Leighann Ostrowsky-Leonard

February 22, 2024 by
Education MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Nova Southeastern University BA in Psychology, UCF BA in Sociology, UCF Doctoral candidate in Higher Education , Nova Southeastern University (expected completion 2026) Selected Awards & Honors Teaching and Faculty Award, Valencia College and Eastern Florida State College Service Learning Award, Eastern Florida State College Selected Professional Activities […]

Melissa Vacca

February 22, 2024 by
Education BA in Psychology, Boston University MEd in Educational Psychology, Fordham University

Susan Soderberg

January 29, 2024 by
A neonatal intensive care unit nurse for almost two decades, Instructor Susan Soderberg began her career in the NICU at Children’s Memorial Hospital NICU in Chicago before accepting a position at Orlando’s Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies in 2007. In addition to her work as a bedside nurse, Soderberg has also served in […]

Patti Thielemann

January 25, 2024 by
During a clinical career spanning more than 20 years, Patti Thielemann served in a variety of settings including hospitals, out-patient programs, home health care and hospice, most recently as Director of Research at a Tampa-based hospice provider. In 2004, she transitioned to nursing education, teaching full-time for nearly 19 years at St. Petersburg College before […]

Jenny Garden

January 25, 2024 by
Instructor Jenny Garden has served as an operating room nurse since earning her ASN in 2001 and as a preceptor for nursing students and nurse interns since 2002. She has also served as an infection control practitioner. Garden first joined the University of Central Florida College of Nursing in 2021 as a clinical instructor and […]

Sara Snyder

January 25, 2024 by
Instructor Sara Snyder is a seasoned healthcare professional with a rich and diverse background in emergency nursing and a passion for advancing healthcare practices. A Certified Emergency Nurse, she has served in emergency departments and ICUs across the country for nearly two decades. Eager to share her knowledge and expertise, Snyder earned her MSN in […]

Kelsey Gaffka

January 25, 2024 by
A board-certified registered nurse with an extensive background in obstetrical nursing, instructor Kelsey Gaffka is passionate about improving care for the perinatal population as well as facilitating the growth and development of student nurses. Her experience includes level III maternal nursing, labor and delivery, and newborn care, and she is certified in Inpatient Obstetric Nursing […]

Latonia Green

January 25, 2024 by
Since earning her BSN in 2006, lecturer Latonia Green has held a variety of clinical appointments as a Registered Nurse, Head Nurse and Nurse Manager at hospitals in Tennessee and Florida, most recently as a Nurse Manager at AdventHealth East Orlando, a role in which she directed and managed 24-hour clinical operations of two observation […]

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