Praying for Nurses and Medical Professionals with Fenwick Ties

The observation of National Nurses Week, celebrated May 6 – May 12, has extra-special meaning this year.

As is the case with many care-givers, the hard work of dedicated nurses often is taken for granted. Sometimes, it takes a health crisis such as the Coronavirus pandemic to bring these medical heroes into the spotlight.

Pictured above is alumna Julianne (Comiskey) Heinimann ’01, who works as a NICU nurse at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. She is one of at least 34 Friar alumni — women and men — who are registered nurses or nurse practitioners (see list below) across the United States: from Chicago, Oak Park, Downers Grove and Indiana to Washington (DC), Ohio, Arizona and San Francisco. (We know there are many more who are not in our system.)

Nurse Meade

Kathryn Meade, the mother of Fenwick senior Jack Meade (Lombard, IL), is one of at least nine parents working in the nursing field (see below). ” I had contracted COVID-19 from work,” shares Mrs. Meade, who has been a nurse since 1994, working as a NICU nurse for 22 years until recently becoming a Lactation Consultant. “Thankfully, I am on the mend and am humbled by the outpouring of love and support I received,” she says.

In observance if National Nurses Week, we want to publicly thank these moral servant-leaders for all that they do for their patients – especially by putting themselves and their families at risk during the COVID-19 crisis. You make us all proud to be fellow Friars!

Mary Berkemeyer ’11 Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago Emergency Room Registered Nurse
Monica Bomben ’11 Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago Registered Nurse, Neuro/Ortho
Allison Borkovec ’07 Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston Registered Nurse
Marco Candido ’03 Independent Registered Nurse
Katie Dalton ’06 Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago Registered Nurse
Jennifer Dan ’08 Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago Cardiac Cath
Lab Nurse

Lauren


Sarah

Dillon-Ellsworth

Finan

’99


’04
Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL

Lurie Children’s Hospital, Chicago
Nurse



Nurse, neurointestinal and motility
Shannon

Daniela
Flannery

Giacalone
’14

’07


Northwestern Memorial
University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital

Registered Nurse

Registered Nurse
Margaret Grace ’13 Rush University Medical Center, Chicago Registered Nurse
Sharon Grandy ’01 Presence Health (Arizona) Emergency Room, RN
Julianne

Michelle
Comiskey-Heinimann

Androwich- Horrigan
’01

’05
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago
Northwestern Memorial
Registered Nurse (Neonatal ICU)
Dana Jakoubek ’01 UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco Kidney Transplant Nurse Practitioner
Bridget Kern ’07 Rush University Medical Center, Chicago Registered Nurse
Amy Konopasek ’01 Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL Registered Nurse Multidisciplinary Coordinator
Alexis

Grace
Kozyra

Lattner
’12

’15
AMITA Health

Cleveland Clinic
Registered Nurse

Registered Nurse
Robert Lewis ’71 Emory University Emergency Medicine, Atlanta Nurse Practitioner
Anne Loeffler ’06 Rush University Medical Center Nurse Assistant 2
Mark Manankil ’86 Advocate Healthcare/Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Gtove, IL Nurse/Psychiatry
Madalyn

Molly
Mazur

McHugh
’11

’13
U. of Chicago Hospital – Stem Cell Transplant Unit

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C.
Charge Nurse/ Floor Nurse

Registered Nurse
Martin Mikell ’86 Zablocki VA Medical Center, MilwaukeeRegistered Nurse
Elissa Mikol ’04 Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Pediatric Surgery, Nurse Practitioner
Kyle

Nora
Morris

Napleton
’97

’15
Saint Mary’s Medical Center, Chicago
Loyola Medical Center, Maywood
Registered Nurse

ICU Nurse
Thomas Papadakis ’01 Rush Oak Park Hospital Registered Nurse, Emergency Department
Rachel


Katherine
Koranda-Plant

Racanelli
’00


’08

Loyola Medical Center (Chicago)

AMITA Health Medical Group

Registered Nurse


Family Nurse Practitioner
Terri Ferrera-Salinas ’09 Magnificat Family Medicine, Indianapolis Registered Nurse
Pamela


Andrew
Chase-Smith

Straub
’97


’87

Champaign, IL

UnitedHealth Group, Ohio

RN

Nurse Practitioner
Brittney Woosley ’08 Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, Melrose Park, IL Permanent Charge Nurse/RN

According to the Fenwick database, another 225 people (including alumni) have listed either “medicine” as their business/industry or “nursing” or “physician” as their profession. They are:

Donald Adeli
Andrew Agos ’84
Thomas Akers ’48
Allen Aksamit ’73
Timothy Aksamit ’77
Kris Alden ’87
William Alvarez ’76
Patrick Anderson ’69
Michael Angarone ’89
Ndudi Aniemeka
Prasant Atluri ’89
Angelo Babbo ’85
Richard Balsamo ’70
James Banich ’89
Joseph Barta ’79
Salvatore Battaglia ’91
Frank Belmonte ’90
Pasquale Benedetto ’68
Emily Bersnak ’98
Daniel Bethencourt ’71
Michael Bezouska ’87
Bernard Binder ’70
Richard Bone ’66
Austin Boyle ’71
Jeffrey Branch
William Brander
Joseph Bremer
Tierney Brennan ’06
Thomas Brown ’75
Thomas Burke ’49
Gerald Cahill ’74
John Cahill ’72
Dennis Cappitelli ’62
Carla Carpenter
William Chronister ’10
Dennis Chubinski ’69
Steven Chudik
Mark Chyna ’85
John Cieply ’63
Christopher Clardy
Matthew Co ’99
J. Lawrence Cogan ’62
Daniel Collins ’63
Michael Collins ’67
Roger Collins ’72
Concannon James ’75
Sara Connolly ’08
Hailey Corwin ’08
Joseph Coscino ’83
Phillip Cozzi ’79
Kevin Cullinane ’74
James Dan ’70
Anthony DeOrio ’63
Joseph DeOrio ’91
Erica Dixon ’99
James Doherty ’85
Peter Doris ’62
David Dvorak ’82
William Egan ’58
Michael Farhi ’79
Anthony Fasanella ’89
Garrett Fitzgerald ’99
Ryan Fitzgerald ’04
Angel Galvez
George Geis
W. Peter Geis ‘60
Anton Giger ’69
Charles Giger ’74
Thomas Gonwa ’67
Peter Grant ’89
John Grayhack ’76
Stephen Grill ’69
Eugene Grochowski ’65
Jason Gruss ’93
Paul Gruszka ’78
Calvin Hall  
David Hanson ’82
Clarence Hart ’55
Thomas Hawkins ’61
Frank Hieber ’45
Charles Hillig ’58
John Hobbs
William Hopkinson ’70
Peter Hrabski ’82
Jeffrey Huml ’75
Rafid Hussein ’87
Donald Imbur ’61
Rolando Izquierdo ’89
Robert Janda ’75
Raymond Janevicius
Jonathan Javors ’71
Christopher Jelinek ’76
Donald Kamm ’60
Andrew Kazaniwsky ’70
Zenon Kecala
Matthew Kelleher
Michael Kelleher ’75
Joseph Kerwin ’49
John Kirk ’62
Patrick Kirk ’77
Mark Klein ’69
Iliana Klouda ’98
Kenneth Koeneman ’84
Stanley Kovak
Bruce Krawisz ’70
John Krcmarik ’88
John Kussmann ’74
Krystle Kutak ’08
Labotka Richard ’68
Michael Lambert
Charles Lawler
John F. Lee ’60
John M. Lee ’73
Jeffrey Leef
Terrence Lerner
Thomas Lescher ’61
Robert Lewis ’71
Alan Licup ’95
Gary Lipinski ’71
John Lockrem ’65
Ronald Lorenzini ’53
Timothy Lubenow
Francis Madda ’64
Rudolph Maier ’56
Daniel Maloney ’89
Erin Mangano ’07
Robert March ’74
Andrea Markham
Thomas Marr ’60
Michael Martin ’73
Christopher Masi
C.G. Toby Mathias ’64
Joseph Mayer ’73
Michael McDonald ’66
Dawn McGee  
Edwin McGee, Jr.  
Eugene McEnery ’49
Patrick McGrath ’70
Allen McLean ’57
William McMahon ’72
Joseph Mejia
Cesar Menendez
Perry Menini ’87
Albert Mensah ’82
Edward Meyer ’63
Philip Militello ’60
John Mitchell
Joseph Monaco ’64
Paul Montalbano ’84
Juan Montoya ’87
Michael Moore ’69
Thomas Moore ’68
Silvio Morales ’82
Joseph Moretti ’59
Thomas Morris
G. Martin Mullen
John Murdoch
Walter Myalls ’52
Brynn Nahlik ’03
Thomas Neglia ’64
Kenneth Nelson ’75
Brian Neri ’94
Russ Nockels
Robert Nonn ’83
Steven Novotny ’87
Michael O’Donoghue ’89
Thomas O’Meara ’66
Thomas Ocheltree ’62
Ralph Pagano ’65
Vivek

Deming
Patel

Payne
’01
Harold Pelzer ’65
David Pezen ’81
David Pollitz ’04
Richard Prinz ’64
David Rainiero ’84
R. Andrew Rauh
Nicholas Recchia ’77
Salvatore Reda ’59
John Rigali ’68
Raymond Rojas ’78
Victor Romano ’76
Dennis Ryan ’94
Ralph Dennis ’69
Gregory Salomon ’83
Kenneth Sanders ’65
John Santiago ’88
William Santoro ’49
John Saran ’70
George Sassu ’74
Scelzo Frederick ’62
Richard Schulz ’83
Luke Sewall
John Showel ’57
John Sikorski ’69
Sammy Sinno ’01
Michael Smith
Nicholas Speziale ’82
Sean Sreniawski ’96
George Stanis ’67
Ronald Stefani ’52
Cameron Stock ’96
Dominic Tedesco ’74
Diane Tentler
Giuseppe Toia ’05
Jay Tonne ’58
James Trauth ’79
Frank Valentino ’62
Richard Vazquez ’62
Thomas Veeser ’67
Paul Vietzen ’91
Romuald Warakomski ’77
Edward Ward ’85
Keith Weiler ’90
Lia Wendeln ’99
John White ’70
Joseph White ’63
William White ’65
Jeffrey Winterfield ’92
Donald Woznica ’70
Liam Yore ’89
Adil Zarif ’90
Michael Zielinski ’90

Please note that Fenwick’s database is only as accurate as the data it’s “fed,” so if you know of other alumni nurses who are not on this list, please email us at communications@fenwickfriars.com. (We apologize in advance for any inadvertent omissions.)

RN Donna Pape is one of two school nurses at Fenwick.

We’d also like to give a “shout out to Fenwick parents and other friends of Fenwick who serve our communities as nurses, including:

  • Jennifer Davis (Fenwick mother)
  • Claribel Delatorre (Fenwick mother)
  • Nakia McAdoo (Fenwick mother)
  • Kathryn Meade (Fenwick mother)
  • Kitty Monty (Fenwick School Nurse)
  • Donna Pape (Fenwick School Nurse)
  • Karen Rudnick (former Fenwick School Nurse)
  • Jana Schejbal (Fenwick mother)
  • Michele Shaar (Fenwick mother)
  • Leslie Shearer-Meretsky (Fenwick mother)
  • Julie Westerman (Fenwick mother)
  • Carol Woerter (mother of Fr. Dennis Woerter ’86)

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SERVICE!

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