Diversity in Nursing Advisory Board

CSON's commitment to diversity and inclusion is at the core of who we are: as nurses, as a community, and as men and women for others. Our Diversity in Nursing Advisory Board, comprising local and national nurse leaders, provides insight and guidance to faculty and staff in planning and implementing programs that foster a culture of inclusiveness. 

External Board Members

  • Patricia Lowe, J.D., M.S., CDE, AVP, Office for Institutional Diversity
  • Erick Berrelleza, S.J. founding dean of Messina College part Pine Manor Institute for Student Success
  • Burt Howell, Executive Director of Intersections a Division of Mission and Ministry at Boston College
  • Karl Bell, Director, Mentoring & Academic Achievement at Pine Manor Institute for Student Success
  • Rachel E. Spector, RN, Ph.D., CTN-A, FAAN, Retired associate professor at the William F. Connell School of Nursing and author or Cultural Diversity in Health and Illness
  • Christopher Kirwan, Ph.D. Director, Medical Interpreter Services, Massachusetts General Hospital Faculty, The Disparities Solutions Center
  • James Hill, Founder of Java with Jimmy Podcast (WGBH)
  • Richard Lee, MD, Ph.D., Clinical Co-Director, The Claire and John Bertucci Center for Genitourinary Cancers

Internal Board Members

  • Ted Hannigan, Clinical Placement Specialist, (CSON Staff Member)
  • Sean Sendall, Assistant Dean Graduate Enrollment and Student Services (CSON Staff Member)
  • Mary Moriarty, Director Nursing Continuing Education, (CSON Staff Member)
  • Alison Marshall, Ph.D-C., RN, M.S.N, FNP-C (CSON Faculty)
  • Dorean Behney Hurley, M.S.N, RN, CCRN (CSON Faculty) DNA-B Faculty Fellow
  • Patricia Reid Ponte, RN, D.N.Sc., FAAN, NEA-BC (CSON Faculty)
  • Jane Flanagan, Ph.D., RN, AHN-BC, ANP-BC, FAAN (CSON Faculty) DNA-B

Connell School Diversity Advisory Board Minutes and Annual Reports