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Anthony Santella

Director of the Master of Public Health
Professor of Public Health
Learn More About Anthony

Dr. Anthony J. Santella will join Fairfield University as Professor of Public Health and Director of the Master of Public Health program in July 2022. He specializes in infectious disease prevention and control and has interests in HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases, viral hepatitis, dental public health, global health and Covid-19. His research helps improve the health and well-being of vulnerable communities including people who are living with and at risk for HIV/AIDS, gender and sexual minorities, justice-involved persons, youth, and people experiencing homelessness. Dr. Santella earned a BS in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Connecticut, a MPH in Health Policy and Management from Emory University, a DrPH in Health Systems Management from Tulane University, and an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Pedagogy and Leadership from Hofstra University. He is also a Master Certified Health Education Specialist.

Erin Fusco

Assistant Professor of the Practice
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Mackenzie Gordon

Visiting Assistant Professor

Clinical Nutrition

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Janice Holmes

Visiting Faculty

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Lucina Kimpel

PhD, MSN, RN

Director, Second Degree Nursing Program

Central Texas Campus

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Lisa Sundean

Director, Masters in Healthcare Administration

Assistant Professor

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Leigh Taylor

Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Education Coordinator

Assistant Professor of the Practice

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Stephanie Welsh

Clinical Midwifery Faculty Specialist
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Erica Wuchiski

Visiting Instructor and Director of MEPN

Special Faculty Appointment

Christine Aloi ’12, DNP’19

Simulation Coordinator & DNP advisor for the Nurse Anesthesia Program

Rose Piccolo

Adjunct

Nurse Anesthesia

Palliative Care Scholar-In-Residence

Nurse Scholar-In-Residence

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Moreen Donahue

P'96, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Get To Know Moreen

Moreen O. Donahue is the Beatrice Hofstadter White Endowed Chair for Nursing Education and Research, System Senior Vice President & System Chief Nursing Officer at Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN), which includes Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital, Western Connecticut Home Care (formerly The Danbury Visiting Nurse Association) and Western Connecticut Medical Group.  Prior to joining WCHN, Dr. Donahue was Sr. Vice President, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at Greenwich Hospital and has held executive leadership positions in home care and hospice. 

She also was the Project Coordinator for a federal grant, “Transitioning Advanced Practice Nurses to the Practice Doctorate: The Doctor of Nursing Practice Program”.

Dr. Donahue’s areas of research include patient safety, patient satisfaction, nurse empowerment and transitioning advance practice nurses to doctoral education.  She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society of Nursing.  She is the recipient of the Dean’s Legacy Award, Case Western Reserve University and the Visionary Leader Award, Greenwich Hospital.

Dr. Donahue was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing in 2011, and was selected for the 2015 Fellowship in Innovative Health Leadership offered by Arizona State University and the American Organization of Nurse Executives in partnership with the Mayo Clinic’s Center for Innovation.

Dr.  Donahue completed her BSN degree at Boston College.  Following this, she earned an MS degree in education from the State University of New York and her MSN in nursing and DNP degrees from Case Western Reserve University.  She is also Board certified as a nurse executive at the advanced level and has achieved national certification as a Home Care and Hospice executive.

Dr. Donahue has made significant contributions to nursing and health care delivery.  Specific areas of focus include patient safety, preventing workplace violence and advancing quality care through development of innovative partnerships across a variety of settings.  She has provided leadership for several grants: a project focused on empowering nursing assistants to use SBAR communication funded by the Donaghue Medical Research Foundation, a Geriatric Family Centered Care initiative funded by the Division of Nursing, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and grants from the State of Connecticut focused on providing educational opportunities for nurses.  She is also responsible for helping to develop a hospital-based cohort model for DNP degrees from Case Western Reserve University (funded by HRSA).  Dr. Donahue is widely published in nursing and health care literature and has presented her research nationally and internationally.

Selected awards and honors

  • 2012  VHA Travel Scholarship Recipient
  • 2011  American Academy of Nursing Fellowship
  • 2005  Dean’s Legacy Award, Case Western Reserve University
  • 2004 Visionary Leader Award, Greenwich Hospital
  • 2001  Quality Award, Greenwich Hospital  

Administrative Staff

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Bonnie Candee

Assistant to the Associate Dean

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Diana Chevrette

Administrative Assistant

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Sara Conder

RN Clinical Placement Coordinator
Get To Know Sara Conder
Sarah Conder, RN comes to Fairfield University with five years of Clinical Coordinating experience in nursing education. She is a 2006 graduate of St. Vincent’s College where she received her associate’s degree in the science of nursing (ADN). For 11 years she worked as a medical oncology nurse in acute care before moving to academia. During that time she received the Greater Bridgeport Medical Association Award (2011), Honorable Mention for Top Nurses in Fairfield County (2013), and presented at the Oncology Nursing Society Congress. She later obtained her bachelor’s degree in the science of nursing (BSN) from Fairfield University and is currently working towards her Master’s Degree, specializing in nursing education at Sacred Heart University. She is an active member of the National League for Nurses and has served on multiple boards and committees throughout her career. Sarah is a resident of Stratford where she lives with her husband and three daughters.
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Elizabeth Denby-Callahan

Simulation Instructor

Steven Marella

Simulation Technologist
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Donna Ormsbee

Operations Assistant

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Laura Pallone

Undergraduate Clinical Placement Coordinator

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Susan Reynolds

Director of Simulation

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Laura Strang

Administrative Assistant

Simulation and Health Studies

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Jessica Tomcho

Operations Coordinator

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Support Dog

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Dakota

Emotional Support Dog

Get to Know Dakota

When nursing students stop by to meet Dakota during her office hours, they’re likely to get more tail wags and puppy kisses than discussions on which nursing courses to take. Click here to read Dakota's story.

VA Nursing Faculty

Megan Collins

CW VA Faculty

Laura Conklin

MSN, RN, CHSE

Assistant Professor

Mary Murphy

PhD, APRN, FNP

Assistant Professor

Veterans Administration Special Faculty Appointments

James Cyrus

MSN, RN-BC VACHS

Karen DiDomenico

MSN, RN

Patricia D. Giannelli

DNP, APRN-BC, FNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, ACNS-BS

Faith Harrington

DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

Bernadette Y. Jao

DNP, MSN, RN-BC

Susan T. Langerman

MSN, FNP-C, CDE

Karen Marzitelli

MSN, APRN, ANP-BC, CDE

Keiko Muto

MSN, RN, VACHS

Jancee Pust-Marcone

RN, MS, CCRN

Carol Radovich

MSN, RN, VACHS

Rebeka Seaberg

MSN, BSN, VACHS

Lindsay Steele

MSN, RN, CCRN

Joanna E. White

MSN RN, CNL, CCRN-CMC, RN-BC

Monte Wagner

DNP, MPH, FNP-BC

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