Maureen Michael Scholarship

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The Maureen Michael Honorary Scholarship was established in 2010 and is awarded annually to an outstanding Renal Healthcare Association committee member.  The scholarship provides financial support for a member to attend the Renal Healthcare Association Annual Conference.  The scholarship is designed for members who are involved in Renal Healthcare Association committees and programs.

The scholarship was established in 2010 when Maureen Michael, a founding member and Past President of Renal Healthcare Association, retired from Central Florida Kidney Centers.

Throughout Maureen's career, she demonstrated tremendous dedication to caring for dialysis patients, as well as working diligently for the resources and regulations to support small and independent dialysis providers. In addition to the excellent work that she did as an RN and as an administrator, Maureen volunteered tirelessly for the Renal Healthcare Association, serving in leadership positions and on many committees, developing and spearheading programs that ultimately benefitted all dialysis providers and their patients.

RHA Board of Directors developed this scholarship as a way to honor Maureen's work, and also to provide an opportunity for other members to give back as she did, by becoming more involved in the association.

Candidates for the scholarship are nominated by the RHA Committee and Task Force Chairs annually in recognition of their active involvement. 


Nominations are now open through August 9, 2024. 

Click here to submit a nomination.


    Scholarship Recipients

    2023 - Pamela Heise, Texas Children's Hospital
    2022 - Danilo Concepcion, St. Joseph Hospital 2015 - Kim Deaver, Univ. of Virginia Dialysis Program
    2019 - Nancy Bryant, Fort Smith Regional Dialysis Center 2014 - Susan Senich, North Central PA Dialysis Clinics
    2018 - Becky Berg, Sanford Health System
    2013 - Denise Simon, Toiyable Dialysis Center
    2017 - Debra Buffington, Rice Memorial Hospital 2012 - Janine Diebel, Munson Dialysis
    2016 - Lyn Lyman, Health Systems Management, Inc. 2011 - Laura Beyer, Pella Regional Health Center

    Scholarship Presentations

    2017 Scholarship recipient, Debra Buffington


    2016 Scholarship recipient, Lyn Lyman 2015 Scholarship recipient, Kim Deaver


    2014 Scholarship recipient, Susan Senich 2013 Scholarship recipient, Denise Simon


    2012 Scholarship recipient, Janine Diebel 2011 Scholarship recipient, Laura Beyer