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ADMINISTRATION



Lenore L. Boris, PhD, JD, RN; Dean
PhD:  University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, College of Nursing, Milwaukee, WI
JD:  University of Wisconsin, School of Law, Madison, WI
MS:  Syracuse University, College of Nursing, Syracuse, NY
BSN:  California State University-East Bay, Hayward, CA
BS:  University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Secondary Education, Milwaukee, WI

Terry Pudney, MS; Dean of Student Services
MS: Elmira College, Elmira, NY
BA: Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY

Katherine Dixon, BS, RN, CMSRN; Manager for Admissions & SNA Resource Pool
BS: Le Moyne College
AAS: St. Joseph’s College of Nursing, Syracuse, NY

Antonina Hylen, MILS; Nursing/Medical Librarian
MILS: Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
BA: St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY

Patricia Spoto, Ed.D., RN; Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Ed.D.: St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY
MS, BS: Keuka College, Keuka, NY
AAS: St. Joseph’s College of Nursing, Syracuse, NY

Mary Ann Wafer, PhD, RN, BC, CPHQ, CPHRM;
Associate for Alumni & Development
Ph.D.: Rutgers State University of New Jersey, Newark, NJ
MS & BS: SUNY Institute of Technology, Utica, NY
Diploma: St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center School of Nursing, Syracuse, NY

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF



Stephanie Barlow, MS, FAAC; Financial Aid Coordinator
FAAC: Certified Financial Aid Administrator
MS: University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
BA: Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY

Lori Costello; Administrative Assistant for Admissions

Matthew Dwyer; Supervisor, Client Technologies Analyst
AA: Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, NY

Laurie Files; Clerical Support Coordinator

Peter Mathe, MLS; Librarian
MLS, MS: SUNY Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
BS: SUNY Brockport, Brockport, NY
AAS: Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, NY

Cari McLaughlin; Registrar/Bursar
AAS: Bryant & Stratton, Syracuse, NY

Ann Noel; Assistant to the Dean & Title IX Coordinator
AA: Bauder College; Atlanta, GA

Adam Ward; Client Technologies Analyst
AA:  Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, NY

CLERICAL STAFF



Sheila Mevec, Secretary

NURSING FACULTY



Aida Gahan-Benson, MSN, RN, CLC
Assistant Professor
MS & BS: Keuka College, Keuka Park, NY
AAS: Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica, NY

Amanda Brigandi, MS, RN
Assistant Professor
MS: University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ
BS: SUNY Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 
AAS: St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center School of Nursing, Syracuse, NY

Anthony Bryant, MS, RN
Assistant Professor
MS & BS: SUNY Delhi, Delhi, NY
AAS: Crouse Hospital College of Nursing, Syracuse, NY

Joshua Blodgett, MS, RN, PNP
Assistant Professor
MS, PNP: Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
BS: St. John Fisher College; Rochester, NY
AAS: St. Joseph’s College of Nursing, Syracuse, NY

Jennifer Cerio, MS, RN, CNE
Associate Professor
MS: Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY
BS: Kaplan University, Davenport, IA
AAS: St. Joseph’s College of Nursing, Syracuse, NY

Melinda D'Eredita, MS, RN
Instructor
MS:  Keuka College, Keuka Park, NY
BS:  Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY
AAS:  St. Joseph's College of Nursing, Syracuse, NY

Sandy Engel, MS, RN
Assistant Professor
MS & BS: Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY

Melissa Ferrante, MS, RN
Assistant Professor
MS: Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA
AAS: St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center School of Nursing, Syracuse, NY

Renee Granato, MS, RN, CNEcl
Associate Professor
MS: Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY
BS: Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
AAS: St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center School of Nursing, Syracuse, NY

Robbin Guiles, MS, RN
Assistant Professor
MS & BS: Keuka College, Keuka, NY
AAS: St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center School of Nursing, Syracuse, NY

Loreen Hamann, MS, RN, ANP
Associate Professor
MS, NP: Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
BS: SUNY Institute of Technology, Utica, NY
Diploma: Crouse-Irving Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Syracuse, NY

Taressa Hammond, MS, RN
Assistant Professor
MS: Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT
BS: Utica College, Utica, NY

Dorothy Kowalczyk, MA; RN
Course & Center for Experiential Learning Leader
MA: New York University School of Education. New York, NY
BS: Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY
Diploma: Kings County Hospital Center School of Nursing Brooklyn, NY

Julie Middleton, MS, RN, PMHNP-BC, CNEcl
Assistant Professor
MS, NP: Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
BS: SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, NY

John Munger, MS, RN, CEN
Assistant Professor
MS:  Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL
BS:  Daemen College, Amherst, NY
AAS:  St. Joseph's College of Nursing, Syracuse, NY

Kerrigan Nyman, MS, RN, CNE
Assistant Professor
MS & BS: Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY
AAS: Crouse Hospital College of Nursing, Syracuse, NY

Kelly Parker, MS, RNC, CNE
Associate Professor
BS & MS: Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY
AAS: St. Joseph’s College of Nursing, Syracuse, NY

Phyllis Petrivelli, MS, RN
Instructor
MS & BS: Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY
AAS: St. Joseph's College of Nursing, Syracuse, NY

Nancy Poole, Ph.D., RN
Professor
Ph.D.: Capella University, Minneapolis, MN
MS: University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ
BS: Keuka College, Keuka Park, NY
AAS: St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center School of Nursing, Syracuse, NY

Emily Porter, BS, RN
Assistant Professor
MS: Western Governors University, Salt Lake City, UT
BS: Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY
AAS: St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center School of Nursing, Syracuse, NY

Katie Powell, MS, RN, CNE
Associate Professor
MS: Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY
BS: SUNY Binghamton, Binghamton, NY

Stephen Stewart, MS, RN, CNEcl
Associate Professor
MS: Capella University, Minneapolis, MN
BS & MS: Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
AAS: Crouse Hospital School of Nursing, Syracuse, NY

Kelly Ward, MS, RN
Instructor
MS & BS: Chamberlin University, Downers Grove, IL
AAS: St. Joseph’s College of Nursing, Syracuse, NY

Jason Woodsome, MS, RN-BC, CNE
Assistant Professor
MS: Keuka College, Keuka Park, NY
BS: Keuka College, Keuka Park, NY
AAS: Central Maine Community College, Auburn, ME

ADJUNCT NURSING FACULTY



Ann Marie Anderson, MS, RN
MS: University of Miami, Miami, FL
BS: Florida International University, Miami, FL

Gayle Bero, MS, RN
MS: Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
BSN: University Medical Center, Syracuse, NY
Diploma: Jeanne Mance School of Nursing, Burlington, VT

Heather Caron, MS, RN
MS & BS: Keuka College, Keuka Park, NY
Diploma: St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center School of Nursing, Syracuse, NY

Alexandra Cobb, MS, FNP
MS, FNP & BS:  Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY

Michele McMahon, MS, FNP
MS, FNP: Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
AAS: Cayuga Community College, Auburn, NY

Olga Mostriansky, BN, RN
BS:  Western Governors University, Salt Lake City, UT
AAS:  Onondaga County Community College, Syracuse, NY

Mary H. Ryan, MS, RN, NP, CNE
MS, NP:  Syracuse University, Syracuse NY
BS:  Boston College School of Nursing, Chestnut Hill, MA
Diploma:  St. Joseph's School of Nursing, Syracuse, NY

Natalia Tatarin, BS, RN
BSN:  Chamberlin University, Downers Grove, IL
AAS:  Onondaga County Community College, Syracuse, NY

Deborah Toddes, BS, RN
BS:  California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA
AAS:  St. Joseph's School of Nursing, Syracuse, NY

Julia Waybright, BS, RN
BS:  Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY
AAS:  St. Joseph's College of Nursing, Syracuse, NY

Updated October 2021