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40 Under 40

Nursing Leaders Make a Difference in Arkansas Health

You see them when you visit the hospital or clinic, providing the care you need when it matters most. You’ll also find them in classrooms and at professional conferences, volunteering in community organizations, and serving in myriad outreach roles like health care boards and honor societies. They all have one thing in common: they’re working to improve health and health care in Arkansas. 

This year marks the release of the second annual “40 Nurse Leaders Under 40” awards list, issued by the Arkansas Action Coalition to recognize nurses in the state who display leadership in their profession. The Arkansas Action Coalition, part of the landmark Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, a nationwide effort sponsored by AARP and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, works in conjunction with state health care organizations, educators, communities, and policymakers to promote health through recognition and empowerment of nurses.

Selected by a board of professional peers, these 40 exceptional young health care professionals are helping to realize the Arkansas Action Coalition’s efforts “to prepare and enable nurses to lead change to advance health…to engage, encourage, and empower nurses to lead change in redesigning health care.”  Part of that effort, according to CampaignForAction.com, is specifically “to increase nurse participation in health care related boards and community organizations.” 

In other words, these nursing professionals daily go above and beyond the average demands of an already demanding workplace, playing an integral part in the development of the profession. They’re highly educated and gaining more education all the time, and although they’re busy, they’ll tell you again and again how much they love their work, their students, and their patients.  Meet just a few of the honorees who are leading the next generation of Arkansans taking action for community health

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STEPHANIE M. MILLER, BSN, RN IV, CCRN, H4 CVICU/TSICU, UAMS, LITTLE ROCK
KATEY PETERSON, BSN, RN
Cardiology RN, Washington Regional Medical Center; Adjunct Instructor, Eleanor Mann School of Nursing, Fayetteville
KAYLEE SISOUKRATH, BSN, RN, CMSRN
F9 Surgical Specialties, UAMS, Little Rock
REGAN HINCHCLIFF, BSN, RN
Birch Tree Communities; Adjunct Faculty, UCA School of Nursing, Conway
JENNY JANISKO, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Nursing Director PICU/IMU and Sedation Services, Arkansas Children
LINDSEY SABATINI, MSN, RN, APRN, ACNS-BC
Clinical Instructor of Nursing, Critical Care Instructor and Coordinator, University of Arkansas, Eleanor Mann School of Nursing, Fayetteville
BROOKE KEITH RN, BSN
Stroke Coordinator, Ozark Health, Clinton, AR Emergency Department, Conway Regional Health Care System, Conway
JAIME COUTURE, BSN, RN, CRNI
Clinical Nurse Manager Neurology/Oncology, Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Pine Bluff
DIANA RAGAN, BSN, RN, CCRN
Patient Care Manager, Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit, Arkansas Children
AMBRE' POWNALL
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Neurosurgery, Arkansas Children
LAUREN HAGGARD-DUFF PHD, MSN, RN, CNE
Co-Chair, Leadership Pillar, AR Action Coalition RN-BSN Instructor, University of Arkansas, Eleanor Mann School of Nursing
LACIE PETITTO, DNP, MSN, APRN, CPNP, BSN, RN
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Arkansas Children
BRANDYE BISEK, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC (LEFT)
Clinical Instructor, UCA Department of Nursing, Conway. APRN, UAMS Neurology Clinic, Little Rock
AMBER FILES, MSN, RN (CENTER)
Clinical Instructor, Department of Nursing, UCA, Conway
ANGIE CHEVES, MSN, RN, CCRN (RIGHT)
School of Nursing Faculty, UCA, Conway
     



The 40 Under 40 Honorees

Adam Steele 
Central Arkansas Veterans Health System, Little Rock

Alesha Collins 
Howard Memorial Hospital, Nashville 

Alicia Taylor 
Conway Regional Health System, Conway

Aliene Crane 
Central Arkansas Veterans Health System, Conway 

Amber Files
University of Central Arkansas, Conway 

Amber Jones 
Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Little Rock 

Ambre’ Pownall 
Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Little Rock

Angie Cheves 
University of Central Arkansas, Conway 

Brandye Bisek 
University of Central Arkansas, Conway 

Brittany Beasley 
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock 

Brooke Keith 
Conway Regional Health System, Conway 

Chloe Spring 
Central Arkansas Veterans Health System, Little Rock 

Clayton Leigh 
Central Arkansas Veterans Health System, Little Rock 

Diana Ragan 
Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Little Rock 

Dustin Rhodes 
Central Arkansas Veterans Health System, Little Rock 

Farren M. Rippond 
CHI St. Vincent Infirmary, Little Rock 

Hazel Rowe 
Central Arkansas Veterans Health System, Little Rock 

Holly Taylor 
CHI St. Vincent Infirmary, Little Rock 

Jaime Coutre 
Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Pine Bluff 

Jenny Janisko 
Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Little Rock 

Katey Peterson 
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville 

Kaylee Sisoukrath 
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock 

Kerin Gray 
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock 

Lacie Petitto 
Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Little Rock 

Laura Mayfield 
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock 

Lauren Haggard-Duff 
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville 

Lindsey Sabtini 
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville 

Lois McDougal 
Central Arkansas Veterans Health System, Little Rock 

Lori Cooper 
Central Arkansas Veterans Health System, Little Rock 

Nicole Ward 
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock 

Rachel Farris 
Baxter Regional Medical Center, Mountain Home 

Regan Hinchcliff 
University of Central Arkansas, Conway 

Sarah Gray Staples 
Central Arkansas Veterans Health System, Little Rock 

Sarah Whitehead 
Central Arkansas Veterans Health System, Little Rock

Shankar Kathiresan 
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock 

Stacy Nicole Pettus 
Central Arkansas Veterans Health System, Little Rock 

Stacy Pitsch 
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock 

Stephen Pennington 
Central Arkansas Veterans Health System, Little Rock 

Stephanie Miller 
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock 

Sylvain Tientcheu 
CHI St. Vincent Infirmary, Little Rock 

Tomeka Toney 
Central Arkansas Veterans Health System, Little Rock

 

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