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Administrative Offices

Welcome! 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. If you need to contact our administrative offices, please see below.

Seeking Babysitters/Caregivers

We often receive inquiries for both child and adult/elder care needs. It is University policy that we recommend that inquiring families check platforms that are built for this purpose, such as a or type of site.  You may also find local babysitter/caregiver groups by searching social media platforms like Facebook. 

Hospital & Healthcare Employers 

Thank you for your interest in recruiting Villanova nurses! By following the instructions on the Villanova Career Center’s website, you can create a Handshake account, post opportunities, request on-campus interview dates, and view training resources and support forums for the platform. If you have questions about setting up your Handshake account or how to post opportunities/events to Handshake, please email our Career Center Events & Operations team directly at and they will be happy to assist you.

Our experts include those in health and health care-related research, nursing education, health care systems, public and environmental/planetary health, and health concerns of populations such as children, pregnant women, older adults and veterans. 

In interviews numerous media outlets across the country, they have provided expert commentary on important societal issues to TV, radio, podcast, print and online reporters and writers, including those at Reuters, NPR, Newsweek, USNews & World Report, USAToday, The Philadelphia Inquirer, KYWNewsradio, Healthline and Al Dia.   

To connect with our experts, please email Ann McKenzie, MSN, RN, Director of College Relations. 

Thank you for your interest in exploring a relationship with Villanova Nursing.

For inquiries from industry or the community, please email . This may include opportunities such as education/clinical partnerships, product development and beta-testing, and other innovations. 

For academic or health care institutions, please email  This includes options such as affiliation agreements for our second degree BSN program with colleges and universities that do not have a BSN program, expanded clinical sites, mutual on-site recruitment events for health care organizations, or on-site or custom professional development programming. 


Contact Information

For general College business or inquiries, use the main College office number 610.519.4900 or

Contact information for Dr. Gail Furman, 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


Academic Affairs 

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


Inclusive Excellence

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


College and Student Services

Anne M. Fink, PhD, RN, CNE

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


Finance and Adminstration

Maria Pavelsky 

Assistant Dean for Fianance and Administration
Phone: 610.519.5903


College Relations

Ann Barrow McKenzie, MSN, RN

Director of College  Relations 
Phone: 610.519.6814


Senior Administrative Assistant to Drs. Mariani and Fink

Dani Kennedy
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


Undergraduate Program Assistant

Mrs. Marie Paolucci
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 Director

Interim Sandi Schultz
Phone: 610.519.4934

Nurse Practitioner Track Coordinator

Elizabeth Muncey Blunt, PhD, RN, APRN, BC
Phone: 610.519.4928

Nursing Education Program

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

Nurse Anesthesia DNP Track Director

Jodie Szlachta, PhD, RN, CRNA

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 Director

Sandi Schultz

Phone: 610.519.4914



Continuing Education Program


Continuing Education Program Director

Evelyn Lengetti, PhD, RN-BC
Assistant Dean of Continuing Education and Assistant Professor
Phone: 610.519.4931

Continuing Education Program Assistant

Louisa Zullo
Phone: 610.519.4930
Fax: 610.519.6780


Centers and Offices


Center for Global and Public Health

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


MacDonald Center for Obesity Prevention and Education (COPE)

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

Laura Anderko, PhD, RN, Co-Director 

Emma Pennea, MSGH, Senior Associate Director 
Phone: 610.519.6813





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.