Leadership and Committees

Academic and Student Affairs Committee

Chair

Pam Slaven-Lee
Sr. Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Members

Sue Bhati
Clinical Assistant Professor

Mercedes Echevarria
Associate Professor (Tenured)

Asefeh Faraz
Assistant Professor

Arlene Pericak
Associate Professor

 

Administrative Leadership Team

Pamela Slaven-Lee, DNP, FNP, CHSE, FAANP
Interim Dean

Fritz Alphonse, MBA
Managing Finance Director

Marie Brown, MS
Senior Adviser to the Dean

Ashley Darcy-Mahoney, Phd, NNP, FAAN
Chair of Policy, Populations, & Systems Community

Karen Drenkard, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Associate Dean of Clinical Practice & Community Engagement

Majeda El-Banna, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Interim Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Chair of Acute and Chronic Care Community

Julianna González-McLean, PhD
Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Kathleen Griffith, PhD, MPH, FNP-BC
Associate Dean of Research

Ronna Halbgewachs, EdD, MBA, MA
Executive Special Assistant to the Dean

Angela McNelis, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN
Associate Dean of Scholarship, Innovation, & Clinical Sciences

Ken Schappelle, MA
Director of Marketing & Communications

Betsy Shaw, BS
Human Resources Manager

Joe Velez, MTA
Director of Operations

Michael Williams, PhD
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

 

Baccalaureate Curriculum Subcommittee

Chair

Adriana Glenn
Assistant Professor

Members   

Linda Cassar
Assistant Clinical Professor

Karen Dawn
Assistant Professor

Majeda El-Banna 
Director, RN-BSN/MSN Program

Carol Lang
Director of Community and Global Initiatives

Nadine Marchi
Clinical Assistant Professor

Christine Seaton
Assistant Director of Simulation

Bylaws Committee

Chair

David Keepnews
Professor and Health Policy Faculty

Members  

Carol Braungart
Director, Family Nurse Practitioner Program

Linda Briggs
Director for Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program

Jeanne Geiger-Brown
Associate Dean of Research

Jeongyoung Park 
Assistant Professor

Mary Jean Schumann
Associate Professor

Karen Wyche 
Research Professor

Committee on Evaluation

Chair

Mayri Leslie
Director for Nurse-Midwifery Program

Members   

Ashley Darcy-Mahoney
Director of Infant Research (AND), Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Karen Dawn       
Assistant Professor

Maritza Dowling
Assistant Professor

Ellen Kurtzman
Tenured Associate Professor

Laurie Posey
Associate Professor

Gretchen Wiersma
Assistant Professor

Curriculum Committee of the Whole

Chair

Linda Briggs
Director for Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program

Members   

Erin Athey
Assistant Professor

Majeda El-Banna
Director, RN-BSN/MSN Program

Esther Emard
Instructor

Rebecca Mance  
Clinical Instructor

Maggie Venzke
Director of Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program Option

Karen Whitt
Associate Professor

Dean's Advisory Council

Chair

Mary-Michael Brown, DNP, RN    
MedStar Health

Members   

John Bing, CRNA
Region 6 Director of AANA

Alan Schurman Cohn, JD        
AbsoluteCare

Ellen Dawson, PhD, RN 
Professor Emerita, GW Nursing

Lucas Huang, BEE, BAE        
B-Line Medical

Robin Kaplan, MSN, RN        
Kushner Hebrew Academy

Cody D. Legler, DNP, APRN, NP-BC, RN-BC, NEA-BC, CNL
Interim Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center

Lynn Mertz, PhD        
AARP Center to Champion Nursing in America   

JoAnne Reifsnyder, PhD, MSN, MBA, FAAN        
Genesis HealthCare

Julie Settles, BSN, MSN, PhD
Director Global Medical Affairs: Biomedicines at Eli Lilly and Company

Al Shimkus, MSN, RN, Capt. USN (Ret.)
Naval War College

Janet R. Southby, PhD, RN        
Interagency Institute for Federal HealthCare Executives

Ambassador Beatrice Welters, MA
Founder/Co-Chair, AnBryce Foundation

Stephanie Wright, PhD, RN, FAANP
Professor Emerita, GW Nursing

Dean's Executive Council

 

Pamela Slaven-Lee, DNP, FNP, CHSE, FAANP
Interim Dean

Fritz Alphonse, MBA
Managing Finance Director

Marie Brown, MS
Senior Adviser to the Dean

Ashley Darcy-Mahoney, Phd, NNP, FAAN
Chair of Policy, Populations, & Systems Community

Karen Drenkard, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Associate Dean of Clinical Practice & Community Engagement

Majeda El-Banna, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Interim Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Chair of Acute and Chronic Care Community

Julianna González-McLean, PhD
Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Kathleen Griffith, PhD, MPH, FNP-BC
Associate Dean of Research

Ronna Halbgewachs, EdD, MBA, MA
Executive Special Assistant to the Dean

Angela McNelis, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN
Associate Dean of Scholarship, Innovation, & Clinical Sciences

Ken Schappelle, MA
Director of Marketing & Communications

Betsy Shaw, BS
Human Resources Manager

Srijana Silwal
Interim Finance Director

Joe Velez, MTA
Director of Operations

Michael Williams, PhD
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

Diversity Council

Chair

Julianna Gonzaléz-McLean
Chair

Members

Erin Athey
Assistant Professor

Sue Bhati
Clinical Assistant Professor

Julia A. Clarke
Clinical Education Instructor

Karen Dawn
Assistant Professor

Karen Kesten
Associate Professor

Adriana Glenn
RN-BSN Program Director & Academic Coach
Assistant Professor

Dawn Griffin
Web Lead

Hannah Hahn
Program Associate

Sydnae Law
Director, Community Engagement & Partnership Operations Isabelle Shepard
Alumni, DNP class of 2018

Faculty Senate

Mary Jean Schumann
Associate Professor

Ellen Kurtzman 
Tenured Associate Professor

Graduate Curriculum Committee

Chair

Cameron Hogg
Assistant Professor

Members   

Esther Emard
Instructor

Karen Kesten
Associate Professor

Lorrie Rilko  
Clinical Assistant Professor

Cheryl Toulouse  
Clinical Assistant Professor

Karen Whitt 
Associate Professor

Partnership Council

Co-Chairs

Karen Drenkard, PhD, RN, NEQ-BC, FAAN
Associate Dean, Clinical Placement & Community Engagement

Sydnae Law, MHA
Director, Community Engagement & Partnership Operations

Members

Karen Dawn, DNP, RN
Assistant Professor & Faculty Coordinator, Community Health Course

Mary Fey, PhD, RN, CHSE-A, ANEF, FAAN
Associate Dean, BSN Program

Kathleen Griffith, PhD, MPH, FNP-BC
Associate Dean, Research

Hannah Hahn, MEd
Program Associate, Community Engagement & Global Initiatives

Ronna Halbgewachs, EdD, MBA, MA
Executive Special Assistant to the Dean

Blair Johnson, MBA
Director, Ventures, Initiatives, & Partnerships

Christina Johnson, BSN, BS
Director, Clinical Education & Compliance

Tina Le, BS
Manager, Academic Affairs

Cara Padovano, DNP, APRN
Associate Dean, MSN Program

Michael Williams, PhD
Assistant Dean, Student Services

Policy Management Committee

Chair

Cameron Hogg
Assistant Professor

Chair - Elect

Gretchen Wiersma
Director of B.S.N. Clinical Education; Veterans & Military Faculty Liaison; Assistant Professor

Secretary

Joshua Mannix
Coordinator, Policy, Populations and Systems Community

Members

Marie Brown
Senior Advisor to the Dean

Ashley Darcy-Mahoney
Associate Professor

Mercedes Echevarria 
Assistant Dean for DNP Program; Associate Professor

Crystel Farina
Director of Simulation and Experiential Learning; Clinical Education Instructor

Tina Le
Academic Affairs Manager

Mayri Leslie
Director of Nurse-Midwifery Program; Associate Professor

Betsy Shaw
Human Resources Manager

Srijana Silwal
Senior Financial Analyst

Sherrie Wallington
Assistant Professor​

 

 

School-wide Personnel (SWP) Committee

Chair

Angie McNelis
Associate Dean for Scholarship, Innovation and Clinical Science

Members   

Melissa Batchelor
Associate Professor (Tenured)

Linda Briggs
Associate Professor (Tenured)

Ashley Darcy-Mahoney
Associate Professor (Tenured)

Mercedes Echevarria
Associate Professor (Non-tenure track)

Jeanne Geiger-Brown
Professor (Tenured)

Mayri Leslie
Associate Professor (Tenured)

Arlene Pericak
Associate Professor (Non-tenure track)

Joyce Pulcini
Professor (Tenured)

Ric Ricciardi
Professor (Non-tenure Track)

Tony Yang
Professor (Tenured)

Staff Council

The GW Nursing Staff Council, a representative body of non-faculty employees, works to increase staff involvement in the governance of the School by promoting transparency and facilitating open communication amongst campus constituencies. The Council provides an opportunity for the staff to participate in policymaking while promoting staff visibility and fostering a healthy work environment. Toward this effort, the Council serves as an advocate for resolutions to the challenges that affect staff members. 

Chair

Paul Collins
Simulation Technology Associate

Vice Chair   

Christina Johnson
Graduate Clinical Education and Compliance Director

Secretary

Amanda Jerez
Program Associate, Clinical Placement

Treasurer   

Josh Mannix
Coordinator, Policy, Populations and Systems Community

Professional Development

Hannah Hahn
Program Associate

Wellness Officer   

Kyla Arager
Program Associate, DNP and Ph.D.

Social Officer

Jessica Taylor
Community Coordinator; Acute & Chronic Care Community

On-Boarding Officer

Rebekah Smith
Associate Director of Admissions

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

Chair

Linda Cassar
Assistant Clinical Professor

Members

Karen Dawn
Assistant Professor

Majeda El-Banna
Director, RN-BSN/MSN Program

Adriana Glenn
Assistant Professor

Nadine Marchi
Clinical Assistant Professor

Christine Seaton
Assistant Director of Simulation

Whitney Shanley
Assistant Clinical Professor