The Managed Care Nurse Leader of the Year Award
This award is dedicated each year to one member who demonstrates outstanding nursing leadership qualities. The award is given out at the AAMCN Nurses Pre-Conference in Las Vegas prior to the Fall Managed Care Forum. Award winners demonstrate each of the following criteria:

  • Leadership impact on managed care
  • Mentoring achievements
  • Leadership and managed care nursing achievements
  • Contributions made to strengthen managed care nursing and the nursing profession
  • The following leadership characteristics: trust, individual consideration, intellectual stimulation, courage, dependability, flexibility, integrity, judgment, and respect for others

Past Award Winners



The 2022 AAMCN Nurse of the Year:

Nancy Skinner

RN, CMCN, CCM, CMGT-BC,
ACM-RN, FCM

Nancy has for the past 35 years served as a case manager, Director of Case Management and an international case management educator. In her current role as principal consultant for Riverside HealthCare Consulting, she advances programs that promote excellence in care coordination and other transitional care strategies. She has presented over 400 on-site programs and webinars that offer a primary focus on supporting and enhancing the professional practice of case management across all practice settings with an enhanced focus on managed care.  She is the primary author of A Case Manager's Study Guide: Preparing for Certification and offers educational support to those individuals seeking certification in case management. In 2002, she was named the Case Management Society of America (CMSA) National Case Manager of the Year and in 2008, she received CMSA’s Lifetime Achievement Award. She is also recognized as being the only National President of CMSA to be elected to two terms of office; accepting that role in 1997 - 1998 and again from 2012 through 2014. In 2021, she was honored to be a member of the inaugural group of case managers designated as Case Management Fellows (FCM).

2021

Scott S. Mastran     MSN, MBA, RN, CMCN

2020

Monika Yadrnak,     BSN, RN, CMCN

2019

Vineta Mitchell,     RN, BSN, CCM, MBA/HCM, CMCN

2018

Dalrona Harrison,    RN, CMCN

2017

Michelle Greene Rhodes,     MHS, RN, CCM, CMCN

2016

Clare Jarrard,     RN, PhD, CMCN

2015

Stefany Almaden,     PhD, RN, MSN, CCM, CPUM, CMCN

2014

Ruth Machain,     RN, CPHM, CMCN, CCM

2013

Sheryl Riley,     RN, OCN, CMCN

2012

LaNita Knoke,     RN, BS, CMCN

2011

Jacquelyn Smith,     RN, BSN, MA, CMCN

2010

Colleen Morley-Wines,     RN, MSN, CMCN

2009

Cheryl Slagle,     RN, CMCN, CCM, CCP

2008

Janet Gilbert,     RN, MSN, CMCN, CCM

2007

Shelly Martin,     BSN, MHSA, CPHQ, CMCN, CCM