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Magnet Steering Committee

The Manget Steering Committee meets quarterly on the fourth Friday of January, April, July and Octoer from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. via Microsoft Teams.

Members of the Magnet Steering Committee:

Tammy Austin-Ketch, PhD, Dean & Professor, College of Nursing
Tiffany Bell, BSN, RN, Nursing Director, Ambulatory Services
Marti Benedict, BSN, RN, Research Administration
Julie Briggs, MSN, RN, CPHQ, Director, Patient Safety & Quality, Hospital Quality
Karen Callahan, MSN, RN, Associate Nursing Director, Cancer Center
Kyle Choquette, MSN, RN, CNRN, SCRN, NE-BC, Associate Nursing Director, Throughput Operations Center
Gwynne Conway, MBA, Associate Administrator, Nursing Business Affairs
Brenda Dano, MSN, RN, Associate Nursing Director, Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital
Kelly Dolan, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Assistant Director of Nursing, Inpatient Nursing
Rebecca Dwyer, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Associate Director of Nursing, Administrative Supervisors
Lacie Eldred, BSN, RN, Magnet Champion Co-Chair, Ambulatory Peds Hem/Onc
Collette Fay, BS, Magnet, Quality & Safety
JoAnn Featherstone, BSN, DBA, RN, Associate Director of Nursing Community Hospital
Sarah Fries, MSN, FNP-BC, Deputy Nursing Director, Advanced Practice Services
Despina Garcia, BSN, RN, Nurse Manager, 6I Medical ICU
Nicole Harf, BSN, RN, NPD-BC, Nursing Professional Development Program Manager
Emery House, MSN, RN, CCM, Nursing Congress Co-Chair, Support Pool ICU
Deborah Hurst, BSN, RN, Nursing Congress Co-Chair, Clinical Case Manager
Meghan Ilko, BSN, RN, Nurse Manager, Surgery Center, PACU, PTC, OPIS, Community Hospital
Scott Jessie, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Interim Chief Nursing Officer
Sharon Klaiber, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Magnet Excellence Coordinator
James Legault, MBA, Director, Clinical Practice Analysis
Denise Letourneau, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Associate Director of Magnet, Quality & Safety
Ann Markle, BSN, MS, RN, NEA-BC, Deputy Nursing Director, Adult Inpatient, Downtown Hospital
Linda McAleer, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Deputy Nursing Director, Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital
Holly McCurdy, MS, Director, Professional Development & Learning
Sara Meneilly, BSN, RN, Nurse Manager, Emergency Department, Community Hospital
Rebecca Milczarski, MSN, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, Assistant Nursing Director, Nursing Recruitment
Kelly Mussi, MSN, RN, Assistant Director of Nursing, Transitional Care
Diane Nanno, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Nursing Director, Transitions in Care
Tina Passett, BSN, MHA, RN, CNML, CPXP, Chief Experience Officer
Ellen Powers, BSN, RN, Assistant Director, Perioperative Services
Erin Shortslef, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Interim Nurse Manager, 4B, Downtown Hospital
Yowali Singh, MSN, RN, Nursing Director, Ambulatory Services
Abigail Smith, MSLIS, Magnet Librarian
Anne Snowdon, BSN, RN, Assistant Director of Nursing for Procedural Services
Catherine Stephens, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, CNRN, SCRN, Associate Director of Nursing
Renee Strangeway, BA, Assistant Manager, Employee Labor Relations
Peggy Thomas, MSN, RN, Nursing Director, Community Hospital
Jayne Vamvaklas, BSN, RN, AP1, Magnet Champion Co-Chair
Barbara Walczyk, MSN, RN, CSSM, Deputy Nursing Director, Perioperative Services, Downtown Hospital
Nancy Walklett, MSN, RN, CNML, Nursing Director, Ambulatory Services
Beth Wells, MSN, RN, Nursing Director, Ambulatory Services
Karen Wentworth, MSW, MPH, RRT, CPXP, Director Patient Experience
Melissia Wheeler, MSN, RN, NP-C, RACR, Assistant Director of Advanced Practice Services
Michelle Zoanetti, MSN, MBA, RN, NEA-BC Associate Nursing Director, Emergency Services
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