The University of Massachusetts Amherst
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Dean's Advisory Board

The Dean's Advisory Board is comprised of accomplished alumni and friends from industry, government, and academia who are dedicated to excellence in nursing education, research and innovation and share a commitment to building strategic partnerships. Its members serve as ambassadors for the Elaine Marieb College of Nursing and provide invaluable insight, contacts, and support to help the Dean set priorities and garner the necessary resources to move the College forward.

The board meets twice a year. It offers advice to the Dean of the college on strategies and means for improving programs and enhancing resources to achieve the goals of the college. The board also assists in promoting the college to potential students, employers, legislative leaders, governmental agencies, industry, and private foundations.

If you would like to learn more about joining our Dean's Advisory Board, please contact Olivia Frazier, Director of Development, at olivia.frazier@umass.edu.

  • Janet Secatore (2006) - BS 1969 Elaine Marieb College of Nursing - Chair
  • Mary K. Alexander (2005) - MS 1974 Elaine Marieb College of Nursing, Ed.D. 1985 College of Education
  • Shelly Autor (2019) - BS 1984 Elaine Marieb College of Nursing
  • David A. Ball (2012) - BA 1986 Social & Behavioral Sciences

  • Barbara Blakeney (2005) - BS 1976 Arts & Sciences

  • Sean T. Collins (2014) - BS 1990 Elaine Marieb College of Nursing

  • Constance Crowley Ganser (2022) - BS 1975 Elaine Marieb College of Nursing

  • Helene Forte (2018) - BS 1983 Elaine Marieb College of Nursing

  • Maureen Groden (2022) - BS 1977 Elaine Marieb College of Nursing

  • Susan Hagedorn (2005) - BS 1977 Elaine Marieb College of Nursing

  • John Nunnelly (2005) - MBA 1982 Isenberg School of Management

  • Patricia Reid Ponte (2021) - BS 1976 Elaine Marieb College of Nursing

  • Marie Rohan (2021) - MS 1974 Elaine Marieb College of Nursing

  • Maureen A. Sroczynski (2009) - BS 1968 Elaine Marieb College of Nursing

  • Rachel E. Tierney (2009) - BS 1962, MS 1974 Elaine Marieb College of Nursing, PhD 1990 School of Public Health and Health Sciences

  • Kathleen Traynor (2018) - BS 1979 Elaine Marieb College of Nursing

Board Members as of June 2022

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