Egan School Faculty & Staff


son_kazer Meredith Wallace Kazer, PhD, CNL, APRN, A/GNP-BC, FAAN
Dean and Professor
Adult and gerontoligical health and illness, men's health, prostate cancer, sexuality and spirituality

Associate Deans

son_beauvais Audrey Beauvais, DNP,MSN, MBA, RN
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs and Assistant Professor
Psychiatric and Mental health Nursing, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Quality
and Safety Improvement

Joyce M. Shea, DNSc, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Associate Professor
Severe and prolonged mental illness, schizophrenia, changes in self-Identity,
quality of life,recovery from severe mental illness, and qualitative research methods

 Full-Time Faculty

 Jaclyn Conelius head shot Jaclyn Conelius, PhD, APRN
Assistant Professor
Cardiology specifically heart failure and electrophysiology; 
end of life and advanced directives
son_gerard  Sally Gerard, DNP, CDE, RN
Associate Professor 
Diabetes specifically glycemic control in the critically ill;
nurses knowledge of diabetes care
son_grossman Sheila Grossman, PhD, FNP-BC, FAAN
Leadership, mentoring, gerontology, symptom management in palliative care,
and adult patient outcome studies
son_kris Alison E. Kris, PhD, RN
Associate Professor
Gerontology, quality of care in nursing homes, hospice care,
staffing issues and symptom management
son_loguidice Jenna LoGiudice, PhD, CNM, RN
Assistant Professor
Midwifery, intimate partner evidence, women's health throughout the lifespan, 
childbearing experiences of survivors of sexual abuse
son_mager Diana Mager, DNP, RN-C
Assistant Professor
Care of older adults, home care nursing with focus on medication errors,
certification in home health care
Nancy Manister, DNS, FNP-BC
Assistant Professor
Women's health, lactation, college health, obesity, and eating behaviors
son_oshea Eileen O'Shea, DNP, RN
Associate Professor 
Pediatric nursing, children with chronic illness, pediatric spiritual care
son_phillips Kathryn Phillips, PhD, ANP-BC
Assistant Professor 
Mental health, eating disorders, substance abuse, nursing theory, healing
son_planas Jessica Alicea-Planas, PhD, MS/MPH, RN, CHES
Assistant Professor
Chronic disease management, care of vulnerable populations,
health literacy and community/public health nursing
son_pomarico Carole Pomarico, MSN, MA, RN
Adult Program Director
Assistant Professor
Non-traditional educational programs, recruitment, advisement
Interprofessional collaboration, nursing/education/service collaboration
son_roney Linda Roney, EdD, RN-BC, CPEN
Assistant Professor
Pediatrics, Emergency Nursing and Trauma Systems and Injury Prevention
son_sumpio Catherine Sumpio, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor 
Medical surgical, oncology, ambulatory, models of practice,
symptom management, psychological coping
cas_bio_vernarelli Jacqueline Vernarelli
Assistant Professor of Biology
B.A., Skidmore College
M.S., Georgetown University
Ph.D., Boston University School of Medicine
son_wheeler Kathleen Wheeler, PhD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC, FAAN 
EMDR, trauma, advanced practice psychiatric nursing

Special Faculty Appointment

son_moriber Nancy A. Moriber, PhD, CRNA, MS
Assistant Professor
Pediatric Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting, acute pain management, program assessment and
evaluation, quality assurance and risk management
Steven L. Belmont, DNP, CRNA, APRN
Assistant Professor
Anesthesia, High Fidelity Simulation Utilizing an Intraprofessional Approach

Professor of the Practice


Karen Burrows, DNP, RN, MAHSM, C-EFM
Professor of the Practice
Acute care, medical-surgical/cardiac, EBP, maternal obesity, leadership


Suzanne Chaplik, PhD, RN
Professor of the Practice
Director of Student Services
Adult medical-surgical nursing

son_iannino-renz Rose Iannino-Renz, DNP, APRN, FNP, MSW, CWS
Professor of the Practice
son_lovanio Kathleen Lovanio, DNP, APRN
Professor of the Practice
Geriatric and longterm care, community health nursing

Visiting Faculty

son_bartos Susan Bartos, PhDc, MSN, BS, RN, CCRN
Visiting Assistant Instructor
SON Sandy Cayo head shot Sandy Cayo, DNP, RN
Visiting Assistant Professor

Katherine Saracino, MSN, RN
Visiting Assistant Instructor
Adult & geriatric health, wound ostomy care specialist, acute, long term and home care

Administrative Staff

Theresa T. Quell, PhD, RN
Director of Operations
Leadership, health policy, nursing image, job satisfaction, study abroad, NCLEX prep,
academic advising, pet therapy

Susan B Reynolds, BSN, RN, MAHSM, CNML
Director, Robin Kanarek Learning Resource Center
Health care systems, quality and safety, pediatric intensive care

son_roberto Anka Roberto, MSN, MPH, RN
Director of Simulation
Pediatrics, neonatal intensive care, lactation specialist, acute care, sub-acute,
and community based care, case management of children with special medical
and psychological needs, nursing simulation
schols_fu_logo Erica Wuchiski, BSN, RN
Clinical Placement Coordinator
Pediatric nursing, ventilator dependent children

Office Staff

son_chevrette Diana Chevrette
Administrative Assistant, Graduate Program
schols_fu_logo Donna Ormsbee
Operations Assistant, Undergraduate Program
son_tuttle Cathy Tuttle
Assistant to the Dean

VA Nursing Academy Faculty

Diane Avery, BSN, MA, RN
Assistant Professor

Mary Murphy, MSN, APRN
Assistant Professor

Veterans Administration Special Faculty Appointments

Rebecca Susan Brienza, MD, MPH, VACHS

James Cyrus, MSN, RN-BC VACHS

Faith Harrington, DNP, ANP-BC, VACHS

Anne M. Hyson, MD, MSc, VACHS

Christine Kennedy, MSN, RN, VACHS

Sadianne D. Ozment, MPH, RN, CHES, VACHS

Carol Radovich, MSN, RN, VACHS

Rebeka Seaburg, MSN, BSN, VACHS

Keiko Muto Thompson, MSN, RN, VACHS

Margaret F. Veazey, MSN, RN, CCRN, VACHS