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NADONA/LTC Announces the Stephanie Carroll Memorial Scholarship Recipients Sponsored by PharMerica

May 6, 2023

Cincinnati, Ohio – The National Association Directors of Nursing Administration in Long-Term Care (NADONA/LTC) announces the winners of its Stephanie Carroll Memorial scholarships. The Stephanie Carroll Memorial Scholarship Awards are in memory of Stephanie Carroll, a long-time valued NADONA/LTC employee. The scholarships are intended for nursing students enrolled in an accredited nursing program or in an undergraduate program who have chosen long-term care or geriatrics as their practice area after graduation.

Sherrie Dornberger, RN, Executive Director of NADONA, stated, “We are so proud to partner with PharMerica for over 10 years to award these scholarships to deserving members of our CAREFORCE!! With the severe shortage of CAREFORCE staff, we need to encourage and reinforce the importance of supporting them to achieve their highest potential to assist and care for the residents, their families and loved ones who depend upon us and our well-trained and educated staff!”

Lisa Bowen, PharMerica’s Vice President of Marketing, stated, “We are honored to support the advancement of nurses with these scholarship awards. The tireless dedication and compassion of those who choose long-term care as their profession directly translates into driving quality outcomes for facilities and helping residents live their best life. We wish the award winners the best in their educational and professional pursuits and thank them for their commitment to some of our country’s most vulnerable.”

The 2023 recipients and their award amounts, paid directly to their college/university to assist with their nursing education, are:

Nicole Matheu – $5,000
Anna Christenson – $2,500
Sharda Shangroula – $2,500
Julianna Adams – $1,000
Crystal Case – $1,000
Mindi Estes – $1,000
Martha Kaniaru – $1,000
Jillian Paulk – $1,000
Catherine Rodriguez – $1,000
Kathleen St. Jacques – $1,000
Lauren Stroup – $1,000
Tionne Tucker – $1,000
Theresa Wertz – $1,000

Award winners were required to complete an application that included their university information as well as a narrative describing why they are seeking their degree and how receiving this scholarship will enhance their nursing practice. Selection is made by a committee that is composed of NADONA/LTC members.

Information on the 2024 Stephanie Carroll Memorial Scholarship application will be available September 1, 2023, at

About PharMerica
PharMerica is a leading provider of institutional, community- and home-based pharmacy services. The company serves the long-term care, senior living, hospital, home infusion, hospice, behavioral, specialty and oncology pharmacy markets. PharMerica operates over 180 long-term care, home infusion, and specialty pharmacies in 50 states. PharMerica is a customer- and patient-focused organization serving health care providers, such as skilled nursing facilities, senior living communities, and hospitals, as well as individuals with behavioral needs, individuals with infusion therapy needs, seniors receiving in-home care, and patients with cancer. The company provides highly reliable, accurate medication delivery and support services to approximately 350,000 individuals a day with unmatched service reliability, cost containment solutions, and clinical, regulatory and educational support for its clients and their residents and patients.

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NADONA/LTC has been the leading advocate and educational organization for Nurse Leaders, including DONs, ADONs and nurses in long-term and post-acute care since 1986. With approximately 40 state chapters, it continues to be the largest organization representing nurse leaders working in long-term and post-acute care continuums. NADONA/LTC offers a wide array of services to its members, including educational materials; conferences; scholarships; Director of Nursing, Licensed Practical Nurse and Assisted Living certification programs; a mentoring program; a leadership program; policy and procedure library; Antibiotic Stewardship Certificate of Mastery, Infection Prevention Certification, Nurse leader field guides, webinars, a monthly e-newsletter, and a quarterly journal, The Director. Through its publications and programs, NADONA/LTC reaches approximately 20,000 nurses who are employed in long-term care continuum.

For more information regarding NADONA/LTC, please contact their offices at 800-222-0539 or visit their website at