Credo Award Winners

Credo Award Purpose - to recognize individuals who consistently demonstrate exceptional credo behavior.

May 2024

  • Jonathan Kraft, BSN, RN, CNOR, Clinical Staff Leader, Perioperative Services, OTO/HN and Pulmonary, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
  • Audrey Kuntz, EdD, MSN, RN, CPPS, Senior Associate, Nursing Administration, Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital
  • Jessie Rand, Patient Service Specialist, Medical Specialties Clinic
  • Melanie Walker, RRT, NPS, AEC, Clinical Educator, Pediatric Respiratory Care, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

January 2024

  • Trisha James, CRA, Sponsored Programs Specialist, Office of Sponsored Programs
  • Sarah Moran, PT, DPT, PCS, ATP, CPST, Physical Therapist IV, Pediatric Rehab Services
  • Jay Morrison, MSN, RN, CPPS, Director of Nursing Practice, VUH Nursing Administration
  • Jennifer Wright, CPhT, Certified Pharmacy Technician, Vanderbilt Adult Hospital Pharmacy

August 2023

  • Flavia Atkins, M.Ed., Senior Patient and Family Liaison, Episodes of Care, Population Health
  • Carrie Campbell, CRNA, Pediatric Anesthesia, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
  • Kelvin DeVane, Supervisor Materials Management, Vanderbilt Case Cart Operation Center
  • Shannon Ontiveros, MS, Director, Office of Faculty Affairs

February 2023

  • Lamar Bowman, RN, BSN, Assistant Manager, VICTR - Clinical Research Center
  • Stella Lochmiller, Guest Services Representative, Guest Services
  • Whittney Ransom, CPhT, Systems Support, Controlled Substance Compliance, Department of Pharmaceutical Services, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

November 2022

  • Paula Ciero, CCMA, Medical Assistant 2, Pediatric Allergy/Immunology Clinic
  • Katonya Graham, Sr. Patient Service Specialist, Hem/SCT Registration
  • Alicia Kepley, Surgery Scheduling Specialist, Pediatric Heart Institute, DOT 5, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

August 2022

  • Kelley Colvin, Sr. Talent Consultant, HR Talent Acquisition 
  • Cindi Curry, RT(R), Radiologic Technologist, VOI Radiology Team
  • Jessica Stroh, RN, Neurosciences, Patient Care Coordinator

May 2022

  • Jennifer Emery, DPT, MOT, Rehabilitation Services Clinical Coordinator, Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Nashville
  • Kristen Kerkhove, RN, BSN, ACM-RN, Palliative Care Nurse Case Manager, Vanderbilt Transition Management Office
  • Jenny Leigh, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, RNC-NIC, Nursing Education Specialist, Children's Nursing Education

February 2022

  • Suzanne Duckworth, MSN, RN, Nursing Education Specialist, VMG Support for Orthopedics, Urology, Neurosciences, Surgery, Transplant, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, and PMR
  • Michelle Payne, Assistant Director, Market Development, Marketing & Engagement
  • Heather Kavanaugh Winters, OTD, OTR/L, Pediatric Occupational Therapist, Pediatric Rehabilitation, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt 

November 2021

  • Lisa Bond, CMA, Lead Surgery Scheduling Specialist, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Annette Goad, RN, BSN, MLAS, Nephrology Triage, TVC Medical Specialty Clinic 
  • Troy Hamm, RRT, Director, Respiratory Therapy, Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital

August 2021

  • James C. Jackson, PsyD, Director, Long Term Outcomes, Critical Illness, Brain Dysfunction, and Survivorship (CIBS) Center, Director of Behavioral Health, ICU Recovery Center, Research Associate Professor
  • Mustafa Nateqi, MBA, Administrative Officer, Pediatrics 
  • Leslie Thompson, Environmental Tech One, Environmental Services

May 2021

  • Devin Bunch, BSN, MMHC, RN Manager, Medical Intensive Care Unit 8CCT, COVID-ICU Area 8 East
  • Michelle Kennedy, BSN, RN, Charge Nurse, Pediatric Primary Care Clinic, DOT 8, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
  • Chris Terry, PharmD, CDCES, Population Health Clinical Pharmacist, Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network

February 2021

  • Kimberly Arnold, Senior Patient Service Specialist, Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute, Shelbyville
  • Grace Cronin, PT, DPT, PCS, Physical Therapist III, Pediatric Rehabilitation, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
  • Laresa Jackson, CPhT, Pharmacy Technician Coordinator, Inpatient Pharmacy, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

October 2020

  • Eric E. Jarvis, Operations Manager, Vanderbilt Dayani Center, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Sharlinda Robertson, Patient Service Specialist, Pediatric Primary Care, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
  • Johnny S. Wedderburn Jr., OTR/L, CLT, Occupational Therapist, Acute Rehab and Inpatient Rehab, Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital

August 2020

  • Thomas Akins, Guest Services Representative, Patient and Guest Services
  • Jennifer Craker, Lead Administrative Assistant, Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health and Vanderbilt Institute for Public Health
  • Tim Temple, General Maintenance Technician, Facilities Management

February 2020

November 2019

  • Nicholas J. Blackmon, Senior Orthopaedic Cast Technician, Pediatric Orthopaedics
  • Chris Pua, Sr. Application Analyst, Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical & Translational Research
  • Chris Turner, Physical Therapist Assistant III, Acute Rehab Services

August 2019

  • Deb Bohlen, Manager Portfolio and Product Management, HealthIT Revenue Cycle Billing Portfolio
  • Drea Gaffney, Associate Director, Patient Financial Services
  • Dalton Hogue, Journeyman Carpenter, Facilities Management

June 2019

November 2018

August 2018

May 2018

  • Cheri Frazier, Supervisor, Care Connections, Patient Access Services
  • Janet Lemonis, Ophthalmic Technologist 2, Vanderbilt Eye Institute
  • Christopher Lind, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition

February 2018

  • Rhonda Ashley-Dixon, MA, Director of Outreach & Business Development, Vanderbilt Behavioral Health
  • Sue Christian, Manager/Clinical Educator, Department of Anesthesiology
  • Kelvin Jones, Supply Technician Lead, Clinical Supply

December 2017

August 2017

  • Laura Hall, Pharm. D., BCPPS, Clinical Pharmacist, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Stephanie Martinez-LaMotte, Clinical Supply Specialist, CVICU 5N
  • Bill Raines, RN, Principal Domain Specialist, Health IT
  • Lindsay Van Horssen, Associate Patient Service Specialist, Vanderbilt Children's After Hours Clinic

February 2017

  • Rick Malone, Pharm D., MHA, Program Director, Investigational Drug Service
  • Jamye F. O'Neal, Lab Manager, Innovative Translational Research Shared Resource

November 2016

  • Linda Bell, Patient Care Tech, University Pediatrics
  • Gary Brown, Environmental Tech, Environmental Services
  • Pat Throop, RN, BSN, CPHQ, Quality Consultant, Childrens PM&I

August 2016

  • Vince Abler, Care Partner, 8 South
  • Dawn Martin, Administrative Assistant III, Department of Anesthesiology
  • Blair Miller, PharmD., Clinical Pharmacist, Unit-Based Internal Medicine

May 2016

  • Roxy Baumgartner, MS RN ANP-BC, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Inpatient Urology
  • Siraj Beshir, Environmental Tech, Environmental Services
  • Vicki Sheppard, Administrative Manager, Perioperative Services

February 2016

  • Kathy Burns, RN, MNEd., Clinical Nurse Specialist, Cardiology Administration
  • Mary Ann Meredith, RN, BSN, CNOR., Manager, Patient Care Services, Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery
  • Addie Vienneau, Director, Family Resource Center, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

November 2015

  • Molly Knostman, Pharm.D., Manager, Central Pharmacy Services
  • Dee Dee (Elma) Webster, RN, Registered Nurse 2, Pediatric Cardiology

August 2015

  • Laura Lee Culwell, RN BSN, Assistant Manager, Hematology and Stem Cell Transplant Clinics
  • Joseph Garafola, Project Manager, Vanderbilt Home Care Services
  • Kaye Nickell, Registered Nurse, Center for Womens Health

May 2015

  • Troy Driver, Grill Cook, Nutrition Services
  • Luz Figueroa, Care Partner, 7Round Wing/ACE Unit
  • Thais Miller, Supervisor, Interpreter Services

February 2015

  • Heather Barnes, Core Research Assistant II, VICC Clinical Trials Processing Core
  • Lana Howard, Manager, Patient Care Services, Clinical Research Center
  • Teddy Marsh, Cashier, TVC Outpatient Pharmacy

December 2014

  • Maria Creech, Charge Nurse, University Pediatrics
  • Jeff Gordon, PhD, Professor of Informatics, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
  • Gary Ratliff, Bed Management Specialist, VUH Patient Flow Center

September 2014

  • Clair Brigman, HR Training Representative, HR Organizational Effectiveness
  • Nick Hopkins, Pharm.D., Oncology Pharmacy Supervisor, TVC Outpatient Pharmacy
  • Cathrine Hayes, Pediatric Audiologist, Hearing & Speech Sciences Department

June 2014

  • Kathy Byington, Case Manager/Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Case Management
  • Bryn Evans, Faculty Practice Program Operations Manager, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
  • Aimee Hoskins, Research Nurse Specialist III, Allergy/Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Division

March 2014

  • Jaime Bruce Holliman, Child Life Specialist, Child Life Services
  • Karla Keeton, Registered Nurse 3, VUH 8North
  • Don Pierce, Guest Services Representative, Family and Guest Services

December 2013

  • Rusty Catlin, Manager, Retail Pharmacy Operations
  • Jill Gruenwald, Audiologist, Hearing & Speech Sciences Department
  • Karen Perry, Computer System Administrator II, Biomedical Research Education & Training

September 2013

  • Gina Dudley, Assistant Manager Patient Care Services, VMG Shelbyville, VHVI Shelbyville, Winchester, Murfreesboro
  • Wanda Pope, Program Coordinator, Anatomical Donation Program
  • Tom Wayman, Registered Nurse, Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital

June 2013

  • Scott Boyte, Surgical Technologist, Vanderbilt Operating Room
  • Steve Janson, Data Manager, Heart Transplant Program
  • Myrna Watson-Weinzetl, Supervising Manager of Operator Services, Information Technology Services

March 2013

  • Laura Gee, Veterinary Technician Manager, Veterinary Medicine, Division of Animal Care
  • Lesley-Ann Smith, Coordinator, Patient Care Programs, Neurosurgery Clinic
  • Meg Stockham, Athletic Trainer II, Vanderbilt Sports Medicine

December 2012

  • Heather Barksdale, Case Manager, Case Management VUH
  • Claudette Fergus, Senior Consultant, Patient Experience & Service Excellence

September 2012

  • Debbie Lamberth, Administrative Assistant I, 9 South, Surgical
  • Andrea Thompson, Surgery Scheduler, Otolaryngology Practice

June 2012

  • Kim Nielsen, Program Coordinator, Child Life Services
  • Diana Phillips, Sr. Executive Secretary, Center for Professional Health
  • Saralyn Williams, M.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine and Emergency Medicine

February 2012

  • Sondra Blount, Registered Nurse, Trauma Unit
  • Eric Pittel, TrialNet Program Coordinator, Pediatric Endocrinology Division
  • Ruthie Mathews, Traffic and Parking Officer, Field Operations

December 2011

  • Devin Bender, ED Support Specialist, Pediatric Emergency Department
  • Melinda Caudill, Medical Technologist II, Virology Laboratory
  • Katie Gentry, Child Life Specialist, Child Life Services

September 2011

  • James Barnett, Nursing Professional Development Specialist, VPNPP Program Manager, Nursing Education and Professional Development
  • Linda Bates-McDonald, Registered Nurse, Medical Infusion Clinic

June 2011

  • Ron Neufeld, Program Manager, Addiction Psychiatry
  • Cydney Olsen, Pre-Appointment Coordinator, Center for Women's Health
  • Clay Sturgeon, Media Tech Specialist, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing

March 2011

  • Elli Hill, Care Partner, 4 East Obstetrics
  • Sandy Hutter, Assistant Manager, Patient Care Services, Vanderbilt Bone and Joint Surgery

December 2010

  • Robert Miller, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health
  • Martha Bennett, Assistant Manager, VMG Guest Services
  • Heather Cucullu, Research Nurse Specialist III, VICC - Clinical Trials Shared Resources
  • Sue McKenzie, Patient Advocate, Patient Affairs

September 2010

  • Sherron Buchanan, Assistant to the Chair, Psychiatry Department
  • Edie Vaughn, Registered Nurse, 9S Surgical & Volunteer Services

May 2010

  • Alisa Escue, Administrative Officer, Vanderbilt Diabetes Center
  • Kathleen Mandato, Manager, VMG Training
  • Janice Overall, LPN, Adolescent Medicine

March 2010

  • Claudia Cottingham, Coordinator, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, Biomedical Research Education & Training
  • Tina Herron, Sr. Specialty Tech Computerized Tomography, Radiology
  • Connie Trahan, Dietetic Technician, Nutrition Services

December 2009

  • Waldon Garriss, III - Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
  • Guin Johnson, Administrative Manager, VMG Administration
  • Patricia Massey, Service Associate, Clinical Research Center

September 2009

  • Myke Ondek, Manager, Vanderbilt Medical Auxiliary Gift Shop
  • Nick Suter, Health Data Coordinator, Medical Information Services
  • Angela Wade, Server, Vandy Cafe

May 2009

  • Robin DaSilva, Registered Nurse, MICU
  • Amber Thomas, Registered Nurse, Peds ED
  • Willola "Huntsie" Walden, Environmental Tech, VPH

February 2009

  • Redia Allred, Registered Nurse, Clinical Staffing Resource Center
  • Maribeth Hagan, Program Coordinator, Systems Support Services
  • Irene Omosigho, Dietitian Assistant, Nutrition Services

December 2008

  • Melissa Bowles, Social Worker, Pediatric Social Services
  • Charlotte Frey, Assistant Director, Department of Finance
  • Gary Piper, Senior LAN Manager, Nephrology Division