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Administrative Offices

While many questions about the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing can be answered by reviewing the pages of this web site, including program-specific FAQs, you may need to contact our administrative offices:

For general College business or inquiries or to reach the Nursing Alumni Network, Ann Barrow McKenzie, Assistant Dean of Strategic Initiatives, or Maria Pavelsky, Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration, use the main College office number 610.519.4900 or

Contact information for Dr. Gail Furman, Executive Director of the Simulation and Learning Resource Center, may be found in that section of this web site.

Office of the Dean


Connelly Endowed Dean

Donna S. Havens, PhD, RN, FAAN
Connelly Endowed Dean and Professor
Phone: 610.519.4909

Executive Assistant to the Dean

Mrs. Theresa Hoffman-Lare
Phone: 610.519.4909
Fax: 610.519.7997


Vice Dean for Academic Affairs 

Bette Mariani, PhD, RN, ANEF
Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor
Phone: 610.519.4933


Associate Dean for Research and Innovation

Bridgette M. Rice, PhD, MDiv, APRN, FAAN

Associate Dean for Research and Innovation, The Richard and Marianne Kreider Endowed Professor in Nursing for Vulnerable Populations, and Founder and Director of the Research for Equity & Justice Collective

Phone: 610.519.4906


Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence

Patricia K. Bradley, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence and Associate Professor
Phone: 610.519.8453


Associate Dean for College and Student Services

Anne M. Fink, PhD, RN, CNE

Associate Dean for College and Student Services and Assistant Professor
Phone: 610.519.4905


Academic Affairs & Student Services Coordinator

Alyssa Fifer
Phone: 610.519.7328




Undergraduate Program


Associate Dean of the Undergraduate Program

Catherine Lovecchio, PhD, RN, Associate Dean and Clinical Associate Professor

Phone: 610.519.4926


Assistant Director, Undergraduate Program 

Anis Nooshadi
Phone: 610.519.4926


Director, Traditional and Transfer BSN Track

Barbara Stephen, MSN, RN, OCN


Second Degree BSN Track 

Colleen Meakim, MSN, RN, CHSE-A, ANEF

Director, Second Degree BSN Track; Assistant Professor of the Practice
Phone: 610.519.6596
Fax: 610.519.7955

Second Degree BSN Track Assistant

Kristin Barkdoll
Phone: 610.519.7137


Graduate Program


Associate Dean of the Graduate Nursing Program

Mary Terhaar, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
Phone: 610.519.4907

Graduate Program Assistant

Jan Campbell
Phone: 610.519.4934

Nurse Practitioner Track Coordinator

Laura Kelly, PhD, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS
Phone: 610.519.5937

Nursing Education Program

Mary Terhaar, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
Phone: 610.519.4907

Post-Baccalaureate DNP Nurse Anesthesia Track Director


PhD in Nursing Director

Mary Ann Cantrell, PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN
Phone: 610.519.6829

Post-Master's Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Director

Debra Shearer, EdD, MSN, FNP-BC
Phone: 610.519.8337

Doctoral Programs Assistant

Sandi Schultz
Phone: 610.519.4914



Continuing Education Program


Health Care Professional Development (HCPD) Program Director

Evelyn Lengetti, PhD, RN-BC
Associate Dean of Health Care Professional Development and Assistant Professor
Phone: 610.519.4931

HCPD Assistant Director

Dani Kennedy
Phone: 610.519.4930
Fax: 610.519.6780


Centers and Offices


Center for Global and Public Health

Catherine Curley, PhD, RN
Director and Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
Phone: 610.519.5931

Research, Innovation and Global Health Initiatives Coordinator

Sandra Schultz
Phone: 610.519.5480


MacDonald Center for Nutrition Education and Research (MCNER) 

Rebecca Shenkman, MPH, RDN, LDN
Phone: 610.519.5931


MACCHE, Mid-Atlantic Center for Children's Health and the Environment (PEHSU Region 3)

Phone: 833-362-2243 (toll free)



Ruth McDermott-Levy, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, Professor and Co-Director 
Phone: 610.519.6813

Susan Rubinstein, Project Director, Mid-Atlantic's Center for Children's Health and the Environment
Phone: 610-519-5904






Driscoll Hall

Mailing Address

Villanova University
M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085-1690

Phone: 610.519.4900
Fax: 610.519.7650

The College offices, located in Driscoll Hall, are open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.