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Longevity at Drexel Recognized Annually

January 7, 2022

The College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP) benefits from having faculty and professional staff committed to its long-term success. The college recognizes it, and so does the university. President John Fry expressed his gratitude to the 2021 Years of Service Recognition Honorees in his video message. “In this group, there is a wealth of talent, continuity, experience, humanity, leadership and institutional memory,” Fry acknowledged. Paul Jensen, PhD, Executive Vice President and Nina Henderson Provost, specifically mentioned the significance of these qualities in his greeting. “We look to our institutional memory for perspective, not just to merely know where this university has been. We rely on your insights to help us understand where Drexel should go in the future,” explained Jensen.

Their perspective and insights have allowed the university and college to adapt to higher education’s changing reality during a surge of coronavirus in the United States. During the pandemic, through the perseverance of these honorees and all our faculty and professional staff, the college has continued to offer every educational opportunity to our future healthcare and service leaders. “I am reminded daily how important the work our professional staff and faculty do,” shared CNHP Dean Laura N. Gitlin, PhD. “It exemplifies our mission and creates lasting change in our local and global communities.”

Representing every facet of the college, the 54 individuals recognized below from CNHP have a combined 575 years of service in educating students and promoting health equity and social justice locally and around the world.

5 Years of Service

  • Rita Adeniran
    Assistant Clinical Professor
  • Rachel Barnett
    Executive Assistant to the Dean
  • Michael Bruneau
    Assistant Teaching Professor
  • Natalie Carlton
    Associate Clinical Professor and Director of Art Therapy and Counseling
  • Abby Dougherty
    Director of Counseling Program and Assistant Clinical Professor
  • Lauren Dye Netti
    Center for Interprofessional Clinical Simulation and Practice (CICSP) Lab Manager
  • Shannon Edwards
    Student Services Manager
  • Jane Greene Ryan
    Associate Professor
  • Zach Hathaway
    Project Manager
  • Renee Kulba
    Project Manager
  • James Lipczynski
    IT Support Specialist II
  • George Merritt
    IT Support Specialist II
  • Kevin Mitchell
    Assistant Teaching Professor
  • Paul Nicgorski
    Assessment and Blackboard Specialist
  • Roberta Perry
    Associate Director of Content Strategy
  • Tiara Quann
    Receptionist/Scheduler
  • Allison Rusgo
    Assistant Clinical Professor
  • Meaghan Shattuck
    Assistant Clinical Professor
  • Charles Stream
    Associate Clinical Professor
  • Chayna Taylor
    Receptionist/Scheduler
  • Denise Way
    Assistant Professor
  • Melinda Webster
    Project Coordinator
  • Glenn Williams
    Chair, Executive Director of Doctor of Physical Therapy Program and Associate Professor

10 Years

  • Michael Boyle
    Program Director
  • Veronica Carey
    Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Associate Clinical Professor
  • Nyree Dardarian
    Assistant Clinical Professor and Director of the Center for Nutrition & Performance
  • Anginita De Ramus
    Simulation and Clinical Lab Specialist II
  • Diane DePew
    Associate Clinical Professor
  • Fred DiCostanzo
    Assistant Clinical Professor and Director of Undergraduate Program
  • Helene Engel
    Program Administrator
  • Ellen Giarelli
    Associate Professor
  • Amanda Keen
    Associate Director of Diversity, Health Professions and Student Affairs
  • Robert Maschi
    Assistant Clinical Professor
  • Susan Romano-Benigno
    Contract Coordinator
  • Kate Skladanek
    Senior Academic Advisor
  • Kay Swartzwelder
    Associate Clinical Professor

15 Years

  • Kirsten Connolly
    ACE Nursing Admission and Retention Manager
  • Alecia Fox
    Assistant Clinical Professor
  • Stephen Gambescia
    Clinical Professor and Director of Doctor of Health Science program
  • Julie Kinzel
    Interim Department Chair, Program Director and Associate Clinical Professor
  • Jennifer Olszewski
    Chair, Nursing Accelerated Career Entry Program and Assistant Professor
  • Gail Partridge
    Program Assistant and Nurse Practitioner
  • Anna Pohuly
    Executive Assistant II
  • Kusuma Schofield
    Administrative Coordinator III
  • Joanne Serembus
    Associate Clinical Professor and Drexel Online Learning Council Fellow
  • Susan Solecki
    Associate Clinical Professor
  • Rhonda Wittlin
    Assistant Director of Health Professions

20 Years

25 Years

Written by Roberta S. Perry