Nevada Nurses Foundation

Developing Quality Health Care for Nevada Citizens by Promoting The Development of Professional Nursing


2016 "40 Under 40" Awards

Honoring 40 Nevada Nurse Leaders under 40 Years of Age


To recognize and honor 40 nurses who demonstrate exemplary nursing leadership through their dedication, commitment, attitude, and behavior to the nursing profession while promoting quality health care, advancement in education and services, and growth in leadership.


The 2016 "40 Under 40" awards were presented during the Future of Nursing in Nevada Awards Dinner in Las Vegas on May 14th, 2016. Actually, in the end, the Foundation recognized 41 individuals under this program. The 2016 winners are listed below.

In 2017, this recognition was relabeled as "50 Under 50". Please refer to the new criteria and nomination process. Winners of this year's awards will be honored at the 2018 Shining Stars of Nursing awards event in Reno on October 8, 2022.

2016 Award Recipients:

Chandra Anderson, RN Amea Givens, LPN Sarah McCrea, RN
Christy Apple Johnson, BSN, RN Captain Jennifer L. Green Therese Mendoza, RN
Jannelle Barit, RN Brandi Griggs, BSN, RN, OCN Rebekah Murphy, RN
Sarah Bussmann, RN Carolyn Hafen, RN Rachel Neubauer, RN, BSN
Nicole Callahan, RN, BSN Tricia Harrison, MSN, RNC-NIC, CNE Amy Pang, RN, BSN, CCRN
Antoinette Carlos, BSN, RN Denise Heck, RN Tracy Parantala
Jeanette Chua, RN Anne Henning, RN, BSN, OCN Dolores Perez, RN, DNP
Regina Coates, RN Carrie Hintz, RN, MSN, DNP, CEN, CNML Milagros Reid, RN
Hayley Coley Inda, BSN, RN Gladhes Junio Shannon Richard, RN
Danielle Craperi, MSN, RN, CNML, CNL Angelo LaRocco, RN Kristina Spitale-Efstratis, RN
Stacy Demitropoulos, RN, MSN, OCN Rachel Lemahieu, RN,MSN,RNFA,CNOR Shelley Swift, BSN, RN, CCRN
Amber Donnelli, RN, PhD, CNE Katie Letcher, RN Amy Taylor, RN, EMS-RN
Derek Drake, RN Suzette Magtoto, RN Hanh Vu, RN
Mitzy Flores, RN LaReshea McCoy, RN  


Questions about the nomination or award criteria or process should be directed to or by calling 775-560-1118.