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Board of Directors
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Board of Directors



Lois Mueller Glazier '60, PhD, RN 


Lois began her career in nursing education at Columbia University where she was an Assistant Professor of Nursing. After earning her PhD in the Nurse Scientist Program at the University of Kansas, she became a founding faculty member of the Washburn University School of Nursing in Topeka, KS. She retired in 2000 having served as assistant dean for the final 17 years of her 26 year career 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 served on the CUPHSONAA board since 2004 and most recently completed three terms as Secretary. She currently listed in Mystic, CT where she is active in several community organizations.

Joan Ambrose McCormick '61, JD, RN

Vice President

Joan began her career as a nurse at the University Kentucky Medical Center and in the Fayette County Public Health Department. In 1980 she earned her law degree from the University of Kentucky Law School with a practice in elder law. In 2005 Joan earned her realtor's license and is a licensed broker in RI. In addition to serving as CUPHSONAA's Vice President, Joan sits on the Finance Committee and previously served two terms as 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 over 30 years. Tim graduated from Cornell University and then earned his Masters in Nurse Anesthesia at Columbia University. Tim's commitment to the profession of nursing has been unwavering throughout his career. Prior to his election as Treasurer, Tim previously served on CUPHSONAA's Finance Committee.

Maureen Murphy-Ruocco '80, '88, '89, APN.C, CSN, MSN, EdD, DPNAP, FNAP


Dr. Maureen Murphy-Ruocco, an academic administrator, professor, nurse practitioner and nurse consultant, has more than 35 years of experience developing, implementing and managing the accreditation of nursing programs in higher education. Additionally, she has extensive experience teaching and mentoring students in clinical nursing practice. Dr. Murphy-Ruocco has numerous publications and her area of expertise includes health assessment, primary health care, school health, and nursing leadership and management.  She has been selected by the National Academies of Practice (NAP) as a distinguished practitioner in nursing and is a Senior Fellow of the NAP. 

Laureen D. McLeer Free '77, MBA, BSN, RN

Assistant Treasurer

Laureen Free has 45 years of work experience in both nursing and the pharmaceutical industry, working in med/surg, mental health, utilization review, clinical drug development and drug regulatory affairs.  Ms. Free is a long-standing member of CUPHSONAA and currently serves on the Finance Committee. Ms. Free is a staff nurse in the mental health outpatient clinic at the Veteran Affairs Maryland Health Care System. She also owns and manages a farm on the eastern shore of Maryland. Ms. Free serves on the State of Maryland Natural Resources Conservation Services Technical Committee. In addition to the BSN earned at Columbia, Ms. Free also earned a MBA from London Business School.


Directors by Year

Class of 2020

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. Judith holds a doctorate in nursing education from Teachers College.

Class of 2020

Olga Brown-Vanderpool '70, BSN, MPH, MA

After earning her degree from Columbia University, Olga went on to earn her MPH from Yale University. She then pursued a career in public health, serving as the director of nursing services at the Public Health Department in Stamford, CT for over 34 years. Olga also raises orchids.


Class of 2020

Ariana R. Komaroff, ’04, DNP, CFNP, IBCLC

Ariana is a family nurse practitioner with over 20 years of nursing experience in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings in both pediatric and adult medicine.Ariana received her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of Texas Medical Branch and her Master’s degree in nursing from Columbia University.  She currently practices in a community based pediatric office setting in Connecticut, providing well and acute care to the pediatric patient. She is also an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and is passionate about providing lactation support to mothers and their infants. 

She also works as an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Columbia University School of Nursing.


Class of 2021

Linda Johnston Habif '68, BS, RN

Linda's diverse career began in pediatrics at Babies Hospital and culminated as the nurse supervisor of Teaneck Radiology Center, New Jersey. Linda was a pioneer in helping to establish and work as the first medical nurse practitioner in Vanderbilt's Medical Clinic. She also served as a clinical preceptor and instructor in the first medical practitioner master's programs at Columbia University. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau and earned a master's degree at Teacher's College.



Class of 2021

Eileen McLoughlin Stiles '58, MSEd, RN

Following her studies at Columbia University, Eileen earned a master's degree in guidance and counseling. Eileen is an active member of CUPHSONAA serving on a number of committees and compiling the 50th reunion memory book for her graduating class.

Class of 2021

Stephanie Wright '65, PhD, FNP, PNP

Stephanie is professor emerita at The George Washington University 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 under-insured clients She earned 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 member of Sigma Theta Tau and is a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.


Class of 2022

Louise Malarkey '62, EdD, RN

Louise earned her doctorate in curriculum and teaching from Teacher's college, Columbia University. She went on to serve as a nursing faculty member at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York for 37 years. In this role, she served as chair of the Nursing Department for 14 years and developed two nursing degrees programs at the baccalaureate and master's levels. Louise coauthored seven nursing textbooks with focuses on nursing care, laboratory tests, and diagnostic procedures. Louise previously served as CUPHSONAA's Treasurer.


Class of 2022

Sandra McLaughlin Johanson '64, PhD, RN

Sandra is an advanced practice nurse in private practice of psychotherapy specializing in women's reproductive cycle, mood disorders, and cancer issues. Previously, Sandra served as a nurse in the visiting nurse service, a faculty member at Seton Hall University, a clinical nurse specialist of consultation-liaison psychiatric services and director of nursing research at Morristown Memorial Hospital. After graduating from Columbia University, Sandra completed an MA and PhD in nursing from New York University.


Class of 2022

Janice Cobb Ziemba '74, BSN, RN

After graduating from Columbia University, Janice pursued a career in public health nursing and internal medicine. Prior to serving as a Board Director, Janice served as CUPHSONAA's Secretary.