Stephanie Carroll 2024 Award Recipients Press Release


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

June 5, 2024, 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.

Our past Executive Director Sherrie Dornberger said it so well ““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 2024 recipients and their award amounts, paid directly to their college/university to assist with their nursing education, are:

Dorje Khando Gurung $5,000 Roshane Harris Milling $1,000
Lakisha Chinn $2,500 Hannah Marie Lajoie $1,000
Kiki Walls $2,500 Shawn Michael Breidel $1,000
Aljen Perida Cumbess $1,000 Lilian Nabiryo $1,000
Sara Guilbeault $1,000 Sarah Kiernan $1,000
Noelle Faithe Arfons $1,000 Christina Diem Dombal $1,000
Abigail Michelle Burnett $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 2025 Stephanie Carroll Memorial Scholarship application will be available September 1, 2024, 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, IP’s,  and nurses in long-term and post-acute care since 1986.With QAPI, Infection Prevention, Antibiotic Stewardship  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; Directors of Nursing, Licensed Practical Nurse and Assisted Living, certification programs; a mentoring program; a leadership program; 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 513-791-3679 or visit their website at     


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