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Nursing & Health Professions | Meet the Staff

Meet the School of Nursing and Health Professions Staff

Dean Mary L. Romanello, Ph.D., PT, ATC

Mary_Romanello_headshotDr. Romanello is responsible for academic programs within the School of Nursing and Health Professions.  She works with the respective program directors to ensure programmatic integrity and adherence to accreditation standards.  She mentors faculty and guides the division’s staff in matters related to students’ academic success. 202-884-9677 | Office location: Main 328

 Denise S. Pope, Ph.D., RN, Associate Dean and Chief Nursing Officer 202.884.9682 | Office location: MUS 107


Nancie B. Crespi, Ph.D., RN Director RN-BSN Program

NKN_1857Dr. Bruce directs and teaches in the RN-BSN program, serving as a mentor and academic advisor to students in the program.  As secretary, she is actively engaged with the District of Columbia Organization of Nurse Executives. 202.884.9675 |Office location: MUS/Nursing 104

Erica Haynes, MSN, RN, Nursing Lab Coordinator

Haynes, EricaMs. Haynes, as laboratory coordinator, maintains the nursing laboratory classroom and assists students with laboratory skills.  She supports faculty during lab skill check-offs. 202.884.9686| Office location: Alumnae B2


Kristen Maisano, OTD, OTR/L, CPAM Occupational Therapy Assistant Program Director

maisanokDr. Maisano directs the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program. 202-884-9687 | Office location: Main 327


Tasha Champagne, MOT, OTR/L, CBIS, CPAM, Occupational Therapy Assistant Fieldwork Coordinator

champagnetMs. Champagne works with occupational therapy clincal partners to assign students to appropriate Level I and II fieldwork placements and evaluates students’ progress toward entry-level practice.  She serves students in the classroom teaching Professional Issues in OT and Movement in Everyday Activities. 202-884-9691 | Office location: Main 325


Jemima Pierre, Nursing Program Administrative Assistant

NKN_1820Ms. Pierre is the nursing program administrative assistant supporting nursing academic endeavors for courses and clinical education including Test of Essential Skills administration.  She assists the NHP dean and associate dean with faculty and student orientations as well as special events. 202.884.9670| Office location: MUS/Nursing 202


Stephanie Grissom, Occupational Therapy Assistant Academic Advisor and Administrative Assistant

Grissom, StephanieMs. Grissom serves the Occupational Therapy Assistant program as an academic advisor and administrative assistant.  She works with OTA faculty to support the program’s academic offerings and guides students in understanding their curriculum plans to successfully progress to graduation. 202.884.9690 | Office location: Main 212


Sarah Trippensee, Nursing Academic Advisor

NKN_1812Ms. Trippensee provides academic advising services to nursing students preparing students’ curriculum plans, meeting with students about academic progression, and supporting faculty in their academic advising roles.   She serves as the Test of Essential Academic Skills coordinator.  Sarah assists the dean and associate dean with data analysis associated with academic records. 202.884.9684| Office location: Main 324

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Please see the following pages if you would like more information about academic pathways for Exercise Science, Health Science, Pre-licensure Nursing, RN-BSN ,or Occupational Therapy Assistant.

For more information about Trinity's School of Nursing and Health Professions, please contact the Office of Admissions at (800) 492-6882 or via e-mail at

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