Honor Someone Special & Support the AAOHN Foundation

We all have fond memories of mentors or special colleagues who have been a part of our occupational health careers. Making a donation to the AAOHN Foundation in honor of a mentor or colleague is a great way to acknowledge him or her and simultaneously support occupational health nursing, research, career development and education.

Making a donation in memory of a colleague or loved one who departed this life is a great way to show tribute in a lasting and memorable way.

Honorees are acknowledged on this page as well as sent a letter indicating a special donation has been made in their honor. To find out more or to make a donation in honor or memory of someone special, please contact the AAOHN National Office.

In Honor Of

Honoree Donor
2014 SVAPOHN Board of Directors Susquehanna Valley Association of Pennsylvania Occupational Health Nurses (SVAPOHN)


In Memory Of

Year Honoree Donor
2013
Penny Gail Nicoll-Jones Houston Texas AOHN
Patricia Holden South Alabama AOHN
2014
Maryellen Dower Sandy Cinque
Chris Kane Sandy Cinque
Peggy Wardecke Northeast Wisconsin AOHN
Elizabeth Walker South Alabama AOHN
2015
Jean Boone Northwest Iowa AOHN
Jean obtained her degree in nursing from Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon, Iowa and spent 38 years of her distinguished career at Sanford Sheldon Hospital as the Director of Occupational Health/Employee Health/Safety and Case Management. While living in Sheldon, Jean was also an active member of the Sheldon Community Ambulance Team. In 2011, Jean began her career at Lakes Regional Healthcare as an Occupational Health Nurse. Jean was a member of AAOHN and a charter member of NIAOHN since March 1996. Jean passed away peacefully on March 17, 2015 at her home on East Lake Okoboji after a courageous battle with cancer. Jean always enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Her laugh was contagious, making everyone around her laugh too.
2016
Margaret (Peggy) Mary Thomas Patricia Thomas
Peggy graduated from the Jersey City Medical School of Nursing in 1945; she remained an active alumna there. After serving as head nurse in the Jersey City Medical Center Surgery Department and Wuester Tumor-Oncology Clinic in Hillsdide, NJ, Peggy began her lifelong passion in occupational health nursing, first at Esso Corp. Offices in New Jersey and New York, then for 25 years as the chief nurse at ITT World Headquarters in New York City, retiring in 1985. She was a member of several professional organizations including AAOHN. Peggy passed away quietly on May 20, 2015. The contributions she made during her career as a COHN are memorialized through a gift made in her honor by her niece and fellow RN, Patricia.