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Golisano Institute Administration

  • Dianne Cooney Miner
    Dianne Cooney Miner, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

    Dianne is the founding director of the Golisano Institute and through her dedication to training and advocacy, she leads positive change to better serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

    Meet Dianne Cooney Miner
  • Holly Brown
    Holly E. Brown, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC

    Holly is the associate director of the Golisano Institute and through her leadership and interprofessional collaboration, she is an agent for positive change for this underserved population.

    Meet Holly E. Brown
  • Darcie Mersereau
    Darcie Mersereau, MPH

    Darcie is the Chief Operating Officer of the Golisano Institute and is experienced at developing and implementing evidence-based plans that improve health outcomes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

    Meet Darcie Mersereau

Faculty

  • Amy Jerum
    Amy Jerum, DNP, FNP, CPNP, PMHS

    Amy is a visiting assistant professor in the Golisano Institute, serving as the pediatric specialist. She is known for her expertise in identifying and addressing needs, gaps, and barriers in how we provide health care for people with complex, pediatric-onset conditions.

    Meet Amy Jerum
  • Beth Kiss
    Elizabeth A. Kiss, DNP, FNP-BC, RN

    Beth is an associate professor at the Golisano Institute. She is an accomplished researcher and advocate in the area of nursing education for caring for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

    Meet Elizabeth A. Kiss
  • Deborah A. Napolitano
    Deborah A. Napolitano, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA

    Deborah is a consultant and adjunct professor at the Golisano Institute. An accomplished researcher and policy advocate in the area of developmental disabilities and behavioral analysis, her work focuses on foster care, behavioral intervention for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and medication/behavior interactions.

    Contact Deborah A. Napolitano

Staff

  • Leo Makosky
    Leo Makosky

    Leo Makosky is the Technology Solutions Manager for the Golisano Institute. He brings more than 15 years of information technology experience, including over a decade managing both software and hardware systems. At the Golisano Institute, Leo collaborates with faculty and staff to facilitate communication, manage data, and distribute instructional content that supports the Institute’s mission. 

    Meet Leo Makosky
  • Aline Nguyen
    Aline Nguyen

    Aline Nguyen is the project manager for the Golisano Institute. She brings extensive experience in data analysis, logistics, and operations from more than two decades of practicing project management in highly competitive corporate environments. Aline facilitates projects related to accreditation, funding proposals, and strategic planning to support the growth of the Golisano Institute.

    Meet Aline Nguyen
  • Katrina Rex
    Katrina Rex

    Katrina Rex is the content strategist for the Golisano Institute. She works with faculty, staff, and university partners to create and maintain media related to online learning, Institute news, and promotional materials that support the Institute’s mission to ensure the next generation of nurses has the skills, experience, and knowledge to care for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

    Meet Katrina Rex