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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 of Nursing and Chief Nursing Officer

Pope, Denise_DSC_7549Dr. Pope leads the nursing programs.  She guides all phases of the nursing programs including curriculum planning, clinical rotations, faculty development and student learning outcomes. 202.884.9682 | Office location: MUS 106

Erica Edge, 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

Theresa Hudnall, Nursing Clinical Coordinator

Ms. Hudnall facilitates building and maintaining the nursing program’s clinical partnerships.  She monitors students’ adherence to clinical health requirements in addition to working with faculty and the Chief Nursing Officer on clinical assignments.  202-884-9669 | Office location: MUS 201

Ms. Priscilla Pinkney, Executive Assistant for Nursing

Ms. Pinkney provides executive administrative support to the nursing programs.  She serves as the first point of contact for current and prospective students.  202-884-9689 or Nursing Program Office: 202-884-9670 | Office location: MUS 102

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

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

maisanokDr. Maisano directs the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program. She is responsible for all operations of the OTA 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

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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-BSNSecond Degree BSN, or Occupational Therapy Assistant.

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