WVU Medicine Camden Clark Nurses named to Future of Nursing West Virginia 40 under 40 leader award list

For Immediate Release July 24, 2019

WVU Medicine Camden Clark Nurses named to Future of Nursing West Virginia 40 under 40 leader award list

Charleston, WV. Forty nurses who are empowering their communities, advancing nursing and leading change are being recognized with the Emerging Nurse Leader Award by the West Virginia Future of Nursing Action Coalition as part of their 40 under 40 leadership campaign. These innovative, game changing nurses will be honored at the annual recognition Gala on September 28, 2019 at the Embassy Suites in Charleston and mentored throughout the next year.

Two of the awardees are from WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center.

Jessica Huffman is the Director of Acute Care at WVU Medicine, Camden Clark Medical Center. She is a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) student at Xavier University studying Population Health Leadership. She is also an adjunct professor of nursing at Xavier University. Regarding the award, Huffman noted, “It is an absolute honor to be named to the 40 under 40 emerging nurse leaders list. I am proud to be a nursing leader at WVU Medicine and I plan to continue actively serving my community through opportunities afforded to me by winning this award.” Jessica resides in Belpre, OH with her husband Tony and their five children.

Lenée Hartleben is a House Supervisor at WVU Medicine, Camden Clark Medical Center. She is a Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) student at Walden University studying to be an Adult Gerontologic Acute Care Nurse Practitioner specializing in Critical Care. She is involved in many committees and healthcare process improvement initiatives at WVU Medicine. Lenée is also a project facilitator for BSN students at WVU-P. Regarding the award, Hartleben noted, “I am incredibly honored and humbled to be named as a 40 Under 40 emerging nurse leader for West Virginia. I have the privilege of leading my fellow nurses at WVU Medicine. I am thankful for my nursing mentors for sharing their experience and guidance that has shaped me into the leader I have become. My future plan is to continue serving my community and peers through a combined role involving clinical practice and leadership. ” Lenée resides in Parkersburg, WV with her husband Andy and their two sons.

Aila Accad, MSN, RN Executive Director of Future of Nursing WV said, “Our Awardees are the shining stars of our next generation of nursing leaders. We are proud to recognize their accomplishments and mentor them as they continue on their leadership journey to improve the culture of health in WV.”

About the Future of Nursing WV Action Coalition: The FONWV is a 501c3 non-profit coalition of diverse stakeholders focused on building a culture of health in WV by strengthening and expanding nursing practice, education and leadership. The coalition brings together thought leaders who implement solutions focused on strengthening the nursing workforce and advancing nurses leading change toward a healthier WV.

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Contact: Aila Accad