Mary B. Conceison Award
The Mary B. Conceison Award for Excellence in Nursing Leadership recognizes outstanding contributions made by a nursing administrator. Mary B. Conceison was Director of Professional Relations at the Massachusetts Hospital Association (MHA) for 12 years before her death in 1981. Known for her advocacy in promoting nursing as a profession, Mrs. Conceison played an instrumental role in the formation of MONE. ONL is grateful for the significant contributions of these nurse leaders.
Elaine K. Sherwood Award
In 1993, MONE and MCMN established an award to recognize outstanding commitment and contribution to the work of the respective organizations. The President, Past President and President-Elect select the recipient. The award was re-named the Elaine K. Sherwood Service Award in 1994 in memory of Elaine, one of the first recipients, who symbolized the dedication and work the award recognizes.
Criteria for Selection Include:
- Member of ONL in good standing
- Outstanding commitment to the organization in a variety of activities
- Excellent project management and leadership abilities
- Dependability in committee work and willingness to take on assignments in service to the organization
- Support of ONL and mentor to peers and others developing in the organization
This award was established in 2007 to recognize personal contributions to the organization that go beyond expected performance. This award is given at the discretion of the President, President-elect, and Past President and is awarded at the annual meeting.
2015 Sharon Gale, Chief Executive Officer, ONL
2014 Janet Madigan, New England Sinai Hospital, Stoughton
2013 Eileen Sporing, CNO/Senior vice President, Children's Hospital Boston
2007 Sharon Gale, Executive Director, MONE
The Janet Madigan Advocacy Award
The Janet Madigan Advocacy Award was created this year to honor Janet Madigan who passed away in July 2013 after a sudden illness. Janet joined the Massachusetts Organization of Nurse Leaders of Massachusetts and Rhode Island (ONL - MA & RI), then known as the Massachusetts Organization of Nurse Executives (MONE) in 1987. She served in a variety of roles, including regional director, treasurer, president of MONE and chair of the Government Affairs Committee. The award will be given to an ONL - MA & RI member who demonstrates excellence as a community advocate, or political leader committed to supporting and advocating for the nursing profession and patient care. The nominee must be energetic, charismatic, and persistent – a person who has gone the “extra mile” to call attention to a critical issue and has offered his or her expert knowledge of nursing and healthcare to a broad audience of fellow nurses, healthcare colleagues, government officials and/or the general public.
2016 Patricia Crombie, Massachusetts Action Coalition
2015 Paul MacKinnon, HealthAlliance Hospital, Leominister
Ashley Waddell, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston
2014 Marita Prater, Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Attleboro
Pamela Leigh Vecchiarino Nursing Leadership Award
The Pamela Leigh Vecchiarino Nursing Leadership Award was created to honor the memory of Pam Vecchiarino, RN, MSN, a highly respected Connecticut nurse leader and former President-Elect of ONE-CT, who passed away on April 16, 2011. This annual award has historically been the highest honor bestowed by the Organization of Nurse Executives, Connecticut Chapter (ONE-CT) which has merged with ONL (Organization of Nurse Leaders) this past year.
2016 Jeannie Robbins, Bristol Hospital
Established in 2005, the Partnership Award recognizes individuals or organizations who have worked closely with ONL and demonstrated commitment, courage, and collaboration that resulted in achievement of goals that would not have been realized without establishment of a true partnership. Recipients of this award are selected by the ONL Board of Directors. This award is a discretionary award and may not be presented every year.
2015 Massachusetts Hospital Association
2013 Massachusetts Association of Colleges of Nursing (MACN)
2010 David McCauley, Deputy Chancellor, Board of Higher Education
2007 Sally Millar, Director, Patient Care Services Information Systems, Massachusetts General Hospital
2006 Dr. Judith Gill, Chancellor, Board of Higher Education
2005 Massachusetts Hospital Association