Pitt Nursing Alumni Demonstrate Excellence

Congratulations to our alumni and faculty who recently were recognized by Pittsburgh Magazine as the recipients of the 2017 Excellence in Nursing Awards

  • Academic: John O’Donnell (MSN ’91), professor and chair, Department of Nurse Anesthesia, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing
  • Leadership: Tami Minnier (BSN ’84, MSN ’85), chief quality officer, UPMC

Several alumni and faculty also were named as honorable mentions in the following categories.


  • Kirstyn Kameg (BSN ’98, MSN ’00), professor and coordinator, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program, Robert Morris University
  • Ann Mitchell, professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing
  • Khlood Salman (MSN ’86), associate professor, Duquesne University
  • Debra Wolf (PhD ’07), associate professor of nursing and health care informatics, and coordinator, Master of Science in Health Care Informatics program, Chatham University
  • Lore Wright (BSN ’87, MSN ’93), professor, Community College of Allegheny County

Advanced Practitioner

  • Betsy George (MSN ’83, PhD ’99), clinical nurse specialist, UPMC Presbyterian
  • Kathleen Godfrey (BSN ’80, MSN ‘86, MSN ’99, DNP ’11), nurse practitioner, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC


  • Mary Burgunder (BSN ’83), nurse manager, UPMC Home Health