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Dean of the College of Nursing Search Committee Members


  • Lynn Cleary, MD, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Professor of Medicine
  • Mark Schmitt, PhD, Dean, College of Graduate Studies, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

College of Health Professions Representative

  • Josephine Przepiora, MS, MT(ASCP) SM, Chair, Program of CHP Art and Sciences, Instructor of CHP-Clinical Laboratory Science

College of Medicine Representatives

  • Leslie Kohman, MD, FACS, Distinguished Service Professor of Surgery
  • Paula Trief, PhD, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Professor of Medicine

College of Nursing Alumni/Community Representative

  • Patrice Keegan, NP, Adjunct Instructor in the College of Nursing

College of Nursing Faculty Representatives

  • Sherri McMullen, PhD, RN, CNS, FNP, NNP-BC, Assistant Professor
  • Joyce Scarpinato, DNP, PNP-BC, FNP-C, Assistant Dean, Program Director of Graduate Programs MS/DNP and PNP track

College of Nursing Student Representatives

  • Zakiya Moss, Class of 2017
  • S. Michelle Belden, RNC, Class of 2017

Curriculum Office Representative

  • Lauren Germain, PhD, Director of Evaluation, Assessment and Research

Educational Communications Representative

  • Pam Youngs-Maher, Distance & Online Learning

Statutory SUNY Upstate Medical University Council Representative

  • James Sparkes, Esq., The Sparkes Law Group

Student Affairs Representative

  • Jennifer Welch, Associate Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

University Hospital Representative

  • Nancy Page, MS, RN, Chief Nursing Officer, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing