Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation Scholarship Winners 2011-2012
Procter & Gamble Community Service Endowed Scholarship Winner
Jordan Hopchik, MSN, FNP-BC, CGRN, Colonoscopist
Jordan Hopchik is pursuing his Doctor of Nursing Practice at La Salle University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mr. Hopchik was the first nurse practitioner credentialed to carry out colonoscopy in the state of Pennsylvania and is nationally certified by the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates. He works as a colonoscopist performing colorectal cancer screening at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center and as a gastroenterology nurse practitioner. Mr. Hopchik’s capstone project is to design and implement a formalized colonoscopy fellowship program for NPs at three VA Medical Centers in Northeastern Pennsylvania. His plan is to take the program nationwide in the future.
Sonia Rich Mazzeo, RN, BA
Sonia Rich Mazzeo is pursuing her Masters in the Community-based Family Nurse Practitioner Program at the Frontier Nursing University in Hyden, Kentucky. She works as a hospice RN at the Cuidado Casero Hospice. Ms. Mazzeo is the co-founder and chairperson of Coastal Volunteers in Medicine, a registered public charity working on establishing a free healthcare clinic for the uninsured in Ocean County, New Jersey. She grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina where she first began her healthcare career as a volunteer in the maternity ward at the age of 16. Ms. Mazzeo is focused on equality, and women’s rights and eliminating health disparities.