Alumni Association

With an active alumni body of more than 13,000 graduates, Columbia University School of Nursing alumni hold leadership positions in hospitals, academia, federal agencies, professional organizations and associations, and state and local government.

Alumni show their support for their alma mater by participating in events, donating their time and expertise as mentors to students, serving on Alumni Association committees, and contributing financial support for student scholarships and other needed school initiatives. All alumni are members of the Alumni Association.

Each year, the Alumni Association hosts Alumni Reunion and other events, where alumni network with fellow nurse leaders, reconnect with former classmates, and meet current students and professors.

The Alumni Association works with the Office of Development and Alumni Relations to support the school through the Annual Fund.

Board of Directors

Vanessa Battista, MS '08, Boston, MA

Daniel Billings, DNP '18, Forest Hills, NY

Felesia Bowen, PhD '10, Jackson, NJ & Birmingham, AL

Kevin Browne, MS ’92, President, Brooklyn, NY

Nicolas Burry, DNP '20, Brooklyn, NY

Jesus Casida, MS '96, Fayetteville, AR

Mollie Finkel, MS ’12, Nominating Chair, Brooklyn, NY

Hilda Haynes Lewis, MS '99, New City, NY

Christa Simpson Heinsler, BS ’76, Secretary, Rochester, NY

Kevin Hook, BS '98, Haddon Township,  NJ

Vaneh Hovsepian, PhD '22, Philadelphia, PA

Nia Josiah, DNP '23, New York, NY

Rosalind Kendellen, MS ’74, Summit, NJ

Kimberly Lanfranca, MS '06, Bloomfield, NJ

Lora Peppard, DNP '08, Ashburn, VA

Marjorie Salas Weis, DNP '17, New York, NY

Olivia Velez, PhD '11, Putnam Valley, NY

Mallory Woods, DNP '19, New York, NY

Julie Yoshimachi, DNP '20, Vice President, New York, NY

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