Nursing Department

Faculty and Staff

Jeanine S. Santelli

Jeanine S. Santelli

Professor and Chair in Nursing
585-389-2759
jsantel1@naz.edu
Smyth Hall 221A
Bio

Education: B.S., Keuka College; M.S., Syracuse University; Ph.D., Widener University; Board certified as an Adult Gerontologic Primary Care Nurse Practitioner; Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.

Teaching and Research Interests: Adult health, genomics, psychometrics.

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

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

Deborah Carr-Warner

Deborah Carr-Warner

Associate Professor in Nursing
585-389-2761
dcarrwa0@naz.edu
Smyth Hall 283D
Bio

Education: A.A.S., Finger Lakes Community College; B.S.N., St. John Fisher College; M.S.,  Syracuse University; Ph.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Teaching and Research Interests: Medical surgical nursing I: Care of adults and older adults with multiple disease processes. Previous research focused on learning and technology assisted students becoming self-regulated/self-directed learners. Current research study involves collecting stories of life in uniform,  from WWII to present day, and if the stories change or do just the uniforms and faces.

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

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
Maureen M. Friedman

Maureen M. Friedman

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

Jennifer Kelly

Lecturer in Nursing
585-389-2709
jkelly41@naz.edu
Helene M. Lovett

Helene M. Lovett

Secretary in Nursing
585-389-2709
hlovett8@naz.edu
Smyth Hall 221
Mary Dahl Maher

Mary Dahl Maher

Associate Professor in Nursing
585-389-2711
mmaher7@naz.edu
Smyth Hall 283B
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.

Jo Ann Pellegrino

Jo Ann 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.

Mary Lou Robinson

Mary Lou Robinson

Lecturer in Nursing
585-389-2709
mrobins73@naz.edu
Smyth Hall 283C
Hayley S. Roux

Hayley S. Roux

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

Samantha L. Sassone

Lecturer in Nursing
585-389-2709
ssasson7@naz.edu
Smyth Hall 283C
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
Barbara J. Springer

Barbara J. Springer

Lecturer in Nursing
585-389-2709
bspring8@naz.edu
Smyth Hall 283C
Sandra A. Wall

Sandra A. Wall

Lecturer in Nursing
585-389-2709
swall5@naz.edu
Smyth Hall 283C
Darlene K. Welsh

Darlene K. Welsh

Lecturer in Nursing
585-389-2709
dwelsh2@naz.edu
Smyth Hall 283C
Kimberly M. Wesley

Kimberly M. Wesley

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

Deirdre A. Won-Short

Lecturer in Nursing
585-389-2709
dwonsho7@naz.edu
Smyth Hall 283C