Mary Ann McLaughlin 
Recipient of the NEF Eleanor C. Lambertsen Memorial Fund Award in 2014- 2015, with Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. Vice President, Cynthia Sculco at the Columbia University Teachers College Annual Research Conference.

Madeleine Sugimoto
 NEF Board Member, was on the Tony Guida's CUNY Network New York Show on March 2, 2016 discussing her experiences as a very young child living in the Japanese Internment Camps, during World War II. The segment can be watched online now.

Judith Vessey, has been chosen as one of Sigma Theta Tau "International Honor Society of Nursing 2016 Nurse Researcher Award Recipients"! The research awards will be presented in South Africa in August 2016.

Roy L. Simpson
The Friends of the National Library of Medicine (FNLM) recognized Roy L. Simpson, DNP, RN, DPNAP, FAAN, with the Nursing Informatics Award, at its 2016 Awards Gala held in Washington, D.C. on September 13. Dr. Simpson is Clinical Professor, Emory Umiversity School of Nursing and Vice President of Nursing, Cerner Corporation. The FNLM Awards Gala celebrates advances in public health, medicine, and health communications.


Judith Vessey
Former NEF Scholarship recipient and NEF Chairperson of the Nominating Committee, has just received a $750K NIH grant to develop, create, and evaluate a brief screening tool (Child-Adolescent Bullying Screen) that can be used by healthcare providers with middle school youths seeking care in ambulatory clinic settings.

Margaret McClure continues her active speaking career in addressing the value of the Magnet Recognition Program for staff nurses at all the Montefiore network hospitals in the Bronx (Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein Hospital, and Wakefield Hospital (formerly Our Lady of Mercy), at OSF St. Anthony Hospital in Rockford, IL and at Nicklaus Chlidren's Hospital in Miami, FL in April and early May. She emphasizes the journey to Magnet as one of pride and finding the excellence in nursing practice, whether already Magnet or on the journey.

Kathy Dirschel
Chairperson of the NEF Public Relations Committee and past NEF President, spoke on the Brotherhood of Nursing at the Bellevue Hospital for their Nurses Week celebration in May. Dr. Dirschel’s presentation emphasized the power of the deep abiding type of relationship that a brotherhood represents for nurses, the loyalty that comes from self development and development of team members. Brotherhood means standing with your peers--enhancing practice excellence and creating an environment of togetherness.

Rosanne Raso
NEF Secretary, Editor – In - Chief of the Journal of Nursing Management, and NYU Lutheran Chief Integration Officer, delivered remarks entitled “Pearls of Wisdom from the Editor's Desk” at the annual President's Dinner Reception of the Greater New York Nassau Suffolk Organization of Nurse Executives (GNYNSONE) on May 11, 2015.