Villanova Women's Professional Network

"The Evolving Role of Leadership"


President and COO of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Lecture and Q&A, 6 - 7:15 p.m.

Networking Event, 7:15 - 8:00 p.m.

Driscoll Auditorium, Villanova University

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Madeline McCarthy Bell ’83 BSN, is president and COO of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In addition to her nursing degree Bell holds a master’s degree in organizational dynamics from The University of Pennsylvania.  At CHOP Bell has overseen the growth and development of the largest pediatric network in the nation.  In November, 2013 she received a Philadelphia Business Journal “2013 Women of Distinction” award. Bell currently serves on the CON Board of Consultors.

Presented by the College of Nursing and Villanova Women’s Professional Network


The Villanova Women's Professional Network will be collecting donations at the event for Dress for Success.   Please clean out your closet and donate your fabulous suits and other professional apparel to help another woman land a job that could change her life. For more information, click here.

Event is FREE and open to the public


The Villanova Women's Professional Network Newsletter

Summer 2014 Edition


Professor Amy Fleischer, College of Engineering

Villanova University Professor Amy Fleischer, PhD, Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been elected to the Scientific Council of the International Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer, one of the world’s leading scientific organizations for heat and mass transfer research. The first woman to be named full professor in Villanova’s College of Engineering, Dr. Fleischer is internationally recognized for her expertise in thermal fluid systems design.

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Rosa Gatti '72 CLAS

Rosa Gatti was named the St. Thomas of Villanova Alumni Medal recipient for 2014. Among her other accomplishments, Rosa was a female pioneer in male dominated start up, ESPN, where she helped grow that brand for decades.

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Tracy Setlock Brala '90 VSB

Tracy Setlock Brala was named President of the Villanova University Alumni Association in May.  She succeeded Katrina Messenger Ercole '86.

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Cheryl Carleton
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