Golisano Institute Administration

  • Holly Brown
    Holly E. Brown, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC

    Holly is the executive 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
  • Dianne Cooney Miner
    Dianne Cooney Miner, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

    Dianne is the senior advisor to the Golisano Institute and was the driving force behind the Institute's creation in 2018, serving as founding director until 2023. Through her dedication to training and advocacy, she leads positive change to better serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

    Meet Dianne Cooney Miner
  • 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

  • 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 exceptional 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
  • Jane Tobias
    Jane Tobias, DNP, CRNP, CPNP-PC

    Jane is a consultant at the Golisano Institute and an associate professor at the Jefferson College of Nursing at Thomas Jefferson University. She has been practicing as a pediatric nurse practitioner in primary care for more than 20 years. She has a strong interest in transitional care of adolescents with autism and intellectual disability. 

    Contact Jane Tobias

Staff

  • 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
  • Peter Schilke
    Peter Schilke, M.Ed.

    Peter is the instructional design and technology specialist for the Golisano Institute. He brings over ten years of experience as an instructional designer in corporate and academic settings. Peter works with faculty, staff, and subject matter experts to create engaging and effective educational courses to prepare nursing professionals for working with patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

    More info coming soon!