HIGN Leadership & Staff
Tara A. Cortes, PhD, RN, FAAN - Executive Director; Professor of Geriatric Nursing
Dr. Cortes’ distinguished career spans executive leadership, nursing education, research and practice. She has provided significant contributions to advancing health care, particularly for those people with limited access to the health care system. Significantly, she has developed collaborative models with advanced practice nurses and physicians in traditional as well as non-traditional settings to enhance the care of the American older adult population.

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Ab Brody, RN, PhD, GNP-BC - Associate Director; Assistant Professor
Dr. Brody is a board certified geriatric nurse practitioner with clinical expertise and current practice in house calls and inpatient geriatric consult services. Dr. Brody’s research and scholarship activities focus on the intersection of geriatrics and palliative care as he seeks to improve the quality of life, quality of care, and patient outcomes for older adults living in the community.

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Hartford Institute Staff:
  • Yamilee Bazile, e-Learning Manager, Web, and Social Media
  • Sarah Greene Burger, Coordinator, Coalition of Geriatric Nursing Organizations (CGNO)
  • John Capalbo, Manager of Business Operations
  • Kimberly Cheng, Project Coordinator/Special Assistant to the Executive Director
  • Elise Digga, Project Coordinator - NEPQR 3Cs Initiative & ANE Post-Master's Certificate: Geriatrics Program
  • Sherry Greenberg, PhD, RN, GNP-BC, Program Manager, ANE Post-Master's Certificate: Geriatrics Program; Editor-in-Chief, Try This Series
  • Maryanne Giuliante, DNP, RN, GNP, ANP-C, Program Manager NEPQR 3Cs Initiative
  • Malvina Kluger, Senior Administrator; Project Manager, GEC Program
  • Mathy Mezey, Founder and Senior Advisor

NICHE Staff:

  • Barbara Bricoli, Executive Director
  • Linda Bub, Director, Education & Program Development
  • Dina Maria Figueroa-Bell, Administrative Aide
  • Kerry Gallagher, Coordinator, Marketing & Communications
  • Elsie Ginsberg, Membership Manager
  • Emma Hutchinson, Coordinator, Community Engagement & Analytics
  • Norriena Jordan, Computer Support Technician
  • Joanna Melendez, Budget Analyst
  • Joseph Shuluk, Research Coordinator
  • Heather Waters, Manager of Business Operations
Hartford Institute Leadership and Staff

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