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Outstanding Rural Health Educator/Mentor
This award is presented to a professional who has made outstanding contributions to the education, development
and placement of new healthcare professionals in rural North Dakota communities. Academic educators,
community-based instructors and preceptors are eligible for this award.
2021 – Billie Madler, Chair of Graduate Nursing for the University of Mary Due to COVID-19 and the cancellation of the 2020 Dakota Conference, this award will be
presented in 2021.
2019 –Barbara West, RN, West River Health
2018 – Two awardees: Karen Clementich, MS, RN,
Nursing Program Director & Associate Professor of Nursing at Lake Region State College and Deb McAvoy, MSN, RN, Clinical Faculty & Site Manager,
Dakota Nursing Program at Bismarck State College
2017 –Annie Gerhardt, DNP, Family Nurse
Practitioner at Altru Clinic Lake Region, Devils Lake
2016 –Julie Traynor, Dakota Nursing Program at
Bismarck State College, Dakota College at Bottineau, Lake Region State College, and Williston State College
2015 –Vonnie Johnson, FNP-BC, ANOVA Family
Health Center, Watford City, North Dakota