President, Lois Mueller Glazier ’60, PhD, RN
Lois began her career in nursing education at Columbia, where she was Assistant Professor of Nursing. After earningher PhD in the Nurse Scientist Program at the University of Kansas, she became a founding faculty member of thenursing  school at Washburn University in Topeka, KS. She retired in 2000, having served as assistant dean for the final 17 years of her 26 years at Washburn. She is a recipient of CUPHSONAA’s Distinguished Alumni Award and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, Phi Kappa Phi and ANA. She has been a CUPHSONAA board member since 2004 and most recently completed three terms as Board secretary. She currently lives in Mystic, CT where she is active in several community organizations

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Vice President, Joan Ambrose McCormick ’61, JD, RN
Joan is currently serving as a member of the Board of Directors and holds a place on the Finance Committee. She also served two terms as Treasurer in the 1990’s. Her role as Vice-President would be guided by more than three decades of experience with our beloved alumni association, with the dual perspective of its history and current financial responsibilities.  After graduation, Joan worked as a nurse at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, and in the Fayette County Public Health Department. In 1980, she graduated from the University of Kentucky’s Law School with a practice in Elder Law. In 2005, Joan added Real Estate to her busy schedule and is a licensed Broker in Rhode Island.

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Treasurer, Timothy J. Lehey ’85 CRNA, MS
Timothy is the founder and director of Nurse Anesthesia Professional Services (NAPS), a recruiting agency focusing on anesthesia providers. A former Program Director at Columbia University and Chief Nurse Anesthetist at New York Presbyterian, Tim has been a nurse for over30 years. Tim graduated from the Cornell University program and went on to earn his Masters in Nurse Anesthesia at Columbia University. Tim’s commitment to the profession of nursing has been unwavering throughout his career. Serving as Treasurer for CUPHSONNA would be a continuation of his efforts on the Finance Committee over the past two years to acknowledge and reward the dedicated professionals that preceded him. Through their legacy, today’s professional nurses enjoy unprecedented levels of compensation and stature within the health care community. I am honored by the nomination and look forward to serving



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Board Members by Year

Class of 2018


Linda Johnston Habif ’68 BS RN
started her career in pediatrics at Babies hospital, worked in the VNS in NJ, and ended her nursing career as the nurse supervisor of Teaneck Radiology Center in Teaneck, NJ. She was a "pioneer" helping to establish and working as the first Medical Nurse Practitioner in Vanderbilt's Medical Clinic in the early 1970's. She served as a clinical preceptor, and instructor in the first Medical practitioner master's program at CU, and helped to produce the first videotape of "The Physical Examination". An early PH board member, she chaired the Benefit Bridge Alumnae Group which raised funds for nursing scholarships and also served on the CUPHSONAA scholarship committee for 8 years. A member of Sigma Theta Tau, she received her master degree at Teacher's College. 


Eileen McLoughlin Stiles ’58 MSEd, RN is a dynamic communicator and promoter of class spirit. She has served on the CUPHSONAA Finance Committee and Scholarship Committee for several years and is the incoming Publications Editor. In addition to being the compiler of her class's 50th Memory Book, she has done several community publications, and is active in her community as well as on the ski slopes in Maine. Eileen has a Masters Degree in guidance and counseling and worked in a school setting in Maine for many years

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Stephanie Wright ‘65, PhD, FNP, PNP
Stephanie is Professor Emerita at George Washington University in Washington, DC where she continues to teach in the graduate program.  Certified as a family and pediatric nurse practitioner, Stephanie continues to practice as an NP at the Kaseman Clinic in Rockville, MD, a clinic for uninsured and underinsured clients.  She received her BSN from Columbia, Masters degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Georgetown University and a PhD in Human Development and Education from the University of Maryland.  She is a long time member of Sigma Theta Tau, having been inducted as a student at Columbia.  Stephanie is also a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioner

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Louise Malarkey '62, EdD, RN
Louise was a nursing faculty member at the College of Staten Island, CUNY for 37 years. She earned her doctoral degree in Curriculum and Teaching from Teacher's College, Columbia University. At the College of Staten Island, she served as Chairperson of the Nursing Department for 14 years and developed 2 nursing degree programs at the baccalaureate and master's degree levels respectively. During her teaching years, Louise coauthored 7 nursing textbooks primarily about Nursing Care, Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures. In our Association, Louise served for the past 12 years as Treasure and chaired the Finance Committee and Membership Committee. Prior to 2005, Louise served many years on the Scholarship Committee.


Sandra McLaughlin Johanson '64, PhD, RN
Sandy is an Advanced Practice Nurse in private practice of psychotherapy specializing in women’s reproductive cycle, mood disorders and cancer issues. After a career in nursing in the VNS, a faculty member at Seton Hall University, Clinical Nurse Specialist of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatric Services and Director of Nursing Research at Morristown Memorial Hospital; she now maintains a private practice. While raising her children, she completed a MA and PhD in Nursing from New York University.


Janice Cobb Ziemba ’74, RN, BSN
Jan is completing a three year term on the Board of Directors after serving previously including six years as Secretary. Her career includes public health nursing and 20 years at an internal medicine office. She retired from full time practice and now works per diem. Jan is involved in community activities including other boards of directors, and divides her time between Connecticut and New Hampshire.


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Joan Hagan Arnold ’69 PhD, RN
Joan is a retired Professor of Hunter College Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, City University of New York. She served as a nursing educator in the Corporate Nursing Office of New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation and on the faculty of The College of New Rochelle and Adelphi University Schools of Nursing. She coauthored the following books: A Child Dies: A Portrait of Family Grief with Penelope Buschman Gemma '64, Community Health Nursing: An Alliance of Health; Health Promotion Handbook, and Health Promotion in Practice. She lectured on child death and family grief, and served for many years as the Chairperson of the Research Committee of the Association of SIDS and Infant Mortality Programs and consultant to the NYC Sudden Infant and Child Death Resource Center. Currently, she is Treasurer of Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. and Co-Chairperson of the Distinguished Alumni Awards Committee.


Judith Hupcey ’77 ’81 MS, EdM, EdD, RN, CRNP, FAAN
Judith is a professor of nursing and medicine and the Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Research at the Pennsylvania State University, College of Nursing. Throughout her career she has authored or coauthored over 70 peer reviewed articles and book chapters related to her research on palliative care and heart failure, family/caregiver support, and concept analysis/theory development. She has received funding from the National Institute of Nursing Research, the American Heart Association, and others to support her research. She also has received over $2 million in funding from HRSA to enhance graduate education at Penn State. Judith holds a doctorate in Nursing Education from Teachers College, and has served on the Scholarship and Research Committees in addition to being a member of the Board of Directors


Olga Brown-Vanderpool ’70 BSN, MPH, MA
Olga worked as a pediatric nurse at Babies Hospital for 2 years after her graduation. She pursued a career in Public Health and received her MPH from Yale University in 1974. She was the Director of Nursing Services at the Public Health Department in Stamford, Connecticut from 1978 to 2012. She worked with a team of school nurses, community nurses, dental hygienists, nurse practitioners, dentists and physicians to promote and provide quality public health to the residents of Stamford.  As a lifetime member of CUPHSONAA, she currently serves on the Finance and Membership Committees. Olga loves and raises orchids because each stage of and orchid’s growth reminds her of the potential for healthy families to produce healthy children, communities and country. She feels it is an honor to be a nominee for the Board of Directors, and if elected, will do her best to serve and represent our Alma Mater.




Laurie Verdisco '58, MA, RN
Completing decades of teaching nursing to Columbia students, Laurie also did research, published and lectured in orthopedics. As part of a surgical team, she worked in Kenya and continues after retirement to work part-time as a nurse practitioner in an orthopedic practice. She is a permanent member of the Board after serving as its President. Besides her hospitality to all CUPH grads, she is an educational volunteer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Suzanne Law Hawes ’59, EdD, RN
A graduate of Seton Hill College (PA), Sue has taught at the CU School of Nursing, Rutgers, and was director of a diploma school before she became a Dean of the School of Health Professions. She is now Professor Emerita of William Paterson University. Sue is an ex-Peace Corps volunteer and again She also sits on the Medical Advisory Board of EHE International.


Denise Nelligan Ewing BA, BS, MS

With a BA in Psychology and Magazine Journalism from Boston University and a Masters in Psychology from Fordham, Denise has taught, done research and clinical work at Fordham, SUNY-Purchase and University of Massachusetts (Amherst) as well as several local colleges. With three youths, two of whom are twins, she now combines home responsibilities with administering our Alumni Association office.