Lesley A. Perry, PhD
Medallion for Distinguished Service to the College
Dr. Lesley Perry has been a pillar of academic and operational leadership within the Fitzpatrick College of Nursing since her arrival in 2006. During her time at Villanova, she served as Associate Dean, Professor and finally Interim Dean following Dean Fitzpatrick’s death in 2017. Dr. Perry has provided critical leadership for academic programs, daily operations, strategic planning, faculty recruitment and development in the College. She served an integral role in the planning and design of Driscoll Hall, the College’s 2010 reaccreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, applications for Center of Excellence in Nursing Education redesignations from the National League for Nursing and the renaming and branding of the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing. Over the years, Dr. Perry has chaired the dissertation committees for numerous doctoral students and successfully obtained grant funding for College initiatives. Dr. Perry’s leadership set the foundation for the next level of the Fitzpatrick College of Nursing.
Kelly Reilly ’16 PhD
Medallion for Distinguished Contributions to the Profession
Dr. Kelly Reilly exemplifies leadership in nursing practice. Through her different professional roles, she was responsible for the development and execution of vision and strategy for improved patient and family experience and for use of Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems data to improve practice and optimize outcomes across the Maimonides Medical Center. She developed institutional standards and was largely responsible for staff education through robust training programs for new and incumbent providers. Today, Dr. Reilly continues her mission as an independent consultant where she strives to establish environments in the service and academic arenas that empower Nurses to think, innovate and achieve.