Cannabis Nurses Network 2020 Nursing Awards & Nominations

by | Dec 20, 2020 | CNN News

Cannabis Nurses Network took a moment to look back on all we had accomplished this year, as a network, and as a collection of marvelous cannabis nurses, and to specifically honor some important people in our community. Recognition is one of the core values of Cannabis Nurses Network because we know by experience that there is no such thing as successfully going it alone, and each person who contributes value to a collective community deserves the honor of recognition for their hard work.

This year, we opened up nominations to our social audience for the CNN 2020 Nursing Awards and the list of amazing professionals is no short of impressive. During our Nurse Appreciation Celebration, our members voted on who deserved the award for each category, and we announced the winners at the end of the event.

We’re sharing (and showing off!) the award winners from 2020 below so you can get to know some of the amazing members within our network.

Cannabis Nurses Network Recognitions & Awards for 2020


CNN Advocate of the Year

Meet Deborah L. McCauley, BSN, CRRN – she is bringing her activism and advocacy experience to Cannabis Nurses Network and helping lead our Advocacy Cornerstone Project in addition to sharing her expertise in legislation with our Network so even more nurses are empowered to become leaders and advocates in their communities.



CNN Entrepreneur of the Year

Meet Sherri Tutkus, RN, BSN – one of the outstanding Cannabis Nurse Entrepreneurs and co-founder of The Green Nurse, LLC –  With 30 years’ practical experience in various departments within the hospital and home setting, she educates on the endocannabinoid system and the safe utilization of cannabis to all populations.



Starlight MundyCNN Contributor of the Year

Meet Starlight, Launch Specialist & Marketing Strategist. Having worked with cannabis brands & CNN for 7+ years, we bring her expertise to our community for nurse entrepreneurs & business owners, helping the Cannabis Nurses Network vision become reality. Essential Strategy for Cannabis Nurse Entrepreneurs, helping build #futuremillionRN & cultivating the CNN community.




CNN Educator of the Year

Meet Janna Champagne, BSN, RN – she is an incredible educator and Founding Member of Cannabis Nurses Network. A founder of Integrative Holistic Medicine, she educates on practical applications of cannabis medicine and is contributing as a leading educator for Cannaboinoid Medical Science – a concentration with the Master of Science in Integrative and Functional Medicine.




CNN Leader of the Year

Meet Heather Manus, RN – the Founder of Cannabis Nurses Network – this year we are honoring her for driving an incredible year of intense growth for our Network, all while navigating a pandemic! Having turned her vision into a thriving community of nurses who are growing, networking, learning and advocating together – her leadership is an outsized example of revolutionary vision put into action.



List of Award Nominees:

We are so PROUD to call so many of these astounding, talented and hard working nurses members. Each person nominated has touched so many people with their work and dedication. 2020 Award Nominees, thank you for all that you do. So many of our talented members were nominated for several categories, demonstrating just how profoundly they are influencing the Revolution in Healthcare.


Nominees for CNN Contributor of the Year 2020
  • Sherri Tutkus
  • Grace Hammel
  • Sandra Guynes
  • Dawn-Marie Steenstra
  • Meghan Romero
  • Ivory Davis
  • Nique Pichette
Nominees for CNN Advocate of the Year 2020
  • Vanessa Peck
  • Sue DeGregorio-Rosen
  • Me Fuiamono-Poe
  • Ken Wolski
  • Carey Lee Leuer
  • Nique Pichette
  • Mary Lynn Mathre
Nominees for CNN Educator of the Year 2020
  • Sandra Guynes
  • Me Fuimaono-Poe
  • Matt Cascio
  • Lisa Buchanan
  • Lisa Hedin
  • Marcie Cooper
Nominees for CNN Entrepreneur of the Year 2020
  • Jordan Person
  • April Goswick Hatch
  • James Schwartz
  • Katherine Golden
  • Sherri Tutkus
  • Lisa Hedin

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