Cameos of Caring Gala 2019

Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019
The University of Akron, Quaker Station

The pleasure of your company is requested at the 18th Annual Cameos of Caring Gala

2019 Award Recipients

Julie Davis
Summa Health System

Kelli McNeil-Boarman
Summa Health System

Crystal Colbert
Cleveland Clinic Akron General

Bryan Gardner
Cleveland Clinic Akron General

Sheila Richardson
Akron Children’s Hospital

Heather Montgomery
Summa Barberton Hospital

Heidi Gross
Western Reserve Hospital

Michelle Christner
Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center


Thank you to our sponsors:

Co-Presenting Hospitals

  • Summa Health System 
  • Cleveland Clinic Akron General 

Participating Hospitals

  • Akron Children's Hospital
  • Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center
  • Summa Barberton Hospital
  • Western Reserve Hospital  |  330-972-6674  |  

Our history

Recognizing nurses for their contribution to health care in Summit County and the surrounding region is one of the primary purposes of The University of Akron School of Nursing Cameos of Caring program. Begun in 2002 and modeled after the successful Cameos of Caring program at the University of Pittsburgh, The University of Akron program continues to celebrate the nursing excellence and helps keep the nation's critical need for nurses at the forefront of public consciousness.

The hallmark of the Cameos of Caring program - the annual gala - recognized as one of the region's premier health care events is held annually in October. Beginning with the first gala, this special event has raised more than $800,000 to support an endowed nursing scholarship at The University of Akron. This scholarship helps provide for the education of the next generation of nurses.

Students who have received Cameos of Caring scholarships have spoken of the inspiration provided by the nurses recognized at the event, inspiration that has cemented the desire to become a nurse. The scholarship has also allowed others to focus on nursing studies without the added worry of paying for college.

Dr. Cynthia Capers, former Dean of the School of Nursing, is responsible for bringing the Cameos of Caring program to the University. Her vision along with the support of Johnson and Johnson has allowed the School of Nursing to use Cameos of Caring to build bridges within the regional health care community.

For questions about supporting the School of Nursing through Cameos of Caring, please contact:

Tamara Mora
Director of Development
College of Health Professions
The University of Akron
Infocision Stadium 279
Akron, Ohio 44325-2603
330-972-7726 (office)
330-972-8860 (fax)