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Calling All Nominations for the 2020 Tenacious Caregiver Award!


Checkout the 2020 Call for Tenacious Caregiver Award Nominations!

Do you know a nurse who is the epitome of caring? Is there an administrator, program manager or supervisor that has supported the NFP team through thick and thin? If someone comes to mind when you hear these questions – take a minute to nominate that individual for the Tenacious Caregiver Award! Last year we received so many amazing nominations and we are hoping to keep the momentum going! This year we have three nomination categories- NFP Nurse, Nurse Supervisor and Administrator.

Yet, our amazing local network partners have not been left out! This year, the NSO will be choosing the top performing site based on fidelity to the model, performance and outcomes.

All four Tenacious Caregiver awards will be presented at the 2020 National Symposium in Detroit, Michigan in September! One NFP Nurse, one Nurse Supervisor, and one Administrator/Program Manager will receive an all-expense paid trip to Detroit to be honored amongst their peers.

2020 National SymposiumThe winning network partner will be able to choose two members who receive an all-expense paid trip to Detroit to represent their team. This gives opportunity for the agency to choose team members who may not otherwise be able to attend.

Don’t delay – spread the news! Nominations are open until June 15, 2020!

Nominate a Nurse Supervisor

Nominate an NFP Nurse

Nominate an Administrator


Contest Rules:

  • Must be active employee at the time that the award is given (September 2020)
  • If you are a winner or nominee for a state NFP award, you are not automatically nominated for the Tenacious Caregiver Award
  • The committee will not replace broken or misplaced awards
  • Late submissions will not be considered
  • Nominations from NSO employees will be accepted


Selection process

If you have any questions please contact the Tenacious Caregiver Award team.

  • Nominations are anonymous and are only known by the Tenacious Caregiver Award Committee
  • Winners are selected by the Tenacious Caregiver Committee based on the stories in the nomination form and data demonstrating performance and fidelity to the model

2019 Tenacious Caregiver Winners

The four awards were presented at the 2019 National Symposium in Nashville, Tennessee in September, 2019. We had an amazing group of nominees in each category. The winners are:

Network Partner: Care Ring NFP- Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

Administrator: Patricia Yoder – NFP of Chester County, Pennsylvania

Nurse Supervisor: Manoucheka Chery – NFP Broward Regional Health Planning Council, Florida

NFP Nurse: Keisha Lucas – NFP of Forsyth County, North Carolina


2018 tenacious caregiver award RECIPIENT

We received inspiring and compelling stories and were honored to present the inaugural award to Cheryl Spicer, NFP Nurse at Sadler Health Center Nurse-Family Partnership in Carlisle, PA.

Cheryl Spicer
NFP Nurse Cheryl Spicer

Cheryl not only consistently carries a full caseload and has been a nurse home visitor for eleven years, but she hosted numerous nursing students for one-day shadowing experiences and even mentored one of them for 120 hours. She has completed over 4,000 home visits, over 5,000 hours of face to face time with

Nurse-Family Partnership moms and 26,000 lonely miles driving to and from home visits. She is compassionate and empowering, and epitomizes the Nurse-Family Partnership mission in more ways that we can articulate. Congratulations and THANK YOU for all you do for our families!

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