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Fellowship Participants

Explore the participants, mentors, and subject matter experts of the Golisano Fellowship for Intellectual and Developmental Disability Nursing.

2023-2024 Fellows

Amy Archey MS, RN, CNE, NLN
Assistant Visiting Professor
St. John Fisher University

Angela Babcock, RN
Administrator, Divine Providence Village
Communities of Don Guanella and Divine Providence

Heather Damiano, RN, CBC, RNC-NIC
Graduate Student/Pediatric NP
Villanova University M. Louis Fitzpatrick School of Nursing

Elizabeth Dollinger, MS, RN, PMHNP-BC
Clinical Coordinator and Visiting Instructor for Undergraduate Community Nursing
St. John Fisher University, Wegmans School of Nursing
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Gavia LifeCare Center Rochester

Allison Edwards, Dr.Ph., MS, RN, CNE
Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Studies
Coordinator of the Joan and Stanford Alexander Endowment for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Fellowship
UTHealth Houston Cizik School of Nursing

Elizabeth Eng, BSN
Clinical Nurse
Miami Valley Hospital

Laura Enright, MS
Assistant Lecturer in Nursing
South East Technological University
Waterford, Ireland

Tanya Friese, DNP, RN, CNL USN (ret)
Rush University Medical Center, College of Nursing

Michelle Kelly, Ph.D, CRNP, CNE, FAANP
Associate Professor
Villanova University, M. Louise Fitzpatrick College on Nursing

Lauren Koen, BSN, MS, RN
Community Benefit Coordinator

Holly Kolstad, BSN, MS
Clinical Resource Nurse
Rochester Regional Health

Elizabeth Kurtz, MSN, RN, CNL
Rush University College of Nursing

Jeanette Lange, BSN, MSN
Clinical Documentation Specialist
Overlake Hospital

Tali Lebowitz, RN, BSN
Nursing Director
Ohel Family and Children's Services

Melissa Leisen, RN, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Marymount University

Jessica LeVeille, BSN
Assistant Director of Nursing for Community Homes
Springbrook, NY, INC.

Michelle Lockett, DNP, RN
Clinical Assistant Professor
Villanova University, M. Louise Fitzpatrick College on Nursing

Trudy Luetters, RN
RN Coordinator
Mainstream Living

Yui Matsuda, Ph.D., PHNA-BC, MPH
Assistant Professor
University of Miami

Mary Moylan, MSc
South East Technological University
Waterford, Ireland

Hannah Pascucci, RN, MSN, CPN-PC 
Nurse Practitioner in Pediatric Cardiac Care Center
Golisano Children’s Hospital at the University of Rochester

Carrie Rider, BSN, RN
Nursing Supervisor
COARC- A Chapter of The ARC New York

Jillian Sauer, RN
Medical-Surgical Unit Manager
Erie County Medical Center

Savannah Todd, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse
Strong Memorial Hospital

Patricia West, Ph.D., RN
Assistant Professor
Michigan State University College of Nursing

Faculty Fellows

Maria Brenner
Full Professor of Children’s Nursing, University College Dublin
Honorary Clinical Nurse, Children’s Health Ireland
Dublin, Ireland

Cathy Koetting Ph.D., DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, PMHS, FNP-D 
Associate Professor of Nursing
Stephens College Department of Nursing

2023-2024 Mentors

Brian Abery, Ph.D.
Co-Director, Research and Training Center on Outcome Measurement
Co-Director, Global Resource Center for Inclusive Education
Co-Director Research and Training Center on HCBS Outcome Measurement
University of Minnesota

Kathy Auberry, DNP, MSN, CDDN
Intellectual and Developmental Disability Consultant

Melissa Bourne, MS, RN, CNE, ONC
Visiting Assistant Professor
Wegmans School of Nursing at St. John Fisher University

Maria Brenner, Ph.D. Nursing Midwifery & HS PhD PT, RCN RGN, MSc
Professor of Children's Nursing
University College Dublin School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems
Dublin, Ireland

Ann Cary, Ph.D, MPH, RN, FAAN, FNAP
Associate Director for Community Partnerships, College of Arts and Sciences Water School
Professor, Marieb College of Health and Human Service
Florida Gulf Coast University

Dianne Cooney Miner, Ph.D., RN, FAAN
Founding Director
Golisano Institute for Developmental Disability Nursing at St. John Fisher University

Christine Dzioba, Ph.D., WHNP-BC, BC-ADM
Assistant Professor, Clinical Coordinator
Florida Gulf Coast University

Joan Earl Hahn, Ph.D., RN/APRN, GCNS-BC, GNP-BC, CNL, CDDN
Academic Research Coordinator
College of Nursing at Walden University

Kathleen Fisher, Ph.D., CRNP
Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions

Sinead Foran, Ph.D., RNID, BSc
Assistant Professor
Dublin City University - School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health

Sara Kennedy, Ph.D., MSc, BSc (Hons), RGN, RCN
Head of Department
South East Technical University School of Health Sciences - Nursing and Healthcare
Waterford, Ireland

Cathy Koetting, Ph.D., DNP
Associate Professor
Stephens College

Rebecca Kronk, Ph.D, MSN, CRNP, ANEF, FAAN, CNE
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor
Duquesne School of Nursing

Shirley McMillian, RN, Ph.D., CDDN
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
Adjunct Faculty
Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing - University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario

Deborah Napolitano, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA
Associate Professor
Daemen University
Behavioral Analyst
Golisano Institute for Developmental Disability Nursing at St. John Fisher University

Mary Reidy, Ph.D., RNID
Assistant Lecturer
South East Technical University School of Health Sciences - Nursing and Healthcare
Waterford, Ireland

Suzanne Smeltzer, Ed.D., RN, ANEF, FAAN
Professor Emerita and Research Professor
Villanova University M. Louis Fitzpatrick School of Nursing

Judith Stych, DNP, RN, CDDN
Nurse Consultant
Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Renata Ticha, Ph.D.
Research Associate
Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota
Co Director Research and Training Center on Outcome Measurement
Global Research Center for Inclusive Education

Jane Tobias, DNP, RN, MSN, CPNP-PC
Assistant Professor
Jefferson College of Nursing, Thomas Jefferson University

Guy Weissinger, Ph.D., MPhil, RN
Nurse Researcher
Villanova University

Fellowship Speakers and Subject Matter Experts

Doreen Bestolarides RN, CCRN
Special Needs Nurse (Retired)
Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center

Mitchell Buck, BBM
St. John Fisher University Alumnus
Class of 2016

Joseph Caldwell, PhD
Community Living Policy Center

Jesus (Chuy) Campuzano
Access Living, Going Home Coalition

James Charlton
Access Living

Julie Christensen, MSW, PhD
Executive Director and Director of Policy & Advocacy
Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE)

Leigh Ann Davis MSSW, MPA
Senior Director of Criminal Justice Initiatives
The Arc of the United States, National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability

Lisa DeLucia, DDS
Diplomate and Fellow of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Liz Dollinger, MS, RN, PMHNP
Community Nurse Specialist
Golisano Institute for Developmental Disability Nursing
Golisano Autism Center

Academic Research Coordinator
College of Nursing at Walden University

Angela Hassiotis, PhD, MA
Professor of the Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability
UCL Division of Psychiatry

Amy Jerum, MSN PNP, DNP, Post-Doctoral FNP
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Wegmans School of Nursing, St. John Fisher University

Gerard Kerins, MD, FACP
Associate Chief of Geriatrics for Education
Yale-New Haven Hospital, Yale Medical School

Heidi Myhre

Angela K. Nagel, Pharm.D, BCPS, BC-ADM
Associate Professor, Vice-Chair of the Dept. of Pharmacy Practice and Administration
St. John Fisher University

Ullanda Niel, MD
Family Physician
Surrey Place
Toronto, Canada

Ruth Northway, PhD, FRCN, PFHEA, FLSA, RN(LD)
Professor of Learning Disability Nursing, Head of Research
University of South Wales
Wales, UK

Tiffany Pulcino, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
University of Rochester Medical Center

Gerard Rooney, PhD, MA
St. John Fisher University

Mark Starford
The Board Resource Center (BRC)

BJ Stasio
Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)

Bill Sullivan, MD
St. Michael’s Hospital Academic Family Health Team

Barry Taylor, JD
Vice President for Civil Rights and Systemic Litigation
Equip for Equality

Sarah Triano, BA
Director of Complex Care Policy and Innovation
Centene Corporation

Marlowe Washington, EdD, DMin
Senior Diversity Officer
St. John Fisher University

Kecia Weller
Abuse Prevention Advisory Team Lead
Board Resource Center

Where our Fellows are From

The remote nature of the Fellowship allows people from all over North America and beyond to participate!