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spring/summer 2008 news

1950s


Elizabeth “Betty” (Glynn) Hannon ’54 reports that her son John and his wife Karin welcomed identical twin sons this past January; their daughter Ruby (age 5) now has her wish for "a real baby" times two!  Betty continues to combine her love of the sea, people, and learning as a lecturer on cruise ships.  Trips have taken her to South America, Australia, Europe, as well as Mexico and Hawaii.  She enjoys swimming, folk dancing, kayaking outside her house in Bel Marin Keys, 20 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Barbara (Kraus) May ’55 retired from Fitchburg State College in 1995, after teaching Pediatric Nursing for 31 years. In 2006, she was granted the status of Professor Emeritus.

Patricia (McWhirter) Gibson ’58 recalls attending Boston College while working at Boston City Hospital full time. She notes that most classes were held on Newbury Street at the time. Later, she worked as a nursing supervisor at Boston City for many years. She asks, “Where did 50 years go?”

Elizabeth Ann (Denisevich) Carroll ’59, MS’62 is currently a clinical specialist in psychiatric/mental health nursing, performing  diagnostic assessments at a Catholic Charities Support and Recovery Program Facility.



1960s


Patricia A. (Harrigan) Hutchinson ’61
worked at the same facility from 1968 until retirement in 2005. At the end of her career she was director of health education, responsible for community, patient and nursing staff education, as well as library and media production.  She is very active in healthy communities and neighbors helping neighbors efforts. She lives in Maine with her husband and has two adult children, Mark and Anne.

Laurel Eisenhauer ’62 reports that a group of 1962 alumnae have been meeting regularly  for lunch and book discussions at various restaurants on Cape Cod. The informal name of the group is "The Cape-ers": those who have homes on the Cape or Cape “wanna-bes.” The group has included: Gloria (Pratt) Casieri, Pat Dalton, Laurel Eisenhauer, Nancy (Cartnick) Fay, Katherine (Barry) Frame, Marita (Walsh) Kennedy, Cynthia (Bosses) Lambert, Pat (Egan) Manocchia, Kathy (Curtiss) McCue, Brenda (Sullivan) Miller, Johanna (Brunalli) Needham, Helen (Murdock) Rogers, Sally (Osborne) Russell, Charlotte (Kimball) Ryan, Jane Sheehan, Rosemary (Dervan) Sullivan, and Eileen (McCook) Szymanski. This past August, some of the group enjoyed a day trip to Cuttyhunk Island.

Brenda (Sullivan) Miller ’62 reports that she is retired, but finds that Social Security does not cover her passions like travel and Irish dance. She has a pet sitting business and does home nursing care in her Leisure World community of 8,500. She is an avid BC sports fan and does not miss a football or basketball game. Go BC!

Joan M. Riley ’62, professor and chair of the department of nursing at Emmanuel College, recently published “Scholarly nursing practice from the perspectives of experienced nurses” in the Journal of Advanced Nursing.

Mary Seidel ’64
has been teaching at Seattle University College of Nursing for the past 13 years and is retiring in June after 44 years of nursing. She plans to move back east, to rejoin her family in Maine, and hopes to reconnect with BC classmates and colleagues when she returns.

Elizabeth “Bette “ (Michalski) Greene ’65 has moved to Brighton, Massachusetts.  She’s retired from nursing and looking for the next step.  One of her callings is to write an anthology of life for class of 1965 graduates; she already has "ladies with class don't sit on the grass," and hopes to have a volume by her next anniversary reunion.

Dorothy R. Smith ’67
went to New Orleans this past January with the BC Alumni Service Group.  They worked with St. Bernard's Project in St. Bernard's Parish to help with rebuilding houses damaged during Hurricane Katrina.  It was the first time she had been involved with BC Alumni and it was a very rewarding experience. There were many heartwarming stories and much devastation still evident in the area.  It is impossible to understand the destruction in that area without seeing it.  The pictures do not impress you with the emptiness of neighborhoods. The supervisors were Americorps volunteers and were fantastic to work with—patient, kind, and understanding.  It gave her hope for the future of America. It is a humbling, rewarding, and satisfying experience.

Monica (Sullivan) Parker MS ’69 is currently a clinical associate professor of community health nursing at East Carolina University College of Nursing in Greenville, North Carolina. She is also a certified diabetes educator and has published in The Diabetes Educator. Monica is married and has three children.



1970s


Ursula (Holden) Corr ’71 works for Healthways, Inc., working directly with the physicians and nurse practitioners who provide care to the members of their various health and care support programs.  She works from home in northern New Jersey and travels to various provider offices in the New York metropolitan area, supporting the use of evidence-based medicine and providing education tools to those providers and their staff.

Paula (Carroll) Meighan ’71
started her own business in 2005 after 20 years at Pfizer Pharmaceuticals in clinical drug development. Changing Places LLC assists seniors and their families in the process of moving from their home into a smaller setting: an apartment, with their adult children, independent living, or assisted living.

Arlene Lynch ’72
was honored for 25 years of service to McLean Hospital in 2007. Over the past 10 years she has worked with dual certification as a psych clinical specialist and family nurse practitioner. She has combined these skills in various positions, focusing primarily on the care of the older adult. In June of 2007 she was hired to be part of an interdisciplinary primary care behavioral health Team at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Bedford, Massachusetts, with the goal of effectively integrating behavioral health services within the primary care setting to improve overall health of veterans.

Mary Ellen (Manning) Murphy ’72
works as a case manager for Tufts Health Plan in the Transition to Home Program. She works with Uniformed Services Family Health Plan members who are mainly retired military and their spouses. She and her husband John are buying and moving into an 1890s farm house in Falmouth, MA.

Kathleen (Dunne) Moore ’72 and her husband have recently retired and moved to Alpine Meadows in Lake Tahoe, California. Her daughters are married and she is looking forward to becoming a grandparent for the second time.

Rachel Spector ’72, MS’74 has been honored with an award from the American Nurses Association for her work in human rights.

Lynn Kelly ’73 credits the Connell School of Nursing with instilling in her the skills she would need to succeed in her profession. She notes, “When I applied to nursing schools long ago, I was a quiet, shy young thing. I am so glad I was accepted at BC. As the years have passed and I have done many kinds of nursing, I have come to appreciate the wonderful nursing education I received. I have become a confident leader, mentor, and trainer in my field.”

Joyce (Bertoni) Vazzano ’73
has been on faculty at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing for the past 15 years and received her post-masters certificate as an adult nurse practitioner from Johns Hopkins in 2005.  She currently coordinates health assessment for the baccalaureate students and also has a faculty practice as a nurse practitioner with Evercare, working with the geriatric population.  She has three grown children—Andrea (age 24), Brian (age 21) and Alexander (age 20)—and one grown husband, Tony, a pediatrician.

Diane (Demartini) Meyers ’74
has worked in a number of diverse and dynamic pediatric settings, and is currently a nurse at a private school for autistic children.  She enjoys a passion for nursing, and continues to learn more each day. She is thrilled that her daughter, age 17, has also chosen nursing for her career. Diane notes that when her daughter leaves for college, she will once again think about reinventing her nursing experience.

Elizabeth Richmond ’74
is completing her twentieth year teaching in the Practical Nurse Program at Bristol-Plymouth Tech in Taunton, Massachusetts. She notes how things continue to change in nursing, especially computerized documentation! She loves to share nursing school memories with the students.

Karyn Laurano-Vadala ’74
reports that she is currently employed as a school nurse in the Saugus, Massachusetts Public Schools along with Mary Rosenberg ’73.

Debbie (Werner) Whitney ’74 is the director of nursing at Woodmont Assisted Living and Memory Care in Tallahassee, Florida. She is married to Bill Whitney, a health care attorney, and has three daughters. They were blessed with their first grandchild, Jackson James Givens, in September 2007.

Barbara (Graham) Smith MS ’75
works full-time as the coordinator of in-service education, employee health and infection control in a small (89 bed) long-term care/rehabilitation Facility in Fulton, New York. She has five daughters, and none of them have decided to go into nursing (yet!).

Paula (Borsari) Banahan ’78 and her husband Jim—also BC Class of 1978—own their own business, Banahan Communications, Inc.  They are healthcare consultants and specialize in the area of cardiovascular medicine.  They also provide strategic business planning and very often work with physicians on joint venture with hospitals, clinics or other practices. Paula was the CEO of the Arizona Heart Institute for a few years, and then left to start the New Hampshire Heart Institute and was named its president and CEO. They have been in business for 22 years and have had clients throughout the United States.

Anita (Minardi) Creamer MS ’78
notes that this past October the Rhode Island State Nurses Association recognized her for excellence as an academic nurse educator. She has spent over 25 years in teaching as a nurse educator.  She is presently a professor of nursing at the Community College of Rhode Island.

Karen (Cruciani) Hetzel ’78 is on the full-time faculty at the School of Nursing at Rhode Island College and teaches in the BSN program. She also has a private psychotherapy practice in Brockton. Her husband, Tom, sells employee benefits for an insurance company. Their sons Matt  (21 years) and Ben (19 years) are in college, and their youngest, Andrew is a freshman in high school in Easton where they have lived for 15 years.

Ann Marie (Dwyer) LaRocca ’78
is currently working as the associate chief nurse at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts. She has given a number of presentations over the past year, at local, regional and national conferences. Topics have included patient satisfaction and customer service, the impacts of nurse workload, and rehabilitation nursing.

Martha (Merrill) Jones ’79
has had to leave home health after a long career due to her rheumatoid arthritis. She has been involved in health recruitment over the past three years and has started her own business with a partner, for national recruitment of higher level nursing and managed care positions. Cygneth Health Recruiting is less than a year old, but she is hoping for great success in this challenging area. Martha has lived in Phoenix, Arizona. for the past 22 years, with her partner of 21 years. They have two dogs, two cars and a house with pool.

Marjorie McEttrick-Maloney ’79
has been the nurse leader for the Plymouth Public Schools for the past seven years and was recently named the 2007 Massachusetts School Nurse Administrator of the Year by the Massachusetts School Nurse Organization. She is a member of the oversight board for the Massachusetts School Nurse Research Network, a practice-based research network comprised of a representative, collaborative group of professional school nurses, nurse academicians, and other interested parties.



1980s


Marianne (Cairns) Katz ’80 is currently working as a pediatric nurse practitioner at Kaiser Permanente in San Diego, where she has worked since 1989.

Patricia White ’75, MS’81
has been teaching at Simmons College in the Nursing Programs since 1987 and continues to work as an adult nurse practitioner, caring for adults of all ages including elders in home, long term care, and rehab. settings. She completed her Ph.D. in 2007 and has recently co-authored an article based on her dissertation, which was accepted in the Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She and her husband Walter and continue to enjoy the adventures of their wonderful children, Joseph, 29; Jackie, 25; and Mark, who is 19.

Dena (Laufer) Salzberg ’80 is president of Care Management Consultants in Newton, Massachusetts and also serves as chairperson of the Newton Council on Aging. Since leaving BC she have dedicated my professional career in nursing to enhancing the lives of the aging population and providing support to their caregivers.

Anne M. Tisdell MS ’80 is now working as a nurse practitioner at St. Vincent Hospital Prenatal clinic in Worcester, MA.  She just moved to Worcester in December 2007 to take this new position.

Martha Braunstein ’82
has moved into the business side of healthcare. She founded Cor Solutions in 1994, which at the time was one of the first standalone disease management companies. The company was purchased by Matria last year. Presently, she is healthcare practice leader for Kaplan EduNeering, focusing on interactive-electronic knowledge transfer and education for prevention and wellness. On occasion, she sees Carolyn Muir ’82, who is an OBGYN nurse practitioner in San Francisco. They get together on the "coasts" and various cities in between a couple times a year.

Susan A. Murphy MS ’82, Ph.D. ’94
directs the RN-BS/MS programs at Rivier College in Nashua, New Hampshire, where she has taught for nearly 14 years. She enjoyed a sabbatical last spring, and will be presenting her research, titled Professional Women Balancing Multiple Roles: The Aftermath, to the faculty at Rivier on April 3 and at the Southern New Hampshire Consortium for Nursing Excellence on April 8. This study was a follow-up to her dissertation research. Her greatest joys, however, are provided by her family, including three children and her two grandchildren, Lily and Connor.

Laura (Lynch) Delaney ’83, MS ’97 is a certified community health Clinical Nurse Specialist, and has recently taken a position at Boston Medical Center's Belkin Breast Health Center, a nurse-managed multi-specialty practice at Boston Medical Center. Prior to arriving at BMC, she held community health nursing positions at Whittier Street Health Center in Roxbury, Pine Street Inn Nurses Clinic in Boston, and Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program.

Lisa (Donovan) McGonagle ’83 began working in the NICU at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters in 1990 and has worked there ever since. She worked as a bedside nurse until starting case management for the NICU in 1996. She currently works as a case manager/discharge planner with occasional bedside shifts to keep her valuable nursing skills sharp. She was married in 1987 and has two children: Brian (age 19) and Anne (age 17). They moved to Virginia in 1990 when her husband was assigned there for the Marine Corps. They have made a wonderful life there but do miss the northeast very much.

Patricia Flanagan MS ’84 works in adult medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, and is on the faculty at the MGH Institute of Health Professions.

Michelle M. Hanlon ’84 recently earned her MS from Northeastern University and is currently working at Rhode Island Hospital as a nurse anesthetist. She is still married to Thomas Hanlon—almost 20 years—and has three children: Elizabeth (15 years), Thomas (13 years), and Cassidy (8 years).

Sharon (Willis) Benson ’85 reports that despite it being “scary going back to
school 22 years later,” she is presently enrolled in the family nurse practitioner program at the University of Rhode Island. Her goal is to graduate in  2009 and to work as a cardiac nurse practitioner.

E. Marsha Elixson MS ’85
lives in Atlanta, Georgia, and is working as an education donsultant for Customer Service Associates (CSA) in collaboration with Philips Medical Services. She provides clinical education and go-live support for a variety of units in hospitals across the east coast.

Janette (Palay) Sorensen ’85
lives in Minnesota and works as a family nurse practitioner.

Leonora (Poravas) Thomas ’85, MS ’90 works as an acute care nurse practitioner for a private cardiology group in Hartford, Connecticut and is on staff at Hartford Hospital.

Kim (Bletzer) Noonan ’86, MS ’92
is co-teaching the Update II skills refresher course in the Connell School’s Continuing Education Program.  She also recently started as the nursing coordinator in the primary care clinic at Mount Auburn Hospital.

Lisa Truini-Pittman ’86 reports that after 10 years in nursing education in the hospital setting, she is embarking on a very different path. She is the new nursing coordinator for safety and quality at Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven, CT. This is a newly designed position that will focus on creating a culture of safety.  Her hope is to help create a campaign in which there is a united commitment to a common goal: the safest care for all patients, every day, for all encounters. She is excited and grateful for this opportunity.

Juli-anne Evangelista ’87, MS ’90 reports that she is presently in her second semester at George Washington University, pursuing her DNP.

Patricia Kuster ’87 is currently living and working in California as an assistant professor and associate managing director for the Sacramento Regional Learning Center, Samuel Merritt College School of Nursing. She completed her Ph.D. at UCLA in 2002, and is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner.

Julie Ann (Fitzgerald) Liefeld ’87
has worked as a pediatric nurse for the past 10 years. She has pursued a master's degree in marriage and family therapy and a doctorate in human development and family studies, where she focused on positive youth development. She is currently the director of a college wellness and counseling center in New London, Connecticut,  where she is putting her nursing skills to good use, especially her excellent training in documentation. She has come to believe that nursing is one of the most universally applicable careers in the professional world, including parenting. In addition to work, she loves hanging out with her three children, where she is the calmest mom on the cul de sac when there is a screaming skateboarder on the street!

Christina (Madinabeitia) Durney ’88
is working at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in the Pediatric Day Hospital as a certified pediatric nurse practitioner.

Michelle (Hicks) Murray ’88
reports that after 12 years of healthcare staffing and recruitment experience, she has launched Synergent Healthcare, focusing on executive level healthcare searches with an “agent approach" just like athletes and entertainers have.

Lauren Hayes ’89
is a neonatolgy nurse at the New England Medical Center, and has two beautiful daughters.

Cari Tatian ’89
recently started as oncology clinical nurse specialist at Metrowest Medical Center in Framingham, Massachusetts. In addition, she has developed her own business as a cancer survivor consultant, offering health and wellness seminars for cancer survivors as well as providing individual coaching for survivors and families.

Kathleen (O'Donnell) Wiley ’89, MS ’94
currently works in occupational health at Elliot Hospital in Manchester, New Hampshire. She and her husband Jeff have three beautiful children: Paul (age 9), Mary Anne (age 7), and Matthew (age 4).



1990s


Lisa Manna ’90 went on to earn an MBA from Suffolk University and is currently the owner of Manna Clinical Consulting Services, Inc. She provides consulting to the biotech pharmaceutical industry.

Cathy (Onoyan) Carney ’91
earned her MSN as a family clinical nurse specialist in 2004. She is currently working as a staff nurse on per diem basis and as a clinical instructor for Simmons College. She and her husband John live in Mansfield, Massachusetts with their three children:  Shannon (age 10), Maeve (age 6), and John Patrick (age 6).

Laura E Krawczuk ’92, MS ’00 has started a new position as the director of transplant nursing at Children's Hospital Boston.

Susan Malionek ’93 returned from Navy deployment and is completing an MBA program at Regent University this May. She will be reporting to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in June 2008 to run the education and training program for the operating room and surgical services departments.

Gretchen (Gill) Duffy ’95 has worked at Tufts Medical Center, in the step-down cardiac unit, since graduation. She first worked as a staff nurse, then as the assistant nurse manager, and from 2003 – 2007 worked for the cardiac transplantation program as the nurse coordinator.  She recently had her second child and returned to the cardiac step down as a staff nurse in a per diem role. She lives in Milton, Massachusetts with her husband, daughter (2 years), and son (5 months). 

Nancy Joseph ’95
just received the Excellence in Nursing award from the New England Regional Black Nurses Association this past February. She currently works at Children's Hospital Boston in their primary care program as a staff nurse.  She co-chaired the nursing retention and recruitment committee at Children's Hospital as of September 2007 and is a newly elected board member of the New England Regional Black Nurses Association as of November 2007.

Cathy St. Pierre, Ph.D. ’95
will be inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners this June, during the 2008 AANP National Conference. Cathy is the associate chief for nursing research at the Edith Nourse Rogers VA Memorial Hospital in Bedford, Massachusetts.

Ellen (Gaccione) Sutton ’95 earned her MSN in nursing management and policy in 2000, from Yale University. She currently works as a nursing instructor for LPN students at Lincoln Technical Institute in Shelton, Connecticut. She married her husband Kevin in 2000, and they live in Fairfield, Connecticut with their nine-month-old son, Colin.

Katie (McMahon) Woytowicz ’95 and her husband Joe welcomed their second child, Elizabeth, in October 2007.  Their first child, Mary, was born March 2006.  She now works part time as a home infusion nurse.

Mary Ann (McLaughlin) Yehl ’96
became a women’s health nurse practitioner following graduation, then went on to medical school and is currently in a family medicine residency at the University of Pennsylvania, and is using her nursing skills daily!

Kathleen (Daly) Adams ’97 and her husband Brendan welcomed their first child, Sibeal Aine Adams, on September 15th, 2007. Kathleen is the resource RN on 11 Reisman at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. 

Helen (Heffern) Coupas ’97
has worked at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in cardiology for the past seven years, and recently gave birth to her second child, Alexander Peter Coupas.  She also has a daughter, Elena, who is four years old.  She and her husband Kevin reside in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  and will celebrate their eighth wedding anniversary this July.

Leanne (Little) Aguirre ’98 married Vincent Aguirre in 2006 and welcomed a baby boy, Vincent James, in September 2007. Leanne is currently working in hematology, oncology and bone marrow transplantation at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

Christina (Eardley) Alvarado ’98 is a staff nurse at Stanford University Hospital in Palo Alto, California. She currently works in the operating room doing orthopedic surgery. She lives with her husband Anthony in San Mateo, California.

Deirdre Brannin ’98 is the patient services manager (nurse manager) of two postpartum units and two well newborn nurseries at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital. She is currently enrolled in an MSN/MHA dual degree program, and lives in Northford, Connecticut with her husband, daughter, part-time triplet step-daughters, three dogs and one cat.

Mary (Knipe) Chinchilla ’98
has worked for (almost) 10 years now in the neonatal intensive care unit at Miller Children's Hospital in Long Beach, California. She is also a certified instructor of infant massage.  She and her husband Jose have an eight-month-old beautiful, healthy baby named Magdalena Beata.

Caitlin (Feeney) Stover ’98
was awarded a master's degree in community health nursing from Worcester State College in December, and in January matriculated into the Ph.D. in nursing program at the University of Massachusetts at Worcester.

Beth-Ann Norton MS ’99
is currently a nurse practitioner working full-time at the Crohn's and Colitis Center at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.  She also works part-time in the nutrition support unit one weekend per month assessing patients and prescribing total parental nutrition for patients hospitalized at MGH.  She is proud to say that her daughter, Meredith, is a freshman at Boston College!

Margaret Weisenberger ’99
is finishing up her MD at Loyola University Chicago and will be entering internal medicine residency in July.

Beth Steele ’99, MS ’02 married Anthony (T.J.) Steele (BC class of 1999), in September 2001 and they lived in San Diego for a year until work-related obligations drew them to Cincinnati in 2003. Beth and T.J. had their first child, Addy, in September 2007. Following Addy's birth, Beth resigned from the full-time position of director of Max's House and assumed a consulting position with a nonprofit organization in Louisville, Kentucky.  She is focusing on developing an integrated day care for children of all abilities. Beth loves the balance of being a stay-at-home mom raising an energetic and joyful child like Addy and the consulting position focused on her initial dream of growing the concept of medical day care throughout the United States.


 

2000s


Kerrie Caulfield-Boland ’00
has up until recently been at the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York – Presbyterian at Columbia Medical Center in New York.  She had been working on a pediatric medical/surgical/orthopedic/liver and small bowel Transplant Unit at the hospital for nearly seven years now. She became PALS certified in September of 2006.  She has recently put her nursing career on hold, but is looking for ways to keep her skills current. Kerrie was married in July 2004 to Kevin Boland , and recently gave birth to their first child, Kyle Donald, in October 2007.  Kyle was able to watch his first BC vs. ND football game his first weekend home from the hospital.

Kathleen M. Kearney ’00
wishes to send congratulations to her cousin Evan Flaherty, CSON ’08. At age 14, Evan attended her pinning ceremony at Robsham Theater and she never would have guessed he would be doing the same eight years later. Their entire family is proud of his hard work and dedication to the profession of nursing!

Pollie Willhite ’01 started the CRNA program at the Kaiser Permanente School of Anesthesia and graduated in August of 2007.  She is currently working as a CRNA at the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, enjoying her new career and its daily challenges.  She lives with her fiancé, Chris Conte (CSOM ’01) in Pasadena, California and while they enjoy the warm weather, they do miss their many friends that remain in the Boston area!

Jennifer M. Kennedy ’02 has recently received a masters degree from the University of Pennslyvania, as an adult nurse practitioner in advanced practice oncology nursing. She is now working as a nurse practitioner at New–York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center in the department of medicine with the division of hematology and medical oncology. She collaborates with a physician who specializes in lung cancer.

Ann M. Dylis Ph.D. ’03
recently began a new position as nurse research scientist at Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington, Massachusetts.

Alexander Gleason Ph.D. ’04
has presented papers on asynchronous continuing education of occupational health nurses at the AAOHN conference in Tampa, ACOEM conference in Boston, International College of Occupational Health in Glasgow, Scotland, and Medbitqous in Annapolis. Nancy and Alex continue to have fun in their new home in Boston and look forward to hearing from fellow alums in downtown Boston.

Marcy Lamonica ’04
is currently in Liberia, Africa for two months working and living on board a hospital ship with Mercy Ships.  Surgeries performed include orthopedics, maxillofacial, plastics, and ophthalmology.  She will be returning in April to work at Boston Children's Hospital.

Susan M. Lee PhD ’05 has been named a nurse scientist in the Yvonne L. Munn Center for Nursing Research at Massachusetts General Hospital.  Susan will be working under the leadership of Connell School Professor and Munn Director Dorothy A. Jones.

Margaret Gavin ’05
reports that she and classmate Katelyn Petralia ’05 have both advanced to a Clinical Nurse III at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Melissa Jo Mang MS ’05
just left a position at Sandhills Medical Foundation in Jefferson, South Carolina to begin a new position at Pinehurst Surgical in Pinehurst, North Carolina as a nurse practitioner in the general and bariatric surgery department.

Sarah Penyack MS ’05
reports that this past October she started working as a geriatric nurse practitioner with Evercare, working with older adults in nursing facilities in Rhode Island.  She is loving her first position as a nurse practitioner and is slowly finding her way in this new role.  Still living in Somerville, she notes that the commute hasn't been too bad yet, thanks to the “not so snowy” winter.

Beth Tumolo ’05
currently resides in New Jersey and is working at Hackensack University Medical Center in the emergency trauma department.