2022 MMPNO 73rd Annual Scholarship Celebration Program Book

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Mary Mahoney Professional Nurses Organization rd

73 Annual Scholarship Celebration

1 pm

Looking to the Future: Nurses Overcoming Challenges, Staying Resilient and Strong Saturday, April 9, 2022

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Thoughts & Prayers We extend warm wishes to all the sick and shut-in and hope that this virtual show allows you to continue to feel a part of our family. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of the worn torn countries May God grant his favor and mercy to all.

We hold you close within our hearts, And there you shall remain, To walk with us throughout our lives Until we meet again. So rest in peace Dear Friends, And thanks for all you’ve done. We pray that God has given you, The crown you’ve truly won.

In Memoriam Mary Osborne, MN, BSN, RN Rachel S. Pitts, BSN, RN Dr. Thaddeus Spratlen


Order of Program Invocation Valorie Taylor, MSN, RN Vice-President MMPNO Welcome & Introduction Joycelyn Thomas, DNP, MN, FNP-BC President MMPNO Lift Every Voice and Sing Black National Anthem Student Speakers Cierra Dailey, RN Kameron Jones, ADN Shavonne Reynolds, DNP ( c ) “Wind Beneath My Wings” sung by Josephine Howell performed at Madaraka Festival, used with permission Anne Foy Baker Award Recipient Dr. Jamilla Sherls-Jones presented by Dr. Antwinett O. Lee & Valorie Taylor, MSN, RN Presentation of Scholars The Ask Rev. Dr. Leslie David Braxton New Beginnings Christian Fellowship, Sr. Pastor Closing Prayer of Protection Valorie Taylor, MSN, RN Vice-President MMPNO


MMPNO Biographies of 2022 Scholarship Recipients Shanell Brown Shanell Brown is enrolled at the University of Washington in the Master of Science Degree Program and will graduate in June 2023. Soon after receiving her BSN degree, she decided to follow the path of public health nursing to focus on preventative care and promote health equity. In her position, as a Home Health Visitor in Pierce County, she supports programs combatting birth disparities in the African American Community and links clients to community resources. Shanell is also involved in volunteer and community outreach activities that promote the health of under-served communities. Her future goal, after obtaining an MSN, is to become a manager who promotes health equity within the BIPOC community.

Asma Daud Asma Daud is enrolled at Seattle Central College in the Associate Degree in Nursing Program and will graduate in September 2022. She is eagerly awaiting graduation so that she can assist her mother with the financial needs of their household. However, her long-range goal is to become a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. Her nursing instructor described her as an outstanding young woman with a bright future. She is on the Executive Board of the Seattle Central College's Student Nursing Association. As a member of this board, she planned a welcoming meeting for incoming 1st year students with the faculty committee and is in the process of helping set up a peer mentoring program.

Caroline Dorvilien Caroline Dorvilien is enrolled at Seattle Pacific University in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program and will graduate in June 2023. In spite of the many challenges Caroline has faced on her journey to becoming a professional nurse, she is now on the road to success. She is committed to her family, obtaining her education and to her community. She has spent much of her time in service and volunteering in her community. Her services include support to the Future Nurses Club at UW, Seattle Campus, the collection, organization and distribution of food to the vulnerable population in South Seattle, the organization of a clothing drive for underserved youth and the health education of the community about domestic violence.


MMPNO Biographies of 2022 Scholarship Recipients

Portia Forson Portia Forson is enrolled at Seattle Pacific University in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program and will graduate in June 2023. Portia's care for her siblings and grandmother, who lost her vision from glaucoma, had quite an impact on her decision to become a nurse. Also, she has been influenced by the nursing care her grandmother received for several years. She grew up in a Ghanaian community in Seattle and became aware of the disparities and gaps in access to healthcare for her community. Over time, it has also become apparent to her, there are other underserved communities that are in need of access to care and she looks forward to the opportunity of providing nursing care.

Terazhya Grant Terazhya Grant is enrolled at Seattle University in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program and will graduate August 2022. Oncology became her passion following the loss of her grandmother to lymphoma and her grandfather to lung cancer. For 14 years, she worked at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance as a Medical Assistant / Surgical Technologist. Her passion as a nurse will include raising the awareness of the need for early cancer detection in minority communities. As a student member of MMPNO, she has participated in our community outreach programs: Community Blood Pressure Screening Clinics, the Seattle-King County Annual Free Clinic and recently the vaccine clinic sponsored by MMPNO, The Center for Multicultural Health and Duna Health Clinic.

Oruene Jack Oruene Jack is enrolled at the University of Washington in the Master of Science in Nursing Program and will graduate in June 2023. Oruene is in a graduate nursing program for Administrative and Leadership Management. She is a first generation Nigerian American and states that growing up in the Pacific Northwest has been a humbling experience. In one of her letters of recommendation, she is described as an exemplary leader who provides outstanding patient care and nursing mentorship. She has volunteered at the Northwest Naturals Expo for the past five years and has provided valuable information to students about nursing on their career days.


MMPNO Biographies of 2022 Scholarship Recipients

Allan Kinyua Allan Kinyua is enrolled at the University of Washington in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Accelerated Program and will graduate in August 2022. Allan, migrated from Kenya with plans for continuing his education and the goal of attaining a Master of Science in Project Management. While assisting at a friend's group home, he came to understand the role of caregiving and the role of nursing. He found this to be extremely fulfilling and led him to becoming a Patient Care Technician at Overlake Hospital. He contributed and promoted education in his community in Kenya through his donation of books and a mentorship program. He presently serves as a member of the media team at his church.

Gelma Mile Gelma Mile is enrolled at the University of Washington in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program and will graduate in September 2022. In spite of his personal challenges as a husband, father of a 2 year old and sole provider for his family, he is working diligently to complete the nursing program and to graduate. He stated his work environment has taught him patience and provided an environment in which to work with persons from many cultures. His experiences have also taught him the skills of how to effectively meet the needs of underserved and underrepresented minority communities.

Esther Mwaniki Esther Mwaniki is enrolled at the University of Washington in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program and will graduate in July 2023. As an immigrant from Kenya, she mentions one of her greatest challenges has been living as an immigrant in the United States. Employers describe her as an excellent team player, who eagerly and constantly provides safe and kindhearted care to patients and families. She is the mother of one daughter. She also spends a great amount of time volunteering in her church community providing help to seniors, the disabled and homeless populations.


MMPNO Biographies of 2022 Scholarship Recipients

Alice Nganga Alice Nganga is enrolled at Evolution Health Academy, an online Associate Degree Nursing Program and will graduate in September 2022. She was inspired to become a nurse while in Kenya providing assisted living care for her aunt and in her church's outreach program that involved visiting the sick at home, and in hospitals and orphanages. During her years of residency in the United States she has become an LPN and has been employed in California and Washington State. She is now in an LPN to ADN program with the long term goal of obtaining a Master of Science Nursing Degree and continuing to provide outreach in the community.

Marquetta Patterson Marquetta Patterson is enrolled at the Seattle Central College in the Associate of Nursing Program and will graduate in June 2023. Her aspiration to become a nurse was influenced by her mother's experiences of barriers to receiving optimal health care during her terminal illness. She shared that her recent experience and participation in the vaccine clinic with MMPNO at the Southeast Seattle Senior Center, provided a welcomed opportunity to give back to the community. She plans to encourage her fellow student nurses to become involved in MMPNO community outreach programs.

Myriam Pierre Myriam Pierre is enrolled at Seattle University in the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program and will graduate in June 2024. Myriam has a history of many contributions to nursing within communities in the United States as well as other countries. She has received awards for her services in various capacities. In July 2019 she helped during the restoration of an impoverished local community in Jakarta, Indonesia. This included providing health education, hygiene and breathing treatments to relieve stress. Myriam has been an active and valuable member of MMPNO. She states one of her goals is to bring more awareness to the barriers that diverse people and populations experience when accessing mental health care.


MMPNO Biographies of 2022 Scholarship Recipients

Shavonne Reynolds Shavonne Reynolds is enrolled at the University of Washington in the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program and will graduate in June 2023. Her goal in becoming a nurse practitioner is to help address the disparities and lack of power to influence health care policies experienced by vulnerable and underserved communities. She is passionate regarding racism as a public health crisis and looks forward to joining other nurse practitioners, who are actively involved in strategies to dismantle the inequities that impact BIPOC communities. She participated in the recent vaccine clinic sponsored by MMPNO, The Center for Multicultural Health and Duna Health Clinic.

Naomi Waweru Naomi Waweru is enrolled at the University of Washington in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program and will graduate in June 2023. In spite of her great disappointment in not being able to transfer 3 years of credits earned in a Kenya nursing school to a nursing school in the United States, Naomi is now enrolled in a professional nursing program. The staff's recognition of her patience and compassionate care at her job, influenced her to pursue a professional nursing degree. She is very concerned for the patients who are experiencing pain prior to procedures and surgery. Therefore, her goal is to become a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA).

Become a Member Membership is open to any registered nurse of African Heritage who is committed to the mission and goals of this organization. Monthly meetings are held on the first Saturday of each month, September through June. www.marymahoney.org


ENDOWED DONORS Dr. Kathryn E. Barnard, PhD, RN, FAA (Emeritus, Deceased) Mrs. Mary Lee Bell, MPA, BSN, RN & Mr. Henry P. Bell (Deceased) Mrs. Shirley M. Gilford, BSN, RN & P. Lloyd Gilford, BA, MA (Deceased) Dr. Gail Chapman Hongladarom, PhD, MN & Dr. Ty Hongladarom, MD (Deceased) Mr. Paul A. Merriman Dr. Robert Monahan, PhD (Deceased) & Mrs. Marilyn Monahan Mary Osborne, MN, BSN, RN (Deceased) Rachel S. Pitts, BSN, RN (Deceased) Sponsored by Dr. Marla Salmon Mr. Roger & Mrs. Annette Rieger Owners, Tudor Foundation Dr. Lois Price Spratlen, PhD, RN, FAAN (Emeritus, Deceased) & Dr. Thaddeus Spratlen, PhD. (Emeritus, Deceased) Dr. Arthur R. Thompson, MD, PhD & Dr. Elaine A. Thompson, PhD, RN Mrs. Elizabeth Thomas, MN, ARNP, RN (Deceased), sponsored by Dr. Richard Dion, MD & Mrs. Margaret (Peggy) Dion Mr. Lawson L. Turner & Mrs. Mary E. Noble Turner (Both Deceased) Sponsored by Mrs. Frankie T. Manning, MN. RN

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2022 Luncheon Committee Members Rosa Young Ways & Means Committee Chair; Luncheon Chair Mary Lee Bell Endowment Committee Chair Shirley Gilford Endowment Program Secretary & Historian Charlotte Ruff Recognition & Awards Frankie T. Manning Outreach Committee Chair Joycelyn Thomas President MMPNO Valorie Taylor Vice-President MMPNO Chantal Cayo Secretary MMPNO Gayle Robinson Treasurer Christina Finch Finance Committee Chair Vivian Lee Publicity Chair Antwinett O. Lee Membership Committee Chair Sheryl Wilson Education Committee Chair Vanetta Molson Parliamentarian


2022 Sponsorships

Community Partners Center for Multicultural Health Elizabeth Ely Ttee Eli Lily, Nate Miles Gloria Leonard Family Harris & Smith Public Affairs Kim Gould Lois Price Spratlen Foundation Marla Salmon Mary Abrum Mary Harris NW Kidney Center Sandra Courtway Sandra Janzen SEIU 1199 NW Seattle Children’s The Seattle Medium Seattle Pacific University, Lydia Green Nursing Program Seattle University, College of Nursing Shoreline Community College The Gilford Group Travel Agency, Shirley Gilford Timothy Tower The Tudor Foundation UW School of Nursing/Seattle UW School of Nursing/Bothell & Tacoma Valorie Taylor Vivian O. Lee Washington Center for Nursing


Special Thanks & Acknowledgments Rosa Young, Luncheon Chairperson, MMPNO AWH Productions Carol Wieltschnig Cierra Daily - Student Speaker/Past Scholarship Recipient Dr. Antwinett O. Lee Dr. David Flum Dr. Karen Brozovich Dr. Marla Salmon Dr. Joycelyn Thomas, MMPNO President Elaine Detwiler Eli Lily, Nate Miles Frank Conlon Harris & Smith Public Affairs John King, Highwaters Media Kameron Jones - Student Speaker Kusak’s Cut Glass Works, Inc Marjorie Batey Mary Abrums & Timothy Haas Melani Kristoferson Merri Ann Osborne & Joe Kadushin Mia Yoshihara-Bradshaw Michael H. Osborne Rev. Dr. Leslie Braxton, New Beginnings Fellowship Church Ronald Johnson Shavonne Reynolds - Student Speaker, Current Scholarship Recipient Sandra Courtway Shirley Gilford Silas & Dr. Lorie Wild Steven Hirsch Theresa Crimi, Registration Support The Seattle Medium Valorie Taylor Vanetta Molson Vivian O. Lee Virtual Event Production Team Twanda Hill, Event Planner Vania Bynum, Event Support VC Bynum Art www.twandahill.com


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