Flame Forward! 2022

Flame Forward! 2022

The 2022 Flame Forward! Conference was a great success. Thank you to all our incredible Collaborators from across the United States who joined us for three days full of learning, team-building, collaborating, and connecting. On this Flame Forward! website, you can find all things related to our amazing get-together – including videos, award winners, photos, and more! We look forward to seeing you again in 2023 and as always, Flame Forward!

Flame Forward! 2022 Awards

Here you will find a list of the awards that were given at the conference along with their respective winners. You can also read about the meaning of the award and find photos of this year’s winners.

Founders Club Award

Induction into the Founders Club honors collaborators who consistently exemplify the Core 7 frameworks and have made significant, pivotal and lasting contributions to Nightingale’s mission fulfillment and realization of our collective vision.

Jimmy Reyes, DNP, AGNP, FRE
Manager, Graduate Nursing Programs

Sheryl Marckstadt, PhD, CNP, FNP-BC, FNP-C
Manager, Family Nurse Practitioner Program

Blake Halladay, RN
Director, Nightingale Network | Partnerships

Tyler Asman, MSW
Vice President, Operational Effectiveness

Nina Skipps
Manager, Governance and Operations Support 

I am Nightingale Award

This award recognizes collaborators who consistently embody the College’s Core 7 Framework: They are passionate about the Vision, are strong contributors to the Mission, and act with Collaboration, Innovative Design, and Evolvitude.

Kaylie Astin, MPC
Coordinator, Learner Communications

Scott Marston, JD
Senior Manager, Legal and Compliance

April Acuna
Team Lead Registrar

Evolvitude Award

This award will recognize collaborators who exemplify the basis of our culture – Evolvitude – and who demonstrate their close alignment with the principles of this framework and who help to create an environment that invites other collaborators and/or learners to live up to its tenets.

Jennifer Beukema, MSN, RN, CPN
Assistant Professor, Nursing Education Services

Sherry Gritton, MSN,RN
Assistant Professor, Nursing Education Services

Tara Cote
Team Lead, Admissions

Innovative Design Award

This award is designed to recognize collaborators who made significant contributions to improvement in Nightingale’s outcomes and/or processes.

Foundational Course Program
Zach Johnson
Brandon Simonsen

Foundational Course Program: ENG90
Kamri Goff
Kaydee Phillips

Foundational Course Program: MATH90
Katie Scholtz
Abigail Warner

Foundational Course Program: Learner Success Series
Chelsea Borelo
Dina Nielsen
Amanda Bokish

Foundational Course Program: Writing and Math Labs
Alan Preizer

Gap Funding
Crystal Schmitt

Virtual Reality Simulation Pilot
Rasheda Airen
Scott Nguyen
Leigh Ann Grey
Juliet Kolde
Grey Christensen

College Rebrand
Rick Bentz

Collaboration Award

This award recognizes collaborators who continually strengthen mission outcomes through deliberate and relentless cross-functional engagement with others, both internally and externally.

Marissa DiPaola, MBA, SHRM-CP
Manager, Collaborator Experience Operations

Courtney Grant, MBA, LPN
Administrative Assistant, Nursing Education Services

Travis Clark
Manager, Admissions Testing

Lisa Conner
Senior Accountant

Kristine Jones-Pasley, PhD
Manager, Faculty Development

Shannon Michael
Director, Communications

Wellevate! Spotlights

This category is comprised of self-submitted collaborator stories about the improvement of wellness across the eight dimensions of health.

Andrea Bush

Jeff Pruyne
Occupational / Physical

Sarah Nelson

New Collaborator of the Year

This award recognizes collaborators in their first year of tenure at Nightingale who consistently exceed expectations and make significant contributions to the success of their respective Functions.

Derek Thomson
Talent Acquisition

Kim Quarles
Nursing Education

LeAnn Brinkley

Corbin Richmond
Academic Technology

Crystal Weikel
Nursing Education

Collaborator of the Year

This award recognizes collaborators who consistently exceed expectations and make significant contributions to the success of their respective Functions.

Siera Turpin

Trisha Rodriguez
Learner Funding Advising

Sarah Nelson

Kyle Brown

Jennifer Sumner

Brian Walker

Angelina Navarro
Accounts Receivable

Danielle Hardinger
Accounts Receivable

Brian Titus
Talent Acquisition

Abigail Warner
General Education

Kamri Goff
General Education

Sarah Jones
Learner Support Services

Ashley Miller
Learner Support Services

Alicia Fortin
Learner Funding

Kimberly Gabelmann

Deysha Santiago
Faculty Development

Kaylie Astin

BreAnn Davis
Nightingale Network

Laurie Tueller
Nightingale Network

Samantha Dunaway

Jasmine Lewis

Soumaly Phengphong

Alessandra Juarez
Government Funding Program

Rebecca Ouren
Government Funding Program

Kalie Barlow
College Operations Support

Grey Christensen
Academic Technology Services

Tenace Crane
Information Technology

Flame Forward! 2022 Re-Organization

The Future Is Now!

With elevation comes organizational reinvention and Nightingale College is continually striving to reach its full potential. The video below goes into detail on how Nightingale College is pursuing mission fulfillment and accelerating our vision through our Re-Org.

Flame Forward! 2022 Videos

Year In Review

Nightingale College continues to grow rapidly more than a decade after opening its doors. Leaders of the College reflect on this past year’s achievements of dreaming up, innovating, and challenging the status quo.

Mission At Work

Through highs and lows, our learners, collaborators and alumni always strive to come out on top when it comes to reaching their goals. The following videos share the stories of a few of our learners and their journeys of following their dreams and creating a better world


From overcoming personal tragedies to serving as a caretaker, the road to graduation wasn’t an easy one for graduate Lanigeria Batts-Sumling. But with hard work, determination, and support from the College, she proved that nothing could stand in her way of becoming a nurse.


Collaborator Dexter Abraham migrated to the United States for a better life. Through kindness, compassion, and humility, he continues to share his passion for helping others with the future generation of nurses, hoping to one day leave a legacy.

Amanda’s Story

When life throws its curve balls, learner Amanda Noddings does not make excuses. She is willing to do whatever it takes to follow her dreams and make a better life for her family.

Amanda’s Path to Nightingale

While many people could use their setbacks as a sign to quit, learner Amanda Noddings chooses to use her obstacles as a chance to prove to herself that she can. Now, she is set out to finish what she started.

Amanda’s Work/Life Balance

Finding a balance between work, school and family life can be challenging. For busy mom and learner Amanda Noddings, it’s all about staying organized, setting priorities, and remaining disciplined.


We are so thankful for the presence and wise words of Jennifer Moss and Dr. Jessica Kriegel. They delivered incredible and insightful keynote speeches during our conference. You can re-watch their speeches and read their bios below.

Jennifer Moss

Jennifer Moss is an award-winning journalist, author, international public speaker and expert in workplace culture and burnout. Her nationally syndicated radio column reports on topics related to
happiness and well-being. As a regular Harvard Business Review contributor and writer for the Society of Human Resources Management, she addresses essential leadership practices and workplace topics.

Jennifer’s book, Unlocking Happiness at Work, received the distinguished UK Business Book of the Year Award. Jennifer also sits on the Global Happiness Council. To acknowledge her contributions to business and public service, Jennifer was named a Canadian Innovator of the Year, an International Female Entrepreneur of the Year, and recipient of the Public Service Award from the Office of President Obama.

Her newest book, The Burnout Epidemic: The Rise of Chronic Stress and How We Can Fix It, published by Harvard Business Press, launches September 2021.

Jessica Kriegel

For 15+ years, Jessica has been guiding global, national, Fortune 100 and other organizations across finance, technology, real estate and healthcare industries on how to create intentional cultures that accelerate performance.

After she got her MBA and became a global consultant for a human capital management solutions provider, Jessica consistently saw highly-stressed leaders failing to deliver against lofty financial goals. She knew that if these leaders could transform their cultures, performance and profitability would
follow. But, because culture is often viewed as ‘woo’ and an intangible, these leaders didn’t know where to begin.

So, Jessica set out on a personal mission to ‘quantify culture’.

Her doctoral research and consulting engagements with Oracle, Toyota, Lockheed Martin, Federal Reserve, and Bank of America to name a few, led to the Culture Equation – a tested model where
strategy combined with 8 tangible and measurable ‘Culture Dynamic Drivers’ empowers your people to deliver consistent results.

Today, as Founder and CEO of the Intentional Culture Institute (ICI), Jessica applies data-driven insights to dismantle the chaos of poor morale, low performance, and missed financial goals. CEOs lean on her to ask questions that their internal resources may be too afraid or unaware to ask, and get the results they need. Her unique ability to analyze organizations in qualitative and quantitative terms and create measurable growth across all levels has made her the go-to ally for global leaders and teams.

As a certified Business Impact ROI specialist, she can translate seemingly soft skills programs into monetary values. With data, humor, and energy, Jessica Kriegel is a disruptive thought-leader on culture transformation that companies need to build organizational success. She works with clients in-person and virtually to drive business results. She is based in Sacramento, California.

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