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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Mathy Mezey, EdD, RN, FAAN Founder; Professor Emerita
A pioneer promoting best nursing care practices for older adults nationally and internationally, Dr. Mezey's distinguished career has focused on elevating the competency of nurses caring for older adults and ensuring that people age in comfort and dignity. Her research and writing focus on geriatric nursing education, the quality of care for older people in hospitals and long-term care, and bioethical issues that affect decisions at the end of life.

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Hartford Institute Staff in alphabetical order:
  • Yamilee Bazile, Manager, e-Learning, Web, and Social Media
  • Barbara Bricoli, Executive Director, NICHE Program
  • Linda Bub, Director, Education and Program Development, NICHE Program
  • Sarah Greene Burger, Coordinator, Coalition of Geriatric Nursing Organizations (CGNO)
  • John Capalbo, Manager of Business Operations
  • Kimberly Cheng, Special Assistant to the Executive Director
  • Dina Maria Figueroa-Bell, Administrative Aide, NICHE Program
  • Kerry Gallagher, Coordinator, Marketing and Communications, NICHE Program
  • Elsie Ginsberg, Manager, Membership, NICHE Program
  • Sherry Greenberg, Editor-in-Chief, Try This Publications
  • Maryanne Giuliante, Nurse Practitioner Program Manager
  • Danielle Holness, Coordinator, E-learning and LMS, NICHE Program
  • Emma Hutchinson, Coordinator, Community Engagement and Analytics, NICHE Program
  • Malvina Kluger, Senior Administrator
  • Joanna Melendez, Budget Analyst, NICHE Program
  • Joseph Shuluk, Research Coordinator and Assistant Research Scientist, NICHE Program
  • Heather Waters, Manager, Business Operations, NICHE Program
Hartford Institute Leadership and Staff

The Hartford Institute leadership and staff are dedicated to the Institute’s mission of geriatric nursing excellence.

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