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School of Nursing Faculty

The Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing celebrates a diverse body of faculty experts and leaders in nursing education, research, and practice. Our faculty of clinicians, researchers, and nurse leaders work to advance nursing science; research-based, evidence-based, and competency-based practice; the understanding of diverse groups; and the provision of quality health care that meets the needs of our diverse communities.

In addition to the full time faculty listed below, the HBSON employs approximately 100 adjunct faculty in its undergraduate and graduate programs each academic year. Adjunct faculty members primarily teach and supervise students in the clinical areas.


Judith Aponte, PhD, RN, CDCES, CCM, PHNA-BC, FAAN

Steven Baumann, PhD, RN, GNP-BC, PMHNP-BC

Mary Belmont, EdD, RN, GNP

Aliza Ben-Zacharia, PhD, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, FAAN

Elizabeth Capezuti, PhD, RN, FAAN

Elizabeth Gross Cohn, PhD, RN, NP, FAAN

Jennifer Theresa DiPiazza, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC

Viktoriya Fridman, DNP, RN, ANP-BC

Christine Ann Ganzer, PhD, APRN

Tara N. Heagele, PhD, RN, EMT

Elsie A. Jolade, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, ACNS, CCRN

Abigail Kotowski, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC

Deirdre O'Flaherty, DNP, MSN, APRN-BC, NEA-BC, ONC

Lynda Olender, PhD, RN, ANP, NEA-BC

Barbara Ravida, MSN, RNC, CCRN, CNS, ANP-BC

William Ellery Samuels, PhD

Jin Young Seo, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC

Leighsa Sharoff, EdD, RN, NPP, AHN-BC

Carolyn Sun, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FAAN


Lara Wahlberg, DNP, RN, AGPCNP-BC, ACHPN

Stephen J. Yermal, PhD, RN, CRNA

Cheryl R. Zauderer, PhD, PMHNP-BC, CNM, IBCLC