Where Are They Now?



Lorraine (Len) Buck - Turlte Creek, PA
Senior Consultant, Corazon Consulting

Michele Buraczewski, CEN, CCRN - Pittsburgh, PA
Clinical Education Specialist, UPMC Mercy

Ellen (Sirianni) DiGirolamo - Reading, PA
Triage Nurse, The Reading Health Network

Ann (Martucci) Hunter - Greensburg, PA
Operating Officer, Hunter Pharmacy


Terri Morris - Pittsburgh, PA
Clinical Resource Specialist at UPMC

Lucia (Sciulli) Novak - Rockville, MD
Director, Riverside Diabetes Center


Raimi Abiodun - Lansing, MI
Recently received Ph.D. from University of Phoenix

Rosemary Budacki - Monaca, PA
MSN 1992
Retired Professor of Nursing, Community College of Beaver County

Patricia (McCutcheon) Prenni - Saltsburg, PA
School nurse at Saltsburg Elementary School

Linda (Homjak) Uhernik - Freedom, PA
CRNP, Heritage Valley Health System


Francis Feld - Pittsburgh, PA
CRNA, UPMC Passavant Hospital
DNP from Carlow University in 2016
Published second textbook
Pittsburgh Magazine Excellence in Nursing Honoree, Advanced Practice Category, December 2017

Renee Weiss - Pittsburgh, PA


Melissa Achtziger - Oakmont, PA
Clinical Manager
Obtained M.S.N. in 2003
2006 Cameos of Caring Award recipient

Christy (Calhoun) Corkey - Chicago, IL

Amy (Cocklin) Cox - Bel Air, MD
Senior Charge Nurse on Cardiology Care Unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital
Married with one child, Xander

Melissa (Grguric) Dick - Saltsburg, PA
Emergency Room Charge Nurse-Indiana Regional Medical Center

MaryEllen (Kerber) Driver - McKeesport, PA
Professor of Nursing, Community College of Allegheny County

Deborah (Childress) Small - Hudson, OH
ACNO, Clinical Practice/Research, Cleveland Clinic Health System
Leader for Magnet Status at Robinson Memorial Hospital
Coleman Health Care Professional of the Year in Clinical

Karen M. Zagrocki - Pittsburgh, PA
Nurse Practitioner, Fatigati-Nalin and  Associates


David R. Courson - New Castle, PA
District Sales Manager for cardiovascular products at Astra Zeneca.
RN in behavioral health

Mary (Chandler) Culpepper - Pittsburgh, PA
Clinical Coordinator/Charge Nurse at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh

Aaron Elliott
Program Director for the U.S. Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing

Linda (Torisky) Flambard - Bridgeville, PA
Staff RN, St. Clair Hospital and Substitute School Nurse, South Fayette School District
American Heart Association CPR Instructor
Recipient of St. Clair Hospital's Professional Advancement Ladder Award in 2007, 2008 and 2009

Melany Hlad - Pittsburgh, PA
Faculty - Instructor I, UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing

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

Debra (Etters) Lewis - Pittsburgh, PA
Instructor and Senior Level Coordinator, Duquesne University School of Nursing

Dee (Cardamone) Nesta - Pittsburgh PA

Heather (Newman) Talley - Chelsea, AL
Director of Labor and Delivery and Perinatal Services, Brookwood Medical Center
CEO, Talley Legal Nurse Consulting, LLC
Speaker, Women's Comprehensive Care Conference, 2008 and 2009

Melanie (Warziski) Turk - Pittsburgh, PA
Associate Professor, Duquesne University School of Nursing


Stacy (Wargo) Lutter - Spring Grove, PA
Assistant Professor, York College of PA

Barbara Pennich - Pittsburgh, PA
MSN 1996
Triage Nurse (casual), UPMC Home Health

Maria Rolinski - Boardman, OH
Recently earned her MSN with specialization in Nurse Anesthesia from the University of Pittsburgh


Jeffrey Keslar - Bulger, PA
RN Supervisor at HCR Manorcare

Kathy Monahan - Belle Vernon, PA
Education Specialist, The Washington Hospital

Paulette (Tirpak) Hamilton - Pittsburgh, PA
CRNP, Take Care Health Services


Amy (Bender) Thimons - CRNA currently working for UPP at UPMC Mercy, UPMC Passavant and WPAA at Sewickley Vally Hospital.

Teddi (Blackburn) Thorpe - Charleroi, PA
Emergency room nurse at The Washington Hospital
2007 Nursing Reflection Recipient - ER Washington Hospital

Debra Essey - Champion, PA
Self employed coach-educator-consultant

Dorothy K. Mayernik - Pittsburgh, PA
Manager, Mercy Parish Nurse and Health Ministry Program


Amy (Shultz) Morgan - Bethel Park, PA
CRNP, Steel City South Pediatrics

Mary Rose Murray - Irmo, SC
Instructor, Midlands Technical College

Sr. Mary Meyers - Pittsburgh, PA
Remediation Coordinator, Duquesne University School of Nursing

Damien Patragas - Canonsburg, PA
Claims Adjuster, The Erie Insurance Group

Jennifer Rosenberry - Pittsburgh, PA
Nurse Coordinator, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital

Michele (Perich) Washowich - Pittsburgh, PA
MSN 1999
Adjunct Clinical Faculty, Duquesne University School of Nursing