The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Dean's Advisory Board

The purpose of the Dean’s Advisory Board (DAB) is to provide external counsel to the Elaine Marieb College of Nursing in support of its teaching, research and outreach missions. The DAB is comprised of nursing alumni; healthcare executives from industry, governmental agencies, private business, and consulting firms; and friends of the Elaine Marieb College of Nursing and UMass Amherst who have demonstrated leadership in their fields and to the College.

Current DAB members:

  • Mary K. Alexander MS/1974, EdD/1985 
  • David A. Ball BA/1986 
  • Barbara Blakeney BS/1976 
  • John P. Burke BBA/1986 
  • Sean T. Collins BS/1990 
  • Carol Collord BS/1978, MBA/1989
  • Helene Forte  BS/1983 
  • Susan Hagedorn BS/1977
  • Karen Moore MS/1989
  • John Nunnelly MBA/1982
  • Frank P. Robinson PhD/1994
  • Janet Secatore BS/1969  -- Interim Chair 
  • Maureen A. Sroczynski BS/1968
  • Rachel E. Tierney BS/1962, MS/1974
  • Kate Traynor BS/1979