Board Members' News


Rosanne Raso, MS, RN, NEA-BC


Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell, was selected as a member of the 2018 class of the American Academy of Nursing Fellows. Fellow selection criteria include evidence of significant contributions to nursing... read more.
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Mathy Mezey, EdD, RN, FAAN


Mathy Mezey joined the Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. Board of Directors in April 2017 and will be chairing the Thelma Schorr Society. The focus of Dr. Mezey’s interest and scholarship has been on nursing ethics and care of older adults, focusing on... read more.
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Edwidge J. Thomas, DNP, ANP


Dr. Edwidge Thomas joined the NEF Board of Directors in 2017 and serves on the Executive Committee, Criteria and Eligibility Committee, and Finance/Investment Committee. Edwidge is currently employed with Holdings and Ventures to provide clinical lea... read more.
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Thelma Schorr, BSN, RN, FAAN


This year the American Journal of Nursing under the leadership of the AJN Editor in Chief, Maureen “Shawn” Kennedy has renamed the American Journal of Nursing Scholarship annually distributed by Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. as the AJN/Thelma Schorr... read more.
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Villanova University President the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, announced the naming of the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing


Villanova University President the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, announced the naming of the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing, honoring the college’s visionary dean who passed away in September, 2017. Villanova’s College of Nursing develop... read more.
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Judith Vessey


Judith Vessey, has been chosen as one of Sigma Theta Tau "International Honor Society of Nursing 2016 Nurse Researcher Award Recipients"! The research awards will be presented in South Africa in August 2016. read more.
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Madeleine Sugimoto


NEF Board Member, was on the Tony Guida's CUNY Network New York Show on March 2, 2016 discussing her experiences as a very young child living in the Japanese Internment Camps, during World War II. The segment can be watched online now. read more.
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Margaret McClure


Margaret McClure continues her active speaking career in addressing the value of the Magnet Recognition Program for staff nurses at all the Montefiore network hospitals in the Bronx (Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein Hospital, and Wakefield... read more.
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FEATURED SCHOLAR

Marlena Fisher

(2021-2022 Winner)

Marlena Fisher, MSN, RN, CNL, CCRN Alumnus is the recipient of the 2021 M. Elizabeth Carnegie Scholarship. She is currently a third year PhD candidate at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. Marlena gradu... read more.

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