Meet the Staff - Upstate Triage and Transfer Center

The diverse background of the staff ensures that the Upstate Connect Nurses have the ability to offer a comprehensive phone triage service. The nationally approved computer algorithms and the medical direction complete this impressive department.

Nancy Aureli: Five years experience as a nurse in inpatient oncology. Five years as a health and safety officer at a private consulting firm.

Dennis Bullard: 23 years nursing experience in both acute and long-term care for adults and pediatrics. National certifications as a Case Manager (CCM) and a Telephonic Nurse Triage.

Gail Buswell: 35 years nursing experience in medical- surgical nursing, coronary care, maternity, psych, neurosurgery, home healthcare and correctional facility nursing.

Patty Bowen: 23 years nursing experience in medical-surgical nursing, homecare, case management and community nursing.

Sabina Croft: 22 years of nursing experience in critical care and telephone triage.

Jennifer Frank: 19 years nursing experience in pediatrics, neonatal ICU, home care and community nursing.

Penny Lincoln: 20 years nursing experience in medical-surgical nursing, home care, case management and telephone triage.

Marilyn McNurney: 23+ years nursing experience including neonatal and pediatric critical care and telephone triage.

Marsha Phillips: 37 years of nursing experience including med/surg, ortho, OR, management, home infusion and home care.

Patricia Smith: 30 years of nursing experience including cardiac care, community health nursing, utilization management, school nursing and Upstate Poison Center.

Cheryl Stapleton: 22 years nursing experience in urgent care, patient triage and telephone triage.

Barb Webster: 30 years nursing experience in obstetrics, neonatal ICU, urgent care.