Office of the Dean

Administration

Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob, PhD, RN, FAAN

Dean and Distinguished Service Professor of Nursing
412-624-7838

Sandra J. Engberg, PhD, RN, CRNP, FAAN

Associate Dean for Graduate Clinical Education and Professor
sje1@pitt.edu | 412-624-6616
Oversees the MSN and DNP degree programs, accreditation, evaluation, student international activities, faculty practice and the activities of the office of Educational Technology & Innovation.

Julius Kitutu, PhD, MSc, MEd

Associate Dean for Student Affairs & Alumni Relations and Assistant Professor
jmm@pitt.edu | 412-624-2408
Provides academic and non-academic support services for students, including recruitment, admissions, graduation, placement processes and administering of scholarships.  Implements School of Nursing goals related to Public Relations, Marketing, Website and Special Events.

Kathryn R. Puskar, DrPH, RN, FAAN

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education and Professor
krp12@pitt.edu | 412-624-5731
Oversees the baccalaureate programs, accreditation, evaluation, and Nursing Honors program.

Cynthia Allshouse, MBA, CPA

Assistant Dean for Administration
cea32@pitt.edu | 412-624-6905
Manages key administrative functions of the School, including financial and grants administration, space management, personnel management and administrative support.

 

Erin Breen, BA

Building Assistant
emb157@pitt.edu | 412-624-9021
Assists the Senior Building Operations Manager. Addresses building help tickets and troubleshoots problems with photocopiers, security cards, and keys. Processes billing of photocopying and supplies.

Linda Chang, BA

Personnel Administrator
lsc9@pitt.edu | 412-624-3866
Serves as administrative assistant to the Assistant Dean for Administration. Monitors and processes faculty/staff/post doc (re)appointments and manages personnel data and reports.

Nancy Cottom, MA

Grants Analyst
cottom@pitt.edu| 412-624-3898
Assigned to Health and Community Systems, assisting with all pre and post award sponsored research projects, including individual fellowship grants (F series) for students whose mentor is assigned to HCS, and all training grants (T series) for the SON.

Kathleen Donatelli

Financial Analyst
kdo1@pitt.edu | 412-383-8841
Accounting responsibility for School RDF, restricted (non-scholarship), and capital accounts; oversight of Dean’s office operating expenses; serves as the School's primary resource for PRISM, P-card and PantherExpress; assists with payroll and WePay.

Stephanine Duplaga, BA

Executive Assistant to Dean Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob
sdup@pitt.edu | 412-624-7838
Serves as Executive Assistant to the Dean, Office Manager, and administrator of the Dean's calendar, NIH funded research, and budgets. Handles faculty promotion, Board of Visitors, and faculty orientation. Support staff for Dean’s Council, Total Faculty, and ARPT.

Debra Evansky, BA

Grants Manager
devansky@pitt.edu | 412-624-839
Develops, directs and supervises the Grants Administration function within the school. Serves as the primary liaison with the Office of Research.

Roberta Fiore, MSN, RN

Clinical Site Coordinator
rmf40@pitt.edu | 412-624-9018
Coordinates clinical placements for students in the undergraduate and graduate programs. Monitors affiliation agreements (contracts) with outpatient clinical agencies utilized by graduate program; assures compliance in all affiliation agreement requirements.

Janine Gould, BS

Grants Analyst
jsg49@pitt.edu | 412-648-8511
Assigned to Acute and Tertiary Care (ATC), assisting with all pre and post award sponsored research projects, including individual fellowship grants (F series) for students whose mentor is assigned to ATC.

Georgette Lamanti, BS

Grants Analyst
gdl6@pitt.edu | 412-624-5965
Assigned to Health Promotion and Development and the Department of Nurse Anesthesia, assisting with all pre and post award sponsored research projects, including individual fellowship grants (F series) for students whose mentor is assigned to HPD or DNA, and all HRSA grants for the SON.

Leah Pollino, BS

Administrative Assistant
lap128@pitt.edu | 412-624-5320
Assists with administrative and personnel functions, including the appointment of students workers and GSA/TA/TF/GSRs. Monitors and maintains current and archived personnel records, including RN Licensure and certifications. Staff support for Bylaws/Policy and Planning and Budget Committees.

Karen Sellitto

Laboratory Support
kas349@pitt.edu | 412-624-9016
Supports the skills and simulation laboratories, including setting-up, scheduling, operating equipment, interacting with WISER staff, ordering/maintaining inventory and reconciling the budget.

Rosemary Williamson

Administrative Assistant
roc54@pitt.edu| 412-624-6616
Serves as administrative assistant to the Associate Dean for Graduate Clinical Education and the Associate Director of the Center for Research and Evaluation. Staff support for Academic Integrity, MSN Council, Evaluation Steering and Courier service.

Deborah Zipay, BS, MBA

Associate Budget Director
zipayd@pitt.edu | 412-383-9585
Prepares the annual operating budget, monitors spending, evaluates fiscal operations and oversees payroll. Serves as administrative supervisor for financial grant activities.

Kathleen Zoldos

Senior Building Operations Manager
kmz@pitt.edu | 412-624-9579
Serves as building manager for the Victoria Building, including all aspects of the building operations as they affect the residents. Coordinates building construction and space management.