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
Teresa Panniers, Ph.D., RN, Associate Dean and Chief Nursing Officer
Dr. Panniers guides the nursing programs as the Chief Nursing Officer. She works directly with nursing faculty to ensure quality academic programming while serving in a supporting capacity with other programs. She assists Dean Romanello with administrative duties within the School of Nursing and Health Professions.
PanniersT@trinitydc.edu 202.884.9689 | Office location: MUS 102
Nancie P. Bruce, Ph.D., RN Director RN-BSN Program
Dr. 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.
BruceN@trinitydc.edu 202.884.9675 |Office location: MUS/Nursing 104
Stephanie Denison, MSN, RN, Nursing Clinical Coordinator
Ms. Denison is the nursing program’s Clinical Placement Coordinator working with multiple clinical facilities to secure clinical agreements and coordinate student clinical placements.
DenisonS@trinitydc.edu 202.884.9688 | Office location: Mus/Nursing 201
Erica Haynes, MSN, RN, Nursing Lab Coordinator
HaynesE@trinitydc.edu 202.884.9686| Office location: Alumnae B2
Jan F. Kress, M.S., OT/R, Occupational Therapy Assistant Program Director
Jan Kress directs the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program, developing the program from its inception. She works with the OTA faculty and staff to deliver a hybrid academic program while teaching Analysis of Occupations across the Lifespan and Intervention and Tools in Adult Rehab. She is actively involved in the District of Columbia Occupational Therapy Association.
KressJ@trinitydc.edu 202-884-9687 | Office location: Main 327
Tasha Champagne, M.S., OT/R, 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
Jemima Pierre, Nursing Program Administrative Assistant
Ms. 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.
PierreJ@trinitydc.edu 202.884.9670| Office location: MUS/Nursing 202
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
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