and health care leadership in a wide range of settings and roles,” said Elizabeth "Betty" Mahoney, EdD, RN, President of ANA-NY. “We look forward to getting to know them better and helping them succeed on their chosen career paths.”

 The ANA-NY Future Nurse Leaders were nominated by their schools of nursing as outstanding students, who embody the ethics and values of nursing; demonstrate leadership; make a significant contribution to the overall excellence of their school; set a healthy example and promote a healthy lifestyle; and demonstrate a clear sense of the direction for their future nursing careers.

 Each Future Nurse Leader receives a certificate of recognition, a DVD copy of The American Nurse, and a year’s complimentary membership in the American Nurses Association and ANA-NY.


ANA-New York is the professional association for registered nurses in the state. Launched in December 2012, ANA-New York is dedicated to promoting excellence in nursing practice, seeks to improve the quality of health care services, and promotes professional and leadership development of registered nurses. Learn more at