Congratulations to the 45 Regirer Nursing Scholarship Recipients

The Commonwealth Long Term Care Foundation congratulates the 45 recipients of the 2015 Regirer Nursing Scholarships.  The foundation awarded $67,500 in scholarships this year. Each awardee has received $1,500 toward the cost of his or her nursing education.  To receive the award, each recipient completed an extensive application, was personally interviewed by a member of the Foundation’s Nursing Scholarship Committee, and agreed to work in a member long term care facility after graduation.  

The Commonwealth Long Term Care Foundation and the Regirer Nursing Scholarship Committee members are pleased to announce the 2015 scholarship recipients:

  • Myasha  Anderson, The Summit Health and Rehab Center, Lynchburg
  • Cheryl Bacon, Piedmont Geriatric Hospital, Burkeville
  • Sapphire Brokenberry, Lexington Rehabilitation & Healthcare, Richmond
  • Katrena  Brooks, Sentara Woodview, South Boston
  • Angela Caison, Sentara Woodview, South Boston
  • Polly Carr, VCU Community Memorial Healthcenter, South Hill
  • Sherinda Clark, The Summit Health and Rehab Center, Lynchburg
  • Alfred Conteh, Fauquier Health Rehab and Nursing Center, Warrenton
  • Charee' Coston, Beaufont Health & Rehabilitation Center, Richmond
  • Melissa DeJesus, Skyline Nursing and Rehab Center, Floyd
  • Armah Dillon, Regency Care of Arlington    
  • Trisha Dowell, Heritage Hall - Laurel Meadows, Laurel Fork
  • Fatmata Dukuray, Commonwealth Health & Rehab Center, Fairfax
  • Zohra Ebrahimi, Potomac Falls Health & Rehab Center, Sterling
  • Deborah Ely, Heritage Hall - Big Stone Gap    
  • Hagar Frimpong, Birmingham Green, Manassas
  • Denika Hair, Sentara PACE – Churchland, Portsmouth
  • Millicent Intiako, Burke Health & Rehabilitation Center
  • Sarah Jones, Heritage Hall - Brookneal    
  • Beverly Kamara, Birmingham Green, Manassas
  • Emmanuel Kipsang, Vinson Hall Retirement Community, McLean
  • Alexander Koroma, Potomac Falls Health & Rehab Center, Sterling
  • Rhonda Kuhns, Mountain View Nursing Home, Aroda
  • Debbie Lassiter, Sentara Meadowview Terrace, Clarksville
  • Theresa Mansaray, Burke Health & Rehabilitation Center
  • Courtney Maxwell, Golden LivingCenter - Battlefield Park, Petersburg
  • Anatasia McFalane, Riverside Rehabilitation Center, Hampton
  • Trista Myers, Lynchburg Health & Rehabilitation Center
  • Tene Narcisse, Birmingham Green, Manassas
  • Jennifer Nester, Heritage Hall - Laurel Meadows, Laurel Fork
  • Primus Nkembetang, Birmingham Green, Manassas
  • Nicasius Nkongjuju, Birmingham Green, Manassas
  • Francisca Ochieng, Gainesville Health and Rehab    
  • Dorcas Opoku, Golden LivingCenter - Sleepy Hollow, Annandale
  • Tabetha Owens, Sentara Meadowview Terrace, Clarksville
  • Margaret Rathbun, Birmingham Green, Manassas
  • Ayshia Reilly, Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU, Richmond
  • Shannon Richardson, Sentara Woodview, South Boston
  • Mary Robbins, Chase City Health & Rehab Center    
  • Maria Rodriquez, ManorCare Health Services - Fair Oaks, Fairfax
  • Sherry Stewart, Sentara Woodview, South Boston
  • Rene Thompson, Westminster Canterbury - Lynchburg    
  • Wendy Tucker, Sentara Meadowview Terrace, Clarksville
  • Andrew White, Heritage Hall - Big Stone Gap    
  • Joseph Zink, Lynn Care Center at Warren Memorial Hospital, Front Royal

“We are thrilled to offer the Regirer Nursing Scholarships to deserving recipients who are committed to providing the highest level of care and compassion to the long term care residents of Virginia’s nursing and assisted living facilities,” said Keith Hare, President and CEO of the Virginia Health Care Association (VHCA).   

The scholarships are named for Walter and Maria Teresa Regirer, members and leaders of VHCA who led efforts to improve access to long term care education for career professionals.  The Regirer Nursing Scholarship Program is designed to promote and support quality of care and to enhance the educational level of nurses currently working in VHCA member facilities.  Since the inception of the Commonwealth Long Term Care Foundation in 1997, it has awarded Regirer Nursing Scholarships totaling $583,475 to 429 recipients.