Advisory Board

The Advisory Board's purpose is to embrace Marian Shaughnessy's vision to make the School of Nursing the “Leadership Destination." The school's faculty and staff members on the board will focus on developing and implementing leadership education opportunities for faculty, staff, students and alumni.

Leadership is 90% relationships, therefore, the board will assist the Marian K. Shaughnessy Nurse Leadership Academy to build relationships and be cognizant of the school's mission to “create and empower nurse leaders” and determine how this fits with Shaughnessy’s vision.

The advisory board's goals include:

  • Developing leadership knowledge and skills of all faculty, staff, students and alumni;
  • Infusing leadership into all courses in all academic programs;
  • Highlighting the school's leadership legacy and its impact on the profession;
  • Bringing forth the school's mission during daily discussions: live and breathe the mission as a FPB leader.

Rebecca M. Patton, Board Chair; faculty, Lucy Jo Atkinson Professor in Perioperative Nursing

Erika Cheung, alumni, President of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Alumni Association

Mary A. Dolansky, Board Co-Chair; faculty; Sarah C. Hirsh Endowed Professorship in Nursing and Associate Professor

Evelyn Duffy, faculty, Florence Cellar Professor in Gerontological Nursing

Joyce Fitzpatrick, faculty, Elizabeth Brooks Ford Professor in Nursing

Janna Kinney, faculty, instructor

Caron Peoples, staff, Director of Information Technology

Joachim Voss, faculty, Independence Foundation Professor in Nursing Education

Celine Mathijsen Greenwood, student, Graduate Student Nurses Association representative

Nicholas Valenta, student, Undergraduate Student Nurses Association representative

  • Conduct faculty survey on current leadership roles;
  • Develop leadership programming for faculty, staff, students and alumni;
  • Engage the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Alumni Association in student mentoring
  • Align Advisory Board activities with the school's Culture and Climate Committee goals and activities;
  • Increase international presence of school's faculty by coordinator efforts with International Office
  • Continue "Nurses Decode" series with coordination by Rebecca M. Patton.

Consistent with its mission, the Marian K. Shaughnessy Nurse Leadership Academy is announcing a small grants program to support the development of leadership projects within the School of Nursing. We are soliciting proposals for leadership projects that demonstrate the impact of nursing leadership within clinical practice, education, or in the community.

Leadership in this context refers to recognizing an opportunity within the school, the university, a healthcare system, or the community, identifying the opportunity with the relevant stakeholders, and proposing and implementing solutions that contribute to positive change. The project should be related to Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing's strategic plan, and the description of the projects' structure should align with the school's leadership. All proposed projects should be of short-term duration, with the potential for completion in 6-12 weeks.

Download the Leadership Development Program Grant Application

2021-2022 grant recipients

Shannon C. Wong, CPNP, MSN, BSN, RN

  • Linking Senior Capstone Students with Freshmen in Community Health

Sheryl Scott, DNP, RN

  • Alumni Working in Small Liberal Arts Nursing College to Build Teamwork among Faculty

Rita M. Sfiligoj, DNP, MPA, RN

  • Transforming Educational Approach to Align with New Essentials and Future of Nursing Report

Janine Galeski, MSN, MA, RN, FNP-BC

  • Supporting Clinical APRN Preceptors and Mentors at Lake Health

"Improving Teamwork Among Nursing Faculty in a Small Liberal Arts College," by Sheryl Scott, DNP, RN, CNE

"FPB Course Coordinator Leadership Retreat," by Rita Sfiligoj, DNP, MPA, RN, CCM, and Shannon Wong, MSN, RN, CNP

"Undergraduate Nursing Students' Leadership Engagement," by Shannon Wong, MSN, RN, CNP, and Rita Sfiligoj, DNP, MPA, RN, CCM

"Best Practices in Precepting and Mentoring of APPS: A Training Guide with CME for UH and UH LakeHealth Advanced Practice Providers," by Janine Galeski, MSN, MA, FNP-BC, in collaboration with Kehllee Popovich, Toby Bourisseau, and Natasha Ashcraft