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Board of Directors

Joan Madden Wilson, MA, RN, President
President, Health Care Placement Services, Inc



Mary J. Finnin, MS, RN, Vice-President
Retired; Primary Care HIV/AIDS Nurse Coordinator, Suffolk County DOH



Donna J. Kirker, MS, RN, NEA-BC, Secretary
Vice President, Patient Services & Chief Nursing Officer at Glens Falls Hospital

I currently serve as the Vice President, Patient Services and Chief Nurse Executive for Glens Falls Hospital.  I bring more than 25 years experience in healthcare leadership and advanced nursing practice.  I hold a Master’s of Science degree in Nursing, and board certification as an advanced nurse executive through the American Nurse Credentialing Center.  I was involved in the work of the NYS APIN grant as a practice partner, representing the perspective of the nurse leaders in the practice settings related to breaking down barriers for nurses to continue their education and ultimately increase the percentage of baccalaureate prepared nurses at the bedside.  I serve the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a content editor, exam writer and faculty presenter for the nurse executive and advanced nurse executive certification programs.”   


Frank Morra, MBA


Richard G. Powers, MS, Treasurer
Retired; Director of Media Services, University of Rochester Medical Center


Virgia B. Phoenix, MDIV, Trustee at Large, Executive Committee                                             Coordinator, Everly Cromwell Community Center



Barb Barbara Bonificio, MSN, RN

Barbara Bonificio has 40 years experience in the nursing profession with most of her career  focused on education. Most recently,  Ms. Bonificio led  St. Peter’s Hospital, Albany, NY and University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX to Magnet designation and re-designation.” 


Lee A. Carr, RN
Retired; Pre-Kindergarten Teacher, St. Gabriel School



Yvonne Johnston, DrPH, MPH, MS, RN, FNP
Decker School of Nursing, Binghamton University



Rona F. Levin, PhD, RN
Retired, Professor Emerita, Felician College, Lodi, NJ



Linda Millenbach, PhD, RN
Nursing Faculty


Cecilia F. Mulvey, PhD, RN
Professor Emerita, Syracuse University



Robert O’Connell, MSW
Retired; U. S. Administration on Aging and NYS Office for the Aging

“Bob is a retired social worker with more than forty years of experience in the field of Aging, as an advocate for the development of home-based health and social support programs for older persons and their caregivers. Nurses and nursing managed programs were always valuable partners throughout Bob’s career.”


Arlene C. Way, MSEd
Executive Director, Arbor Hill Development Corporation;  President, Chief, Transform Performance Solutions LLC




Honorary Trustees

Eunice C. Baskett, RN
Catherine T. Foster, PhD
M. Janice Nelson, EdD, RN
Patricia D. Perry, PhD, RN

Trustee Emeritas

Carolyn L. Miller