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William F. Connell School of Nursing

New diversity board at the Connell School

The Connell School has renewed its commitment to developing and nurturing a diverse nursing workforce through the formation of a Diversity Advisory Board.

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The Connell School has renewed its commitment to developing and nurturing a diverse nursing workforce through the formation of a Diversity Advisory Board. Associate Dean of the Undergradute Program Cathy Read states, "As part of a university whose mission is to unite high academic achievement with service to others, the Connell School is uniquely positioned to provide leadership for change. The Diversity Advisory Board will provide insight and guidance as the school plans and implements programs that reflect a commitment to advancing and sustaining an organizational culture that fully welcomes diversity and inclusiveness."


Pictured from left to right:

Linda Battle, MSN, PHCNS-BC  | 
manager of academic partnerships and nursing workforce development, Cambridge Health Alliance, adjunct faculty at Regis College
Eva Gomez, RN, MSN  |  staff development specialist, Children's Hospital Boston, facilitator for the Multi-Cultural Nurses Forum, member of the Children's Hospital Diversity and Culturally Competent Care Council
Norma Martínez Rogers, PhD, RN, FAAN  |  associate professor/clinical, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Rolando Perea, RN, MSN, CS  |  clinical director, Emergency Department at Fatima Hospital, clinical director of provider services for medical strategies and management systems
Deborah Washington, RN, MSN  |  director, diversity patient care services, Massachusetts General Hospital
Angelleen Peters-Lewis, RN, PhD  |  director, women and newborn's nursing and clinical services, Brigham and Women's Hospital