Spring Newsletter


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Welcome to the 2016 Incoming Fellows!

We are pleased to announce the school communities that have been accepted to the 2016

Johnson & Johnson School Health Leadership Program.

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Congratulations to Johnson & Johnson School Health Leadership Alumni, Current Fellows & Incoming Fellows, who will be presenting oral or poster presentations at NASN2016!

Beth Mattey, Nina Fekaris, Donna Mazyck, Laurie Combe, Yvonne Clarke, Erin Maughan, Kathleen Johnson, Tami Jakubowski, Tracy Perron, Kathey Haynie, Rebecca King, Linda Mendonca, Estelle Watts, Nichole Bobo, Stefani Lailari, Stacey Whitney, Jasmine Wood & Sheila Caldwell.

Click here to search for sessions these presenters are in.

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"Growing a World of Wellness Through Community Cafes in New Jersey" Camden County, NJ (2015 Cohort)

"Working Together for Student Success" Georgetown TX (2015 Cohort)

"Every Student, Every Day Initiative: West Allis, Wisconsin" West Allis, WI (2015 Cohort)

"Camden City School District Asthma Management Initiative" Camden City, NJ (2015 Cohort)

"Making a Difference in Adolescent Sexual Health" Central Arkansas (2015 Cohort)

"Innovative, Evidence-based Instructional and Assessment Strategies for Continuing Education" Jenny Gormley (2012 Fellow) from MA

"School Nursing Practice: A Strategy to Evaluate Evidence-based Practice" Michele Wilmoth (2014 Fellow) from Akron, OH

"Weighing in: Addressing Food Scarcity in a Cincinnati Neighborhood" Cincinnati, OH (2015 Cohort)

"Huddle: A Dose of Daily Communication" Mary Schatz (2014 Fellow) from Akron, OH

"Imms-to-go-E-tools" Spokane, WA (2014 Cohort)

"An Enduring Change Plan: A Substance Abuse Initiative for the Borough of Hillsdale, NJ" Hillsdale, NJ (2015 Cohort)

"Asthma Management Program In CCSD" Cherry Creek School District, CO (2015 Cohort)

"Care Coordination: Connecting Families to Resources While Building a Safe Individualized Healthcare Plan for School" Stacey Dailey (2014 Fellow) from Akron, OH -co-presenter

"#52habitpickup" Stefani Lailari (2014 Fellow) from VA - co-presenter

Will you be attending NASN2016?

  • Be sure to register for our pre-conference day, that is exclusively for alumni (if you have not already done so)

Click here to Register for Pre-Con


Welcome to a new staff member

We welcome Sheila Caldwell, BSN, RN, CSN-NJ as our new Marketing/Outreach Coordinator. Sheila is a 2009 JJSHLP Fellow, she was selected and participated in the 2011 JJSHLP Pilot-Re-design program, and returned as a 2012 JJSHLP Mentor for the Re-designed program launch. Sheila will work with our media/social media presences, and much more!

Thank you for joining us!


We will be at NASN2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana

The Johnson & Johnson School Health Leadership Program (JJSHLP) has an important presence at the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) 2016 Conference. JJSHLP sponsors the Awards Night Dinner and more than 10 Alumni are presenting oral and poster presentations!

In addition, you can stop by the JJSHLP booth (Booth #425) to learn more about the process and requirements for application to the program. Our booth will be in the exhibit hall with staff and past mentors of the program available to answer your questions.

We hope to see you there.

Wednesday, June 29th, 7:30am to Sunday, July 3rd, 5pm

10 South West Street

Indianapolis, IN

For more information about NASN2016 - click here

NASN is an educational partner with the Rutgers/Johnson & Johnson School Health Leadership Program


2016 Archived Webinars in Sakai

"Launching Your Ideas" from May 2, 2016 - (Alumni & 2015 Cohort)

"2016 Poster Presentations" from May 3, 2016 (Alumni & 2015 Cohort)

"Making the Meeting" from May 18, 2016 (Alumni & 2015 Cohort)

Webinars are Back!

Wednesday, May 18th, 5:30-6:30pm

This is an online event.

Join us on Monday, May 18th at 5:30 PM EST for a webinar of the 2016 season.

"Making Meetings Work" presented by John Kriger

Monthly sessions are planned, many of which will be open to our Alumni network. All webinars will be recorded and archived for later viewing.

We are also planning to provide a few pre-recorded webinar.

Please check your email a few hours before the Webinar is scheduled to start for a link to participate.

Keep watch for schedule on Sakai for the full listing of sessions.

Who: 2015 Cohort

Topics: Stakeholders, Mini-grants, Sakai Info


Upcoming Webinars

June 9, 2016

5:00 pm EST

(2016 Incoming Cohort)

Topic: Pre-institute Assignments Follow-Up

Presenter: Danielle D. Cooper, MPH & Lorraine Chewey, EdD,RN


What is Sakai?

Are you or do you know an Alumni of the JJSHLP? Do you have an account in Sakai, our online portal that enables you to stay up to date with Alumni activities as well as volunteer and mentor opportunities?

If not, please send an email to jjshlp@rutgers.edu with the following information:

  • Your name and credentials
  • Current place of employment
  • Year you participated in the program

Please encourage fellow alumni from your teams to sign up on Sakai as well.


JJSHLP Alumni: What has your team been up to?

  • Have you or your team given a recent presentation?
  • Have you been published or recognized in some way?
  • What projects are you working on based on what you learned at the Institute?
  • Share your Alumni Success stories and you may be featured in a future newsletter.
  • Send an email to jjshlp@rutgers.edu with all the details.