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 2014 Medique Leadership Grant
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Medique Pharmaceuticals is an avid sponsor of occupational health and this award highlights their commitment to the recognition of occupational health nurse leaders.  Each year since 1991, the Medique Unique Leadership Award has recognized occupational health nurses who, as determined by his/her peers, have exhibited the highest qualities of leadership and participation in their State Association of Occupational Health Nurses and in other professional activities.

This award is presented annually at the Northeast Association of Occupational Health Nurses Conference.   The award recipient will receive a $300.00 award and a commemorative plaque.

2013 Medique Award Recipients


Newark, DE (October, 2013) — The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. (AAOHN) Northeast Region is pleased to announce the 2013 award winners:

Pictured are winners and state Presidents who attended NEAOHN Conference

Connecticut – Marietta Orso Valentin, RN, COHN
Delaware -  Caye Ciabattoni, RN, BSN
Maine- Linda Allred, RN, COHN
Massachusetts-  Carin Bennett-Rizzo, MS, ANP-BC, COHN-S
New Hampshire -  Joanne P. Jeannette, RN, BSN, COHN-S
New Jersey - Mary McCaughey, RN, BS, COHN-S, CCM
New York - Patricia Sadowski, RN, BSN, COHN-S/CM
Pennsylvania - Mary MacDonald, RN, COHN-S/CM
Vermont – Mary Trono, RN, BSN

2013 Kathleen Schusler Award Recipient

Jennifer Stanton, RN, BS, CCM is the 2013 Recipient of the Kathleen Schusler Memorial Scholarship

Jennifer began her career at the Occupational Health Center of Waltham, MA as a bachelors prepared exercise physiologist and insurance coordinator.  She went on to earn her bachelors degree in nursing from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, graduating Magna Cum Laude and becoming a member of the Eta Omega Nursing Honor Society.  Jennifer is currently pursuing her master degree at the University of Massachusetts Lowell in the Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Master's Degree Program.

Congratulatons Jennifer!

Kathleen Schusler Memorial Scholarship 2013 Minimize

Academic Study and ABOHN Certification

2013 Application   

Past President of the Northeast Association of Occupational Health Nurses and the New Hampshire Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Kathleen Schusler was the 1997 recipient of the Medique National Leadership Award from the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses.  Through her leadership and example, she encouraged us all to be the best nurses we could be.  Her inspiration to her colleagues and her dedication to occupational health lives on in this scholarship.  Mentor, author, friend, colleague, we will always remember Kathy's passion for life, positive energy and caring ways.


One $1000.00 scholarship to provide opportunities to further professional education or certification for occupational and environmental health professionals (bachelor or graduate degree or OHN certification). *

Eligibility Criteria

Bachelor's Degree Graduate Degree OHN Certification

The candidate must be a NEAOHN member and registered nurse enrolled full or part time in a nationally accredited school of nursing baccalaureate program and demonstrate an interest in, and commitment to, occupational and environmental health.  Applicants must submit enrollment status.

The candidate must be a NEAOHN member and registered nurse enrolled full or part tiem in a graduate program that has application to occupational and environmental health and demonstrate an interest, and commitment to, occupational and environmental health. Applicants must submit documentation of enrollment status. The candidate must be a NEAOHN member and registered nurse preparing for an ABOHN certification.  Applicants must submit documentation of registration status.


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NEAOHN Grant Application Information

2014 Application Now Available!

Take advantage of this opportunity and apply for one of the NEAOHN conference grants which supports NEAOHN members in their pursuit of professional growth and education.

  • Four $500.00 grants are offered each year to help defray the cost of the NEAOHN Annual Conference.
  • Application and supporting material must be postmarked no later than July 1, 2014 
  • Award certificates are presented at the  NEAOHN annual conference.
2013 Grant Recipient

Congratulations to Eileen Marie Holihan, the 2013 NEAOHN Grant Recipient

Eileen Holihan, New York

This grant was awarded for a comprehensive health promotion program that Eileen developed and implemented for Pitney Bowes' telcommuting employees.  This program provided tools to stay healthy while working at home and on the road.  Access to offerings included:

Health Fairs at 2 of the primary work sites to kick off the telecommuting program
On-line and printed health tips
A weekly call-in series offering guided meditation
Weekly phone broadcasts on stress free living
On-line health, safety & exercise videos



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