Notable Alumni

We invite you to meet University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing Alumni who are leaders in their respective fields: 

Schools of Nursing Deans

  • Margaret Grey, DrPH, FAAN
    Yale University (former dean)
  • Terri Weaver, PhD, FAAN
    University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, FAAN
    Ohio State University
  • Susan Bakewell-Sachs, PhD, FAAN
    Oregon Health & Science University
  • Mary Kerr, PhD, FAAN
    Case Western Reserve University
  • Barbara Broome, PhD, FAAN
    Kent State University
  • Kathy H. Rideout, EdD, PPCNP-BC, FNAP
    University of Rochester
  • Valerie Howard, EdD
    Robert Morris University
  • Mary Pat Lewis, PhD
    SUNY Delhi
  • Marlaine Smith, PhD, FAAN
    Florida Atlantic University
  • Lynn George, PhD, RN, CNE
    Carlow University, College of Health and Wellness
  • Phensiri Dumrongpakapakorn, PhD
    Dean, Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Thailand
  • Kathy Mayle, MNED
    Community College of Allegheny County
  • Laura J. Fero, PhD, RN
    Lees-McRae College, May School of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Victoria Rich, Ph.D., RN, FAAN
    University of South Florida
  • Mary Elizabeth Williams, PhD
    Indiana University of Pennsylvania


  • Patricia Horoho, MSN, FAAN
    U.S. Army Surgeon General and Commander, U.S. Army Medical Command (retired)

Hospital/Health Administration

  • Amy Pollard, MSN
    President and CEO, Nicholas H. Noyes Memorial Hospital
  • Rita Doll, MA
    Founder, Angeles Home Health Care
  • Anne Hast, DNP
    CEO, Advanced Surgical Hospital
  • Nancy Rothman, EdD
    Independence Foundation Professor of Urban Community Nursing & Director of Community-based Practices, Temple University, Department of Nursing

Health System Administration

  • Tami Minnier, MSN, FACHE
    Chief Quality Officer, UPMC Executive Director, Beckwith Institute for Innovation in Patient Care
  • Helen Burns, PhD, FAAN
    Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Excela Health
  • Andrea Mazzoccoli, PhD, FAAN
    Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Bon Secours Health System
  • Melanie Shatzer, DNP
    Director, Learning and Innovation, Health First

Federal Government

  • Wendy Henderson, PhD
    Chief, Biobehavioral Unit, Division of Intramural Research, National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health
  • Jennifer Onaitis Legler, MSN, Clinical Deputy Director, Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Holly Williams, PhD
    Program Analyst, Office of Evaluations & Inspections, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


  • Darinda Sutton, MSN
    Chief Nursing Officer, East-Preimier, Cerner
  • Cynthia Brown, MSN
    Senior Clinical Research Associate, Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Diane Scott, BSN
    U.S. Operations Owner, iOpener Institute for People and Performance


  • Deborah Trautman, PhD
    Chief Executive Officer, American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
  • Rosemary Hoffmann, PhD
    Board Chair, Commission on Nurse Certification, AACN
  • Cynthia Roth, MPM
    President and CEO, West Virginia University Foundation


  • Yu-Mei Yu Chao, PhD
    Adjunct Research Fellow, National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan
  • Prakin Suchaxaya, PhD
    Coordinator; Gender, Equity and Human Rights; World Health Organization
  • Miwako Catherine Matsutani, MSN
    International University of Health and Welfare