Who We Help

Your support of the LTC Nursing Education Foundation provides academic scholarships and nursing research grants. Meet some of the nurses who we helped achieve their professional goals this year.

Cheryl M. Thomas Scholarship Winners

Stacie Howe, RN, RAC-CT, is a nurse at Cedar Village Retirement Community in Mason, Ohio. According to her nominator, her “facility improved from a one-star to a four-star rating, in no small part due to Stacie’s focus on improvement in clinical outcomes and Quality Measures. In addition, Stacie was instrumental in implementing Quality Initiatives that helped the facility provide accurate coding for Medicaid reimbursement and improve resident and family satisfaction scores.” Stacie is currently working towards her bachelors in nursing. Committed to furthering her own education, she sees her biggest strength in her ability to build strong, knowledgeable teams that take pride in their work and furthering their education.



"The scholarship has allowed me to continue my education toward my BSN.  This award has also been a highlight of discussion on my current career path as an educator and Quality/Risk Coordinator for a rehabilitation hospital.  It has allowed growth and opportunities that otherwise would have been limited." 

LaCreesha Louis, RN, RAC-CT, is a nurse at Bria Health Services in Palos Hills, Illinois. She began her career in long-term care ten years ago as a CNA, later becoming an LPN, and just recently an RN, overcoming many personal obstacles. According to her administrator, “Lacreesha is truly a compassionate person. She challenges the status quo to initiate positive change. She leads by example to show others that continuous improvement is possible and her passion for elder care is exemplary.” Currently working on her bachelors, she looks forward to furthering her education and increasing her capacity to positively impact residents and colleagues.

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