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fall/winter 2007 news

1950s


Elizabeth (Dwyer) Vickers ’53 received her BA and MA in history studies from the University of West Florida where she wrote her thesis on Elisabeth Crowell.

Elaine (Noiseux) Galeone ’58
married a fellow BC alum and together they started a photography business and professional lab. Together, they have five children and eleven grandchildren and live in Timonium, MD.

Marie (Lunney) Zielinski ’59
is happily retired and has been traveling extensively, visiting China, Egypt, England, Ireland, France, Germany, Poland, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Russia, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, France and will leave for Spain, Italy, Greece and Turkey this fall.  She has five grandchildren; the youngest, Adam, was born last June.


1960s


Leona (Rousseau) Dolloff ’60
is a retired nurse educator and gerontological nurse practitioner.  She married Peter Dolloff in 1956 and is the mother of five, grandmother of eleven and great-grandmother of one.  Leona is a quilter, YMCA member, avid reader, political activist and traveler.

Ruth (Wright) Kee ’60
is now retired and spending time with her husband Bob in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.  They have four grandchildren.

Ruth Calavecchio ’61
now works in California with elders, mostly refugees from Ukraine.  She and her husband Michael enjoy breeding and showing dogs around the country.

Jane Murphy Cunniffe ’61
is now retired after 43 years of nursing. Jane’s nursing career included teaching at Boston City School of Nursing and in Virginia where she worked mostly in Critical Care with emphasis on coronary care and open heart surgery. Jane’s life is very active despite having had both of her knees replaced.  She has two children and one grandchild.

Kate Liva Bott ’62
is semi-retired and lives in the Northern Neck of Virginia on the Chesapeake Bay.  She continues to work with the University of Maryland Medical Center by telecommuting.  Kate’s daughter Julia (A&S ’02) works at the Gardner Elementary School in Allston, MA, and is pursuing a degree in educational administration.

Margaret Shandor Miles ’62
officially retired in 2004 from her position as Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She continues to work part-time on research grants, directing the Center for Innovations in Health Disparities Research, and mentoring new faculty and students in research.  In 2006, she was awarded the Society of Pediatric Nurses First Lifetime Achievement Leadership Award, thereafter to be given as the Margaret Shandor Miles Leadership Award.

Brenda H. Sullivan-Miller ’62
retired in February 2006 and presently does some home care and pet sitting in the large senior community where she resides. Her eldest daughter, Kathleen is the proud mom of 30-month-old Sophia. Being a grandmother is the thrill of Brenda’s life and she is blessed to have her second daughter, Kerry, living nearby. Brenda enjoyed gathering with her classmates at the 45th reunion, as many of them have remained close.  She has remained a serious Doug Flutie groupie since the 1980s and is also an avid BC football and basketball fan.

Kathleen (Williams) Robbins ’63
was remarried in 2003 to Kenneth Robbins and now lives in beautiful southwest New Hampshire.  Kathleen retired in August, after 25 years at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. She is looking forward to traveling, hiking, puttering around the house and hopes to find some volunteer work in retirement. She has two daughters and a wonderful granddaughter who was adopted from China as a baby.

Ann M. Carty Thrailkill ’64 is currently Lead Women Veterans Program Manager at Palo Alto VA and for the VISN (Fresno, Reno, Northern California, Honolulu, San Francisco’s VA).  Ann is also the coordinator for the Women’s Health Center and an Associate clinical faculty with Stanford and UCSF.  She lives in Sunnyvale, California.  Her son, Tim, is a patent attorney in southern San Francisco.  Ann’s daughter, Amy, left the technology world to raise her son Matt and daughter, Haley.

Carole Edelman ’65, MS ’76 is an Advanced Practice Nurse in Connecticut specializing in geriatric care management.  Her textbook, Health Promotion Throughout the Lifespan, is going into its seventh edition.  Carole continues to enjoy her daughters and their husbands who live nearby and more importantly her four grandchildren who keep her and her husband feeling young.  Carole plans to travel to Australia and New Zealand in February, with classmate Ada Amaro ’65.

Catherine E. Graziano MS ’65
worked as a nursing educator at Salve Regina University in Newport, RI, was a Rhode Island state senator for ten years, and is now working with elderly programs to assist seniors and the disabled in the everyday lives.  Catherine is the mother of five, grandmother of six and great-grandmother of two.

Margaret (Keeffe) Baker ’66 lives with husband, John, in Cleveland, Ohio and is the mother of four.  Margaret and John spend most of their time on Fripp Island, SC.

Peggy (Bowes) Best ’67
has a psychotherapy practice in Herndon, Virginia.  Peggy lives in Reston with her husband.

Anne (Grier) Valenzano MS ’67
would like to say hello to her classmates, Gertrude Redmond ’65 MS ‘67 and Edith Cacciatore MS ’67 and congratulate them on the “40th  anniversary” of finishing their Master’s program.

Carol Joyce ’69
is practicing psychotherapy including dream work and Jungian-based approach.  Her avocation and burgeoning second career is in the music and arts. Her latest venture is in playwriting with Gretchen Cryer.  She often utilizes the nursing stories and concepts she has encountered that she thinks are good teaching tools in her performances.  Her husband has recently retired so a new phase of their lives has begun.

Sandra Mott MS ’69
received an honorary degree from West Suburban College of Nursing and delivered the commencement address in 2007.  She is now the president of the Society of Pediatric Nurses, an Associate Professor at the Connell School and chair of the Maternal Child Health Department.

Jean (Davidson) Skoblar ’69 completed her MSN and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner training in 1997.  She is the mother of four and has enjoyed volunteering at an orphanage for HIV positive children in Nairobi, Kenya.


1970s


Pamela (Porter) Kulbok ’70, MS ’75
was a member of the workgroup that wrote the 2007 ANA Public Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice.  Pamela is currently serving a four-year term as an elected member of the ANA Congress on Nursing Practice and Economics.  Her husband, Joseph, is a retired U.S. Army Colonel.

Mary K. Sidell ’70 is currently working in Cardiac Rehab at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine.  She and her husband, Bruce, raised three daughters and have four grandsons.

Brianne R. Fitzgerald ’71
is working full-time in HIV/AIDS, moonlights at Boston’s Healthcare for the Homeless Program, and is working toward her nurse practitioner degree. Brianne is the mother of four and grandmother of five.

Cathy Callahan Brennan ’72
lives in Wethersfield, Connecticut and is doing foot care for senior citizens.  Her oldest child is a freshman in college and her younger child is a junior in high school.

Janet Cameron-Barry ’72
lives in Winter Park, FL with her husband, Joe and their daughter Jennifer.  Janet volunteers as a “Minister to the Sick” through her parish and has made spiritual visits to people in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

Jan O’Connell ’72
received her MBA from Boston University and now lives in Annapolis, Maryland.

Cynthia Caroselli ’73
is currently the Associate Director for Patient Services and Chief Nurse Executive for the VA New York Harbor Health Care System.

Diane Erlandson ’73 MS ’78
received her masters of Public Health from Harvard University, was a fellow at the National Institute of Nursing Research, and completed her doctoral studies ABD at Harvard University.  Diane is married with three children and three grandchildren.  She now lives in Cohasset, MA.

Maureen Curtis Cooper ’74
was inducted into the Academy of Emergency Nursing in 1995. Maureen practices at Boston Medical Center in Pediatric Emergency.  She is involved in statewide teaching of emergency nurses and recently returned from teaching emergency nurses in Bermuda. Her son, Michael, is a fourth year medical student and her daughter, Kathleen, is a third year nursing student.

Joan (Melanson) Lewis ’74
reports that her daughter Christine received her second Master’s degree in industrial psychology, and son Mark was married this summer and teaches on Long Island with his wife.  Joan’s daughter Theresa—godchild of Patricia (Webber) Sheridan ’74—has just finished her Girl Scout Gold Award.

Denise (Clougherty) Tompkins ’74
published The Quick Reference Guide to your Child’s Health in 2000, which was recently translated for use in China.

Joyce E. Bulgar ’75
recently launched her own business serving the needs of seniors and their families in the Washington, D.C. metro area who are facing the challenges of downsizing and relocating from their long-term homes to an assisted living facility.

Judy (Gundersen) Groop ’75
has been the Coordinator of Health Services at Messiah College since May of 1994.  She was awarded Best Nurse Leader in 2004 by Advance for Nurses magazine.  She and husband of 28 years, Andrew, have two children.

Anita. M. Kinne ’75
has been the Corporate Director of Nursing for Health Management Resources—the nation’s largest provider of medically supervised weight loss programs—for the past ten years.  She lives in Needham, MA with her husband of 32 years, Jeff.  Their daughter, Lisa, 23, is a student at the Art Institute of Atlanta.

Marion Longo MS ’75
is a psychiatric mental health nurse at the BIDMC where she has worked for 22 years.  She has been married for 22 years and has two children.

Stephanie Page Bardwell ‘76
spends her time in New Bern, NC with her husband, Cliff.  She is mother of three daughters and enjoys boating and traveling.

Eileen C. (O’Connell) Costello ’76
was recently appointed Dean of the School of Health Science at Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner, MA.  Eileen’s daughter, Eileen M. Costello, is a senior at the Connell School of Nursing.

Davida F. Kruger ’76
is employed at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan as a Nurse Practitioner in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease.  Her role includes both clinical practice and clinical research.  Davida is also editor in chief of the American Diabetes Association’s journal, Diabetes Spectrum.

Deborah (DiSchino) Ryan ’76
earned her PhD from Emory this past August.  She is now in her 25th year on the faculty at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University. Deborah is the mother of two boys.

Bonnie (Orlick) Showstack ’76
is currently an Occupational Health Nurse at Haemonetics Corporation in Braintree, MA.  She lives in Easton, MA with husband Bruce and their three children.

Rose Cain ’77
lives in Natick, Massachusetts with her husband Bob Palmer and two teenage boys, Bobby and Max.  She owns her own financial services practice, Spirit Financial, LLC based out of Wayland, Massachusetts.  She also maintains a clinical practice as a nurse practitioner focusing on geriatrics and palliative care.

Kathy Gilsbach ’77
is currently working as the Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Neonatal ICU at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York.

Karen (Murphy) Noga MS ’77 is working in Maternal Child Health/Pediatrics and her daughter, Lindsay, recently started at BC as
a freshman.

Elaine (DeIeso) Stephens ’77
has been elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Association for Home Care and Hospice.  She and her husband, Christian, have four sons.

Anne F. Bourque ’78 is now the Clinical Director of Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplant at City of Hope National Medical Center in California.  Her two children, Elizabeth and Greg, are 25 and 20, respectively.

Kathleen Mitchell ’78 went on to Tufts/New England Medical Center in Boston and graduated with a CRNA in 1984.  She lived in Boston and worked for Anesthesia Associates of Massachusetts for 20 years.  Kathleen now lives and works in Aspen, Colorado as a full time CRNA at a rural hospital.

Catherine (Brefach) Newman ’78 was presented with the William E. Boye, Jr. Humanitarian Award on May 3, 2007.  The award recognized her work as a Pediatric Clinician with Valley Home Care’s Butterflies Program in Paramus, NJ, where she provides pediatric palliative care to children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions, as well as her community service with many organizations benefiting children and families.

Jane Britt Tallant MS ’78 was recently appointed to the Disciplinary Resources Advisory Panel of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.

Maureen Callahan ’79
lives in Pembroke, Massachusetts with her husband, John, and children Brendan, a senior at BC High and Emily, an 8th grader at the junior high.  Maureen has worked at Boston IVF for 17 years as a PACU nurse after working at Beth Israel Hospital, Bay State Health Care and Pilgrim Health Care.

Sharon Dirrane ’79 reports that she enjoys visiting her daughter, Alexandra, who has just begun her second year at BC.

Teresa (Wasiuk) Cordo ‘79
is working at Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Massachusetts as an Administrative Supervisor and is teaching nursing as an adjunct faculty member at Middlesex Community College in Bedford, Massachusetts.  She and her husband, Joe, have three boys.  Their oldest son, Stephen graduated from BC this year and the other two are currently students at BC.

Martha Jones ’79
has worked in Home Health as a director of an agency as well as starting her own business for the recruitment of nursing administrators, doctors and pharmacists.  She resides with her partner of 20 years in Phoenix, AZ.

Valerie D. Lewis-Mosley ’79
retired from clinical practice in High Risk Obstetrics at the New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical.  In May 2006, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Seton Hall Law School obtaining a Master’s of Science in Jurisprudence with Health Law Policy as her field of study. Valerie was recently the keynote speaker for the Chi Eta Phi Nursing Sorority Scholarship banquet in Richmond, Virginia, discussing “Nursing: A Profession to Brag About.” She recently celebrated her tenth wedding anniversary with her husband Eugene Mosley. They reside in West Orange, New Jersey.

Faith (Falco) Scott ’79 works for the Visiting Nurse Association of Northern NJ.  She and her husband, Greg, have two daughters.

Mary (Egan) Ferrall ’80
works as a labor and delivery nurse at Olathe Medical Center in her hometown, a suburb of Kansas City.  The Ferralls all ran in the San Diego marathon in June of this year; it was her first and last marathon and an exhilarating experience.  Two of her children have graduated from college, her third is a junior at St. Louis University and her youngest is a junior in high school.



1980s


Robin Griffey ’80
is in her nineteenth year as a pediatric oncology nurse at the Jimmy Fund Clinic.  She lives in Norwood, MA with her son, Quinn, whom she adopted from Guatemala.

Colleen Brennan-Martinez ’81
works as a Nurse Practitioner in Interventional Cardiology at the Cardiovascular Center at the University of Michigan Health System.  Colleen’s daughter is now in college.

Parise (LeBoeuf) Dubay ’81
is currently a school nurse at the schools her three children attend in Fort Kent, Maine.  Parise is a cancer survivor of six years.

Dee Graceffa MS ’81
is sad to report that her son, Justin was recently seriously injured. She asks her fellow alums for their thoughts and prayers for her son and family.

Dina (Levy) Rosenthal ’81
recently received her Masters from the University of Maryland in Leadership and Education.  She is the department head of the Coronary Care Unit and hopes to be able to give back and join many of her colleagues as faculty.  She is married with two boys, one of whom attends Boston College.  Her other son is a senior in high school.  They reside in Rockville, Maryland.

Mary Ellen Bowers ’82
is living in Cambridge, Massachusetts and recently took a new job at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as a research nurse in the Biologic Therapy Program, working on clinical trials for melanoma and renal cell cancer.

Ellen M. (Shea) Byrd ’83
has worked for the last 20 years in neonatal intensive care.  She is currently enrolled in Indiana Wesleyan’s Master’s program with a concentration in nursing education.  Living in Marshfield, Ellen is the wife of Doug and mother of three.

Cheryl Homer ’83 recently received her MS in Nursing Administration and Leadership from Walden University.  She is living in Ocala, Florida where her last full time position was Nurse Manager for the CVICU and the CVU at Munroe Regional Medical Center. She has also been employed as a part time instructor at Central Florida Community College.

Mary (Haran) Willis MS ’83
taught at the University of Portland until 1995 and is now a full time mother.

Cheryl (Dishner) Bardetti ’84
currently works as the Quality and Safety Project Manager at Caritas Christi Health Care in Boston.  She, her husband Renzo, and their two children live in Southborough, MA.

Melissa M. Dziedzic ’84
  worked in a pediatric primary care practice for 6 years and now works in Otolaryngology.  She is certified in Otolaryngology and is an asthma educator. 

Patricia Flanagan MS ’84 is a nurse practitioner and faculty member at Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in Boston.  She has been married to Kevin Flanagan, the Chief Technical Officer at Eye Seven Inc. in Arlington, MA, for 22 years.  They have two children: Kelly Elizabeth, a senior at Concord Academy, and Colleen Patricia, a sophomore at Phillips Academy.

Janet (Foley) Miller ’84
relocated to South Florida in 1991 and has made that area home with husband, Ed and triplet boys, Brian, Devin and Jack.  The boys are now ten years old.  Janet is currently the Area Vice President for South Florida Gentiva Health Services.  She just celebrated her 12th anniversary with Gentiva and is very proud of her organization’s mission, vision and values toward clinical care and position patients outcomes in the home health setting.

Catherine A. Gels-Birch ’85
is employed at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine where she is the clinical supervisor in the Diabetes, Endocrine & Nutrition Center.

Janice K. Lavoie ’85
is now the Director of the Bariatric Program at Potomac Hospital in Woodbridge, Virginia.

Rollie Perea ’85
works at Fatima Hospital Emergency where he is currently the Clinical Director and practice as an Emergency Room Nurse Practitioner.  Also, Rollie is a principal for a consulting company that specializes in making emergency departments more efficient and productive, and is adjunct faculty member at UMass/Worcester and at the MGH-IHP. Rollie has two boys, Rocky, 4, and Cole, 2.  His wife Leslie is also a nurse practitioner.

Jacqueline (Clark) Skeith ’85 is a certified informatics nurse and has been practicing in this role now for 16 years.  She lives in Exeter, New Hampshire with her husband and 11-year-old daughter.  Jacqueline recently presented “Using Technology to Expedite Screening and Intervention for Domestic Abuse and Neglect” at the University of Maryland SON’s Summer Institute of Nursing Informatics in Baltimore, Maryland.

Gloria Antall MS ’87 is an Assistant Professor at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.  Gloria and husband Robert spend time at homes in Shaker Heights, Ohio and Plymouth, Massachusetts and have three children and six grandchildren.

Terri Abely ’87
has three college-aged children: Patrick, who is a senior; Timothy, who is a sophomore; and Lauren, who is a freshman nursing student.  Terri will be celebrating 23 years of marriage to her best friend, Paul Abely.  The last few years, she has been a school nurse at St. Catherine of Sienna in Norwood, Massachusetts.

Julianne Evangelista ’87 MS ’90 is a PNP in the cardiovascular program at Children’s Hospital, Boston. She is also the President of the Northeast Pediatric Cardiology Nurses Association (NPCNA). In March, Julianne published “Assessment of Pediatric Heart Sounds” in the American Journal for Nurse Practitioners and was a contributor to NAPNAP’s Core Curriculum Book for Pediatric Nurse Practitioners in Primary Care for the Cardiovascular System.

Patricia A. Kuster ’87 is a pediatric nurse practitioner and received her PhD in nursing from UCLA in 2002.  She is married with two young children and has several recent publications.

Joy A. Laramie ’87 currently works as a nurse practitioner in Hospice/Palliative Care and Geriatrics at the Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center in Washington, D.C.  She is the author of Primary Care of the Older Adult, and is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Health Care Sciences at George Washington University and Adjunct Clinical Professor at George Mason University.

Nancy (Bouchard) Meedzan ’87
is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts.  She lives in Ipswich, Massachusetts with her husband and three daughters.

Jeannine Haas Bell ’88 has been working at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center—currently in the ICU—since she graduated from BC.  She and husband, Michael, have two children, Matthew and Samantha.

Elizabeth G. Damato PhD ’88
is currently Assistant Professor of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University where she has received grants for research on sleep patterns among mothers and children.  Elizabeth was named a Woman of Excellence for Research & Scholarship by Case Western Reserve University Research ShowCASE.

Julie (Jackson) McDonald ’88
received her masters in nurse-midwifery at SUNY Stonybrook and has been a certified nurse midwife for the past ten years in a private practice in southeastern Massachusetts.  She is also the single mom of three children.

Jacqueline Leonard MS ’89
is a Child-Adolescent Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist and is an assistant professor of nursing at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio.

Cari (McGrath) Tatian ’89 has been working as an oncology RN in outpatient setting for 13 years.  Two years ago, she started her own business with Arbonne International, a health and wellness company.  Cari has three incredible children: John, 11, Claudia, 9, and Grace, 6.  She and her family have lived in Natick for 14 years where she enjoys working from her home, caring for her children and being healthy.



1990s


Marijane Sue Murphy ’91
has been a clinical resource nurse at Tufts New England Medical Center since graduating from BC.  She and husband, Peter (CSOM ’89), adopted a son from Korea who is now three years old.

Gina Ankner ’92 MS ’97 is a lecturer and clinical instructor in the Department of Adult and Child Nursing at UMASS/Dartmouth. She recently published her first book entitled Clinical Decision Making: Case Studies in Medical-Surgical Nursing. A second book with additional case studies will be published later this year.

Kristina Ann (Lane) Gartner ’92
is working as an RN in the SICU-CVICU at Lahey Clinical Medical Center and founded Legal Nurse Boston, a legal nurse consulting firm.  She and her husband Dieter are proud parents of 11-year-old Anasophia, 3-year-old Ethan Johan and 4-month-old Roman Luca.

Pasqualeen (Supler) Kessinger ’92
has been working at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio for 15 years.  She is currently a part-time med/surg nursing supervisor and is married to husband Michael with whom she has 5 children.

Deborah J. MacDonald MS ’92 received her PhD from UCLA School of Nursing in 2006 and since 1997, she has been a cancer genetic risk clinician, behavioral and health outcomes researcher, and cancer genetics educator in California.  She has also written more than 30 peer-reviewed journal publications and presented several times on cancer genetics.

Amy (Talsky) Pawasarat ’92
obtained her Masters in Science from the University of Illinois in Chicago and now works at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago as a PNP in the HIV clinic.  She was married in 2005 to Ted Pawasarat and they have a son named David.

Luanne Nemes MS ’93
is now the clinical coordinator and co-founder of the Advanced Fetal Care Center at Children’s Hospital Boston.  She lives in Duxbury, Massachusetts with her husband and 5-year-old son.

Fran (Higgins) McAuley ’94 works part time as a nurse anesthetist at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.  She has been married to husband Doug for 4 years and has 2 boys: Ben, two years old, and Sam, two months old.

Charlotte (Altmeyer) Nicholson ’94 is working at the Georgetown University Hospital Transplant Institute as a Living Donor Transplant Coordinator/Hepatology nurse.  Charlotte is married with two daughters.

Annie (Walsh) Watts ’94 is a nurse in the PACU at Brigham and Women’s.  She just had her fourth baby in 5 years and is married living in Duxbury, Massachusetts.

Brittany (Newton) Hardiman ’95
is now living in Medfield with her husband, Brian, and three children: Molly, 4; Charlie, 2; and William, 4 months.  She recently worked at Children’s Hospital in Boston developing a new graduate orientation program for nurses and is currently a stay-at-home mom.

Tyrrell (Carr) Januzzi ’95
married classmate Louis Januzzi. They have one child with whom Tyrrell now stays at home.  Prior to 2006, Tyrrell was the Assistant Nursing Supervisor at Medical Foster Care Unit at The Children’s Aid Society in New York.

Maureen (Donohue) Mann MS ’95
is now living in Northboro, Massachusetts and working for VNA Care Network home care.  She is married with an eight-year-old son, Travis.

Lee Shirland MS ’95
, a MS Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, is the co-coordinator for the Neonatal Advanced Practice Service in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Cape Fear Valley Health System in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Lee is also the current president of the Carolinas Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners (CANNP). Lee serves as an editorial consultant for Neonatal Network, The Journal of Neonatal Nursing. 

Melissa (Johnson) Comeau ’96
is married to Perry Comeau and has three children: Alexis, 8, Perry, 6, and Chase, 4.  They live in Harwich, MA and she works per diem at Cape Cod Hospital.

Melissa (McNamara) Mullen ’96
is working part-time at MGH as an ER nurse.  She resides in Newton with her husband, Dr. John Mullen, and their two children.

Helen (Heffern) Coupas ’97
has been working in cardiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia since 1999.  She has been married for seven years to Kevin and they have a three-year-old daughter, Elena.

Jodi (Bartlett) Elder ’97
is now working at Children’s Hospital Boston as the Heart Transplant Nurse Coordinator.  She and her husband live in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Maura (Forbes) Hughey ’97 is married and lives in Newbury, Massachusetts with her husband, Todd and their two children.  Maura is a nurse at Boston Medical Center.

Joanne O’Sullivan MS ’97 PhD ’03 works as a Nurse Scientist for Surgical Programs at Children’s Hospital Boston.

Karen (Tarzia) Uttaro ’97
received her masters from UMASS/Worcester in 2003 and has been working for the last 4 years as a clinical nurse educator for UMMMC in Worcester, MA.  She married Nate Uttaro (LSOE ’96, ’97) and they have a 20-month-old daughter.

Stephanie (Walter) Albanese ’98 received her Master’s degree in Adult Health as a Nurse Practitioner in 2006 from Stony Brook University.  She currently works as a Cardiothoracic Nurse Practitioner at Long Island Jewish Medical Center on Long Island.  She lives with her husband of three years and their son in Amityville, Long Island.

Jill Carpenter ’98
is working at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in the Endoscopy unit for the past four years.  She was recently engaged to be married and is residing in Charlestown, Massachusetts.

Eric Harrington ’98
now resides in West Roxbury, Massachusetts with his wife, Kara.  Eric is employed at Beth Israel Medical Center as the unit-based educator for invasive cardiology.

Rosella (Mancuso) Micalizzi ’98
works at Children’s Hospital Boston where she is a nurse manager and teaches pediatric clinical rotations.  Rosella married last year and now resides in Hamilton, MA.  She is also now an aunt to the newborn daughter of her twin sister, Julia (Mancuso) Perkins ’98.

Caitlin (Feeney) Stover ’98
recently accepted an adjunct position in Community Health Nursing at Worcester State College for the fall semester and at Boston College for the spring semester.

Elizabeth Whitaker ’98
lives in Kansas City and works as a Nurse Practitioner with a Gynecologic Oncology group.  She has been an NP for three years after receiving her masters in nursing from the University of Colorado.



2000s


Alexis (Baine) Bâby ’00 graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2006 with a MSN.  She married in October of 2006 and now works as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago in the Stem Cell Transplant department.

Kathleen M. Kearney ’00
graduated from Suffolk Law, earned her MSN from Emory University and passed the CPNP exam.  Currently, she is an attorney at the Turley Law Firm in Dallas, Texas.  Earlier this year, Kathleen authored an article published in the Journal of Nursing Law.

Christine (Holborow) Lauria MS ’00 is now a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner for MGH.  She lives with her family in Millis, MA with her two-year old daughter.

Nelse Winder ’00
has been working as a nurse in DC in the pediatric ICU for the past few months and will relocate to Palo Alto, CA soon for a position in a pediatric cardiac ICU.

Elyssa (Vasas) Wood ’00 recently finished her PhD in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania.  Her dissertation title was “A Mixed Method Study of HIV Risk among Jamaican Adolescent Girls with Older Male Sexual Partners.”  She is now living outside of Washington, D.C. with her husband, where they are renovating an 1820s farmhouse.

Leslie (Wlodyka) DeLisle ’01 is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing and was just hired as a part-time clinical faculty for the Connell School’s Masters Entry Adult Health rotation at Mass General Hospital.

Jennifer E. (DeNino) Kolenda ’01 completed her MSN from Emory University in 2005 and is now working as an ACNP in neurocritical care at Emory University Hospital.  Jennifer lives with husband Benjamin in Atlanta, Georgia.

Tara (LaRosee) Beuoy ’02 welcomed her son, Scott, on May 5, 2007.

Melissa (Barsz) Carroll ’02 was married on June 30, 2007 to husband, Eben, an orthopedic surgeon.  They are now living in New York City and Melissa just accepted a new position as CN III (assistant unit manager) on a pediatric/adult orthopedic post-op unit.

Carol Marchetti MS ’02
is back at the Connell School for her second year in the PhD program.

Lauren (Forbes) Timmons ’02 is now working at Mass General Hospital and was married two years ago to a fellow Boston College graduate.

Maria DiCenso ’03
just graduated from Northeastern University’s Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program in May 2007 and just started working at Children’s Hospital in Boston as an NP in the Plastic Surgery department.  She was married at BC on October 7 to fellow Eagle Jeff Ambrose.

Britt (Frisk) Pados ’03
recently left her position as a Neonatal NP in New York City to pursue a PhD in Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She is currently a first year Pre-Doctoral Fellow looking to study feeding and growth in infants with complex congenital heart disease.  Britt lives in North Carolina where she enjoys beautiful weather, Southern hospitality and ACC football.

Jessica Capone ’04 moved to West Hartford, Connecticut.  Since graduation from the Master’s Entry program in 2004, Jessica has had two children and moved three times.  Her daughter, Mason, will be three years old in December and her son, Jules, will be one year old in October.  She is currently a full-time mother, which she enjoys very much.  She hopes to transition back into a part time nursing role over the next year.

Alex Gleason PhD ’04
married Nancy this past June and now works as Director of Medical Training at Liberty Mutual Insurance.

Marion Godin ’04
has recently relocated to Delray Beach, Florida in pursuit of her masters as a family nurse practitioner at Florida Atlantic University.  Marion was married in August to Vincent Godin.

Marcy Lamonica ’04
graduated in 2007 with her MSN from the University of Pennsylvania’s Acute/Chronic Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program.

Shaama Saber ’04
is now working at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in the Emergency Department/Level One Trauma Center.  She is now in Graduate School at the University of Pennsylvania for Nursing and Health Care Administration.  Shaama was married in May to Shady M. Chahoud and they now live in Philadelphia.

Emily (Karwacki) Sheff MS ’04
and her husband, Eric, just celebrated the birth of their first son, Jacob Austin Sheff on August 16, 2007.

Chasity (Burrows) Walters MS ’04 is working on her Doctoral studies at NYU College of Nursing and was married this year to Samuel Walters.

Nancy Crouse CERT ’05
will be joining the Connell School faculty in January 2008 as a part time Clinical Instructor for the Community Health Nursing course taught by Adele Pike.  She is also employed by the Visiting Nurse Association of Boston as their Psychiatric Nurse Consultant and works for the North Suffolk County Mental Health Association as a Community Liason Nurse for one of their Community Rehabilitation Support Programs for the Chronically Mentally Ill.

Jill Lamson MS ’05
worked at Reproductive Science Center for two years as a nurse practitioner and research coordinator and is now working for MIT Medical in Cambridge as a nurse practitioner in their OB/Gyn department.

Kathleen G. O’Leary MS ’05
is a Pain Management Nurse Practitioner at the New England Baptist Hospital in Boston and a Family Nurse Practitioner for Dr. Wynne Huang MD in Woburn, MA.  Kathleen and her husband, Michael, have a beautiful two-year-old son, Ryan.

Beth Tumulo ’05
is an Emergency Trauma Department RN at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, New Jersey.  She just recently bought a house in North Plainfield, New Jersey.

Kayee Yam MS ’05
has worked for NYU Medical Center and Sher Institutes for Reproductive Medicine and is now the clinical manager for Batzofin Fertility Services in Manhattan.

MJ Beaulieu MS ’06
is working in the Neurology Clinic at Children’s Hospital in Boston and enjoys providing comprehensive care to pediatric patients dealing with neurological conditions.

Megan Mattern ’06
and her fiancé Tim Hughes ’06 each work as nurses at Mass General Hospital.

Amy M. O’Meara MS ’06
has been working as a clinician at Planned Parenthood in Hazleton, Pennsylvania since May 2007.  Her daughter, Madeleine, was born on July 18, 2006.  Amy has agreed to with with (former BC faculty) Holly Harner to precept a student from Thomas Jefferson University in the spring of 2008.