Challenges in theory & practice, Fall 2022, Vol. 22 No.1

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VOL.22 NO.1 FALL 2022


Message from the Dean


New Faculty


Department News



• PCPS Donates Books

The Edward R. Leahy, Jr. Endowment was founded in 1995 by Edward and Patricia Leahy to honor the life and memory of their son, Edward R. Leahy, Jr., whose personal disabilities were attended to with compassion and skill by many health professionals over the course of his life. The Leahy Endowment provides financial resources to support theoretical and applied research, faculty development and support for programs that advance the cause of disabled persons who need long-term assistance. The endowment supports the work of persons practicing in physical and occupational therapy, nursing science and related health care areas, with particular interest in individuals and groups that approach their practice as scholars, teachers and practitioners. Primary recipients are University of Scranton faculty from the Panuska College of Pro­ fessional Studies, consisting of the Depart­ments of Coun­seling and Human Services, Educa­ tion, Exercise Science and Sport, Health Adminis­tration and Human Resources, Nurs­ ing, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy. The endowment was established and is supported, in part, by the Leahy family and is enriched annually by gifts from corporations and individuals who wish to support the work of the Edward R. Leahy, Jr. Endowment.



• University Apostolic Preferences • A Project-Based Learning Approach to Community- Based Learning • Community Based Rehabilitation Programs for Resettled Muslim Women Refugees



• Earl Award • Community-Based Learning Fellow

VOL.22 NO.1 FALL 2022 CHALLENGES IN THEORY & PRACTICE PUBLICATION COMMITTEE Kristi Klien, Editor Creative Services, & Printing and Mailing Services, The University of Scranton

PANUSKA COLLEGE OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES Victoria Castellanos, Ph.D., Dean Kevin Curry, M.S., Assistant Dean, Director of Advising Center Mary Jane Di Mattio, Interim Associate Dean Raymond Schwenk, M.S., Assistant Dean Kristi Klien, Coordinator for PCPS Academic Affairs Dolores Rozelle, Secretary for Field Placement and PCPS Support

PCPS BOARD OF VISITORS Barbara Bossi Melinda C. Ghilardi William Grant Monsignor John W. Jordan Edward R. Leahy Timothy Mooney Gerald Savitsky




MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN The Panuska College of Professional Studies is full of talented and committed faculty, staff and students who direct their energy, time and talent to the service of others. PCPS faculty are actively contributing to the body of scholarship in their disciplines, facilitating student community-based learning with underserved populations and leading service activities. Our outstanding faculty are also regularly recognized with awards for their service and leadership within their respective professions. With my experienced and committed administrative team, I am looking forward to leading the college into the future. Blessed with many resources and opportunities, PCPS is well positioned for success in the challenging higher education landscape. Nonetheless, we must be prepared to adapt to the ever-changing needs of our students and respond to market pressures on the partners we rely upon as educational sites for student fieldwork. I see the following as priorities for PCPS: Recruit and retain qualified faculty and staff, with an emphasis on diversity Continue to secure high-quality fieldwork sites for students Increase college capacity for high-fidelity simulation Support the Leahy Community Health and Family Center allied health clinics and transition the Medical Clinic both to provide learning opportunities for students and serve the community Adapt and respond to enrollment challenges: Optimize admission strategies for capped programs Encourage larger numbers of our undergraduate students to accelerate into University graduate programs, both on campus and online Ensure that our graduate programs are offered in an attractive format and are a good value proposition for prospective students Increase enrollment in undergraduate programs that have additional capacity Explore opportunities for new programs I consider our top priorities for the next 1-2 years to be: recruiting and retaining qualified, diverse faculty; securing optimum clinical field placements; and sustaining strong graduate student enrollments in existing and newly developed programs. Our longer-term challenges are to develop and execute additional degree programs that leverage the strengths of existing faculty and programs and to expand the opportunities for hands-on student learning within the Leahy Community Health and Family Center. I welcome your thoughts and input as we formulate strategies to address these priorities. There is much work to be done in a dynamic college such as ours, but there is much to be celebrated. As an avid gardener, I look forward to nurturing and growing our college. Warmest regards,

Victoria H. Castellanos, Ph.D., RD/N Dean of the J.A. Panuska College of Professional Studies

The Edward R. Leahy, Jr. Endowment

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NEW FACULTY Ran An, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance. She earned her Ph.D. in communicative disorders from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. Prior to her work at The University of Scranton, she taught courses for undergraduate students in communicative disorders at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette as a graduate assistant, and she researched languages and distance education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for two years as a visiting researcher. She was a full-time faculty member at a university in China for 16 years and was named an associate professor in 2013. Dr. An has taught English, Japanese and Chinese to diverse populations in academic, industrial and community settings since 2002. Her current research interests include multiculturalism and multilingualism, child language disorders, fluency disorders, speech sound disorders and autism spectrum disorders, focusing on underrepresented populations such as women and bilingual and multilingual populations.

Michele Boland, MSN, RN, was appointed lecturer in the Department of Nursing. She earned a master’s degree in nursing education from the University of Phoenix and graduated from the University of Delaware with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She is currently pursuing a certification in nursing education and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau. Her positions held in the broad field of nursing since 1990 include most recently working in nursing education, as faculty both in the classroom and simulation laboratory settings and acute care clinical sites for the past 15 years with the Career Technology Center Practical Nursing program in Scranton and the Delaware County Practical Nursing program in suburban Philadelphia. She held critical care staff nursing and administrative positions at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, where she also assisted in the development of diagnosis-related clinical pathways. She also held supervisory and administrative duties at the Presbyterian Hospital in Philadelphia, and did home hospice care in the suburban Philadelphia area.

Laura Chavez, Ph.D., RN, was named assistant professor in the Nursing department. She earned a doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) in nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, a master’s degree in nursing education from Georgetown University, and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from The University of Scranton. Laura returns to The University of Scranton as a faculty member after working as an assistant professor of nursing at Wilkes University and, prior to that, as a nursing laboratory educator here at The University of Scranton. Clinically, her specialty areas include the emergency department and the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU). Dr. Chavez has received several research grants, has presented at numerous regional and national conferences and has coauthored several peer-reviewed journal articles. She is also currently working as a registered nurse in the PACU at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center.

Stephanie DeNaples MS, OTR/L, was named faculty specialist in the Occupational Therapy department. She is a graduate of The University of Scranton’s Master’s of Occupational Therapy program. She is currently enrolled at Rocky Mountain University of Health Profession’s Post Professional Doctorate of Occupational Therapy specializing in wellness and coaching. She is a licensed and currently practicing occupational therapist specializing in pediatric therapy. She has practiced occupational therapy in many settings including outpatient hand therapy, acute care and early intervention. She most recently served as the occupational therapist for the Dunmore School District. She also works with NeighborWorks NEPA assisting with aging in place home evaluations for seniors in Lackawanna County.

Julie L. Murphy, Ph.D., RN, was named assistant professor in the Department of Nursing. Dr. Murphy earned her doctoral degree in 2019 from The Pennsylvania State University, focusing her research on family communication patterns. She was awarded a university graduate fellowship in the Penn State College of Nursing upon enrollment in her doctoral program. She also holds a master’s degree in nursing, with a focus on nursing education and the faculty role from Drexel University, a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Penn State University, and an associate’s degree from Luzerne County Community College. She recently completed a post master’s certificate in psychiatric and mental health nursing. She has been a nurse educator for several years and, prior to that, she worked in local hospitals as a registered nurse in telemetry and medical surgical units.



Michael Nytz, MA, NCC, LPC, was named lecturer in the Counseling and Human Services Department. He graduated from Warner Southern College in 1990 with a BA in psychology. After spending three years on active duty in the Army, Michael earned his MA in counseling from The College of New Jersey in 1996. Michael is currently working on his Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision at the University of the Cumberlands. He has worked in the counseling field since 1993 in a variety of settings. For the past 26 years, he has worked as a school counselor. Michael also works part-time as a licensed professional counselor.

Jason Phillips, MSN, CRNP, AGACNP-BC, was named faculty specialist in the Department of Nursing. Jason holds a Master of Science in nursing from Thomas Jefferson University, a Bachelor of Arts in international studies from Wright State University, a Bachelor of Science in nursing from The Pennsylvania State University, and an Associate of Applied Science from Luzerne County Community College. He was awarded the Ruth A. Seeherman Memorial Scholarship and holds an Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner certification. Professor Phillips practiced nursing in the emergency department, operating room and post-anesthesia care unit for 13 years, and most recently as an acute care nurse practitioner in cardiovascular medicine. His areas of interest include the nurse-to-provider role transition as well as a continued interest in cardiovascular medicine and heart failure. He currently serves as a medical-surgical clinical instructor for senior nursing students.



Timothy M. Powers, MS, MSW, was appointed to a one-year position as lecturer in the Counseling and Human Services department. He has a graduate certificate in theological studies from the Washington Theological Union and a master’s degree in social work from New York University. Tim is a 1997 graduate of the University and a 2000 graduate of the counseling program. Since the early 2000s, he has worked in education as well as social services as a classroom teacher, counselor, adjunct professor, campus minister and coordinator of family social services. He is licensed in New York state as both a mental health counselor and a master social worker and is a NYS-certified K-12 school social worker.

Rebecca Sullivan, MPhil, was appointed lecturer in the Department of Education. She earned a Master of Arts in philosophy of education at Teachers College, Columbia University, and is currently completing her Ph.D. in philosophy and education. She has recent experience teaching undergraduate and graduate classes at Fordham, Columbia, NYU, Queens College and SUNY New Paltz. Her research and teaching focus on education as holistic personal formation.

Laura M. Zagacki, MS, OTR/L, was named assistant professor in the Occupational Therapy department. Laura is currently completing her Doctor of Health Sciences (DHSc) in rehabilitation science from Drexel University in Philadelphia. Her dissertation studies occupational therapy and sibling participation in play in families with a child who has a physical disability. She earned a master’s degree in occupational therapy from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and a bachelor’s degree in behavioral neuroscience from Lafayette College in Easton. She has been a licensed occupational therapist since 2005, working with children and adults in home-based, school-based and hospital settings. Most recently, she was the therapy department manager at the Good Shepherd Specialty Hospital in Bethlehem, where she held leadership and management roles. Laura has presented at several state and national conferences and has contributed to writing hospital policies, procedures, educational materials and published articles.

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UNIVERSITY FACULTY EARN RANK & TENURE The University of Scranton granted promotions and/or tenure to faculty members effective at the start of the 2022-23 academic year.

Julie Nastasi, O.T.D., Sc.D., associate professor of occupational therapy, was granted tenure. Dr. Nastasi, director of low vision therapy for the Leahy Community Health and Family Center, received her bachelor’s degree from The University of Scranton, her master’s degree from Tufts University and her doctoral degrees from Boston University and Towson University. She has worked at the University since 2011.

Andrew Venezia, Ph.D., associate professor associate professor of health & human performance, was granted tenure. Dr. Venezia received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Bloomsburg University and his doctorate from the University of Maryland. He has worked at the University since 2016.

Tiffany Bordonada, Ph.D., counseling and human services, was named associate professor. Dr. Bordonada received her bachelor’s degree from Fairmont State University and her master’s degrees from West Virginia University. She received her doctorate from the University of South Carolina. She has worked for the University since 2017.



Baylow, H.E. (2022). A Systematic Review – Interpersonal Communication Skills – DIII Athletes. Journal of Student-Athlete Educational Development and Success, 4, 1-27. Bolatov, A., Hosseini, H. (2022). Burnout syndrome among medical students in Kazakhstan. BMC Psychology DOI: (Published) Budash, D. E., (2022). Achieving digital competence for adults with low vision: A survey of the Literature and recommendations for occupational therapy and the interdisciplinary team. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 38(3), 203 – 207. doi: 10.1097/TGR.0000000000000363 Costello, M. (2022). The Ukrainian War’s Impact on Food Security. Clinical Social Work and Health Intervention, 13(5) September 2022 Gerstle, Emily E., O’Connor, Kristian, Keenan, Kevin G., Slavens, Brooke A., & Cobb. Stephen C. (2022). The Effect of Age and Fall History on Lower Extremity Neuromuscular Function During Descent of a Single Transition Step. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity. Advance online publication.



Hosseini, H., Kubavat, A. (2022). Why Do People of Asian Descent Not Utilize Mental Health Treatments Compared to Other Ethnic Groups in the United States?, Hospital Topics, DOI: 10.1080/00185868.2022.2038748 Hosseini, H. (2022) Optimizing Falls-related Planning and Intervention for Nursing Facilities by Ownership Type, Hospital Topics, DOI: 10.1080/00185868.2022.2118094 Ludwick, R., Bakerjian, D., Zalon, M. L., Melander, S. D., & Crist, J. D. (2022). Advance care planning at life milestones. Nursing Outlook, S0029-6554(22)00021-5. Advance online publication. Nastasi, J. A. (2022). Preface – special issue on low vision. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 38(3), 175. doi: 10.1097/TGR.0000000000000359 Nastasi, J. A., Blasland, R., Desseyn, D., Gaynor, S., Grieco, A., Kelly, E., McMullen, B., Rice, L., & Strassle, J. (2022). Low-vision evaluations and interventions used in practice. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 38(3), 176-186. doi: 10.1097/TGR.0000000000000360 Nastasi, J. A., Kenyon, K., & Tirney, D. (2022). Physical activity in older adults with visual impairment. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 38(3), 215-224. doi: 10.1097/ TGR.0000000000000365

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Volunteer groups from AAA North Penn and Penn State Scranton sort book donations in preparation for the 2022 United Way Day of Caring.

Since its inception in 2007 by Dean Emeritus Debra Pellegrino, Ed.D., the Blessing of the Books has been a labor of love both for PCPS and our first-year students. Over the course of 15 years, the annual book collection distributed over 35,000 children’s books to children in need. Each book includes a handwritten note from a first-year student. As the Panuska College of Professional Studies continues to transform and transition, so do our initiatives. Beginning with the Class of 2026, we will begin a new chapter by offering a new first-year student experience in spring 2023.

to Local Agencies

four local agencies have picked up 46 boxes and totes full of books signed by PCPS students. These agencies include: United Neighborhood Centers; St. Joseph’s Center Baby Pantry; St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen; and the Catherine McCauley Center. Now that the word is getting out in the community, we have received several new requests for remaining books, including from the Dunmore PTA, who would use the books for a free vending machine in the Dunmore School District, the Occupational Therapy Program for a Dominican Republic service trip, and the Agency for Community EmPOWERment of NEPA, who will use the books in their 40 Head Start Centers located in Lackawanna, Wayne, Pike and Susquehanna Counties. Students in PCPS departments continue to handwrite notes in the remaining books. Once all of the books have a personally written note, the books will be distributed to all interested local agencies. Our goal is to have all of the books distributed to agencies and in the hands of happy children before Christmas.

Although we are no longer accepting new donations, we find ourselves with a large reserve of children’s books needing homes, because our community is as generous as it is. During the summer of 2022, several local agencies were contacted to inquire if the books were of interest and in need, and indeed they were! So far,





CORE UNIVERSAL APOSTOLIC PREFERENCES: ACCOMPANYING THE YOUNG Exploring Mightier’s Role with Emotional Regulation for Children with Sensory Processing Disorder

­— Deborah Elgin Budash, Ph.D., OTR/L

Front row, seated, left to right: Alexandra Garza, Cassidy Treese and Danielle Taglucop Back row, standing, left to right: Kelly Neville, Kyla Avant, Megan Stanislowski, Kaitlyn Hartsky and Dr. Deborah Budash

My occupational therapy research teams over the last three years have been involved in research with the goal of helping children with sensory processing disorder learn to better manage their emotions. Children who cannot accurately interpret or process sensory information live and function in a world that does not make sense to them. As a consequence, they may react in a way that society deems inappropriate (tantrums, acting out, etc.). This can mean they do not make friends easily; they may not have access to experiences that foster their development, and/or they may struggle in school. As part of a nationwide partnership, we have been studying the use of the Mightier video game system and its effect on helping children develop techniques for recognizing the stress response in their bodies when they become frustrated, and teaching them techniques to manage their responses so they can more appropriately and effectively participate in all aspects of their lives. The Mightier game system consists of a tablet with Mightier software installed (since our study began, Mightier is also available as a downloadable app) and a heart rate monitor that looks like a watch that is worn during game play. As a child becomes frustrated or emotionally dysregulated with the game, typically as the game becomes more difficult, their heart rate will increase. Mightier recognizes this elevation and game play will slow or even stop at which time the child may calm themselves using a number of self-initiated techniques such as deep breathing, exercise, or mindful tracing, or they may activate a “gizmo” that will cue them through calming techniques. Once the heart rate is normalized, game play resumes. The underlying

goal is for children to learn to recognize their stress response (how they feel when they are frustrated or angry), recognize that they need to calm themselves, and spontaneously utilize the techniques learned to lower their heart rate. The ultimate hope is that children, when successful using these techniques while playing Mightier, can generalize these skills to other situations, such as in school. Our research has involved partnerships with several organizations. Mightier is a product offered by Neuromotion Labs, Boston. Neuromotion Labs donated 15 Mightier units to our clinical partners for use in this study. We have had two clinical partners — both are outpatient occupational therapy pediatric practices who provide the participants for the study, as well as implementation of the Mightier protocol. Our first partner was Tri-County Therapy in Ladson, South Carolina. We were partnered for about 2.5 years on this study, coinciding with the COVID-19 pandemic. Our success in this study was limited as children were not able to attend and participate in therapy on a regular basis during this time. Our current partner is FUNctional Therapy in Louisville, Kentucky, and we are in the data collection phase of the study. We have seen favorable outcomes with the use of Mightier as a complement to traditional occupational therapy services for these children, and look forward to sharing our results within the next year. Our hope is that the technology of this game can help children become mightier in their lives and more fully engaged with friends and in their families, schools, and communities.

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A PROJECT-BASED LEARNING APPROACH TO COMMUNITY-BASED LEARNING: –– Patricia Ann Wisniewski The purpose of my action research was to evaluate the effectiveness of implementing reflexive photography as a means for a transformative community-based learning (CBL) experience. CBL is an experiential teaching pedagogy that helps prepare college students for a rapidly changing and diverse society that fosters social, health and cultural awareness about individuals and populations. Students engage collaboratively within the local community to help solve societal problems. The title of my research was “A Project-Based Learning Approach to Community-Based Learning: Action Research to Explore Transformative Change in 1st Year Occupational Therapy Students’ Awareness About Contextual Barriers, Occupational Justice, and Advocating for Community Health and Wellness.” I designed a CBL reflexive photography project to meet a course requirement for OT 121 Occupational Performance. The first-year occupational therapy students (OTSs) engaged in a series of reflective learning exercises throughout the semester that culminated in presenting their findings to community stakeholders. Examples of the reflective learning exercises included (1) an invited guest speaker who shared their life story. The speaker, who was born with arthrogryposis, uses a wheelchair for mobility and requires assistance for eating, dressing, bathing and transfers; (2) viewed a documentary of local advocates who have a disability navigate in their home and community; (3) viewed a YouTube video of a person who uses a wheelchair navigate and overcome barriers present in New York City, which is recognized as one of the most accessible cities in the U.S.; (4) completed a series of reflective questions to demonstrate how their perceptions changed about occupational injustice, personal and environmental barriers to community health and wellness, and their role as an engaged citizen; (5) took photographs of community barriers that have an impact on community health and wellness; and (6) presented their findings to interested community stakeholders.

Existing Local Barriers


Action Research to Explore Transformative Change in 1st Year Occupational Therapy Students’ Awareness About Contextual Barriers, Occupational Justice, & Advocating for Community Health & Wellness

Findings indicated students increased their awareness about existing occupational justices and injustices in the local community, contextual barriers, and how they perceive their role as a socially responsive citizen for occupational justice. Specifically, the OTSs: • became more aware of occupational justice and injustices. They reported new worldviews by gaining an appreciation for the way others encounter life differently than themselves. They demonstrated a willingness to acknowledge a multitude of perspectives; discerned personal assumptions; and explored new realities; thereby resulting in evidence of a changed view of occupational justice for the betterment of society. • asserted a positive change in how they perceived their role as socially responsive citizens that increased their sense of civic responsibility, including a lifelong commitment to advocacy and education. They participated in thoughtful reflections throughout the RPP to understand the meaning of societal issues and contemplated how they can support occupational justices, which provided a foundation to actively partake in advocacy efforts now and in the future. • demonstrated an increased awareness about contextual barriers that can impact community residents’ health and wellness. They engaged in community exploration, reflection and collaboration that enhanced awareness of barriers others experience in their community, existing contextual factors that risk community health and wellness, and personal attributes that support or hinder participation in health-promoting occupations. The first-year OTSs experienced a transformative change that will help prepare them to be ethical, reflective agents of change within their future professional roles and communities. The OTSs addressed a societal need, through active engagement in the community, to eradicate social and health disparities among individuals who are at risk for occupational deprivation. This impactful CBL experience was a result of community collaboration and reflective inquiry which align with occupational therapy practice and our Jesuit mission to graduate “men and women for others.”


–– Walton LM, Hakim, RM, Raigangar V, Schwartz, J, Ambia SJM, Zaaeed N, & Schbley B (2022). According to the 2021 report from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 82.4 million people were forcibly displaced because of violence, wars, or persecution and over 26.4 million are currently living with refugee status. Displacement and resettlement trauma are associated with chronic disease onset and poor cognitive, physical, and mental health outcomes for refugee populations. To mitigate some of the deleterious effects of resettlement trauma, our research team proposed a community-based rehabilitation program (CBRP) framework that is culturally sensitive, traumainformed and focused on the vulnerabilities of women.



community-based health program development, assessment and implementation for a vulnerable population of women refugees. We plan to utilize this model for our current and future community-based rehabilitation programs with refugee populations in the local, national and global communities. Faculty, students and community stakeholders within the refugee community help to inform the development, ongoing assessment and refinement of the communitybased health intervention, with special attention to influences of internal and external systems of power and privilege and an overall goal of improving health equity in a vulnerable population.

Community-Based Rehabilitation Programs for Resettled Muslim Women Refugees focuses on utilizing the Jhpiego framework from Johns Hopkins University to create a unique, intersectional approach to refugee health program development and implementation that aims to address health inequities for Muslim women refugees. The CBRP emphasizes: (1) active participation of the refugee community throughout all levels of program planning; (2) intersectional, genderfocused analysis of power and privilege, within the community and host country, aimed at reducing barriers and improving access to quality CBRP programs for women; (3) trauma-informed, team-oriented resilience programming to improve cognitive, physical and mental health outcomes and prevent chronic disease. This research aims to provide transformative community health program development and interventions to address access to rehabilitation services. Finally, this model emphasizes a participatory community partnership approach to understand the unique cultural and social influences, systems of power and privilege, and legal and policy influences that may affect health outcomes for a vulnerable population. This research provides a framework for health care professionals to utilize for a more inclusive, participatory, intersectional approach to

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MARGARETE L. ZALON, PH.D., Margarete L. Zalon, Ph.D., professor of nursing, received the John L. Earl III Award for service to the University, the faculty and the wider community. The 2022 John L. Earl III Award was presented at the University’s annual Fall Convocation, which took place on campus on September 2nd. The award is given annually to a member of the University community who demonstrates the spirit of generosity and dedication that the late Dr. John Earl, a distinguished professor of history, exemplified during his years at Scranton from 1964 to 1996. Daniel J. West Jr., Ph.D., professor and chair of the Health Administration and Human Resources Department at The University of Scranton and the 2021 John L. Earl III Award recipient, announced Dr. Zalon as the 2022 recipient at the Convocation. Rev. Joseph Marina, S.J., president of The University of Scranton, presented the award to Dr. Zalon. During her more than three decades of service at the University, Dr. Zalon has served on numerous committees, including in leadership roles on the Faculty Senate and FAC. As director of the University’s online Master of Science in Health Informatics Program, Dr. Zalon has played a pivotal role in the program’s success. In 2021, the graduate program received accreditation from the prestigious Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Dr. Zalon, who has been a member of Scranton’s faculty since 1988, was inducted as an American Academy of Nursing Fellow in 2010 in part for her positive influence on health care policy and delivery. Her leadership legacy includes grassroots advocacy, progressive program design, execution and outcomes in state and national nursing organizations focused on


Receives Earl Award

Margarete L. Zalon, Ph.D., professor of nursing at The University of Scranton, received the John L. Earl III Award for 2022. From left are: Victoria Castellanos, Ph.D., dean of the University’s Panuska College of Professional Studies; Jacqueline Earl Hurst daughter of the late John Earl; Dr. Zalon, John L. Earl III Award recipient; Rev. Joseph Marina, S.J., president; and Michelle Maldonado, Ph.D., interim provost and senior vice president for academic affairs

establishing practice and education policy, and building research funding capacity. Dr. Zalon is a past chair of the American Nurses Foundation, a former board member of the American Nurses Association and a past president of the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association. Dr. Zalon’s research focuses on vulnerable elders. She has authored book chapters, as well as articles published in numerous scholarly journals and other professional publications. She has also made research and health policy presentations at the local, state, national and international levels. She is the co-author of the book “Nurses Making Policy: From Bedside to Boardroom” with Rebecca M. Patton, MSN, and Ruth Ludwick, Ph.D. Dr. Zalon is a recipient of the Duke University School of Nursing Distinguished Alumna Award, the PSNA Distinguished Nurse Award and a Leahy Fellowship at The University of Scranton. She also received the University’s Excellence in Advancing Interdisciplinary Study Award in 2020. Dr. Zalon earned her bachelor’s degree from Duke University and her master’s and Ph.D. degrees from New York University.


NA M ED C O M MU N I T Y- B A S E D L E A R N I N G FA C U LT Y F E L L O W Patricia A. Wisniewski, Ed.D., OTR/L, is a faculty specialist in the Department of Occupational Therapy at The University of Scranton. Over the past 10 years, she has taught an occupational therapy course that has community-based learning as a component/requirement within the course. She earned an Ed.D. in curriculum and instruction with a concentration in educational technology from the University of South Carolina and is a certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Specialist and a CarFit trainer, event coordinator and technician. Dr. Wisniewski partners with multiple organizations, and during her fellowship will be focusing on building upon an ongoing communitybased learning collaboration with the Autism Collaborative Center for Excellence for her OT 575 Community Practice in Occupational Therapy course. Graduate occupational therapy students provide community-based skill development groups for pediatric and/ or adolescent/young adults who have autism or other related disabilities. “Engaging in CBL projects transformed my occupational therapy students’ worldviews about existing societal issues that prevent individuals and populations from achieving health and wellness, provided actionable insights for the community partners, and gave the students a new perspective on what navigating spaces may be like for community members with diverse needs. The occupational therapy students learned about the importance of resolving health and social disparities in the community and embraced their moral civic and professional responsibility to promote occupational justice by advocating for occupational rights that respect individuals’ and populations’ dignity, humanity and inclusion.”

Participation in the Community-Based Learning Faculty Fellow program is open to all full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty members with up to four faculty fellows selected each academic year. The selection of faculty fellows is based on the merit of the community-based learning component of the proposed course or project, the service/scholarly/teaching credentials and/or promise of the faculty member, the ability of the faculty member to contribute to strengthening the University’s community-based learning initiative, the degree to which the faculty member will benefit from the fellowship, and the extent to which it benefits the external community.



Community-Based Learning Faculty Fellows commit to attending a series of monthly meetings and presenting on their course/ project. The fellowship offers faculty an opportunity to modify an existing course, design a new course, or create a curricularbased/discipline-oriented project with a community-based learning component. Over the course of the year, faculty fellows have opportunities to build strong relationships with their community partner organizations, engage in scholarship on community-based learning, present on their experiences, and serve as communitybased learning mentors to other faculty members. Applications will be available again in winter 2023 for the 2023-2024 academic year. For more information on the Office of Community-Based Learning and the Community-Based Learning Faculty Fellows program, please visit or email Community-Based Learning Faculty Coordinator Dr. Debra Fetherman at

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DONOR LIST FOUNDERS Mr. and Mrs. Edward R. Leahy

FOUNDERS SOCIETY Albert & Lillian Small Foundation AllOne Foundations Altria Group, Inc. American Endowment Foundation Dr. & Mrs. John Bagley Blue Ribbon Foundation of Highmark Mr. & Mrs. John Brennan CIGNA Corporation Community Care Behavioral Health Organization Corbin A. & Dorice S. McNeill Foundation Covenant Presbyterian Church Covenant Women’s Association CVS Health Foundation Dr. Mychelle Farmer & Mr. James DeGraffenreidt Jr. Dr. Lewis C. Druffner Jr. Edward R. Leahy, Jr. Center Mr. John J. Gallagher Geisinger - Community Medical Center Geisinger Health System Gertrude Hawk Chocolates Mr. Hugh J. Gownley Mrs. Margaret E. Hambrose Mr. & Mrs. David Hawk The Hawk Family Foundation Highmark, Inc. Mr. James C. Holcomb Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Judah Mr. Arthur J. Kania BG John S. Kasper Mr. & Mrs. Joseph M. Kolar Margaret Briggs Foundation Marshfield Associates Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Jack Olender Mr. & Mrs. Paul J. Ondrasik Mr. & Mrs. Robert O’Neil PA Department of Public Welfare Ms. Margaret Perez Mr. & Mrs. John Quinn Regional Foundation by Wells Fargo 14

Robert H. Spitz Foundation Robert Y. Moffat Charitable Trust Dr. Alfred M. Rotondaro & Mrs. Kathleen Rotondaro Sanofi-Pasteur Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Savitsky Schwab Fund For Charitable Giving Scranton Area Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Timothy H. Scully Jr. Mr. Joseph T. Sebastianelli Mr. & Mrs. Edward J. Steinmetz Ms. Susan M. Swain Mr. Guy T. Valvano Mr. & Mrs. John Valvano Willary Foundation Mr. James Wolf

BENEFACTORS CIRCLE Unknown Anonymous AstraZeneca Mr. Stephen Whitney Bradley Mr. & Mrs. Peter Chepucavage Mr. Michael A. Clark Constellation Energy Mr. James C. Doyle & Mrs. Mary Doyle Mr. & Mrs. Joseph T. Doyle Mr. Michael Fasciana Mr. & Mrs. Andrew V. Fellingham Mr. & Mrs. George Grandison Mr. Adam Gurwitz Mrs. Sharon A. Walsh Kelly Ms. Ellen A. Morgenstern One Point, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Russell Mr. & Mrs. Chris J. Schneider Mr. & Mrs. David Steinfield

PATRONS Mr. David J. Allegra Col. Ali S. Alrakaf Mr. John H. Appleton Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Aristide Bank Austria Creditanstalt Bank of America/Merrill Lynch Mr. Larry Beckler Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Boam Rev. William J. Byron, S.J. Mr. Barry L. Corman Ms. Louise R. Corman Mrs. Gemma P. Davis

Mr. & Mrs. Craig Diemer Mr. James W. Dyer Ms. Noel S. Eloff Employees of Gertrude Hawk Chocolates Dr. Mary F. Engel & Mr. Lee P. Wontroski Dr. Donald V. Ferrari & Mrs. Theresa M. Ferrari Mrs. Christine S. Ferrari Strickland Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Mrs. Michele Finn & Mr. William H. Finn Dr. Kamran Foroughi Mr. & Mrs. Grant Green Mr. Peter F. Hurst Jr. Mrs. Sharon Kneiss Mr. & Mrs. Martin Lentz Mr. Eric Lewis Mrs. Margaret A. Loughney Dr. Andrea J. Mantione Markcorp Inc. Ms. Kristen Mathews Mr. & Mrs. Alan R. Mazzei Dr. & Mrs. Vincent K. McInerney Mr. & Mrs. William Mendelson Million Dollar Round Table Mr. & Mrs. James Noone Mr. & Mrs. James Pasco Dr. Debra A. Pellegrino PNC Foundation Prudential Richard McLaughlin Estate Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Henry Sallusti Dr. Christine Byron Santora Mr. Chris & Mrs. Lisa Schneider Mr. Roger L. Selfe Mr. & Mrs. Russell L. Smith St. John Neumann Regional Academy Surmont LLC Mr. Thomas N. Tate The Rotary Club of Scranton Mr. Michael Tyrrell & Ms. Diane Zyats Ambassador & Mrs. James Walsh Dr. Timothy D. Welby & Dr. Gretchen A. Welby


Williams Capital Group, L.P. Mr. & Mrs. Henri Lang Mr. Alan Schiff & Mrs. Judy Stavisky

FRIENDS “A Friend” Mr. & Mrs. Brian Abromovage Mr. & Mrs. Brendan Ahern Mr. Peter J. Albano Ms. Mary Ellen Altieri Amazon Smile Foundation Ms. Diane E. Ambler Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Amicucci Dr. Christopher D. Andres & Mrs. Lynn Marie Andres Mr. Robert H. Angeloni Ms. Ashley F. Angstadt Mr. & Mrs. David Arbucias Mr. & Mrs. Charles Arcabasso Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Ashby Ms. Kathleen J. Atkinson Mr. Ryan J. Auld & Mrs. Christine A. Auld Ms. Avisheh Avini Ms. Anne Azencot Mr. & Mrs. Robert Badman, Jr. Ms. Donna M. Badowski Ms. Katrina Badowski Mr. Kieran C. Baguiwet Dr. Harold Baillie & Mrs. Paula Baillie Ms. Dona Bainbridge Ms. Amanda E. Bair Mr. & Mrs. Ernesto S. Baldo Mr. Stephen Barber Ms. Gerianne Barber Mr. & Mrs. David A. Barr Ms. Kimberly S. Barr Hon. Patrick T. Barrett & Mrs. Paula Kearney Barrett Mr. Michael P. Barrett & Mrs. Carlyn V. Barrett Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Barry Mr. & Mrs. Dana J. Bassiacos Mr. & Mrs. William Batdorf Mr. Paul J. Batt Mr. & Mrs. John Beckmann Mrs. Kathleen B. Belak Amanda T. Belko Amanda T. Benko Mr. & Mrs. Michael Bennett

FRIENDS continued Mr. Paul S. Berger Mr. Gary A. Bernabe & Mrs. Patricia P. Parise-Bernabe Emily N. Bernard Mr. Matthew R. Bernard & Mrs. Rebekah M. Bernard Dr. Kevin M. Berry & Dr. Stephanie Ann Kazanas Mrs. Amy E. Black Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Bloom Mr. Pearce Bloom Prof. Robert M. Bloom Ms. Amanda L. Blorstad Mr. Arthur L. Bobbouine Sr. Mr. & Mrs. John Boland Dr. Frederick J. Bonacci & Mrs. Susan C. Bonacci Mr. & Mrs. Robert Boreck Ms. Adrianna J. Borkowski Maj. Karen J. Borowski Mrs. Elaine M. Boylan Dr. James F. Boyle Mr. Sean E. Bozzi Mrs. Audrey H. Brady Mr. William Brady Mr. Bradley J. Breslin & Mrs. Kaitlin A. Breslin Ms. Cara T. Brindley Mr. Peter J. Brokus & Mrs. Anne D. Brokus Mrs. Janelle L. Brown Mr. Dustin W. Brown Mr. & Mrs. Michael Bruce Dr. Lori Ann Bruch Ms. Stacie A. Brustman Ms. Linda H. Bryan Mr. & Mrs. Charles Bryceland Ms. Judith A. Buckalew Mr. & Mrs. Jeremiah S. Buckley Patrick J. Budicini Mr. Lucius L. Bultman Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Bobby R. Burchfield Dr. Greg F. Burke Mr. & Mrs. James W. Burke, Jr. Ms. Courtney Paige Burland Mrs. Beverly Burne Ms. Maura C. Burns Mrs. Jennifer P. Burrell & Mr. William F. Burrell III Mrs. Eloise Butovich

Dr. Barbara K. Buxton Ms. Jami M. Cadden Mr. & Mrs. Johnny Calero Mr. & Mrs. Keith CalhounSenghor Ms. Melina Capitanio Mrs. Judi Capozza O’Borski Ms. Kelly L. Cardiff Alberta J. Cardoni Lisa Cardoni Agnes A. Cardoni, M.D, ED.D Career Development and Employment, LTD Ms. Jane M. Carlonas Carlucci-Golden-De Santis Funeral Home Mr. James P. Carmody Mr. William W. Carpenter Dr. Dona M. Carpenter Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Casey Hon. Robert P. Casey, Jr. & Mrs. Terese F. Casey Mr. Peter J. Cassidy Ms. Victoria Anne Castagna Mr. Aaron Castillo Jr. Ms. Patricia Ann Castle Ms. Andree Catalfamo Joseph Catanzaro Mr. Thomas J. Catlaw Mrs. Renee A. Cavallaro Central Park Flowers Mr. Christian Chandler Mr. Thaddeus A. Chapa Ms. Sara E. Chapin Mr. Patrick A. Chapman Dr. R. Donald Chase & Mrs. Lucia P. Chase Dr. Satya P. Chattopadhyay Mr. L. David Cherington Mr. Nicholas A. Chiara Ms. Sarah Chilton Ms. Joyce A. Chobert Michele L. Christian Church of St Gregory City Cafe Mr. Sean M. Clark & Mrs. Kara A. Brezinski-Clark Mr. Daniel R. Clark Jr. Mr. Brandon Thomas Clark Mr. & Mrs. Jordan Clark

Ms. Candice R. Clifford Mr. William M. Cloherty Ms. Ann Cloruri Mr. Nick Cohen Mrs. Julie Schumacher Cohen Mr. & Ms. Teri Coleman Dr. Gertrude A. Coleman Mr. & Mrs. John R. Collins Community Bank & Trust Co. The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region Dr. Megan N. Conklin Mr. & Mrs. John F. Connell Ms. Mary M. Connolly Dr. Ruth A. Connolly Mr. John Considine Mrs. Kelly M. Conway Mr. & Mrs. James Corbett Ms. Sandy Corby Ms. Santa J. Corby Mr. William J. Corcoran Mr. & Mrs. James Corrigan, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Gerald R. Corrigan Mrs. Melissa T. Costa Dr. Laura K. Cote Emma K. Coyle Dr. Bryan R. Crable Dr. Mary C. Cruciani Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Cunningham Ms. Flora M. Cupple Mr. James G. Curran & Mrs. Carole F. Curran Eugene A. Cusick Funeral Home Dr. Amy M. Cutchineal Dr. Rebecca Spirito Dalgin Mr. James S. Dalkiewicz Dr. Harry R. Dammer Ms. Mary Beth D’Andrea Ms. Gina M. Daniels Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Davis Sr. Mrs. Jessica R. Dayon Mr. Travis C. Dayon Ms. Christina M. DeBari Matthew M. DeBenedetto Mr. Mark DeFalco Dr. Louis V. DeFazio Ms. Angelica R. Del Vecchio Ms. Gianna L. Delerme Delta Medix PC

Mr. & Mrs. Bruce A. DeMarco Mr. William F. Demarest Dr. Michael D. DeMichele & Mrs. Rosemary DeMichele Dr. Marla E. Dempsey Mr. & Mrs. Edward F. Dempsey Mr. Matthew D. DeNinno Mr. Sean C. Denniston Mr. Kevin P. Dermody & Mrs. Jacquelyn A. Dermody Ms. Sameera Desai Sullivan Mr. Michael F. DeSarnoMrs. Emily A. DeSarno Mrs. Francesca DeSiervi Mr. Brian J. Devers & Mrs. Lisa M. Devers DFK, Inc. (T/A Now Hair Studio) DGK Insurance & Financial Services Ms. Teresa K. Diaz Ms. Katherine M. DiBenedetto Mrs. Michelle DiBenedetto Mrs. Anna M. DiColli Todaro Ms. JoAnn Diffendall Mr. & Mrs. Paul DiLillo Mr. Joseph L. DiMattio & Dr. Mary Jane K. DiMattio Mr. & Mrs. Edward DiTolla, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Dittmar Marina A. Dodgson Mr. & Mrs. James A. Doherty Dr. Roy Domenico & Mrs. Robin Domenico Ms. Christine Domson Donahue Funeral Home Mr. Patrick E. Donnelly & Mrs. Ann Donnelly Mr. & Mrs. Thomas M. Donnelly Dr. Joan Donovan Mr. John E. Doubet Mr. Paul Doucette Dr. Steven T. Dougherty & Mrs. Kelly A. Dougherty Rev. Robert Drinan, S.J. Mr. Peter Dubon Mrs. Elizabeth M. Duch Mr. & Mrs. John F. Dunworth Ms. Erica M. Duome Ms. Jennifer E. Dziak Ms. Linda Eattock

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DONOR LIST FRIENDS continued Edward R. Leahy, Jr. Memorial Fund Ms. Sarah L. Effertz Mr. William P. Eggleston Elm Park Methodist Church Prof. Brian & Dr. Sharon Eltz Ms. Catherine M. Erbicella Mr. & Mrs. Mark Esposito Nicole Esposito Mr. & Mrs. John P. Evans Exelon Corporation Ms. Elizabeth L. Ey Mrs. Julie N. Fairman Dr. Naghma Aijaz & Mr. Aijaz Fakhruddin Mr. David V. Falbo Jr. Ms. Christine M. Faller Mrs. JoAnn M. Famalette Mr. Joseph R. Famular & Hon. Nan M. Famular Katherine H. Fangs Mr. Louis Fantozzi Mr. & Mrs. Edward Fargis Ms. Dolores Farr Dr. Marian L. Farrell Ms. Laura A. Fay Mrs. Mary Ellen Fazio Mr. Jason C. Feairheller & Mrs. Michelle Laura Feairheller Dr. David Matthew Fedor Mr. Eugene P. Feeney & Mrs. Ann E. Feeney Mr. & Mrs. Roger Feldman Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Felix, Sr. Mrs. Marie A. Felkowski & Mr. Keith Felkowski Dr. Anthony P. Ferzola Dr. Debra Lynne Fetherman Mr. & Mrs. Donald Finan Eileen V. Finley Mr. John P. Finnerty & Mrs. Melinda J. Finnerty Ms. Christine L. Fischer Ms. Catherine Fischer Ms. Julieanne Fish Mr. Ryan D. Fitzpatrick Ms. Megan E. Fleming


Mr. & Mrs. Brian Foley Ms. Theresa Forgione Ms. Autumn M. Forgione Mr. Jonathan P. Forte Mr. Albert Foster Jr. Mr. Gregory J. Franceski Kieran P. Francis Dr. Daniel V. Fraustino Freddie Mac Foundation Ms. Laura E. Freedman Friends of 506 Friends of Joanne Corbett Friends of The Alice Leahy Food Pantry Mr. & Mrs. James Fritzinger Mr. Frederick T. Fuchs & Ms. Theresa L. Hanntz Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Gadomski, Jr. Mr. Geoffrey M. Gallagher & Mrs. Colleen P. Gallagher Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Gallagher Mr. David J. Ganley & Mrs. Michelle M. Ganley Ms. Katherine Garcia Penny J. Gardner Ms. Renee J. Garvey Mrs. Jennifer A. Gassert Ms. Lisa M. Gaudio & Mr. Jeffrey B. Schwedock Mr. & Mrs. Frank Genova Georgetown University Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Gergel Dr. Pierre P. Germain Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Geslak Mrs. Megan K. Getz Bohensky Gibbons Ford-Toyota-Scion Ms. Moira S. Gibney Mr. Stephen P. Gilbody Ms. Emily R. Gilinger Dr. Jeffrey J. Gill Ms. Mary Giosso Glenbrook Women’s Golf Association Mr. Sergey M. Gnilopyat Mr. Christopher R. Goger & Ms. Megan F. Wallace

Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Golden Mr. & Mrs. Terrence E. Golden Daniella F. Gomes Mr. & Mrs. Nehemias Goncalves Mr. & Mrs. James Goodman Paula E. Gordon Mr. Timothy M. Gorton Hannah E. Graff Mr. Sean T. Granahan Ms. Barbara Grant Ms. Megan M. Green Ms. Alexa M. Green Ms. Lauren M. Greene Ms. Meghan E. Greenfield Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Greenfield Ms. Kristin A. Greenwood Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Gregory Dr. Rebecca Griffith Dr. Joan A. Grossman Mr. Deno S. Gualtieri & Mrs. Karen J. Gualtieri Mr. Keith & Mrs. Jennifer Guglielmi Mrs. Marie E. Guinan Mr. Thomas M. Gustafson Mrs. Stephanie M. Hadley Ms. Mary K. Halligan Mrs. Kathleen K. Hamilton Ms. Lauren C. Hammeke Mr. Herbert Nicholas Hancock Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Haney MAJ Brian M. Hanley & Mrs. Melissa Oliver Hanley Ms. Jaclyn M. Hanley Dr. Michael A. Hardisky Mrs. Catherine Harrington Dr. Patricia Harrington Mr. & Mrs. Marcus Harte Ms. Kayla C. Hatki Mrs. Theresa Rice Haughey Dr. & Mrs. Gabriel J. Hauser Ms. Lindsey H. Hayde Ms. Maura A. Hayden Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Hayes Mr. & Mrs. Craig Heaton Mr. & Mrs. David W. Heckman Dr. Carol A. Hee


Mr. & Mrs. Robert Hendricks Mr. Daniel R. Herrick Mr. John J. Hilaman Capt. Catherine E. Hildreth Mr. James T. Hoffman & Mrs. Alice C. Hoffman Mr. & Mrs. James Hoffman Ms. Elise Hoffmann Mr. Timothy J. Holland Mr. Michael K. Hollinger Mr. & Mrs. Alan Holmer Dr. Frank X. J. Homer Ms. Laura M. Hopkins Ms. Jill Yacone Hopper Dr. E. Paul Hornyak Mrs. Paula A. Hresko Mendoza Mrs. Christine Pascone Hudacek Dr. Sharon & Mr. Stephen Hudacek Mr. Vincent Hudock Jr. Mr. Cameron M. Hughes Mr. Frank J. Hughes Jr. Ms. Debra Rae Hynoski Mr. Robert M. Hynosky & Mrs. Margaret F. Hynosky Mr. Marc A. Incitti Ms. Lisa A. Jackowitz Dr. Michael J. Jenkins Mrs. Marybeth Jines Mr. & Mrs. Micardo L. Johns Johnson & Johnson Ms. Morgan J. Joliat Mrs. Rosemarie P. Jones Ms. Sarah K. Jones Msgr. John W. Jordan Ms. Julia M. Joyce Dr. Rebecca J. Kaddis Mr. & Mrs. Don Kallberg Ms. Mary Ellen T. Kane Ms. Anna N. Kane Sister M. Gabriel Kane, I.H.M. Mrs. Stacy M. Kaps-Brown Dr. W. Jesse Kayal & Mrs. Maria T. Kayal Adeline M. Keefer Ms. Christine A. Kelleher Ms. Deborah Kennedy Ms. Margaret A. Kenyon

FRIENDS continued Ms. Sandy Kerrigan Dr. Kevin C. Kiley Mr. & Mrs. Mark Kilner Mrs. Kristen M. Kinslow Ms. Holly A. Kisailus Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Kizelevicus Mr. & Mrs. Troy Kline Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Klitzman Dr. Edward J. Kloniecke III Mr. & Mrs. Peter J. Kneiss Ms. Sharon Joyce Kneubuehl Mrs. Annabeth R. Knight Ms. Abbey B. Knight Mr. & Mrs. Walter Koprowski Dr. Edmund M. Kosmahl Mr. Terrence T. Kossegi Mrs. Cristina L. Moravec-Kossegi Mrs. Larae L. Kowalchik Ms. Lauren E. Krasucki Mrs. Christin Hasara Krey Ms. Julia C. Kropf Mr. Thomas S. Kucinski Mr. Carl J. Kuehner Ms. Veronica Kulick Mrs. Denise A. Kuzma Mr. Christopher J. Kwasnik Lackawanna County Interagency Council Mr. Stephen J. LaMarca & Mrs. Nicole M. LaMarca Mr. Kevin J. Lanahan & Mrs. Megan Lanahan Mr. Kevin D. Langan Mr. & Mrs. George Lapin Mr. Duane C. Lapus & Mrs. Katherine A. Lapus Alexis G. Latzanich Mr. Thomas C. Lavelle & Mrs. Ericka Lavelle Dr. Bennett Lavenstein Mr. Brian J. Leahy Mrs. Janet M. Lecuona Mr. Glenn K. Leins & Mrs. Mary B. Reinbold Mrs. Veronica M. Lentz Mr. & Mrs. Paul E. Lepore Mrs. Margaret K. Curry Lewis & Dr. Jason J. Lewis

Mr. & Mrs. Mark Lieberman Mr. & Mrs. Werner Liebig Mr. Dale A. Lindenmoyer Mr. David M. Linhares Dr. Robert J. Liskowicz & Mrs. Susan L. Liskowicz Mrs. Jaclyn R. Lisman Olszewski Ms. Linda M. Littlejohn Ms. Mary Theresa Litvin Ms. Catherine Loew Ashley N. LoFaso Mrs. Mary Ann Long Mr. Jonathan D. Lopez Mr. Michael & Mrs. Julia Losito Ms. Meredith C. Lubas Ms. Kristine Lundon Mr. Paul F. Luongo Jr. & Mrs. Kristin M. Luongo Mr. & Mrs. John C. Lutkenhouse Mr. Robert D. Lutzick Jr. Ms. Mary Anne Lynn Ms. Lauren M. Lyons Mr. William R. Mackey Mr. & Mrs. Lauchlin MacMillan, Jr. Mr. Robert J. Magalski Ms. Jaclyn R. Magee Mr. & Mrs. Ferdie Magpayo Dr. Dana R. Maida Ms. Paulina R. Maida Mr. John Clarence Major Jr. Mrs. Jennifer L. Makoul Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Maloney Ms. Daniella M. Mancini Mr. Dominick Manetti Ms. Wendy Manetti Ms. Mary Ann Mangini Ms. Claire N. Marangelli Mr. & Mrs. Richard Marcinko Ms. Antoinette Marinaro Hill Markey For Congress Committee Ms. Claritza S. Marroquin Mr. Andrew L. Martin Mr. Edward Martin Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Marzo Mrs. Mary Ann Maslar Mr. Edward J. Matricardi Mr. & Mrs. Laszlo Matsay

Ms. PerinAnn P. Matthews Mr. Gerald N. Mattise & Mrs. Georgeanne Pivovarnik Mattise Mr. & Mrs. Peter J. Mayer Ms. Christina A. Mazzeo Mr. Todd R. McCabe & Mrs. Michelle D. McCabe Mr. Neil J. McCabe & Mrs. Julaine McCabe Mr. Brian P. McCarthy Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. McCarthy Mr. & Mrs. James McCaul Ms. Keely M. McClatchy Ms. Angela M. McCool Ms. Cathleen A. McCormack Mr. Paul A. McCormick Jr. & Mrs. Aileen M. McCormick Ms. Michaela E. McCrudden Mr. & Mrs. Daniel J. McDermott Ms. Karly A. McDermott Mr. Frank J. McDonnell Ms. Mary Joyce McDonough Ms. Marybeth H. McDonough Mr. & Mrs. Thomas McEnerney Mr. Sean M. McFarland & Mrs. Jessica A. McFarland Dr. John F. McGeehan & Mrs. Catherine A. McGeehan Mr. John F. McGivern & Mrs. Mary E. McGivern Mr. & Mrs. John McGonigle Mr. Thomas J. McGonigle & Mrs. Monica McGonigle Mr. & Mrs. Richard McGowan Ms. Kaitlyn C. McGrath Mr. & Mrs. William McGrath Mr. & Mrs. Daniel McGuire Mrs. Kirsten McIntyre Mr. & Mrs. Edward McKeever Mr. Brian P. McKenna Mr. & Mrs. James McKinney Mr. Kevin P. McLaughlin Ms. Carley D. McLaughlin Mr. & Mrs. William McMonagle Ms. Carly A. McNamara Annalisa M. Mechanick Ms. Kathleen Mehall Ms. Kimberly A. Melchione

Katherine G. Melilli Mrs. Jennifer E. Mellon Mr. & Mrs. Michael Mendelson Dr. Susan Carol Mendez Mr. & Mrs. John Mercurio Mercury Dry Cleaners Ms. Patricia A. Meserole Ms. Laura Mettelman Michael J. O’Shea, D.D.S., LLC Mr. Michael C. Miller Dr. Edward J. Miller, Jr. & Dr. Jennifer A. Sylvia Dr. Linda Ledford-Miller & Mr. James Miller Dr. Tabbi L. Miller-Scandle Hon. Jeffrey P. Minehart Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Minogue Ms. Alexandra M. Miranda Ms. Karen Mitchell Mr. Matthew T. Monaco & Mrs. Denise M. Monaco Ms. Ariel E. Mone Mr. Timothy J. Mooney Mr. Guy P. Moore Ms. Kathleen E. Moran Mrs. Lauren Moran Mr. & Mrs. Chip Moreau Ashley E. Morelli Mr. & Mrs. James F. Morgan Jr. Ms. Erica Morgan Ms. Kirstin O. Morrill Mr. & Mrs. John J. Morrissey Mr. & Mrs. Brian Morse Ms. Christine Moser Dr. Joseph J. Mowad Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Moylan Ms. Ann E. Mulcahy Msgr. Thomas M. Muldowney, V.G. Dr. Declan Mulhall Ms. Ethel Mullen Mr. Thomas J. Mundry & Mrs. Cathleen A. Mundry Mr. James V. Muniz & Mrs. Diane S. Muniz Ms. Shannon K. Munley Mrs. Mary Ann E. Muraca Mr. & Mrs. John V. Murphy Jordan E. Murphy

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DONOR LIST FRIENDS continued Ms Angela M. Murphy Mr. & Ms. Timothy J. Murphy Ms. Laura P. Murphy Elaine M. Murphy Mr. Daniel J. Murray & Mrs. Theresa M. Murray Ms. Meghan A. Murray Ms. Mary T. Murray Ms. Catherine E. Murray Kathleen Loftus Mussari Ms. Nina T. Muto N.A.W.W. Dr. Georgia L. Narsavage Dr. Julie Ann Nastasi Ms. Gina M. Naticchi Dr. Andrew P. Nebzydoski & Dr. Patricia A. Morgan Mr. Daniel J. Neenan NEI Partnership Dr. & Mrs. David B. Nelson CPT Laura A. Newman Ms. Kate E. Newman Vinh X. Nguyen Mr. Christopher M. Nicchi Mr. & Mrs. Fotios Nicoles Dr. JoAnn Nicoteri & Mr. John Considine Mr. Brett S. Niehaus Mr. John A. Nimerosky & Mrs. Barbara C. Nimerosky Ms. Emily A. Nohilly Mr. Michael G. Nolan & Mrs. Kim Nolan Mrs. Karen A. Noll & Mr. Allen Noll Northeast Regional Cancer Institute Ms. Kelly L. Noto Ms. Adriana Nurkiewicz Mr. & Mrs. Michael O’Brien Conor E. O’Donnell Ms. Aileen M. O’Donnell Dr. Charles O’Dowd & Mrs. Barbara O’Dowd Mrs. Morgan J. O’Kane Mrs. Sandra J. O’Keefe


Mr. James R. Olechna & Mrs. Sarah Jane Olechna Ms. Margaret J. Oliver Mrs. Sue A. Oliver Ms. Mari J. Olshefski Ms. Morgan C. O’Malley Mr. Michael J. O’Malley III Dr. Alice L. O’Neill Jane O’Neill Dr. Stephen G. Opsasnick & Mrs. Margo M. Opsasnick Order of Malta, Scranton Mr. Stephen Ornstein Kathleen A. Ortenzi Mr. & Mrs. Terrence F. Osborne Dr. Michael & Dr. Martina O’Shea Mr. & Mrs. Raymond J. O’Sullivan Mr. & Mrs. Richard Otto Mr. Christopher W. Ozoniak Ms. Jessica E. Ozoniak P&W Washo, Inc. Dr. Ralph N. Pacinelli Dr. Ariane Palmasani Conaboy Ms. Carolyn A. Pandolfo Mr. & Mrs. John P. Pappas Ms. Marissa F. Papula Mr. Mark Paradise Ms. Jennifer M. Park Mr. Todd T. Parry & Mrs. Debra L. Parry Dr. Neil Patel Mr. Kevin L. Patten Mr. & Mrs. Steve Patton Ms. Autumn M. Pawlowski PCPS Dean’s Office Staff Pennsylvania Bocce Tournament Committee Mr. Frederic Pepe & Dr. Ellen W. Doss-Pepe Mr. Brian C. Perkowski Ms. Natalie A. Picciano Mr. & Mrs. Louis J. Picciano Mrs. Mary Ellen Pichiarello & Mr. Joseph A. Pichiarello Ms. Susan M. Pickup Mr. & Mrs. Joseph M. Piepul

Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Pierce Mrs. Barbara J. Piernot Mr. & Mrs. John Pilcher Mr. Carmine Pindilli & Ms. Kate Browne Ms. Kay E. Platt Tianna S. Popstein Juliette G. Porcelli Mr. & Mrs. John J. Porcelli, Jr. Mrs. Shai L. Post Ms. Bailey E. Potter Patricia A. Powell Mr. Sidney J. Prejean & Ms. Melinda C. Ghilardi Mr. Anthony J. Primerano & Mrs. Michelle C. Primerano Mr. Timothy B. Primerano Dr. John Prior Mrs. Carina J. Pronitis & Mr. Mark Pronitis Mr. & Mrs. Robert Prosperino Dr. Laura A. Prosser & Mr. James G. Demetriades, Jr. Mrs. Mary-Cynthia S. Purcell & Mr. James Purcell Mr. Robert Purifico Ms. Jessica F. Pursino Ms. Farrah F. Qadri Ms. Nicole M. Quaranta Mrs. Kathleen Quillen Ms. Erin M. Quinn Mr. Joseph C. Quinn Msgr. Joseph G. Quinn Mrs. Margaret M. Quinn Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas D. Raico Mr. Richard P. Rakauskas Mr. & Mrs. Steven Rapp Mr. & Mrs. William E. Reeder Ms. Anne Marie N. Reidy Ms. Caroline Reilly Dr. Paul F. Remick Mr. & Mrs. Calum R. Renton Mr. Jared M. Reznick Mr. & Mrs. James C. Riccobono Mr. Mathew T. Richardson & Mrs. Diana E. Richardson


Dr. Patricia A. Richards-Service Dr. Catherine A. Richmond-Cullen Ms. Kathryn J. Rigby Kaitlin M. Rising Mr. Darren Scott Rivera Ms. Sara T. Rizzo Ms. Jenna V. Rizzuto Ms. Lauren K. Roberto Mr. & Mrs. Frank E. Roberts Mr. Edward J. Robson & Mrs. Marie Robson Mr. John Rodgers & Ms. Dina Lee Mr. David L. Roll Ms. Frances C. Roller Mr. & Mrs. Gregory S. Rom Dr. Catherine Ann Roscioli Jones Mrs. Heather Marie Rose Mr. Timothy Rose Dr. Seth W. Rosencrance & Mrs. Dana M. Rosencrance Mr. & Mrs. Barry Rosenthal Ms. Jeanine Rosh Ms. Zoe Rothrock Dr. Heather T. Rowan-Kenyon Mr. Michael J. Ruane Mr. Robert A. Rudnick Ms. Amber L. Rugletic Mrs. Wendy M. Runco Dr. Nicholas D. Saccone Erin Sadlack Mr. & Mrs. Robert P. Sadowski Mr. & Mrs. Gerard Salemme Mr. Thomas W. Salitsky Mrs. Annette N. Sanchirico & Mr. Mauro J. Sanchirico Mr. Stephen E. Sandherr Mrs. Theresa P. Sandrowicz & Mr. Kenneth P. Sandrowicz Ms. Catherine R. Sangi Ms. Patti Ann Savage Kevin M. Scanlon Ms. Megan A. Schane Ms. Nicole M. Schmitt Mr. Walter R. Schuster Ms. Jennifer J. Schwartz Mr. & Mrs. Edward Schwartz

FRIENDS continued Ms. Caroline P. Segota Mr. & Mrs. James Segota Krista M. Segreti Ms. Taylor M. Septer Marian Serafin Mr. Daniel R. Shaffern Mr. William P. Shaffern Mrs. Elizabeth M. Shaffern & Dr. Robert W. Shaffern Mr. & Mrs. Robert Shanks Sharon and Stephen Hudacek Family Fund Mrs. Mary D. Sheils Ms. Mary Beth Sheleman Mr. Thomas D. Sheridan Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Sims Mrs. Erin E. Skarbez Ms. Virginia L. Slattery Mr. Neil R. Slocum & Mrs. Dana M. Slocum Mrs. Emma J. Smith Ms. Mara Isabel Smith Mr. Gavin & Mrs. Jaime Smith Ms. Sydney A. Smith Mr. Brian Snapp CPT Ryan R. Snyder Mr. Samuel J. C. Soares Dr. Matthew J. Socha Dr. Rohan Somar & Mrs. Jeurajie Somar Dr. Brandon A. Somwaru Mr. Joseph L. Sorbera III & Mrs. Kristen M. Sorbera Ms. Nicolette A. Spaccavento Ms. Karen E. Spadoni Ms. Nicole M. Spaldo Mr. Joseph K. Speicher Mr. Brian Spezialetti Mr. Arlen S. Stabbe & Mrs. Eileen P. Stabbe Ms. Beverlee J. Stafford Ms. Amanda M. Stahl Piraino Mrs. Diane Olenick Stango Mr. & Mrs. Chris M. Stasko Mrs. Judy Stavisky Dr. & Mrs. E. Springs Steele Mr. & Mrs. Russell C. Stein

Ms. Megan J. Steinmetz Mrs. Donna M. Steneck Ms. Richelle M. Stephens Stevens & Lee Mr. William Stockdale Dr. Angela M. Stolfi Mrs. Catherine Rist Strauch & Mr. Joseph James Strauch Ms. Cecilia C. Strauch Ms. Renee D. Straup Mr. John Stroligo & Mrs. Erika J. Henry-Stroligo Mr. Patrick C. Strout & Mrs. Leah N. Strout Ms. Megan B. Sullivan Mr. & Mrs. Thomas L. Sullivan Mr. Matthew G. Sullivan & Mrs. Janice M. Sullivan Mr. & Mrs. Neal Sullivan Dr. Michael L. Sunday & Mrs. Kathryn A. Sunday Susquehanna Valley Assoc. of PA Occupational Hlth Nurses Ms. Mary Beth Swartman Kerbaugh Ms. Alison C. Sweeney Ms. Caroline A. Swift Mr. Adam M. Szydlowski Mr. & Mrs. William Tannaz Mr. Ian D. Taylor Mr. Kevin E. Tetreault & Ms. Patricia Wenkosky Tetreault Ms. Kathleen M. Thomas Mr. & Mrs. Peter W. Thomas Dr. Caitlin E. Thompson Mr. & Mrs. Eric L. Thompson Ms. Nicole M. Thomsen Hirsch Ms. Kelly M. Tierney Ms. Mary Toler Ms. Cathy J. Toner Ms. Jennifer J. Toron Fatima A. Torres Mrs. Cynthia A. Tow Mr. & Mrs. Gijs Treimanis Msgr. David L. Tressler Tripp Umbach Healthcare, Inc. Mr. Michael A. Troncellito Jr.

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