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news - fall/winter 2008


Nancy (Hamilton) Mallio '57 reports that now she not only has three sons, born in 1965, 1966, and 1968, but that their wives are like daughters as well, and she and her husband are also now grandparents. She writes, "Nursing has enriched my life. I have 'grown and become' and BC has always been a part of that."

Patricia Ann Louise Stafford O'Toole McKee '58 is a retired critical care nurse, employed the last 25 years of her career at Maine General Medical Center in Waterville, Maine. Her oldest son, John O'Toole, lives on Martha's Vineyard. Her youngest son, Jasper William Webb, is 7, a foster son she hopes to adopt soon. She also has a stepdaughter, Carol Ann, and two grandchildren, ages 19 and 21.


Ann (Carty) Thrailkill '64 reports that she and Elaine McKenna'64 joined other BC alums on a trip to China this past September, and that both also plan to attend their 45th BC reunion in May, and encourage their classmates to attend. Ann is still working for the VA in Palo Alto and VISN 21 (from Reno to Hawaii and Northern California) as the lead women veterans program manager.

Carol (Lium O'Brien) Edelman '65, MS'76 is a nurse practitioner private geriatric care manager. She is completing the seventh edition of her nursing textbook Health Promotion Throughout the Lifespan. She currently serves on the board of the Conn. Alzheimer's Association. She and her husband live in Westport, Conn. and enjoy the beach, their three children, and four grandchildren.

Peggy (Bowes) Best '67
writes that after having worked for 20 years in community mental health, she has gone into private practice doing psychotherapy as a PMHCNS-BC in Herndon, Virginia. She uses EMDR, CBT, imagery, and DBT in her practice. Peggy would love to hear from anyone working in psych/mental health or from anyone interested in learning more about EMDR.

Diane (Findlen) Garrow '69 works as a patient service manager for the Visiting Nurse Association of Boston. Diane is married to Charles G. Garrow of North Attleboro, Massachusetts, and they have three children: David Comeau of Austin, Texas; Michelle Tagerman of Wrentham, Mass., and Michael Garrow of Atlanta Georgia. They have two grandchildren, Jack and Mark Tagerman who are 6 and 4 years old. Diane had worked for Caritas Home Care for seven years and served as nursing supervisor and mission ambassador. She has published in Home Healthcare Nurse and Massachusetts Report on Nursing.


Judi (Moser) Gross '70 reports that she still loves her work as bedside nurse at Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester, Mass. Five years ago, she was the first RN in Northeast Health Systems to become Med/Surg certified (CMSRN). Judi belongs to the Academy of Med/Surg Nurses (AMSN), and is active in her hospital's committees and councils. She is an at-large member of the Region 4 MNA board.

Marge (Latta) Dromgoole '71
has been working in community health for the past 12 years. She is currently working with children who have multiple disabilities in their homes. She often wonders where the time has gone since the days at BC. Marge has two grown children, one lives in Texas, and one is still in college studying studio arts. Given this, she expects to continue working for another several years!

Ginny Bowen Silva '71
is the coordinator of fetal surgery and clinical education at Brigham and Women's Hospital center for labor and birth, and has been in that position for seven years. This opportunity has afforded Ginny the opportunity to present at conferences locally, nationally, and internationally, as well as author a number of scholarly articles. She also does some consulting and occasional per diem work as an NP in a private family medicine practice. Ginny has raised five children, and has one grandson.

Nancy T. Fennessy '72
retired from nursing in 2002. Since then she has been actively working on her family's genealogy. Nancy headed to Ireland in August for the third Fennessey family history meeting, where she presented a poster session on the current results of her surname Y DNA project, of which she is co-administrator. Nancy also volunteers one day a week at the state archives, one day with the Irish Ancestral Research Association, and another day at her parish rectory. For fun, she plays duplicate bridge and hopes to attend the nationals in Boston in November.

Cynthia Caroselli '73 is associate healthcare system director for patient services and chief nurse executive at VA New York Harbor Health Care System. She is pleased to report that one of their sites, the intensive care unit at the Brooklyn campus, applied for and received the Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, making it the first ICU in New York City and the first ICU in the entire VA system nationally to receive this award.

Joyce E. Dains '73
is the director of advanced practice nursing at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Most recently, she published the seventh edition of her first textbook: Mosby's Guide to Physical Examination and the third edition of her other text, Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Diagnosis in Primary Care. She lives in Houston with her husband and two teenage children.

Cheryl Raab '73
has spent the past four years as a perinatal patient safety nurse at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She recently gave a presentation at the national convention of the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), entitled, "Cesarean Birth —L&D or Main Operating Suite: Collaboration for Patient Safety."

Maureen Curtis Cooper '74
is serving on the national committee to develop the first certification exam for pediatric emergency nursing (CPEN) to be offered starting January 2009. The CPEN credential demonstrates extensive experience, knowledge and abilities related to pediatric emergency nursing care beyond basic RN licensure.

Pamela Jackson-Malik '74,
director of nursing research and a research scientist at the Philadephia VA Medical Center, was one of 19 invited nurse executive delegates of the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), who traveled to China (Beijing, Guiyang, and Shanghai) over the later part of August and early September of 2007. They visited a total of five hospitals and two community care clinics and met with the Chinese Nurses Association during their travels. While in China, Pamela presented her research from 22 magnet hospitals "Nurse's Perceptions of Organizational Climate related to Job Satisfaction, Burnout, and Intent to Leave" during a meeting with the Chinese Nurses Association Board and membership in Shanghai, China.

F. Marie (McGowan) Meisel '74
was awarded the 2008 Friedman Award, given to a non-physician who has made outstanding contributions to patient-oriented care, education, or research on aging or aging issues. The award is supported by Barnes-Jewish Hospital Foundation from the Dorismae and Harvey A. Friedman Fund. Marie works as a field nurse in the Memory and Aging Project at Washington University in St. Louis.

Zane Robinson Wolf, MS'74 has been dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences at LaSalle University for the past 11 years.

Jean M. Boyd, MS'75 has recently published The Greatest Escape: Follow the Quantum Path to Personal Freedom. The book is about quantum psychology, a combination of western science and eastern philosophy, in particular, quantum mechanics. She notes that her experiences at BC were an essential part of her ability to write this book.

Susan (Darveau) Murphy '75
is proud to report that her daughter graduated from BC nursing in 2007, and is working at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

Anne Marie Hayes Bularzik '76
reports that she is working as vice president of acute care services and chief nurse executive at Exeter Hospital in Exeter, New Hampshire, and is in the part-time doctor of nursing practice program at Case Western Reserve University. She lives in Andover, Massachusetts.

Mary Ann (Barton) Girard '76
is the director of Pregnancy Help, a program of the pro-life office of the Archdiocese of Boston. She lives in Arlington, Mass. with her four children.

Jeanne Morello '76, MS'77
has had a full and exciting career in hospital administration since graduating from BC. Currently, she works part time as an adjunct instructor in the nursing department at Cape Cod Community College. She and her spouse of 45 years have six children and eight grandchildren. She lives full time on Cape Cod, except for a couple of winter months spent in California.

Tess (Posch) O'Neill '76
is a Professor of Nursing at Our Lady of Holy Cross College in New Orleans. Most recently, she developed an online RN to BSN curriculum to be implemented in January 2009. In 2007, Tess was a Fulbright Scholar in Nigeria.

Mary Irene Vaughan '76 was hired two years ago by Home Instead Senior Care to develop and implement a personal care program for elderly needing personal care in the home. She is now the director of clinical services for this program. Mary is also leading the 60-hour training for the personal care homemakers who carry out the nursing care plans in the home.

Mina (Empoliti) Wilson '77
began working for Your Support Nurse as a geriatric nurse care manager in 2008. Your Support Nurse is designed to help people navigate the difficult and expensive health care system. Mina has been married to the same great guy since 1980, and they have four children, ages 23, 21, 20 and 13. Mina enjoys recreational walking and has completed a full marathon and three half marathons since 2004.

Eileen (Callahan) Aubuchon '78, MS'81 writes that she is working as a pediatric nurse practitioner at South County Pediatrics in Webster, Mass. She and her husband, Donat (CSOM '77), have been married over 25 years and have three children: Suzette, 17, Jacques, 21, and Jean-Marc, 23. They live in Shrewsbury, Mass.

Paula Banahan '78 is pleased to report that she and her husband, Jim (CSOM '78), recently dropped off their son Bobby to start his freshman year at BC. She reports that Bobby's twin sister Julia will miss him terribly, but that the whole family hopes to visit and catch some BC football games.

Patricia (Strahle) Carroll '79
is the senior vice president for operations at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey. She recently celebrated her 25th wedding anniversary, and she and her husband, Walter, have three children: Kathryn, who is a senior at Fairfield University; Erin, who is a junior at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; and Sean, who is a freshman at Landmark College.

Sharon Dirrane '79 has been working for Wake Med Home Health Care for the past four years, and loves it. She notes that home care has always been where her heart is. Sharon's youngest daughter Katie just started at North Carolina State University and her middle daughter returned for her junior year at BC. With her son Brendan a graduate of North Carolina State, hers is an ACC house divided!

Valerie D. Lewis-Mosley '79 is pleased to write that this past April, the Boston College office of student affairs established a University award in her name, to be presented to a graduating senior in recognition of the student's support of the ideals of the AHANA student programs. Valerie returned to campus for the awards banquet dinner along with her husband of 11 years, Eugene Mosley, to present the award to the recipient. Valerie was a co-originator of the term AHANA, which has become part of the Boston College lexicon to reference students of color. Valerie has retired from clinical practice and serves as a health care policy advocate. She is a graduate of Seton Hall Law School, class of 2006.

Katherine Theresa Twitchell '79, MS'85
took her first vows as a Carmelite Sister for the Aged and Infirm this past June. She has recently started in her first mission at Mother Angeline McCrory Manor in Columbus, Ohio. She will be working as a nurse practitioner/restorative nurse in the home for the next two years, and is anxious to reconnect with her BC friends after being in the novitiate for the past two years.


Gina Craig '80 is the clinical nurse coordinator for general medicine at Stanford Hospital and Clinics in Stanford, California. She and her husband, Tom, and have just celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary, and have two children: Mallory, who recently graduated from Sonoma State University, and Alex, who started at Princeton in the fall.

Rebecca Lefebvre Davis '80 reports that after 17 years in the acute care setting, she moved to the business sector as a healthcare consultant with Johnson & Johnson, and is now working as an executive sales consultant with Novartis Pharmaceuticals. Rebecca has three sons: Matthew, 26, John 25, and Mark, 22. Matthew was drafted by the Cleveland Indians while at Ohio State and is now with the Chicago White Sox organization, pursuing a baseball career. Rebecca writes that she would love to reconnect with some of her BC classmates!

Barbara Dehn '80
received the NP of Distinction Award from the California Association for Nurse Practitioners this past March. She received this honor for her efforts to raise issues of women's health nationally as well as in California. Dehn is an accomplished national speaker on a variety of women's health topics, is a regular on-air women's health expert for NBC's "iVillageLive" and "In the Loop with iVillage," and is the founder of Blue Orchid Press, LLC, a publishing company devoted to empowering women with practical health information. She is also the regular health expert for "The View from the Bay," a daytime show on ABC in San Francisco.

RoseMarie (Donnelly) Cruz '81 has worked at Children's Hospital Boston for the past 25-years, currently in the PACU and DSU. She is married to Tim Cruz, who is the Plymouth County district attorney. They have two sons: Tim started at BC this fall as part of the class of 2012, and Alex is a junior in high school.

Susan Murphy, MS'81, PhD'94 is a tenured faculty member at Rivier College and has been directing the RN-BS and MS programs for the past four years. She was granted a sabbatical last year, and conducted an aftermath study based on her dissertation work. She has since presented these findings at local scholarly events, and is now exploring further dissemination opportunities. On a personal front, she and her husband, Rich, now have two grandchildren, Lily, 4, and Connor, 1.

Lynne Nemeth, MS'81
reports that after working for many years in nursing administration, outcomes and care management, she completed her PhD in 2005 and has shifted into a faculty role. She is currently associate professor in the college of nursing at Medical University of South Carolina, and is a health services researcher in a primary care research network (PPRNet) of practices using a common electronic medical record tool (Practice Partner). Lynne's focus has been on translating research into practice, and involving all practice staff to develop skills to incorporate evidence-based practice and improve specific outcomes. She has lived in Charleston, South Carolina for about 10 years, and with her husband, Steve Ornstein, and has two step-children.

Mary Ellen Bowers '82 has been working as a research nurse in the biologics department at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center since 2007. The program is a regional referral center for patients with renal cancer, and as a member of the team, she participates in the care and monitoring of subjects on clinical trials.

Denise Charron-Prochownik MS'82 has been selected as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN). Charron-Prochownik is an associate professor in the schools of nursing and public health at the University of Pittsburgh. Her NIH-funded research program focuses on preconception counseling interventions for adolescent girls with diabetes and is, called Reproductive Health Education and Awareness of Diabetes in Youth for Girls ("READY-Girls").

Donna (Principato) Sawyer '82, MS'84 practices as a psychiatric clinical nurse specialist. She is co-founder of Milton Counseling Group, which was established in 1986 with a fellow nurse. Her practice consists of individual psychotherapy, consulting and psychopharmacology. Donna reports that after 24 years, she continues to love her career and is proud of the role of nursing in psychiatry.

Ellen Whalen '83 is the chief nursing officer for the University of Southern California (USC) University and USC Norris Cancer hospitals. She recently celebrated her 27th wedding anniversary with her husband, Mark Whalen, a dentist. They have two sons: Michael, who just graduated from USC; and Matthew, who has just been accepted to USC for this fall. Ellen has been accepted into the doctorate in regulatory science program at USC this fall. She comments, "As you can see, we are quite the Trojan family, but I'll never forget my BC experience and we still cheer for the Eagles!"

Cheryl (Dishner) Bardetti '84 began a new job this past September as assistant director of case management at Metro West Medical Center. She and her husband, Renzo, have two boys: Peter, 12, and Andrew, 18, who started as a freshman at BC this fall. They have lived in Southborough, Mass., for the past 14 years.

Helen F. Williams MS'84
has spent the last 24 years caring for and promoting the health of workers within the greater Boston area. She became active in the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses at the onset of her career and is certified as an occupational health nurse specialist. Helen was honored by this association with a fellowship at their April annual meeting in Salt Lake City this year.

Lynne (Chandler) Spirito '85 lives in Groton, Mass. with her husband, Nick, and two children, Michael, 16, and Lindsay, 15. She works as an operating room RN at Lowell General Hospital's surgery center. Her husband is a general surgeon and chief of surgery at Saints Medical Center in Lowell, Mass.

Gloria Antall, MS'87 has been an assistant professor at Case Western Reserve University since 1994. She teaches intensive classes in nursing theory for one week every three months. Gloria lives in Plymouth, Mass. for half of the year and Cleveland, Ohio for the other half of the year. She will be teaching a two-week medical surgical nursing course in Vietnam this fall, for the first class of masters nursing students in all of Vietnam. Gloria has three children and seven grandchildren.

Magi Escalante '87
has been working at the Joseph M. Smith Community Health Center in Waltham, Mass. for the past four years. Prior to this role, she had taken off eight years from nursing to be a stay at home mom for sons Julian and Dante.

Elizabeth Rochford '87 was awarded the 2008 Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Excellence in Nursing-Sensitive Patient Outcomes Award. This award recognizes her as having had a significant impact on the outcomes of nursing care delivered to patients experiencing cancer through her work on the Northwestern Memorial Hospital Delirium Project. She is an active member of ONS, the Chicago chapter of ONS, and the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists.

Colleen (Sheehy) Simonelli MS'87
earned her PhD this past May from UMass Lowell. Colleen is a full-time clinical instructor at Boston College.

Mary E. Thompson MS'88
reports that she will finish her PhD at the University of Virginia School of Nursing during the 2008-2009 academic year. She notes that she "owes her gratitude to Boston College and especially Pam Burke, who was a great mentor."


Cindy (Testa) Keane '90 recently welcomed Jessica Rose to the Keane family. She joins her brother Jimmy, 5, and sister Jenna, 3, as the youngest of the Keane family. Cindy is currently working as an RN in the medical/surgical ICU at Children's Hospital Boston.

Erin (Gregory) Murray '90
owns her own business, Medical-Legal Resources, Inc., a legal nurse consulting firm.
Victoria (Bryan) Curtin '91 works part-time as a women's health nurse practitioner in the health clinic at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan. She is married with two daughters.

Aimee (Dallape) Bollentin '91 recently earned her master's from the University of Massachusetts Graduate School of Nursing and sat for acute care nurse practitioner boards this summer. She is employed at UMass Memorial Healthcare as an acute care nurse practitioner in the medical ICU and eICU.

Valerie J. Fuller '91, MS'98 completed the doctor of nursing practice (DNP) program at the MGH Institute of Health Professions this past August. Valerie was also awarded the Christine Bridges Nursing Scholarship. She is currently working as an FNP at Maine Medical Center in Portland. She plans to head back to school for a post-master's certificate in acute care.

Laura E. Krawczuk '92, MS'00 was recently promoted to director of transplant nursing at Children's Hospital Boston.

Andrea Camelio Waldt '93 is working as a clinical and research coordinator at University of Maryland Medical Center in the division of gastroenterology. She works specifically with patients who have Barrett's esophagus and esophageal cancer. In 2001, Waldt earned her master's of health science with a concentration in health administration from Towson University. She lives in Bel Air, Maryland, with her husband of seven years, Patrick, and their beautiful daughter, Madeline Elizabeth, 4.

Crystal C. Carvotta-Brown '95 was recently promoted to president, national network development at MES Solutions. She earned her master's of management with a concentration in health administration from Cambridge College in 2003, and is currently pursuing her PhD in health administration. She lives in Arlington, Mass. with her husband, Dan. She is the proud aunt of William and Kendall.

Deborah McCarter-Spaulding, MS'95
completed her PhD in nursing from UMass Lowell in March, 2007, and is now assistant professor of nursing at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. Deb's dissertation research was on breastfeeding self-efficacy in women of African descent. At St. Anselm College, she is teaching nursing of the childbearing family in classroom and in clinical, as well as teaching research and evidence-based practice. She has also been accepted as a protégé for the National League for Nurses Faculty Mentoring and Leadership program.

Cathy M. St. Pierre, PhD'95 was inducted as a fellow into the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) on Sunday, June 29 in Washington, D.C. Professionals are selected for this honor based on their outstanding contributions to healthcare through nurse practitioner clinical practice, research, education or health policy. Currently there are over 145,000 NPs in this country and 166 of them are recognized as Fellows of the American Academy Nurse Practitioners.

Toni Abraham, MS'96 is the associate medical director for the Boston Health Care for the Homeless program. She is very excited to let everyone know that the organization's administrative and respite operations have recently moved into Jean Yawkey Place (formerly the Mallory Building) at 780 Albany Street in Boston. The facility was known as the old city morgue and pathology lab for a variety of medical schools in Boston. In another month, they will also be transferring their primary care clinic at Boston Medical Center to the new building, as well. Toni has recently been elected the new president of the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses (MARN). She notes, "I have the support of some of the best nursing educators and clinicians in nursing and am proud and honored to be an integral part of this professional affiliate of ANA."

Monica (Belanger) Aerstin '96 currently works as a nurse practitioner in an outpatient heart failure clinic in Atlanta. She lives with her husband, Mike, and their 10-month-old son, Luke, in Peachtree City, Georgia.

Joseph O. Schmelz, PhD'96 was recently named a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN). He is currently the director of the institutional review board (IRB) and an associate research professor in the Department of Acute Nursing Care at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. A retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel, he conducts military nursing research and recently co-authored a publication in the March edition of Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America, "Military Nursing Research: Translation to disaster response and day-to-day critical care nursing."

Tammi Magazzu, MS'97
co-authored the article "When and how to treat vaginal discharge" in the May 2008 issue of The Clinical Advisor.

Stephanie J. Martinez '97
graduated from the MBA program at Boston University in January of 2008. Also, she received a promotion and is now the charge nurse for the cardiac catheterization lab at Boston Medical Center.

Karen Uttaro '97 and her husband, Nate (LSOE '96, '97), recently welcomed their second daughter, Julianna, to their family this past July. They report that big sister Angelina could not be more excited!

Jill (Carpenter) Beisel '98 was married to David Beisel on June 7. Nursing classmates Julia (Mancuso) Perkins '98, Sarah Park '98, and Mary Beth (Vieira) Sosa '98 joined Jill for her wedding on Cape Cod.

Darcy (Noonan) Beston '99 works part-time as a labor and delivery nurse at MGH in Boston, and is mom to her 15-month-old daughter, Molly.

Laryn (Schimpf) Cullen '99 is working as a staff nurse on a head and neck surgical unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. She is currently pursuing an adult nurse practitioner degree from Seton Hall University.


Jennifer Maloney '00 is a critical care RN in New York City and is working toward her master's degree as an acute care nurse practitioner at New York University.
Liz Murphy '00 is presently the orientation coordinator for the Emergency Medicineand Trauma Center at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. She is also a student in the pediatric NP program at Catholic University.

Marie (Hong) Namkoong '00
and her husband Tae (CSOM '00), have two children: Andrew, 6, and Aiden, 4. They moved to Avon, Conn. in 2004, and Marie works as the school nurse at the Watkinson School, a private day school in Hartford, Conn.

Denise (Ajewski) Hache '01, MS'08 completed the BC nurse anesthesia program this past May, and is now working for Anaesthesia Associates of Massachusetts. She lives in Tewksbury, Mass. with her husband, Jason.

Ali Baghai '02 is currently living in Scottsdale, Arizona, pursuing a master's degree in nurse anesthesia from Midwestern University.

Tara (LaRosee) Beuoy '02 is currently working at The Risk Management Foundation as a clinical coding specialist. She is married with a one-year-old son.

Deborah A. D'Avolio, PhD'03 is completing her two-year appointment as a John A. Hartford Claire M. Fagin Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. She has been working with her mentor, Professor Neville Strumpf, director of the Hartford Foundation Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research is focused on access to care and the health care needs of older adults. She has recently joined Massachusetts General Hospital as a geriatric specialist. Deborah is enjoying her new role, which involves the development of geriatric education, policies, and practice.

Alex Gleason, PhD'04 reports that he and his wife, Nancy, are doing great in Boston. He is having a terrific time at Liberty Mutual researching psychosocial aspects of occupationally induced low back pain. This research has also allowed him to present papers in Glasgow, Scotland and Seoul, Korea. He encourages classmates to look him up on Facebook.

Natalie Meyers '04 is in the California Air National Guard and currently deployed to Al-Udeid Air Base as a flight nurse. She reports that it has been a very rewarding experience and she has learned a lot, but admits that she is anxious to return home to California!

David Skovran '04
is a staff nurse for the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, making home visits in Manhattan. He is also enrolled in a master's program at New York University, in their primary care NP program. Dave married Kimberly Chin, CSOM'04, this past August.

Shila Hill '05 works for Brigham and Women's Hospital. She is the program coordinator and diabetes nurse educator for the diabetes self-management education program at the adult primary care office, Brigham and Women's at Newton Corner.

Jeanne Jacoby MS'05 is one of two nurse practitioners running an inpatient diabetes consult service at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. She focuses on the management of blood glucose in the hospital and then assists in transitioning patients to an effective outpatient diabetes medication regimen. She and her husband celebrated the first birthday of their daughter Hannah on July 11.

Tarajean (Brennan) Lewis, MS'05 co-authored the article "When and how to treat vaginal discharge" in the May 2008 issue of The Clinical Advisor.

Lisa Skayne MS'05
recently began working at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates in Boston as a primary care adult NP. Previously, she worked at a non-profit as an NP for people with disabilities.

Beth Tumolo '05 is working for New Jersey Organ and Tissue Sharing Network as a first responder transplant coordinator evaluating potential organ donors. One of only 16 nurses in the state of New Jersey that work for this organization, she covers all of the organ recoveries in the state.

Annie Lewis-O'Connor, PhD'07 was elected president of the Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International board of directors in October 2007.

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