Nursing Department

Faculty and Staff

Contact

Helene M. Lovett

Helene M. Lovett

Senior Department Assistant in Nursing
585-389-2709
hlovett8@naz.edu
Smyth Hall 221

Faculty

Mary Dahl Maher

Mary Dahl Maher

Associate Professor, Interim Chair & Coordinator of Nursing Global Studies and Director of the Public Health Program in Nursing
585-389-2711
mmaher7@naz.edu
Smyth Hall 221A
Bio

Education: B.S.N., D'Youville College; M.S.N., Case Western Reserve University; M.P.H., University of Rochester; Ph.D., University of Rochester

Teaching and Research Interests: Midwifery, global public health, international education and women's studies. Recent research and publications include perinatal outcomes of Latina migrant farmworker women, international nursing dual-degree programs, and the influence of first-wave feminism on the professionalization of nursing.

Marie J. Bell

Marie J. Bell

Assistant Professor in Nursing
585-389-2718
mbell5@naz.edu
Smyth Hall 221C
Bio

Education: B.S.N, University of Rochester; M.S., Nazareth College; Ed.D., St. John Fisher College

Teaching and Research Interests: Medical and surgical nursing, critical care, geriatrics, transcultural nursing. Recent research has focused on functional decline in older adults and health disparities.

Stephanie Claire Brown

Stephanie Claire Brown

Lecturer in Nursing
585-389-2709
syates7@naz.edu
Patricia J. Capellazzi

Patricia J. Capellazzi

Clinical Assistant Professor in Nursing
585-389-2169
pcapell3@naz.edu
Smyth Hall 262
Bio

Education: B.S., Syracuse University; M.E., Cambridge College

Teaching and Research Interests: Maternal and women's health care, health education for students in kindergarten through grade 12, growth and development of children, and well-child care.

Colleen A. Carmody-Payne

Colleen A. Carmody-Payne

Assistant Professor in Nursing
585-389-2713
ccarmod1@naz.edu
Smyth Hall 283A
Bio

Education: B.S., Niagara University; United States Air Force sponsored M.S. in Nursing, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado; Ed.D., St. John Fisher College

Teaching and Research Interests: Pediatric nursing, analysis and application of learning using advanced level pediatric simulation scenarios, graduate and undergraduate research, health promotion, NCLEX-RN preparation, and interprofessional education. Research activities include program assessment and evaluation, emergency nursing disaster preparedness and readiness, and vaccine management. 

Nancy J. Chernak

Nancy J. Chernak

Clinical Assistant Professor in Nursing
585-389-2445
ncherna1@naz.edu
Smyth Hall 223C
Bio

Education: B.S. University of Rochester; M.S., University of Rochester as a Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist

Teaching and Research Interests: Pediatric and neonatal critical care nursing

Laura F. Clay

Laura F. Clay

Lecturer in Nursing
585-389-2709
lclay7@naz.edu
Sara Claypool

Sara Claypool

Lecturer in Nursing
585-389-2709
sclaypo0@naz.edu
Amanda Devine

Amanda Devine

Lecturer in Nursing
585-389-2709
adevine1@naz.edu
Lynda J. Dimitroff

Lynda J. Dimitroff

Assistant Professor in Nursing
585-389-2481
ldimitr9@naz.edu
Smyth Hall 282
Bio

Education: B.S.N., State University of New York College at Brockport; M.S.Ed. in Grief Counseling, State University of New York at Buffalo; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University Carbondale; Certification as a Masters Certified Health Education Specialist and Leadership Coach

Teaching and Research Interests: Leadership, nursing research, evidence-based practice, interprofessional collaboration, and mindfulness-based stress reduction in registered nurses and nursing students. Recent research has focused on building a professional practice model with registered nurses at an acute care facility, and the impact of journaling on registered nurses.

Deborah A. Forth

Deborah A. Forth

Clinical Assistant Professor in Nursing
585-389-2712
dforth2@naz.edu
Smyth Hall 223D
Bio

Education: B.S.N, University of Rochester; M.S.N. (focus in oncology) University of Rochester; Nurse Practitioner (adult care/oncology focus), University of Rochester

Teaching and Research Interests: Health assessment of adult patients, assessment and management of pain (acute and chronic), palliative care

Maureen M. Friedman

Maureen M. Friedman

Professor in Nursing
585-389-2730
mfriedm9@naz.edu
Smyth Hall 223B
Bio

Education: B.S. Nursing, University of Rochester; M.S. Nursing, Ohio State University; Ph.D. Nursing, University of Rochester. Fellow of the American Heart Association’s Nursing Council.

Teaching and Research Interests: Community health nursing, cardiac symptom recognition, and health-seeking behaviors in adults. Recent research and publications about symptom recognition and health behaviors in adults with heart failure.

Caitlynn E. Harmon

Caitlynn E. Harmon

Lecturer in Nursing
585-389-2709
charmon6@naz.edu
Jennifer Kelly

Jennifer Kelly

Lecturer in Public Health in Nursing
585-389-2709
jkelly41@naz.edu
Smyth Hall 304
Hannah M. Livingston

Hannah M. Livingston

Lecturer in Nursing
585-389-2709
hliving4@naz.edu
Katie Maxey-Brock

Katie Maxey-Brock

Lecturer in Nursing
585-389-2709
kmaxeyb0@naz.edu
Allette L. McPherson-Cunningham

Allette L. McPherson-Cunningham

Lecturer in Nursing
585-389-2709
amcpher3@naz.edu
Smyth Hall 283C
Christine M. O'Brien

Christine M. O'Brien

Clinical Assistant Professor in Nursing
585-389-2710
cobrien1@naz.edu
Smyth Hall 221B
Bio

Education: B.S.N., City University of New York; M.S.N., University of Rochester

Teaching and Research Interests: Clinical expert in psychiatric nursing with strong focus on decreasing social stigma and empowering others in a recovery model. Specialty background in eating disorders, depression, and trauma recovery.

JoAnn Pellegrino

JoAnn Pellegrino

Lecturer in Nursing
585-389-2709
jpelleg9@naz.edu
Smyth Hall 283C
Jennifer Elseta Reid

Jennifer Elseta Reid

Assistant Professor in Nursing
585-389-2736
jreid9@naz.edu
Smyth Hall 264
Bio

Education: B.S., Brooklyn College; B.S.N., Alfred University; M.S., Nazareth College, Ed.D., St. John Fisher College; Certification as a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner

Teaching and Research Interests: Health care disparities, cultural competence in B.S. nursing students, and in health care providers; geriatric health and wellness.

Hayley S. Roux

Hayley S. Roux

Lecturer in Nursing
585-389-2709
hroux9@naz.edu
Smyth Hall 283C
Samantha L. Sassone

Samantha L. Sassone

Clinical Assistant Professor in Nursing
585-389-2761
ssasson7@naz.edu
Smyth Hall 283D
Theresa Seguin

Theresa Seguin

Lecturer in Nursing
585-389-2709
tseguin3@naz.edu
Jeffery D. Snow

Jeffery D. Snow

Lecturer in Nursing
585-389-2709
jsnow7@naz.edu
Smyth Hall 283C
Mary Ann Sprung

Mary Ann Sprung

Lecturer in Nursing
585-389-2709
msprung1@naz.edu
Susan C. Trimboli

Susan C. Trimboli

Lecturer in Nursing
585-389-2709
strimbo2@naz.edu
Kimberly M. Wesley

Kimberly M. Wesley

Lecturer in Nursing
585-389-2709
kwesley4@naz.edu
Smyth Hall 283C