Social work focuses on helping individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations from a holistic perspective. The field was born out of an increased sense of social responsibility toward vulnerable populations and continues to advance economic and social justice.
At Regis College, one of our core values is “Love and service of the Dear Neighbor without distinction.” We believe that all social workers are called to support people in need; this is why we’ve created an accessible degree that empowers you to make an impact.
Our online MSW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). It has been designed for those interested in growing in their current role, including earning licensure, as well as those interested in a new career in social work.
The Regis College MSW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
Two Ways to Earn Your Online MSW
The online MSW is open to students of all backgrounds, whatever their bachelor’s degree. The part-time program can be completed in as little as 16 or 32 months, depending on your existing status. See below to find out which track is right for you.
Jessica Abernathy, DNP, WHNP, CNM
WHNP Program Director and Assistant Professor
Dr. Abernathy has primarily worked with her own private practice OB/GYN office and PRN in retail/urgent care. She specializes in anemia and iron infusions in pregnancy, contraception, and adolescent health. In February 2019, she redirected her focus from labor and delivery so she could dedicate more time to teaching. Dr. Abernathy continues to provide support for outpatient women’s health. Dr. Abernathy is a national provider trainer for Nexplanon. She is also an item writer for the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner National Certification Exam with NCC. Education:
- DNP — Wilmington University 2018
- Post-Master’s Certificate Family Nursing Practitioner — Wilmington University 2014
- Post-Master’s Certificate Certified Nurse Midwife — Georgetown University 2003
- MSN Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner — Vanderbilt University 1998
- BSN — Villanova University 1997
Frazier Beatty, PhD, MPH, CHES
MPH Program Director and Assistant Professor
Frazier B. Beatty, PhD, MPH, CHES is a public health professional with a diverse background in online education. He has a combination of over 20 years of educational training and educational management experience. He also has over 20 years of experience conducting research and using best-practice approaches and data to improve student academic programs. Dr. Beatty has worked for state and federal government agencies, including the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. His research interests include using Telehealth to address HIV and other infectious diseases. Dr. Beatty has been teaching Public Health online since 2010 and also mentoring PhD students since 2012. EducationPost Graduate Certificate, Diversity and Inclusion, Cornell University, 2019 PhD, Public Health, Walden University, 2009 MPH, Public Health, Walden University, 2004 BA, English Literature, North Carolina Central University, 1993 Publications Tor-Anyiin, A., Beatty,F.B., and Salandy, S.W, (2018). Difference in Adherence to Anti-Retroviral Therapy Between Adolescents and Young Adults in Rural and Urban Settings in Nigeria. European Journal of Tropical Medicine and International Health Dokun-Mowete, C., Sharma, M., Beatty,F.B., and Salandy, S.W, (2018).Using Multi-Theory Model to Predict Low Salt Intake among Nigerian Adults with Hypertension. International Quarterly of Community Health Education Oguegbu, A. and Beatty, F. (2016) Relationship between Sexual Risk Behaviors and HIV Counseling and Testing (HCT) Uptake among Young People in Nigeria. Health, 8, 463-471. doi: 10.4236/health.2016.85049. Beatty, F.B, (2009). “The influence of African American mothers' perceptions of weight and body image on children's weight and body image” Walden University, 2009, 118 pages; 3355012. Lewis, M.A., D.L. Driscoll, and F.B. Beatty (2007). “Message Testing for the North Carolina Strike out Stroke Campaign.” Submitted to Brogan and Partners. McCormack, L.A., M.A. Lewis, J.D. Uhrig, A.J. Bonito, C.M. Squire, F.B. Beatty, and T.M. Swinson. (December 2006). “Merck Health Disparities Initiative.” Prepared for The Merck Company Foundation. Presentations Beatty, F. B. “Advancing your Career with a Doctorate of Philosophy in Public Health” Presented at American Public Health Conference: Walden Residency, Washington DC, November 1, 2011 Beatty, F. B. “Why Develop a Worksite Wellness Program and How To Do It” Presented at South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, November, 23, 2009. Beatty, F. B. “Domestic Violence in African American Communities and Public Health Implications” Presented on Talk Back, Weekly Radio Drama, October, 21, 2009. Driscoll, D.L., F.B. Beatty. “Evaluating Culturally Tailored Health Communications “Presented at the Centers for Disease Control American Evaluation Association, Atlanta, GA, June 11-12, 2007. Driscoll, D.L., F.B. Beatty, M.G. Jarblum, S.C. Squire, and S.L. Harris. “Ethnographic Methods and Environmental Health Promotion: Utility for Community Capacity Building.” Presented at Society for Public Health Education, Boston, MA, November 1, 2006.
Sherly Boulay, DNP, FNP-C, APRN, MSN/Ed
Assistant Professor, Nursing
Graduate online nursing assistant professor at Regis College.
Traci Bramlett, DNP, APRN, FNP-C
Associate Professor, Nursing
Dr. Bramlett is a family nurse practitioner and Doctor of Nursing Practice faculty member at Regis College. She places a clinical focus on care for the family across the lifespan, and family health focusing on the pediatric population. She is active in clinical practice as a family nurse practitioner in Wilmington, NC. Dr. Bramlett is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and Sigma Theta Tau International.
Laura Burke, ScD, MPH
Dean, School of Health Sciences
Dr. Burke offers a wealth of knowledge and experience in the public health sector. Since becoming dean for the School of Health Sciences, she has focused on expanding interprofessional education at Regis College along with global collaborators. With her strong background in epidemiology, Dr. Burke has worked to increase research opportunities for students and faculty in the School of Health Sciences. Education:
- Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Harvard School of Public Health
- Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Karolinksa Institutet, Sweden
- ScD - Harvard School of Public Health
- MPH - New York Medical College
- BA in English - Barnard College, Columbia University
Kelly Carlson, Ph.D., PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP, CNE
PMHNP - Program Director
Dr. Carlson received her diploma in nursing from Newton-Wellesley Hospital School of Nursing; BSN, MSN and Ph.D. in nursing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She is an active member in the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and the International Society of Psychiatric Nurses. She volunteers as a peer reviewer for ANA MA’s Approver Unit. Dr. Carlson teaches in the graduate PMHNP and Trans-disciplinary Addictions programs. Research interests include violence prevention, trauma/resilience and health promotion.
Allison Castonguay, APRN, FNP-BC
FNP Program Director
Graduate online nursing faculty at Regis College.
Kim Chapman, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
Curriculum Director, Assistant Professor, Nursing
Dr. Kim E. Chapman earned her Diploma RN from Burge School of Nursing (1989) from Burge School of Nursing, BSN (1997) from Southwest Baptist University in Springfield, Missouri and a MSN (1999) and Certification as a APRN – Family Nurse Practitioner (1999) from the University of Missouri, and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice in Educational Leadership (2017) from American Sentinel University in Colorado. Dr. Chapman’s professional background encompasses 30 years of healthcare experience in a multitude of arenas. Primary areas of interest included acute care settings: ED, ICU, CCU and Aeromedical Flight Nursing. Advancing from a staff role to that of Charge Nurse, Clinical Supervisor and Directors of various departments, Dr. Chapman returned to academia to obtain her Master’s in Nursing. As a Family Nurse Practitioner, many years were spent working in Cardiology, Child Sexual Abuse, Emergency Services, and Medical-Legal Consulting. Dr. Chapman is licensed over twelve states and has worked in multiple hospital settings – ranging from Critical Access to Level I Trauma Centers. For over a decade, in addition to working with the Joint Commission as a hospital surveyor and with ACEN as a peer evaluator, Dr. Chapman continues to work in the Emergency Department as a practitioner, all while teaching has become a growing passion. Dr. Chapman has experience in many academic formats, brick and mortar, hybrid and online settings. This experience has led to a variety of positions in education working with pre-licensure, ADN, BSN, MSN, and DNP level students at multiple community, public, and private schools of higher learning. Dr. Chapman is the Curriculum Director for the Online Nursing Program as well as an Assistant Professor at Regis. She serves on many committees for the college and her most recent appointment includes membership on the Regis IRB. In addition, to her academic responsibilities, Dr. Chapman will continue her clinical practice in the Emergency Room as a Nurse Practitioner bringing years of experience along with evidenced based practice into the classroom.
John Christie, PhD
Associate Professor of Management & Economics, Chair, Dept of Business Management
John Christie has undertaken multiple roles in higher education since 2009, with experiences as an instructor, visiting scholar, assistant and associate professor, program director, and department chair. He has been working full time at Regis College since 2014. In addition to working at Regis, he has been an Instructor at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, was a visiting scholar at the University of New Hampshire School of Law in Concord, New Hampshire, and has served as an affiliate faculty in the School of Business at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, New Hampshire. His practical experience in business comes from many years in the real estate industry, where he was the managing trustee of a REIT based in Manchester, New Hampshire. There he served in a range of functional areas, including sales and marketing, contracts and legal issues, and investment property management. He serves on the review boards of the academic journals Digital Business, Global Business Review, and Business Perspectives & Research and is a member of the Association for Information Systems. Education
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in International Business: Strategy Track, Southern New Hampshire University, 2013
- Master of Science in International Business, Southern New Hampshire University, 2008
- Master of Business Administration (MBA), Southern New Hampshire University, 2007
- Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Political Science Minor, Southern New Hampshire University, 2005
Amanda Clark, DNP WCC AGNP-C
Assistant Professor, Nursing
Dr. Amanda Clark brings her vast experience in nursing practice and health care education to the Master of Science in Nursing program. Before joining Regis College, she earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing and provided care as registered nurse practitioner, clinical manager, and palliative care manager, as well as served in other roles as an educator. As a nurse, Dr. Clark was dedicated to developing and implementing new approaches to practice. This included creating an advanced illness service type program to educate patients about high-level health care processes. She would later apply that expertise and commitment to innovation to roles in home-based palliative care and hospice care training and delivery. Dr. Clark also holds Wound Care Certification (2008), American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification (2013), and Adult Gerontology Nursing Practice Certification (2013). In her current role as assistant professor and course coordinator at Regis, she uses this collected knowledge of nursing theory, practice, and leadership to help inform the programs and curriculum of the MSN degree. In addition to higher education, Dr. Clark continues to be active as a hospice nurse practitioner in the Pennsylvania area. Her dedication to staying on the forefront of the field is also informed by memberships in the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association, and Doctor of Nursing Practice.org. Education
- BSN-DNP, Robert Morris University, 2013
- BSN, Duquesne University, 2004
Donette C. Considine, PhD, LCSW
MSW Program Director, Associate Professor-Social Work
With over 15 years of experience as a social work administrator and educator, Dr. Considine has taught across the practice, policy, and research curricula. As a faculty expert for both BSW and MSW programs, she has also designed lessons in field education to allow students to apply their classroom knowledge of theoretical concepts, principles, values, and ethics in a supervised setting. In addition to Dr. Considine’s extensive experience in higher education, she has served as a research consultant in several community program evaluations and maintains a clinical practice providing counseling services to adolescents, adults, and couples. Prior to joining the faculty at Regis College, Dr. Considine held an assistant provost position at a college in the Midwest where she provided leadership and oversight for 16 academic programs, including BSW, MSW, and DSW. Education:
- PhD - Capella University
- MSW - George Williams College of Aurora University
- BA - Western Illinois University
Interview: Dr. Considine talks about why she became a social worker, what she likes best about the career, and her advice for aspiring social workers. Read More
Karen Cummins, PhD, MSN, FNP-BC
Clinical Director, Associate Professor of Nursing
Karen Cummins is a family nurse practitioner who is certified to manage care across the lifespan. As the clinical director and an associate professor of nursing at Regis College, she has an extensive background in both clinical practice and teaching experience. She has been an instructor at the associate, baccalaureate, and graduate nursing levels, while her clinical work includes VA medical clinics, infectious disease and HIV management, as well as home health, primary, palliative, and annual care. Dr. Cummins earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from LaRoche College, her MSN in Nursing Education from the University of Pittsburgh, Post-MSN Nurse Practitioner certification from Carlow University, and Ph.D. in Education from Capella University. She is a member and past chapter president of Sigma Theta Tau International, and a member of the Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners. Her research interests include online interaction, student-preceptor relationships, and role transition.
Barbara Frechette, DNP, PMHNP-BC
PMHNP Program Director and Associate Professor
Graduate online nursing faculty at Regis College.
Ruth Gerritsen-McKane, PhD, LCSW
MSW Field Education Director and Associate Professor of Social Work
Dr. Gerritsen-McKane has been actively engaged in social work for 20+ years, most of that time has been spent in academia in the area of field education. Her passion for field education was cemented when her PhD research culminated in developing a field education model for a founding BSW program at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, Ghana. She is passionate about global social work and has conducted research in Argentina, Ghana, Morocco, Mozambique, Haiti, Japan and China, where she was a visiting professor at Wuhan University of Technology. Further she mentored students in their research, while completing their field education in Mexico, Guatemala, Jordan, South Korea, Germany, Ghana, Batswana, Peru, and Austria. She has presented in over 60 conferences world-wide and published several articles with co-authors. Dr. Gerritsen-McKane was privileged to complete a post-doctoral certification in Global Mental Health: Trauma and Recover through Harvard University’s Program in Refugee Trauma. One of her takeaways from this opportunity was the reality that there is nothing happening in the world that is not happening here in the United States. Consequently, we are much more alike than we are different. Her philosophy immediately found companionship with Regis College as she studied the Core Values of the Sisters of St. Joseph, particularly “Love and service of the Dear Neighbor without distinction.”
Interview: Dr. Gerritsen-McKane, MSW Field Director and Associate Professor, talks about how her life lead her down the path to social work, what she loves about the social work profession, and her advice for aspiring social workers. Read More
Lisa Gray, PhD, LCSW
Assistant Professor, Social Work
Dr. Gray provided a wide range of clinical services to military dependent children and their families as a civilian for the Department of the Army prior to joining Regis College in 2018. She also consulted with military leaders, school staff, and medical professionals on best practices in enhancing the well-being of military children and families. Dr. Gray was a clinical practitioner and family therapist at the Children’s Advocacy Center of Central Texas and has been a social work educator in both undergraduate and graduate programs of social work. Dr. Gray’s area of research focuses on advancing mental health care and well-being among members of the military community with an emphasis on children and families. Education:
- PhD - Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Social Work
- MSSW - The University of Texas at Austin
- BSW - Texas State University
Interview: Dr. Lisa Gray talks to us about why she became a social worker, her experience with the military, and her advice for aspiring social workers. Read More
- Weng, S. & Gray, L. A. (2017). Advancement in social work higher education: Fostering a supportive environment for students of non-dominant racial and ethnic backgrounds. Social Work Education: The International Journal, 36(1), 662-677.
- Price, S. K., Gray, L. A., & Thacker, R. T. (2015). Enhanced Engagement: An intervention pilot for mental health promotion among low-income women in a community visiting program. Best Practices in Mental Health, 11(1), 69-82.
- Gray, L. A. & Price, S. K. (2014). Partnering for mental health promotion: Implementing evidence based mental health services within a maternal and child health home visiting program. Clinical Social Work Journal, 42(1), 70-80.
- Price, S. K., Gray, L. A. & El-Khoury, D. (2014). Facilitating Mental Health Intervention in Home Visiting: Learning from Content, Context, Clients, and Community. Zero to Three, 34(5), 28-34.
- Gray, L. A. (2016, January). An exploratory study on the well-being of military spouses: Merging quantitative and qualitative data. Paper accepted to the 2016 Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington, D.C.
- Gray, L. A. & Weng, S. (2015, October). Military spouses’ perspectives on the influence of military culture on spousal functioning. Paper presented at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Denver, CO.
- Lee, J., Weng, S. & Gray, L. A. (2015, October). Giving back: Lessons learned from refugees and immigrants. Poster presented at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Denver, CO.
- Gray, L. A. & Lewis, P. C. (2014, October). Military spouses: The key to strengthening the military family. Paper presented at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Tampa, FL.
- Lewis, P. C. & Gray, L. A. (2014, October). Addressing the needs of military children: Implications for social work education. Poster presented at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Tampa, FL.
- Price, S. K., Gray, L. A., & El-Khoury, D. (2014, January). Enhanced engagement: A feasibility study infusing mental health services into maternal and child health home visiting. Paper presented at the 2014 Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, San Antonio, TX.
- Weng, S. & Gray, L. A. (2013, October). Social Work doctoral education: Fostering a supportive environment for students of color. Poster presented at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Dallas, TX.
- Gray, L. A. (2013, May). Social work practitioners’ perceptions about the mental health needs of military service members and veterans. Paper presented at The Ninth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (QI2013), Urbana-Champaign, IL.
- Gray, L. A. & Lewis, P. C. (2013, May). Social work practitioners’ perceptions about the psychosocial stressors and mental health needs of war veterans. Poster presented at the Promising Practices for Healing Psychological Trauma of Service Members, Veterans, Family, and Community Conference at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.
- Price, S. K., Gray, L. A., El-Khoury, D. & Masho, S. (2013, April). Bridging the mental health services gap for low-income women with perinatal depression: Results from a translational research pilot. Poster presented at the ninth Annual Women’s Health Research Day, Richmond, Virginia.
- Gray, L. A. & Lewis, P. C. (2013, April). Social work practitioners’ perceptions about the psychosocial stressors and mental health needs of war veterans. Poster presented at the School of Social Work 2013 Research Symposium at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) Council on Social Work Education Minority Fellowship Program. Funding Support: August 2012- June 2015.
Tameca N. Harris-Jackson, PhD, LCSW, CSE
Assistant Professor, Social Work
Tameca Harris-Jackson brings over 15 years of experience in social work to the Regis MSW program. She has served in a variety of roles, which includes clinician, educator, and director. Dr. Harris-Jackson enjoys teaching social work students and has taught at BSW, MSW and PhD levels. She brings her passion for diversity and social justice into each course she teaches, which most often includes policy, macro, research, diversity, and sexuality and spirituality courses. Dr. Harris-Jackson also has a passion for international social work. While teaching at Texas A&M University – Central Texas and the University of Central Florida, she was engaged in international studies and helped to develop and design curricula that allowed students to engage in short-term study abroad programs examining matters such as homelessness, substance abuse, and LGBTQ+ health and social justice. In addition to teaching, Dr. Harris-Jackson engages in community service through participation on several community and national boards. She is also a certified sexuality educator, the co-founder of a non-profit organization focused on empowerment for Women of Color, and maintains a clinical practice providing services to women and persons in relationships. Dr. Harris-Jackson's research interests include women's mental and sexual health, Black religiosity, and international social work. Education:
- PhD – Widener University
- MSW – University of Maryland – Baltimore
- BS – Old Dominion University
Mary Ann Hart, DNP, RN
MHA Program Director
As principal of Hart Government Relations in Cambridge, Ms. Hart develops and directs government relations strategy on behalf of nonprofit health and human services organizations. She has been a member of numerous boards of directors, including the Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge City Hospital, and Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, and has served as the chair of the Cambridge-Somerville Health Policy Board. Ms. Hart joined Regis in 2005 and led the development of the Regis Graduate Program in Health Administration in 2009. She is currently serving as its program director. Work Experience:
- Director of the Office of Health Policy in the administration of Gov. Michael Dukakis
- Assistant Commissioner for Community Health
- Director of the Office of Health Education and Information
- Chief of Staff at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
Anne Hedger, DNP, ACNP-BC, ANP-BC, CPNP-AC, ENP-BC
AGACNP - Program Director
Anne Hedger, DNP, ACNP-BC, ANP-BC, CPNP-AC, ENP-BC received an AAS from Sinclair College, a BSN from Arizona State University, and an MN from the University of Washington, Seattle where she earned and subsequently became boarded as both an Acute Care Adult Nurse Practitioner and an Adult Nurse Practitioner. In addition, she received a Post-Master’s Certification as an Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner from Seton Hall University. In 2009, she completed her Doctorate in Nursing Practice. Anne has worked as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in an Emergency Department (ED) setting for 20 years managing both adults and pediatric patients who are acutely ill or injured, including those with psychiatric conditions. She has ACNP experience as a Pain Management Specialist, as well as in Neurosurgery. She was an ANCC Concept Expert Panel Member for the Emergency Nurse Practitioner certification and a founding member of the American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners. She served as a consultant to the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia’s Quality Assurance program in Vancouver, with clinical site visits and quality reviews, as they developed their new nurse practitioner licensure process. She has served as curriculum consultant, in course development and has taught for several nursing programs nationwide. She has experience as the Program Director for a growing Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program, as well as Assistant Dean of Distance Education. Dr. Hedger is currently the Program Director of the online Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program with Regis College.
Deborah M. Jean-Baptiste, MS, AGPCNP-BC
AGPCNP - Program Director and Assistant Professor
Deborah M. Jean-Baptiste has an extensive and diverse educational background, which provides her with a broad knowledge base and unique perspective. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Cell and Molecular Biology with minors in chemistry and psychology from Westfield State University. She then earned a Master of Science Degree in the accelerated nurse practitioner program from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She is a board-certified Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. Her areas of focus are primary prevention, nursing education and sickle cell disease. She began her career as a Nurse Practitioner in primary care working with under-served populations in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Here she utilized evidenced based medicine to facilitate physical and mental wellness in the patients of this community. Her current clinical practice focuses on occupational medicine where she develops, and initiates plans of care regarding workplace related injuries for the employees of the only level one trauma center and largest hospital system in Western Massachusetts. She also applies protocols and procedures set by OSHA, The Department of Labor and other governing bodies to ensure the health maintenance, wellness and safety of healthcare workers. Her passion is nursing education. She has taught in didactic, laboratory and clinical settings in certificate as well as graduate programs. She started at Regis College as an Adjunct Professor and 10 months later transitioned to the Director of the Adult Gerontology program and Assistant Professor roles. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, new culinary experiences, and spending time with family and friends.
William Koehler, PhD
Dean, Marshall M. Sloane School of Business and Communication
William Koehler began his career as a professional recruiter, operations manager, founder, and entrepreneur with Marathon Personnel in Boston. He started and managed a successful educational start-up, Pierian Educational Preparation, and brings 25 years of experience in higher education, including as a professor, graduate program director, department chair, and now, dean of the Sloane School of Business and Communication at Regis College. Before joining Regis, William served as the dean of the School of Management at Bay State College in Boston and assistant dean for graduate and international programs at the College of Management at the University of Massachusetts. Koehler serves on editorial boards, including the Transnational Journal of Business, the Journal of Ethics and Entrepreneurship, and the European Management and Marketing Association. He is also a consultant for small start-up businesses and non-profit organizations in the greater Boston area. Education
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in European Labor History, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
- Visiting Doctoral Researcher, Modern Labor History, Friedrich-Wilhelm Rheinische Universität, Bonn, Germany
- Doctoral Candidate, Modern European History, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
- Bachelor of Arts in History, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Rachel Koransky-Matson, DNP, APRN, FNP-C
Assistant Professor and Online Family Nurse Practitioner Clinical Coordinator
As a family nurse practitioner, Dr. Rachel Koransky-Matson specializes in assisting underserved and diverse populations throughout the United States. She embraces both traditional Western medicine as well as more holistic approaches — including homeopathy, naturopathy, and aromatherapy — allowing her patients to have flexibility and choice when it comes to the types of treatment they receive. Dr. Koransky-Matson earned her Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees from Frontier Nursing University in Hyden, Kentucky. She also holds an international certification in homeopathy from the Centers for Education and Development of Homeopathy (CEDH) and is an active member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
Christopher Kubik, DBA
Professor of Accounting and Finance, Marshall M. Sloane School of Business & Communication
Chris Kubik joined Regis College in September 2018 with his appointment as Professor of Finance and Accounting in the School of Business. In addition to his role as professor, Chris serves as the Director of the CFP® Registered Program and also as Director of Early College Programming for Regis College. His primary teaching interests include corporate finance, investment management, personal finance, and financial and managerial accounting. His research interests include behavioral finance, wealth distribution and tax policy. Prior to joining Regis College, Chris served as Professor and Dean of the School of Business at Mount Ida College and as a tenured associate professor and Chair of the Department of Business Administration at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH. Chris was the recipient of the Jack Jensen Teaching Excellence Award at Colby-Sawyer in 2010 and led the business programs to successful accreditation by ACBSP in 2016. Before working in higher education, Chris worked in operations and finance for several Fortune 50 companies, held senior finance and economic positions in state government, and served as a registered lobbyist at the state and national level, where he focused his legislative efforts on transportation-related issues. Chris holds a BS in International Business and Economics from Madonna University, an MBA from the University of Detroit and a DBA from Anderson University.
Roseanne Lesack, PhD, BCBA-D, ABPP
Online ABA Practicum Coordinator and Assistant Professor
Dr. Lesack is a licensed psychologist and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-D®. She has been working with children and families across the developmental spectrum to address a variety of behavioral concerns with a focus over the past number of years on pediatric feeding disorders. She received her training at Emory University and the Marcus Autism Center and was the founding clinic director of the Feeding Disorders Clinic at Nova Southeastern University. Education:
- PhD - School Psychology, Fordham University
- MS - School Psychology, Fordham University
- BS - Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles
C. Andrew Martin, DNP, MS, RN, CNE, ACRN, CHPN
Associate Professor, Online Clinical Doctorate Program
Dr. Martin began his nursing career in the hospice and palliative care setting, before transitioning to HIV/AIDS care. He has taught as both face-to-face and online adjunct faculty for multiple colleges since 2008. Dr. Martin joined Regis College in 2017 as associate professor and director, Clinical Doctorate of Nursing Practice Program Online (2017-2020). He works several days each month with Vivent Healthcare in Austin, TX, in the role of RN Medical Case Manager, supporting HIV-infected individuals in HIV primary care. Dr. Martin maintains specialty certifications as a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE), AIDS Certified Registered Nurse (ACRN), and Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (CHPN). He also serves on the HIV/AIDS National Certification Board (HANCB). Dr. Martin is a peer reviewer for the Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice, the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care and the Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing. DNP Scholarly Practice Project:
- Martin, C. A. (2016). A Mobile Phone HIV Medication Adherence Intervention: Care4Today ™ Mobile Health Manager. DNP thesis/ProQuest. https://www.doctorsofnursingpractice.org/project-repository-details/?postid=144
- DNP — Carlow University; Pittsburgh, PA
- MSN — Saint Joseph’s College of Maine; Standish, ME
- MS — New England College; Henniker, NH
- ASN — Great Bay Community College; Strathan, NH
- BS — University of New Hampshire; Durham, NH
- American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Faculty Member
- American Nurses Association
- Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
- Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, Austin Chapter
- HIV/AIDS National Certification Board
- Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association
- National League for Nursing, Faculty Member
- Sigma Theta Tau International
- Sigma Theta Tau International, Epsilon Theta Chapter (Austin, TX)
- Texas Nurses Association
- 2016 Honoree, POZ100: Celebrating the South; https://www.poz.com/article/2016-poz-100-lp
- 2012 Saint Joseph’s College Online Graduate Nursing Faculty Member of the Year
- 2011 Benjamin Franklin Gold Award, Independent Book Publishers Association (Reflections of a Living Partner: Caregiving at the End of Life)
- 2011 Silver Medal Award, Florida Publishers Association (Reflections of a Living Partner: Caregiving at the End of Life)
- 2010-2011 End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) Award Winner
- HIV Medication Adherence with Mobile Phone Application Intervention; Frances Borger Klempner Faculty Scholar Showcase. Regis College; Weston, MA
- Patient Engagement and Perceived Care through a Smartphone App; American Nurses Association Annual Conference: Translating Quality into Practice. Tampa, FL
- HIV Medication Adherence with Mobile Phone Application Intervention; HIV/AIDS and Aging Symposium; Austin, TX
- Improving Medication Adherence Among People Living with HIV Using a Mobile Phone Reminder Application; Texas HIV-STD Conference; Austin, TX
- Aging Alongside HIV/AIDS: From a Caregiver’s View; HIV/AIDS and Aging Symposium; Austin, TX
- Recognizing and Responding to Nearing Death Awareness: For Hospice Volunteers and Non-Professional Caregivers; New Hampshire Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s 16th Annual Fall Conference; Bedford, NH
- From Experience to Story: Putting End-of-Life Encounters Into Words; Hospice and Palliative Care Federation of Massachusetts 2011 Education Conference; Norwood, MA
- Martin, C. A., & Upvall , M. J. (November/December 2016). A mobile phone HIV medication adherence intervention: Acceptability and feasibility study. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care. https://doi.org:10.1016/j.jana.2016.07.002
- Martin, C. A. (March/April 2015). Promoting advance directives and ethical wills with the HIV aging cohort: Assessing clinician knowledge and comfort level. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care. https://doi.org:10.1016/j.jana.2014.09.001
- Martin, C. A. (September/October 2011). Implementing a blended-learning hospice staff orientation program. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing. https://doi.org/10.1097/NJH.0b013e318223d093
- Martin, C. A. Reflections of a Loving Partner: Caregiving at the End of Life. (December 2010). Naples, FL: Quality of Life Publishing Co., Inc. ISBN-10: 0981621937 https://www.amazon.com/Reflections-Loving-Partner-Caregiving-Life-ebook/dp/B01MZWO3J0
Anne M. Mingolelli DNP, PMHNP-BC, APRN-BC
Assistant Professor, Nursing
Anne Marie Mingolelli, DNP, PMHNP-BC, APRN-BC, RN is a Nurse Practitioner certified to provide psychiatric services to children, adolescents, and adults. She received her MSN and NP certification in Adult Primary Care Medicine from Simmons College and her CAGS and NP certification in Family Psychiatric Medicine from Northeastern University. She also received her Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree from Northeastern University. Dr. Mingolelli has worked in the mental health field for many years, providing both psychopharmacological services and therapy for a variety of psychiatric illnesses. In addition, she has participated in clinical trials for new drug investigations. Prior to her work in this area, she provided both primary care and occupational medical care to adolescents and adults in the hospital, urgent care, and clinic settings. Additionally, she has worked as a certified school nurse for over fifteen years, attaining an educational licensure and gaining extensive experience in the educational setting, including the field of special education.
Michele Pedulla, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC
Interim Associate Dean, Online Graduate Nursing and Associate Professor
Dr. Michele Pedulla has been a nurse for 33 years, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of South Florida, a Master of Science in Nursing, following the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) track from the University of Central Florida, and her Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Florida. Dr. Pedulla's nursing experience is varied in the pediatric arena. As an RN, she spent most of the years in acute care, primarily pediatric hematology-oncology. The nurse practitioner role opened up an entire new world with primary care, caring for children from newborn to 21 years of age. Although Dr. Pedulla is the assistant dean of Online Graduate Nursing and associate professor here at Regis College, she continues to practice as a primary care PNP part-time. Dr. Pedulla is a member of ANA and NAPNAP, both locally and nationally, holding a position on the Education Committee for the Florida Gulf Coast NAPNAP chapter. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and presented at the Biennial Convention in October 2017. Dr. Pedulla has published in the Journal of Pediatric Health Care, completed a joint project with NAPNAP and AANP as the pediatric clinical expert creating an educational tool for all NPs to use, and has worked as a subject matter expert in a variety of arenas, including education, administration, and advanced practice nursing.
Karen R. Crowley, DNP, APRN-BC, WHNP, ANP, CNE
Associate Professor, Graduate Online Nursing
Dr. Crowley’s career began in the labor and delivery/postpartum division where she worked as a registered nurse for eight years. She then earned her master’s degree in nursing along with her Adult and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner certification. For more than 20 years Dr. Crowley has continued to practice in this role while actively precepting nurse practitioner students. She is responsible for recruiting and selecting scholars, matching faculty advisors and mentors, advising, reporting, and coordinating leadership opportunities and presentations for scholars. She joined Regis College in 1998 in the adjunct faculty role and now serves as associate professor. Dr. Crowley’s passion for the nursing field led her to receive a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree and take on a leadership role as co-coordinator of the nurse practitioner (NP) program. Soon after that she assumed the directorship of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, and then she stepped into the associate dean of graduate nursing position. For the past year she was functioning as the associate dean of online graduate nursing. Dr. Crowley has been instrumental in developing programs and increasing the rigor of current programs to support Regis’ strategic plan and the School of Nursing’s priorities. She designed and implemented the women’s health nurse practitioner track at Regis while also developing the Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctorate of Nursing Practice (BSN-DNP) program, and is currently leading the newly launched online graduate nursing programs. Dr. Crowley was recently awarded full tenure status, earned national certification as a nurse educator, and completed a Quality Matters online teaching certificate. She’s applying what she learned by earning this certificate by prioritizing technology use in her classroom and championing web-based preceptor/mentor tracking systems in the NP and DNP programs, web-based patient simulation in the NP program, and conversion of face-to-face classes to virtual, hybrid classes. Education:
- Diploma - Lawrence Memorial School of Nursing/Regis College
- BSN - Salem State, Salem, MA
- MSN - Simmons College, Boston, MA
- DNP - Regis College, Weston, MA
- National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty
- American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
- Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners
- Associate Dean for Online Graduate Nursing at Regis College (2017-present)
- Associate Dean for Graduate Nursing program at Regis College (2016-2017)
- Project Director for Jonas Nurse Leader Scholar and Veterans Healthcare Scholar Cohort IV (2014-2016) and Cohort V (2016-2018)
- Director of the Nurse Practitioner program at Regis College (2014-2016)
- Fellow for the Leadership for Academic Nursing Programs with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing in Washington, D.C. (2013-2014)
- Project Director of Nursing Faculty Loan Program (2012-present)
- Program Evaluator for the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing in Atlanta, GA (2012-present)
- Director of Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at Regis College (2012-2016)
- Executive Appointment to the Special Commission Relative to Postpartum Depression for the State of Massachusetts, 2011-present
- Associate Professor at Regis College (2010-present; tenured 2018)
- Co-Coordinator of Nurse Practitioner Program at Regis College (2010-2012)
- Assistant Professor at Regis College (2006-2010)
- Nurse Practitioner at Hallmark Health Medical Associates in Malden, MA (1999-present)
- Adjunct Faculty at Regis College (1998-2006)
- Nurse Practitioner at OB/GYN Associates of Malden in Malden, MA (1995-1999)
- Registered Nurse at Malden Hospital in Malden, MA (1987-1995)
- Registered Nurse at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford, MA (1986-1987)
- Buttaro, T. et al. (1999). Primary Care: A Collaborative Practice. Philadelphia, PA: Mosby. Gynecology Chapter Reviewer.
- February, 2012 National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty: reviewer for Population Focus Competencies for Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner.
- Younkin, E.Q., & Davis, M.C., Shadewald, D., & Juve, C. (2012). Women's Health: A Primary Care Clinical Guide (4th Ed.). New Jersey: Prentice Hall. Text reviewer.
- Crowley, K. (2012). Treatment of Eating Disorders. In Rhoads, J, & Murphy, P.J. Nurse Clinical Consult to Psychopharmacology. New York: Springer Publishing Company.
- Crowley, K., Nadarajah. S., Pratt, A. (2014). Endocrine System Drugs. In Smith, B. (Ed.) Pharmacology for Nurses. Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning.
Samara Robertson, MSN, APRN-BC, CNM
Assistant Professor, Nursing
Samara Robertson has been an Assistant Professor at Regis College since 2017 and was the previous Regis Online Women’s Health Program Director. Samara is a Certified Nurse Midwife in the state of NH and has been working in online nursing academia since 2011. Professor Robertson launched her own private practice as a certified nurse midwife and nurse practitioner that focuses on the mental health needs of women – particularly in the postpartum period. Her practice, The Postpartum Midwife also helps those experiencing struggles with infertility, adoption and miscarriages. She has taught extensively in Community Health, Health assessment and Women’s Health and has a passion for integrating psych mental health at the primary care level. Samara is a member of the New Hampshire Nurse Practitioner Association and is currently pursuing her DNP at Frontier Nursing University and expects to graduate winter of 2020. Education: DNP: Frontier Nursing University, expected graduation winter 2020 MSN: Frontiers Nursing University, 2010 BSN: Columbia University School of Nursing, 2006 BA: Goucher College, 2004
Marlo Robinson MSN, FNP-C
FNP - Program Director
Mininder (Mimi) Sodhi, PhD, LCSW
Assistant Professor, Social Work
Dr. Sodhi has more than 20 years of experience as a social work administrator and educator. She has taught across the practice, research, HBSE curricula, and field education in both BSW and MSW programs. Before joining Regis, Dr. Sodhi served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand and has been a training specialist with the Department of Health and Human Services. She also served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps Reserves and received a Meritorious Service Medal as well as a Navy Commendation Medal. Dr. Sodhi has experience as a clinical social worker in Georgia, where she provided services in substance abuse recovery as a military family counselor. She also supported personnel in need of mental health, crisis intervention, and trauma recovery services. Education:
- PhD - University of Georgia
- MSW - University of Hawaii
- BGS - University of Maryland
Interview: Dr. Sodhi explains why she got into social work, some of the challenges and highlights of the profession, her experience in the Marines, and why Regis is a great choice for students looking for a supportive community. Read More
Lawana V. Brown, MSN, WHNP-BC
WHNP - Program Director and Assistant Professor
Lawana began her nursing career working as a Labor and Delivery RN. In the small rural area where her hospital was located she saw a lack of adequate prenatal care and a high rate of teen pregnancies which prompted her to return to school and pursue a BSN degree to work towards providing better reproductive health education for the community and for fellow nurses. She completed her BSN at Lander University and continued her studies completing an MSN degree with a WHNP certification at the University of Cincinnati in 2012. She has worked in Women's Health her entire nursing career and has a passion for this area of practice. Her work for the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control in family planning clinics gave her the opportunity to help with initiatives to educate young women regarding reproductive health. Currently Lawana practices clinically with the Center for Health and Well-Being on the campus of the University of South Carolina. She works in the women's clinic providing care for college aged young women including health screenings and contraceptive services. She has been involved with increasing access to long-acting reversible contraception for patients through a statewide initiative with funding from the Choosewell grant and New Morning Foundation over the past 5 years. Lawana accepted the position of Program Director and assistant professor in the Women's Health Program online with Regis College in Fall of 2020.
Henry W. Kronner, PhD, LCSW
Associate Professor, Social Work
Henry Kronner joined the Regis faculty in 2019, bringing with him nearly 30 years of experience as a licensed social worker and more than two decades as an instructor in higher education. He has designed and taught both online and on-campus courses covering a wide range of subjects, including human behavior, practice, research, psychopathology, and policy/community organizing. In addition to his teaching, Dr. Kronner also has a private psychotherapy practice, where he helps clients address issues such as anxiety, depression, and relationship challenges. He has also conducted extensive research in areas including LGBTQ+ topics, therapist self-disclosure, and best teaching practices. Dr. Kronner is passionate about his work, and says his goal is to “help students learn about social work and themselves so they can be the best social workers they can be.” Education:
- PhD Loyola University
- MSW University of Michigan
- BA University of Michigan
Interview: Dr. Kroner talks about why he became a social worker, the benefits of having your own practice, and why students should choose Regis for their MSW. Read More
Jillian Wilson, PsyD, BCBA-D
Online ABA Program Director and Assistant Professor
Dr. Wilson comes to Regis College with a diverse background in behavior analysis with specialized knowledge in the assessment and treatment of pediatric feeding disorders and severe behavior disorders. She completed her doctoral internship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine) in the inpatient and outpatient neurobehavioral units, and her postdoctoral residency with the Feeding Disorders Clinic at Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Wilson’s emphasis is in creating treatment protocols that, in addition to decreasing problem behavior and increasing appropriate behavior, can be successfully maintained at home and in the community. That’s why she focuses her ongoing research on the assessment and treatment of severe problem behavior, pediatric feeding disorders, and parent/caregiver training. Education:
- PsyD - Clinical Psychology, Nova Southeastern University
- MS - Clinical Psychology, Nova Southeastern University
- BA - Psychology, University of Massachusetts at Lowell