About Ralston Caregiver Awards

Annual Ralston Caregiver Awards recognize and celebrate the achievement of Certified Nursing Assistants who exemplify the highest standards of compassion, commitment and excellence in care for their elderly patients. Employers nominate individuals based on their performance against these criteria:

  • Compassion
  • Attendance
  • Relates well with residents
  • Good judgment
  • Consistent positive feedback from patients and family members
  • Good peer relationships
  • Excellence in the way they deliver care

Winners of the Ralston Caregiver Awards receive a cash award and a certificate of recognition at a celebratory event including members of the management of their facility, family members and friends.
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Ralston Caregiver Award Recipients by Year

2015 Winners

Doris Coleman
Ralston My Way

Abebe Hareg
Simpson House

Vondrade Jackson
Centennial Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center

Rachita Tindal
Penn Center for Rehabilitation and Care

Marie Toussaint
Holy Family Home

Mable Witherspoon
Saunders House

2014 Winners

Dorisene Clark
Simpson House

Jomyla DiPetro
St. Ignatius Nursing Home

Danier Gibson
Penn Center for Rehabilitation & Care

Mercedes Guerra
Holy Family Home

Jaime Kehler
Ralston My Way

Tamika McFadden
Centennial Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center

Sabrina Williams
Saunders House

2013 Winners

Naomi Arroy
Simpson House

Patricia Cobia
Penn Center for Rehabilitation & Care

Marie Jean-Paul
Saunders House

Jean Joubi
Centennial Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center

Esther Konteh
St. Ignatius Nursing Home

Katherine Major
Holy Family Home

Vicky Perkins
Ralston My Way

2012 Winners

Shuntain Bibbs
Penn Center for Rehabilitation & Care

Vesta Goodlin
Holy Family Home

Antoinette Lespinasse
Simpson House

Faye Ray
Saunders House

Rachel C. Varney
St. Ignatius Nursing Home

2011 Winners

Carmen Casey
St. Ignatius Nursing Home

Antonette Harrell
Little Sisters of the Poor
Cora Johnson
Simpson House

Wanda Olds
Saunders House

Towanda Purdie
Centennial Village

Latisha Wallace

2010 Winners

Verlene Butler
Kearsley Retirement Community

Tanya Grimes
Penn Center for Rehabilitation & Care

Ester Lester
St. Ignatius Nursing Home

Marie Lormeus
Saunders House

Alex Mason
Centennial Village

Denise Turner
Simpson House

Esther Williams
Little Sisters of the Poor

2009 Winners

James Baker
Penn Center for Rehabilitation & Care

Beverly Cunningham
Saunders House

Syretta Graham
Kearsley Retirement Community

Doreen Harris
Centennial Village

Rose Loy
Simpson House

Christine Roberts
St. Ignatius Nursing Home

Josephine Ross
Little Sisters of the Poor

2008 Winners

Valerie Collins
Simpson House

Lillian Gilmore
St. Ignatius Nursing Home

Rosalind Gore
Saunders House

Angela Lazard
Presby’s Inspired Life @ 58th Street

Michelle Palmer
Kearsley Retirement Community

Carmen Santiago
Penn Center for Rehabilitation & Care

Sudan Uqdah
Centennial Village

Donna Worthington
Little Sisters of the Poor

2007 Winners

Phyllis Alvardo
Presby’s Inspired Life @ 58th Street

Angela Allen
St. Ignatius Nursing Home

Anita Dussinger
Saunders House

Luce St. Fort
Kearsley Retirement Community

Victoria Horne
Penn Center for Rehabilitation & Care
Anna Williams
Little Sisters of the Poor

Florine Willis
Centennial Village

Lynn Woods
Simpson House

2006 Winners

Reitha Ellis-Broaddus
Presby’s Inspired Life @ 58th Street

Alicia Carr
Simpson House

Wanda Cobb
Penn Center for Rehabilitation & Care

Rose Desameau
Saunders House

Annie McBride
Little Sisters of the Poor

Joyce Neil
Kearsley Retirement Community

Moses T. Sumo
St. Ignatius Nursing Home

Mary Thompson
Centennial Village

2005 Winners

Marcia Aycock
Centennial Village

Amelia Best
Penn Center for Rehabilitation & Care

Cecile Ceron
Saunders House

Beatrice Juaquee
Little Sisters of the Poor

Alex Ameyaw Kontoh
St. Ignatius Nursing Home

Linda Oliver
Presby’s Inspired Life @ 58th Street

Thelma Smith
Kearsley Retirement Community

Mary Yormie
Simpson House

2004 Winners

Wanda Dogan
Kearsley Retirement Community

Mildred Evans
St. Ignatius Nursing Home

Brenda Gilliard
Penn Center for Rehabilitation & Care

Tawana Ginn
Centennial Village

Pearlie Jarrell
Little Sisters of the Poor

Marie Jean-Paul
Simpson House