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2019 Individual Awards

Charlotte L. Guglielmi, MA, BSN, RN, CNOR

Award for Excellence in Perioperative Nursing

Charlotte L. Guglielmi, MA, BSN, RN, CNOR
Clinical Manager Perioperative Education
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

Charlotte Guglielmi is a champion for patient safety, particularly focused on high-performance teamwork. Her career has been diverse, practicing as a clinician, manager, educator, and administrator. She oversees her division’s practice, safety and quality initiatives, policy and procedure development, and curriculum design, including the BIDMC Perioperative Nurse Entry Program. Guglielmi is a nationally recognized speaker and consultant on perioperative safety, having presented to over 125 international, national, and local groups. She loves her chapter and leads by example to ensure its future viability. Guglielmi proudly recalls the moment when she received AORN’s 2001 Award for Outstanding Achievement in Perioperative Clinical Practice. It is a reminder that simple moments of safely caring for patients define perioperative excellence.

Ramie K. Miller, MSN, RN, CNOR 

Outstanding Volunteer Leadership

Ramie K. Miller, MSN, RN, CNOR
OR Clinical Educator
University Medical Center New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

Ramie’s enthusiasm for her practice has instilled in her the desire to share, encourage, and become a leader at all levels of AORN. Ramie was encouraged on a local level to participate and lead. She took steps to chair committees and become an officer at the local and state levels. She has incredible communication skills, with an emphasis on various social media platforms. Through this ability she is able to recruit members to join AORN and to retain them as members. Ramie’s vision is to inspire and lead the next generation of perioperative nurses. She is well on her way to achieve her dream.

Barbara Nalley, RN, BSN, MSN, NP-C, ANP-BC, CNOR 

Outstanding Achievement in Perioperative Clinical Nursing Practice

Barbara Nalley, RN, BSN, MSN, NP-C, ANP-BC, CNOR
Surgical Nurse Practitioner RNFA
Anne Arundel Medical Center & Chesapeake Women’s and the Potomac Center, Annapolis, MD

Barbara is an OR Nurse, CRNFA, and Nurse Practitioner. She combines her diverse skill sets to the benefit of her patients, department, and AORN. She served on and chaired the policy and practice counsel at her current facility in Annapolis, Maryland, which included the main OR. Ambulatory Surgery, Labor and Delivery, CSP, Endoscopy, PACU, and various other departments that care for the surgical patient preoperatively and postoperatively. Through her commitment to AORN, evidence-based practice, and research she has facilitated changes for the better in perioperative practice, ensuring that patients are cared for utilizing the best practice possible and have positive outcomes.

Marie Wells, MSN, BSN, RN, CNOR 

Outstanding Achievement in Perioperative Education or Clinical Academic

Marie Wells, MSN, BSN, RN, CNOR
Clinical Education Coordinator
University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

Marie’s contribution is her passion for excellence in perioperative education, and initiatives to increase the number of perioperative nurses (RNs), surgical technologists (STs), and student exposures to the perioperative setting. The focus of her work has been the management of the Perioperative RN Fellowship program. The Fellowship is the orientation process for all novice RNs. Marie is a natural born educator. Her passion to teach nurses about perioperative nursing utilizing the AORN Guidelines, regulations, and policies is commendable. Marie excites students and novice nurses to become perioperative nurses and to become involved in AORN. Marie’s passion ensures that there is a steady stream of new nurses choosing perioperative nursing for their career.

Outstanding Achievement in Mentorship

Rebecca Davis, MN, RN, CNOR

The recipient of the award for Outstanding Achievement in Mentorship has had an amazing 53-year multi-role career in nursing. Thirty years were spent in perioperative nursing in the clinical area and in assessment of quality and patient safety in perioperative and surgery care. Her roles have included staff nurse, Charge Nurse of Cardiothoracic surgery, Patient Safety Officer and data abstractor for the ACS NSQIP and the Washington FHCQ SCOAP. This has allowed her to assist in identifying areas of best practice and areas for improvement in perioperative and surgical care.

David Reinhart, MSN, MBA, RN, CNOR  

Outstanding Achievement in Perioperative Nursing Management

David Reinhart, MSN, MBA, RN, CNOR
Specialty Director of Perioperative Services
Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Atlanta, GA

Leading a perioperative department through great change would challenge anyone. When challenged with a depressed budget and the sudden influx of 40 surgeons, David led his team through a very successful transition. He is an incredible visionary leader who understands and utilizes great interpersonal communication skills to accomplish and advance his department.