Where Are They Now?



Joan (Olson) Arata - Shoreham, NY

Sandra (Sakas) Arnold - Pittsburgh, PA
CRNP at the VA Hospital of Pittsburgh

Donna DeMello - Waipahu, HI
Associate Professor MSN, Kapiolani Community College

Paulette (Presley) Godla - Pittsburgh, PA
2009 - went to Bhutan with Surgicore and worked as one of two recovery room nurses

Anita Lippello - Pittsburgh, PA
Senior Nurse Practitioner, UPMC Shadyside

Lori (Schriver) Machara - Durham, NC
Opened a new CRP at Samson Regional Medical Center in Clinton, NC, under management of WakeMed Health & Hospitals Raleigh, NC
Cardiac Rehab Program Director

Daryl (Prusak) Mirkin - Chesterfield, MO

Janine (Hanna) Oleyar - White Oak, PA
RN, Med/Surg Unit, UPMC McKeesport
2006 became Certified Med/Surg Nurse (CMS RN)
2007 attended 16th Annual AMSN Convention
2008 became first-time grandma to Hannah Elizabeth

Thomas S. Sloane Jr. - Pittsburgh, PA

Judith (Radecki) Stramat - Murrysville, PA
Staff Nurse, UPMC Mercy

Marian (Yavorka) Jobe - Pittsburgh,PA
Faculty at UPMC Mercy School of Nursing

Debra Young - Oakmont, PA


Claudia (Sloan) Bell - Clear Brook, VA
Flight Nurse - LTC, West Virginia Air National Guard
Was a contestant on the game show "The Price Is Right" on October 19, 2009. Show aired on January 5, 2009 where I won a Ford Mustang!

Katherine (Finnecy) Carney - N. Potomac, MD
Research Nurse at NIH

Barbara (Vercellotti) Jordan - Gibsonia, PA
2005 Received M.S.N. from UNC-Chapel Hill.
2006 Moved to Pittsburgh, currently employed at UPMC St. Margaret as Clinical Director of Infection Control/Regulatory Compliance

Sister Thea Krause - Altoona, PA
PhD in 2012
Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Holy Family University, Philadelphia

Elizabeth M. (Gannon) Lutz - Pittsburgh, PA
NCC certification in inpatient OB (RNC)
Nurse in Labor & Delivery at Magee-Womens Hospital

Susan (Hood) McCahan - Everett, PA
Certified Registered Pharmacy Technician for Everett Pharmacy, Inc.

Marilu Piotrowski - Pittsburgh, PA
Assistant Professor, Chatham University
PhD in Instructional Management and Leadership, Robert Morris University

David Sherman - Pittsburgh, PA

Renee (Palmieri) Very - Pittsburgh, PA
Staff RN, VA Pittsburgh Health System
Pain Management Certified

Richard G. Ziegler - Brockway, PA
CRNA at DuBois Regional Medical Center
1993 - MSN from University of Pittsburgh


Jennifer Moser Aronoff - Pasadena, CA
Staff nurse, USC/Norris Cancer Center

Kimberly (Lazor) Bartolowits - Pittsburgh, PA
MSN 2012
Nursing Director, Alleghney General Hospital

Madonna (Palcsey) Ferris - Columbia, MO
Obtained my third master's degree in May, 2006 - University of Missouri - M.S.N.

Debra (Kienast) Gall - Pittsburgh, PA
Registered Nurse at Allegheny Health Network and UPMC Mercy Hospital

Tammi (Mitchell) Szaronos - Anthem, AZ
Clinical Nurse Educator for PACU, EP lab, Same Day Surgery at Sun Health Boswell Hospital
Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN)
2008 First Place podium presentation at Arizona State University for Evidence Based Practice

Terri (Perkoski) Tunick - Sewickley, PA
MSN 1999
Woman of the Year - 2017 - Sewickley Herald


Deb Bondy - Millis, MA
Clinical Nurse IV - Critical Care Float, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Mary (Gethins) Gardner - Cincinnati, OH
Nurse Practitioner at Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center
2007 Quarterly Customer Star at V.A. Primary Care Clinic

Karen Groff - Newtown, PA

William Lash - Chevy Chase, MD
Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), North American Partners in Anesthesia

Maura (Kindelan) McCall - Poland, OH
Undergraduate Research Mentorship Program Coordinator, University of Pittsburgh

Terri Morris - Pittsburgh, PA
MSN 1991
Senior Clinician - UPMC
Stop the Clot - VTE Prophylaxis for the post operative surgical patient. Abstract accepted for presentation at SWPONL and AMSN convention.


Leah (Walp) Laffey - Pittsburgh, PA
MSN 1986
PhD 2010
CEO, Health South Sewickley

Cynthia (Tomcanin) Rost - Charleroi, PA
Instructor, Duquesne University School of Nursing
Executive Director, Community-Based Health and Wellness Centers for Older Adults

Jennifer (Sarver) Steffensen - Greensburg, PA
MSN - Slippery Rock University
MEd - Penn State University
Nurse Practitioner in business with husband Dr. David O. Steffensen, Infectious Disease Specialist

Mary Anne (Milici) Zarefoss - Hershy, PA
Legislative Registered Nurse, PA House of Representatives


Lisa J. Bruni - Mesa, AZ
MSN 2009 - University of Phoenix
Director of Professional Services, Horizon Home Health
Member of Cambridge Who's Who
Member of National Association of Professional Women
American Nurses Association

Anne Hardy - Bradford, PA

Maribeth (Walsh) McLaughlin - Seven Fields, PA
Vice President, Patient Care Services/CNO at Magee-Womens Hospital

Diane (Knox) Petronko - Pittsburgh, PA


Mary Margaret (Foley) Morgan - Pittsburgh, PA
UPMC Vital Staffing Medical/Surgical Nurse

Marianne Neal - Natrona Heights, PA
CRNA, Allegheny General Hospital


Aileen Danko, MD - Davie, FL
Orthopaedic Surgeon

Susan (Tutoki) Kolic - Murrysville, PA
RN, Greater Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Associates

Barbara (Fetkovich) Rouscher - Hickory, NC
Assistant Professor, Lenoir-Rhyne University
PhD in Nursing, MSN Nursing Education

Frances Ward - Converse, TX
MSN 2002
Volunteer as Staff Nurse at Faith Family Clinic, San Antonio, TX
Retired from Army Nurse Corps 2012; served from March 1988 - November 2012
Served in Operation Iraqi Freedom
Retired as Chief, Day/Night Nursing Supervisor at San Antonio Military Medical Center 2012.


Ellen (Loch) Davis - Gibsonia, PA

Virginia (Payne) Gray - Pittsburgh, PA
Nurse Manager, UPMC St. Margaret

Rhonda (Achenbach) Sebastian - Hermitage, PA
Unit Director Ambulatory Services, UPMC Horizon
2009 CNOR Certification

Mary (Pusateri) Smith - Pittsburgh, PA
Practice Based Care Manager, UPMC Health Plan

Melanie Warzeski - Pottstown, PA
Head, Connected Health Solutions & Operations at Janssen Pharmaceuticals R&D (Johnson & Johnson)
1995 - MBA Health Administration Saint Joseph's University


Sandra (Aino) Cupples - Washington, DC
National Director, Clinical Services at the Veterans Health Administration
FAAN (Fellow, American Academy of Nursing)

Angela (DiFelice) Rodgers - Melbourne, FL

Madelyn Gibson Antonich - Pittsburgh, PA
Clinical Coordinator, Duquesne University School of Nursing
Received the President's Distinguished Staff Award

Diane Mead - Oakdale, PA
President and CEO, Bethany Hospice
Bethany Hospice voted Top 100 Places to work in PA, 2017
President of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants - Pittsburgh Chapter
President of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation

Wendy Miller - Hunker, PA

Holly (Kasper) Salley - North Huntingdon, PA
Nurse Anesthetist, University of Pittsburgh Physicians

Karen (Danchik) Schubert - Glenshaw, PA