Meet the School of Nursing and Health Professions Staff
Dean Mary L. Romanello, Ph.D., PT, ATC
Dr. 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.
RomanelloM@trinitydc.edu 202-884-9677 | Office location: Main 328
Denise S. Pope, Ph.D., RN, Associate Dean of Nursing and Chief Nursing Officer
PopeD@trinitydc.edu 202.884.9682 | Office location: MUS 106
Erica Haynes, MSN, RN, Nursing Lab Coordinator
Ms. Haynes, as laboratory coordinator, maintains the nursing laboratory classroom and assists students with laboratory skills. She supports faculty during lab skill check-offs. HaynesE@trinitydc.edu 202.884.9686| Office location: Alumnae B2
Sarah Trippensee, Nursing Academic Advisor
Ms. 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. TrippenseeS@trinitydc.edu 202.884.9684| Office location: Main 324
Kristen Maisano, OTD, OTR/L, CPAM, Occupational Therapy Assistant Program Director
Dr. Maisano directs the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program. She is responsible for all operations of the OTA program.
MaisanoK@trinitydc.edu 202-884-9687 | Office location: Main 327
Tasha Champagne, MOT, OTR/L, CBIS, CPAM, Occupational Therapy Assistant Fieldwork Coordinator
Ms. 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. ChampagneT@trinitydc.edu 202-884-9691 | Office location: Main 325
Stephanie Grissom, Occupational Therapy Assistant Academic Advisor and Administrative Assistant
Ms. 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. GrissomS@trinitydc.edu 202.884.9690 | Office location: Main 212
For More Information
Please see the following pages if you would like more information about academic pathways for Exercise Science, Health Science, Pre-licensure Nursing, RN-BSN, Second Degree BSN, or Occupational Therapy Assistant.