Ann M Lachat Excellence in Occupational Health Nursing Award

The ABOHN Ann M. Lachat Excellence in Occupational Health Nursing Award was originally established in 1997 to honor ABOHN’s first chair, Marguerite Ahern Graff.  The ABOHN Board of Directors changed the name of this award in 2015, to honor Ann M. Lachat, the former CEO of ABOHN, for her 23 years of service.   This special award is given to the individual who achieved the highest score on the previous year's COHN examination.

This 2017 recipient of the Ann M. Lachat Excellence in Occupational Health Nursing Award is:

Maureen Felice, BSN, RN, COHN

L-R: Wanda Smiling, ABOHN Chair; Melinda Cordova, ABOHN BOD; Maureen Felice accepting her award.

Maureen Felice is an Employee Health Nurse at Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System in Salinas California.  A strong desire to help others coupled with an interest in science led her to a career in nursing.  She received her BSN from Fresno State and this past year became a Certified Occupational Health Nurse.  After working for twenty years in a busy family practice office, she joined the team in Employee Health where she has been for the past ten years.   In her free time she enjoys walking, traveling and volunteering. She resides in Salinas, California with her husband Chuck and children Julia and Joe.

 

Congratulations Maureen, you are an inspiration to our community!