School Directory

Administration

Meredith Kazer, PhD, APRN, FAAN
Dean

Audrey Beauvais, DNP, MBA, MSN, RN
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies

Karen Corcoran, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies

Katherine Saracino, MSN, RN
Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies

Joyce M. Shea, DNSc, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Associate Dean for Graduate Studies

Program Directors

Jaclyn Conelius, PhD, FNP-BC, FHRS, CHSE, FNAP
Family Nurse Practitioner

Kimberly Doughty, MPH, PhD, CHES®
Public Health

Sally Gerard, DNP, RN, CDE, CNL
Nursing Leadership
Healthcare Administration
MSN/MBA

Janet Hiser, MOE, RDN, CNSC, FAND
Clinical Nutrition

Jenna LoGiudice, PhD, CNM, RN, FACNM
Nurse Midwifery

Nancy A. Moriber, PhD, CRNA, MS, APRN
Nurse Anesthesia

Kim Oliver, PhD, MSW, LCSW
Undergraduate Social Work

Carole A. Pomarico, MSN, RN, MA
Adult Programs

Susan Reynolds, RN, BSN, MAHSM
Simulation

Linda Roney, EdD, RN-BC, CPEN, CNE​
Undergraduate Nursing Program

Kathleen Wheeler, PhD, APRN, FAAN
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Faculty

Christine Aloi
Assistant Professor of Nursing
BS, University of Connecticut
BSN, DNP, Fairfield University

Pamela Barnwell-Sanders
Associate Professor of the Practice of Nursing
MBA, Sacred Heart University
MSN, Sacred Heart University
EdD, Southern Connecticut State University

Cynthia Bautista
Associate Professor of Nursing
BSN, Salem State College
MSN, Louisiana State University
PhD, University of Rhode Island

Audrey Beauvais
Associate Dean
Associate Professor of Nursing

BSN, Fairfield University
MBA, MSN, Sacred Heart University
DNP, Case Western Reserve University
 

Steven Belmont
Nurse Anesthesia Assistant Program Director
Assistant Professor of Nursing

BSN, DNP, Fairfield University
MSN, Fairfield University

Karen Burrows
Assistant Professor of the Practice of Nursing
BS, Quinnipiac University
DNP, MSN, Sacred Heart University

Jaclyn Conelius
Family Nurse Practitioner Program Director
Associate Professor of Nursing

BS, Fairfield University
MSN, Yale University
PhD, University of Connecticut

Laura Conklin
Instructor of Nursing, VANAP
BSN, University of Connecticut
MSN, St. Joseph's College

Karen Corcoran
Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies
Assistant Professor of the Practice of Nursing
BSN, DNP, Fairfield University

Christine Denhup
Associate Professor of Nursing
BSN, Southern Connecticut State University
MSN, Yale University
PhD, Seton Hall University

Kimberly Doughty
Director, Undergraduate Public Health
Visiting Assistant Professor of Public Health

BS, University of New Haven
MPH, Southern Connecticut State University
PhD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Tanika Eaves
Assistant Professor of Social Work
BA, Fairfield University
MSW, Rutgers University
PhD, University of Connecticut

Christa Esposito
Assistant Professor of Nursing
BSN, Western Connecticut State University
MS, Stony Brook University
DNP, Fairfield University

Sally Gerard
Leadership Program Director
Healthcare Administration Program Director
MSN/MBA Program Director
Professor of Nursing

BS, Pace University
MSN, College of New Rochelle
DNP, Case Western University

Patricia Giannelli
Assistant Professor of Nursing, VANAP
BA, Fairfield University
RN, St. Mary's Hospital of Nursing
MSN, Yale University School of Nursing
FNP, Fairfield University
DNP, Sacred Heart

Mackenzie Gordon
Visiting Assistant Professor of Clinical Nutrition
BS, University of New Haven
MS, University of Rhode Island

Danielle Hall
Assistant Professor of the Practice of Nursing
BSN, University of Scranton
MSN, Yale University
DNP, Case Western Reserve University

Janet Hiser
Program Director, Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition
Visiting Instructor

BS, University of Connecticut
MOE, University of New Hampshire

Rose Iannino-Renz
Assistant Professor of the Practice of Nursing
BSN, Sacred Heart University
MSN, Southern Connecticut University
DNP, Quinnipiac University
 

Meredith Kazer
Dean
Professor of Nursing

BSN, Boston University
MSN, Yale University
PhD, New York University

Alison Kris
Professor of Nursing
BS, University of Pennsylvania
MSN, PhD, University of California, San Francisco

Jenna LoGiudice
Nurse Midwifery Program Director
Associate Professor of Nursing

BS, Fairfield University
MSN, Yale University
PhD, University of Connecticut

Diana Mager
Associate Professor of Nursing
BS, Fairfield University
MSN, Western Connecticut State University
DNP, Case Western Reserve University

Nancy Moriber
Nurse Anesthesia Program Director
Assistant Professor of Nursing

BSN, SUNY Binghamton
MS, Columbia University
PhD, Rush University

Mary Murphy
Assistant Professor of Nursing, VANAP
BSN, Western Connecticut State University
MSN, Florida Atlantic University
PhD, University of Utah

Joshua Neitlich
Director of Field Education
Visiting Instructor of Social Work

BA, University of Connecticut
MSW, Columbia University

Kim Oliver
Director, Undergraduate Social Work
Assistant Professor of the Practice of Social Work

BSW, MSW, Adelphi University
PhD, New York University
 

Eileen O'Shea
Professor of Nursing
BSN, Boston College
MSN, University of Pennsylvania
DNP, Case Western Reserve University

Gina Petersen
Visiting Instructor of Nursing
BSN, Quinnipiac University
MSN, Sacred Heart University
 

Kathryn Phillips
Associate Professor of Nursing
BS, State University of New York
MSN, PhD, Boston College

Jessica Planas
Associate Professor of Nursing and Public Health
BSN, MSN, PhD, University of Connecticut
MPH, Southern Connecticut State University

Carole A. Pomarico
Director, Adult Programs
Assistant Professor of Nursing
BSN, Carlow College
MSN, University of Pittsburgh
MA, Fairfield University

Linda Roney
Director, Undergraduate Nursing Program
Associate Professor of Nursing
BSN, Villanova University
MSN, EdD, Southern Connecticut State University

Katherine Saracino
Assistant Dean
Instructor of the Practice of Nursing
BS, Fairfield University
MSN, University of Phoenix

Jennifer Schindler-Ruwisch
Assistant Professor of Public Health
BS, College of William and Mary
CPH, Columbia University
DrPH, George Washington University

Joyce M. Shea
Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
Associate Professor of Nursing
BS, Fairfield University
MSN, DNSc, Yale University School of Nursing

Kelly Sullivan
Assistant Professor of the Practice of Nursing
BS, Fairfield University
MSN, DNP, Fairfield University

Dorothy Vittner
Assistant Professor of Nursing
BSN, Western Connecticut State University
MSN, University of Hartford
PhD, University of Connecticut

Stephanie Welsh
Clinical Faculty Specialist in Midwifery
Assistant Professor of the Practice

BS, Syracuse University
MSN, Yale University
DNP, University of Connecticut

Kathleen A. Wheeler
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program Director
Professor of Nursing

BS, Cornell University
MA, PhD, New York University
 
Erica Wuchiski
Visiting Instructor
Clinical Placement Coordinator

BSN, University of Connecticut
MSN, Fairfield University
 

Faculty Emeriti

Sheila Grossman
Professor of Nursing, Emerita, 1991-2017

Doris Lippman
Professor of Nursing, Emerita, 1980-2014

Suzanna MacAvoy
Professor of Nursing, Emerita, 1972-2003

Joan M. Mohr
Assistant Professor of Nursing, Emerita, 1972-1995

Jeanne M. Novotny
Dean, School of Nursing, Emerita, 2001-2011

Alice M. Obrig
Assistant Professor of Nursing, Emerita, 1973-2001

Phyllis E. Porter
Associate Professor of Nursing, Emerita, 1970-1989
Dean, School of Nursing, Emerita

Advisory Board

Gail T. Berardino
Greenwich, CT

Michael Brown, MBA
West Islip, NY

Mary Ann Christopher, '79, MSN, RN, FAAN
President
Christopher STH Consulting
Avon, NJ

Moreen Donahue P'96, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Fairfield University
Trumbull, CT

Deborah Englert, '92, MD, FAAD
Chair, Advisory Board
Advanced Dermatology
Lutherville Timonium, MD

Marybeth Gillespie, '81, BS, RN
Bristol, RI

Craig M. Haba, '91
Partner
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company
Franklin, MA

Anne Harris, P'18, MS
Waynesboro, VA

Marsel Huribal, '84, MD, FACS
Vascular Surgeon, Founder, President and Sr. Partner
Southern CT Vascular Center LLC
Easton, CT

Robin B. Kanarek '96, BS, RN
President, The Kanarek Family Foundation
Greenwich, CT
 

Colleen McAndrew-Quinn '93, PT
Physical Therapist
Medstar Georgetown University Hospital
Washington, DC

James McCullagh, MBA
Darien, CT

Bonnie Molloy, P'93, CRNA, APRN, PhD
Chief Nurse Anesthetist
Bridgeport Hospital
Fairfield, CT

Elner L. Morrell '81, P'03, BSN, RN
Senior Information Systems Project Manager
United HealthGroup Inc.
Prospect, CT

Sally Ann Nestor '91, RN, BSN, OCN
Black Rock Medical Group
Trumbull, CT

Claudia Schechter
Owner
Schechter Foundation
Fairfield, CT