Nursing Lab - Staff
Programs in Nursing

Dr. Albert and Gloria Shaheen
Nursing Lab


Faculty / Staff

Professor Abounader

Claudette A. Abounader

, M.S.
Assistant Professor of Nursing

Phone: (315) 792-3268
Office: 222 White Hall

Claudette Abounader is an Assistant Professor of Nursing. She has a B.S. and M.S. from Syracuse University as well as credentialing as an adult nurse practitioner post master certificate from Syracuse University. Her research interests are teaching methods and student academic achievement.

Civita M. Allard, M.S.

Civita M. Allard

, M.S.
Associate Professor Nursing

Phone: (315) 792-3075
Office: 219 DePerno Hall


Annette L. Becker, M.S., Assistant Professor of Nursing

Annette L. Becker

Associate Professor of Nursing

Phone: (315) 792-3078
Office: 119 DePerno Hall

Annette Becker is the director of the RN to BS program at Utica College. ...More About Annette L. Becker

Professor Brownell

Catherine (Cathy) B. Brownell

, Ph.D.
Assoc Dean Nursing

Phone: (315) 792-3705
Office: 238 White Hall

Catherine Brownell is Associate Professor of Nursing and Chair of the Nursing program at UC. She joined the Department of Nursing in July 2002 as Project Coordinator for the Tapestry Project, a Nursing Workforce Diversity Grant from HRSA Bureau of Health Professions. She received a Ph.D. from Binghamton University in 2002. ...More About Catherine B. Brownell

Linda Culyer

Linda M. Culyer

, M.S.
Assistant Professor of Nursing

Phone: (315) 792-3077
Office: 243 White Hall


Professor Gleasman

Elizabeth (Libby) B. Gleasman

, M.S.
Associate Professor of Nursing

Phone: (315) 792-3303
Office: 258 White Hall

Elizabeth Gleasman is an Associate Professor of Nursing who joined the faculty in 1985. She received her B.S. and M.S. from the University of Rochester. She holds adult nurse practitioner certification from Syracuse University and family nurse practitioner certification from George Washington University. She has been actively involved in research and practice in promoting wellness in the work place. She maintains faculty practice as a nurse practitioner in an acute care setting.

Amy B. Haver

, M.S.
Assistant Prof. of Nursing

Phone: (315) 223-2214
Office: 244 White Hall

Amy Haver is an assistant professor of nursing who joined the faculty in 2007. She is a graduate of the Utica College nursing program, and continued her education at Binghamton University where she received her MS degree in community health nursing. ...More About Amy B. Haver

Cynthia E. Love Williams, M.S.

Cynthia E. Love Williams

Associate Professor of Nursing

Phone: (315) 223-2435
Office: 221 White Hall


Danielle R. O'Connor

, M.S.
Professor of Practice - Nursing

Phone: (315) 223-2469
Office: 221 White Hall

Danielle is UC's Clinical/Lab Coordinator.

Ellen M. Smith, M.P.H.

Ellen M. Smith

, M.P.H.
Assistant Professor of Nursing

Phone: (315) 792-3180
Office: 243 White Hall


Nancy J. Vaccaro, M.S.

Nancy J. Vaccaro

, M.S.
Assistant Professor of Nursing

Phone: (315) 792-3119
Office: R203 Romano Hall

Nancy Vaccaro, M.S., R.N., Assistant Professor of Nursing came to Utica College 2004 as the Lab Coordinator/Clinical Coordinator to the School of Health Professions and Education. She coordinated the blueprints and the internal organization of the construction of the state-of-the-art Nursing Lab in Romano Hall. ...More About Nancy J. Vaccaro


Sara Manning, MS, RN, CHSE
Simulation Coordinator, School of Health Professions
230 White Hall

(315) 792-3059
(315) 792-3006
1600 Burrstone Road | Utica, NY 13502