Welcome to Columbia University-Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Assoc. Columbia Univ-Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association, Inc.

You can reach us at:

480 Mamaroneck Ave., Harrison, NY 10528

Tel: (914) 481-5787
Fax: (914) 481-5788




Suzanne Law Hawes  

Suzanne Law Hawes’59 EdD, RN, NCPysA
A graduate of Seton Hill College (PA), Sue has taught at the CU School of Nursing, Rutgers, and was director of a diploma school before she became a Dean of the School of Health Professions. She is now Professor Emerita of William Paterson University. Sue is an ex-Peace Corps volunteer, and again is President of this organization. She also sits on the Medical Advisory Board of EHE International.

Margaret L. Fracaro

Margaret L. Fracaro’70, MA, CIC, RN
Vice President

Peggy is Nursing Director, Infection Prevention and Control, New York Presbyterian Hospital. She has worked in Infection Control for thirty one years, published abstracts and articles and lectures extensively. Peggy holds an MA in Nursing Administration from Teachers College and is certified as an Infection Control Practitioner. She is a former President and has served the Association for almost two decades.


Lousie Malarkey


Louise M. Malarkey’62, RN, MSN, EdD

Louise has been a nursing educator for 36 years, with 15 years as chair. She has published on clinical nursing, nursing education and is co-author of six nursing texts of which she is currently doing an update revision to one. She has served on several board committees and has been chairperson of the Scholarship Committee before becoming Treasurer.


Lois Glazier


Lois Mueller Glazier '60, PhD, RN

Lois spent her career in nursing education - Assistant Professor of Nursing at Columbia, faculty member at Washburn University and later as Assistant Dean for 17 years. She is a recipient of the Distinguished Alumnae Award from CUPHSONAA, is active in Sigma Theta Tau and Phi Kappa Phi and is currently active in community activities in Connecticut. Lois earned a PhD in the Nurse Scientist program at the University of Kansas. She has served on the Historical Committee and Nominating Committee.


Class of 2015


Pat Jones

Patricia Jones ’60, MA, Med, BS, RN
Pat’s career at the University Hospitals of Cleveland, New York Hospital and Cornell University focused on administration and education and she was a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Critical Care. Pat has published in the field of cardiac nursing, participated in the World Congress of Cardiology and International Congress of Cardiology. Prior to retirement, she was Education Manager at St. Luke-Roosevelt Hospital. She earned both her MA and MEd at Teacher’s College. Formerly co-chairman of the Scholarship Committee, she has served on other Board Committees as well as being a long-time Board Member
Jill Nadolny Kilanowski ’77, PhD, RN
Jill earned both bachelor and master’s degrees at Columbia and has a PhD from Ohio State. As well as a pediatric nurse practitioner. She was a recipient of CUPHSONAA’s scholarship of her work with migrant workers famlies. Jill has taught at Case Western, University of Cincinati, Duquesne and recently appointed to the National Advisory Council on Migrant Health. She has received awards for her pioneering work and has published in refereed journals. She is serving on the Scholarship Committee.

Nora Barrett Tulchin


Nora Barrett Tulchin '70 BS, RN
Nora worked at Loeb Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation at Montefiore Hospital; she was Continuing Care Coordinator at Faulkner Hospital, Home Care Coordinator at St. Vincent's Medical Center and St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospitals. She is heavily involved in community activities - PTA, volunteer with Women in Self-Help Program, volunteer for My Sister's Place to name a few. Nora organized the ESL program for day workers and families.  She is also on the Surrogate Decision-Making Panel for Westchester.  


Class of 2016

Sandra McLaughlin Johanson


Sandra McLaughlin Johanson ’64, PhD, RN
Sandy is an Advanced Practice Nurse in private practice of psychotherapy specializing in women’s reproductive cycle, mood disorders and cancer issues. After a career in nursing in the VNS, a faculty member at Seton Hall University, Clinical Nurse Specialist of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatric Services and Director of Nursing Research at Morristown Memorial Hospital; she now maintains a private practice. While raising her children, she completed a MA and PhD in Nursing from New York University.


Joan Ambrose McCormick


Joan Ambrose McCormick ’61, JD, RN
Joan has served as a member of the Finance Committee since 1987 and was Treasurer from 1997 – 2002. Joan raised horses, dogs and children for many years in Kentucky, working as a nurse at the University of Kentucky Medical Center as well as graduating from Kentucky’s Law School with a practice in Elder Law.  In 2005 Joan added Real Estate to her busy schedule and is a licensed Broker in Rhode Island and a Salesperson in Connecticut.


Nancy V. Jackson

Janice Ziemba ’74, RN, BSN
Jan returns to the Board of Directors after serving previously including six years as Secretary. Her career includes public health nursing and 20 years at an internal medicine office. She retired from full time practice and now works per diem. Jan is involved in community activities including other boards of directors, and divides her time between Connecticut and New Hampshire.

Class of 2017


Sandra McLaughlin Johanson


Joan Hagan Arnold '69, PhD, RN
Joan retired this summer from Hunter College, City University of New York after serving as a consultant to New York City’s Health and Hospitals Corporation and a teaching position at the College of New Rochelle.  She coauthored several books: A Child Dies: A Portrait of Family Grief; Community Health Nursing: An Alliance of Health; Health Promotion Handbook, and Health Promotion in Practice.  She lectures on child death and family grief, is Chairperson of the Research Committee of the National Association of SIDS and Infant Mortality Programs.  Joan is Chairperson of the Awards Committee and President of NEF.

Judith Hupcey  

Judith Hupcey '77, ’81, EdD, RN
Judith is an Adult Nurse Practitioner with a doctorate in Nursing Education from Teachers College. She is an Associate Professor of Nursing and Humanities at Penn State School of Nursing where she coordinates the CNS option and teaches in the doctoral program. She is a new member of the Board of Directors.


Carol Thomas Martin  
Carol Thomas Martin '60 NP, RN
Carol spent post-graduate years in Vanderbilt Clinic and on PH’s surgical service and has worked as a pharmaceutical representative servicing a variety of manufacturers from which she retired in 1997.  She has served on the Distinguished Alumni Award Committee for fourteen years.


Permanent Members

Marion R. Thompson  
Marion Richardson Thompson ’60 RN, MSN, MPA, CPHQ Marion has spent her entire career in health care. She spent over 35 years in the Nursing department at Columbia Presbyterian working in acute care, staff development, labor relations and quality improvement. Completing her second masters degree, she worked as Director for Quality Management Nursing at Montefiore Medical Center, St Joseph’s Hospital NJ, and the American Cancer Society. Marion has been the Association’s Reunion chairperson for over 15 years and is working at Affinity Health Plan.
Laurie Verdisco  
Laurie Verdisco’58 MA, RN, PNP
Completing decades of teaching nursing to Columbia students, Laurie also did research, published and lectured in orthopedics. As part of a surgical team, she worked in Kenya and continues after retirement to work part-time as a nurse practitioner in an orthopedic practice. She is a permanent member of the Board after serving as its President. Besides her hospitality to all CUPH grads, she is an educational volunteer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Denise N. Ewing  

Denise Nelligan Ewing BA, BS, MS

With a BA in Psychology and Magazine Journalism from Boston University and a Masters in Psychology from Fordham, Denise has taught, done research and clinical work at Fordham, SUNY-Purchase and University of Massachusetts (Amherst) as well as several local colleges. With three young children, two of whom are twins in elementary school, she now combines home responsibilities with administering our Alumni Association office.


Committees and Chairs

    Finance Committee

  • Louise Malarkey ’62, EdD, RN - Chair
  • Grania Beauregard Allport ’78, BS, RN
  • Suzanne Law Hawes ’59, EdD, RN
  • Nancy Vazac Jackson ’70, EdD, RN
  • Sandra McLaughlin Johanson ’;64, PhD, RN
  • Joan Ambrose McCormick ’61, JD, RN
  • Barbara Buecler Rooney ’62, BS, RN
  • Eileen McLoughlin Stiles ’58, RN
  • Laurie Verdisco ’58, MA, RN
  • Pam Gordon Wickstrom ’64, MBA, RN
  • Olga Brown Vanderpool ’70, BS, MA, MPH, RN

    Joint Distinguished Alumni Awards Committee

  • Joan Hagan Arnold '69, PhD, RN - Chair
  • Angela Clarke Duff 70, - Co-Chair
  • Sarah Sheets Cook ’05,
  • Maria Magliacano '06,
  • Carol Thomas Martin ’63, NP, RN
  • Penelope Reilly '72, MS, RN

    Scholarship Committee

  • Nora Barrett Tulchin ’70, BS, RN - Chair
  • Roberta Cricco-Lizza ’81, PhD, RN
  • Judith Hupcey ‘77 EdD, RN
  • Jill Nadolny Kilanowski ’77, PhD, RN
  • Susan Crandall Robinson ’79, MS, RN
  • Eileen McLoughlin Stiles ’58, BS, RN
  • Stephanie Wright, PhD, FNP-BC

    Publications Committee

  • Suzanne Law Hawes ’59, EdD, RN - Editor
  • Viola Ruelke Gommer ’60, BS, MS, RN
  • Patricia Jones ’60, MEd, RN

    Historical Committee

  • Ellen Davidson Baer '62, PhD, RN
  • Louise Greene Bobrow '69, MS, RN
  • Lois Mueller Glazier '60, PhD, RN
  • Susan Maines Saydah '60, MEd, RN

    Research Committee

  • Susan Krienke Chase '72, EdD, RN - Chair
  • Carole Shaffer Birdsall ’87, Ed.D, RN
  • Masha Wasson Britton '59, EdD, RN
  • Judith Hupcey ‘77 EdD, RN
  • Nancy Vazac Jackson ’70, EdD, RN
  • Marianne Taft Marcus ’55, EdD, RN
  • Elizabeth Hahn Winslow ’65, PhD, RN

    Prior Board Members

  • Sally Murphy Albano ’64, MS, RN
  • Joan Hagan Arnold '69, PhD, RN
  • Grania Beauregard Allport '78, BS, RN
  • Roberta Cricco-Lizza , ‘81 RN, MS, PhD, MPH
  • Camille Dullaghan, ‘93, BS, RN
  • Mary Germain ’64 EdD, RN
  • Pamela Scott Heydon '60, BS, RN
  • MaryAnn Jonaitis '77, 'EdD, RN, CDN, CNS, CDE
  • J. Patricia Hajnosz ‘77, BS, JD, RN
  • Debra Hanna ’81, PhD, RN
  • Jane Jewusiak Landers ’79 MS, RN
  • Peggy McEvoy ’60, Dr.PH, RN
  • Karol Murov '67, MS, RN
  • Rose Ann Naughton ’59, EdD, RN
  • Kathleen Stoddart-Drucker ’74, MSN, RN