Introduction of Faculty and Staff

Kelley Strout, Ph.D., RN
Director
Associate Professor of Nursing
Teaching Area: Community and Population Health, Evidence-Based Practice, Aging Areas of Interest: Wellness, Health Promotion, Aging, Cognition

Full-Time Faculty

Sarah Hanscome, MSN, RN
Lecturer of Nursing
Teaching Area: Medical-Surgical Nursing, Simulation Areas of Interest: Simulation, Acute Adult Care

Amanda Henderson, MSN, RNC-MNN, IBCLC, CCE
Lecturer in Nursing/Director of Learning Resource and Simulation Education Center
Teaching Areas: Maternal Newborn Nursing, Breastfeeding and Human Lactation, Simulation

Valerie Herbert, DNP, RN, CNE
Associate Professor of Nursing
Teaching Area: Senior Clinical Reflection Seminar, Senior Clinical Practicum, Simulation and Nursing Informatics
Areas of Interest: Healthcare Informatics, Nursing Education, Leadership and Adult-Critical Care

Meryl McCarthy, MSN, APRN, CPNP
Lecturer in Nursing
Teaching Area: Pediatrics, Medical-Surgical Nursing Area of Interest: Pediatrics, Health Promotion, Wellness

Kara O’Donnell, MSN, RN
Lecturer in Nursing
Teaching Area: Community Health
Area of Interest: Community Health Nursing, Emergency Nursing, Forensics Nursing

Patricia Poirier, Ph.D., RN, AOCN
Professor of Nursing
Teaching Areas: Medical-Surgical Nursing, Nursing Research, Nursing Education Areas of Interest: Oncology, Fatigue during cancer treatment and Health Care Policy

Kathryn Robinson, Ph.D., MHA/ED., RN
Associate Director, Assistant Professor of Nursing
Teaching Areas: Evidence-based Practice for Healthcare, Genetics/Genomics, Nursing Workforce, Social Determinants of Health
Areas of Interest: Genetics/Genomics in Nursing

Deborah Saber, Ph.D., RN, CCRN-K
Associate Professor of Nursing, Graduate Program Coordinator
*joint appointment: Director of Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center
Teaching Area: Pathophysiology, Evidence-Based Practice and Research Areas of Interest: Waste Management of Infectious Patients, Nursing Work
Environment/Job Satisfaction

Annie Smith, MSN, RN-BC
Lecturer of Nursing
Teaching Area: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
Areas of Interest: Acute Adult Psychiatric Care, Forensic Nursing

Susan A. Tardiff, MSN, RN
Lecturer in Nursing/Director of Academic Advisory and Progression
Teaching Area: Pharmacology, Medical-Surgical Nursing
Area of Interest: Pharmacotherapeutics, Cardiac Care, On-line Education, First-Year Retention

Mary Tedesco-Schneck, Ph.D., RN, CPNP
Associate Professor of Nursing
Teaching Area: Pediatrics, Nursing Education, Health Assessment
Areas of Interest: Adverse Childhood Experiences & Resilience, Pediatric Dermatology, Feminist Pedagogy

Katherine Trepanier, MSN, RN, CCNS
Lecturer in Nursing/Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Teaching Area: Medical-Surgical Nursing
Area of Interest: Acute Adult Care, Gerontology

Part-Time Faculty

Jordan Porter, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
Lecturer in Nursing
Teaching Area: FNP Program
Area of Interest: Substance Use Disorder

Eva Quirion, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC
Lecturer in Nursing
Teaching Area: FNP Program
Area of Interest: Substance Use Disorder

Sean Sibley, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, CNE, PhD (c)
Lecturer in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner Program Coordinator
Teaching Areas: Family Medicine, Health Assessment, Nursing Education Areas of Interest: Geriatrics and Simulation in Nurse Practitioner Education

Professional

Amy Barnes, BSN, RN
Learning Resource Center Manager

Gwyneth Etsy-Kendall, M.S.
Student Success Coordinator

Kaitlin Robinson, MSN, RN
Clinical Coordinator

Dyan Walsh, MSW
School of Nursing Project Manager

Classified Staff

Alex Engelkemier
Administrative Specialist CL3

Cindy Therrien
Administrative Specialist CL2

Emeritus Faculty

Elizabeth H. Bicknell, MSN, RN, NEA-B.C.
Associate Professor of Nursing
Teaching Area: Community Health Nursing, Leadership and Management Areas of Interest: Community/ Public Health, Gerontologic Nursing, Rural Health Environmental Health, Leadership/Management

Ann Sossong, PhD, RN, CAS, NE-BC
Undergraduate Program Coordinator Professor of Nursing
Teaching Area: Medical-Surgical Nursing, Ethics, Health Policy Leadership, Cardiovascular Nursing, Nursing Research, and Nursing Education Areas of Interest: Medical-Surgical, Ethics, Health Policy Leadership, Oncology and Cardiovascular Nursing, Nursing Research, and Nursing Education