Our Leadership

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Adey Nyamathi, PhD, ANP, FAAN

Founding Dean and Distinguished Professor

My passion is to lead the new Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing into transformative change which will include significantly expanding the number of exemplary faculty engaged in state of the art pedagogy, cutting-edge research, and innovatively-delivered clinical practice. As we stand in the crossroads of an expanding nursing shortage, we will continue to expand societally-relevant programs and attract and retain a culturally-competent and diverse student body whose area of focus will be the community-based approaches to promoting, improving and sustaining health and wellness of our populations, locally, nationally, and globally.

Dave Holmes, PhD

Associate Dean of Academic Programs and Student Affairs

I have a passion for academic excellence and the student’s experience is my priority. During my tenure, I intend to foster a learning environment where students will be supported and mentored by diversity-conscious faculty conducting cutting-edge, daring and innovative research stemming from various, and often competitive, research paradigms. During the course of their studies and beyond, I hope that students will recognize the importance of the sociopolitical aspects of nursing practice and won’t hesitate to advocate for the most vulnerable populations in our communities.

Susanne Phillips, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs

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Dorothy Tu, MHA

Assistant Dean

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E. Alison Holman, PhD, FNP

Director of PhD Program

Doing research is about discovery. Being able to identify a clinically-relevant problem and subsequently design a study to help find solutions to that problem is extremely rewarding and exciting work. Challenging for sure, but very, very rewarding. I hope that during my tenure, we will inspire more nurse scientists to pursue their PhD. 

Susan Tiso, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP

Director of DNP Program

I believe our students deserve the highest quality education we can deliver – to graduate with the knowledge and skills needed to lead innovative healthcare solutions at the organizational level, and for communities and patients.   We have the resources and expertise to provide doctoral level coursework to accomplish this, and to teach students evidence-based care for a complex patient population alongside NPs in our SON Faculty Practice.

Leanne Burke, MSN, CNM, RNC-OB
Director of Pre-Licensure Programs

In order to prepare the next generation of nurses that care for the most vulnerable in our communities means that as a school of nursing we must be innovative in our teaching methods. To do this, we will work collaboratively to teach our students the value of developing habits of inquiry, providing evidence-based care, working in interdisciplinary teams, and upholding the values of the nursing profession. I am passionate about excellence at the point of care, whether in the home, community, or hospital setting, and I seek to empower all nurses to become their best through lifelong learning.

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Upcoming Events

  1. DNP Online Q&A Webinar

    November 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  2. Dean’s Fireside Chat: MEPN 2nd Year Students

    November 28 @ 11:15 am - 11:45 am
  3. Dean’s Fireside Chat: MEPN 1st Year Students

    November 28 @ 4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
  4. MEPN Information Session

    November 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  5. Nursing Science Talk: Mary Jo Kreitzer

    December 4 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm