Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center Recognizes Certified Nurses Day

In honor of Certified Nurses Day, March 19, 2023, Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) acknowledges the nearly 450 members of our nursing staff who have achieved and maintained national board certification during 2022 in their nursing specialty. Board certification is a key factor in the assurance of minimum standards of knowledge, skills and abilities in nursing specialty practice and contributes to better patient outcomes.

We appreciate the time and effort put forth by these nurses towards the continuation of their growth as health care providers. Their dedication plays an important role in assuring we continue to provide a high standard of care to our patients and loved ones.

Congratulations and thank you to the following nurses who have achieved this milestone.

Noelle Acierto, Maternal Newborn Nursing

Magdalena Adimari, Critical Care

Eina Jane Marie Adlawan, Stroke Certified Registered Nurse

Eduard Agapay, Critical Care

Tracey Aldana, Maternal Newborn Nursing

Paula Alem, Family Nurse Practitioner

Sara Alfano, Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse

Aamina Ali, Certified Nurse Operating Room

Krysta Aliberti, Maternal Newborn Nursing

Darrell Alinea-Garcia, Progressive Care Nurse

Emily Allig, Inpatient Obstetric Nursing

Gabrielle Almeida Cummings, Maternal Newborn Nursing

Tatiana Alvarez, Certified Clinical Transplant Coordinator

Claire Angelo, Certified Nephrology

Emma Anonuevo, Critical Care

Beverly Antoine, Medical Surgical

Sharon Antoine-Dixon, Case Manager Certified

Guido Appelgren, Critical Care

Guinevere Aquino, Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Anelisa Arevalo, Medical Surgical

Elena Arias, Critical Care

Arlene Arnold, Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse

Lisa Arrington Silliman, Wound Care Certified

Edna Articona, Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing

Alma Astorga, Maternal Newborn Nursing

Lydita Atanacio, Nursing Professional Development

Michaela Baker, Medical Surgical

Nicole Baker, Medical Surgical

Jemalie Barrios, CCRN

Jamie Beins, Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing

Mariana Beltran, Critical Care

Maria Best, Certified Emergency Nurse

Jyothi Biju, Certified Emergency Nurse

Shiny Binu, Maternal Newborn Nursing

Phyllis Bohaczuk, Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse

Jessie Borer, Oncology

Monica Bowling, Certified Clinical Transplant Coordinator

Alana Brabyn, Medical Surgical

Amy Bravenboer, Critical Care

Kimberly Brennan, Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing

Ruby Brillantes-Brathwaite, Pediatric

Julia Brodock, Maternal Newborn Nursing

Cassandra Brooks, Medical Surgical

Lisa Brosko, Inpatient Obstetric Nursing

Celeste Brown, Case Manager Certified

Sarah Brutosky, Medical Surgical

Kimberly Buechel, Critical Care

Erika Buenano, Medical Surgical

Janice Bulallo Iglesias, Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse

Candice Buno Sot, Inpatient Obstetric Nursing

Antoinette Cadacio, Critical Care

Stephanie Caiella, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Silvia Calderon, Progressive Care Nurse

Jessica Callejo, Medical Surgical

Janet Camasta, Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing

Evelyn Campbell, Oncology

Emmy Canaria, Progressive Care Nurse

Lorna Cano, Certified Nurse Operating Room

Kathryne Cappucci, Critical Care

Yetty Carcamo, Certified Registered Nurse Infusion

Ashley Cardoso, Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing

Kristen Carrotto, Progressive Care Nurse

Katherine Casas, CCRN

Sara Castellvi, Certified Procurement Transplant Coordinator

Krystle Castro, Certified Nurse Operating Room

Wuilda Castro, Nursing Professional Development

Stephanie Cavallaro, Wound Care Certified

Lycel Celo, Progressive Care Nurse

Kristina Cerro, Medical Surgical

Jemy Chacko, Certified Nurse Operating Room

Mini Chacko, Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing

Lisa Chaia, Certified Nurse Operating Room

Waichun Chak, Certified Gastrointestinal Registered Nurse

Kaitlin Chan, Medical Surgical

Angeline Charles, Oncology

Wanda Chatman, Medical Surgical

Christine Chen, Progressive Care Nurse

Ruichao Cheng, Progressive Care Nurse

Joanna Christine Chin, Certified Nephrology

Wayne Chowaniec, Oncology

Casey Chu, Progressive Care Nurse

Lindsay Cianciotto, Clinical Nurse Leader

Erin Ciklic, Oncology

Jennifer Cinque, Progressive Care Nurse

Deanna Ciriaco, Oncology

Theresa Cohen, Case Manager Certified

Mary Collazo, Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality

Sheila Collier, Maternal Newborn Nursing

Kathleen Conlon, Certified Emergency Nurse

Kecia Connor, Medical Surgical

Rosanna Conry,

Ines Coppola, Maternal Newborn Nursing

Margaret Correale, Oncology

Sean Cox, Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality

Jolenne Custodio, Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse

Julia Czajkowski, Inpatient Obstetric Nursing

Kara Czarcinski, Clinical Nurse Leader

Nancy D'Alessandro, Progressive Care Nurse

Christina Daliani, CCRC

Irene Dalisay-Macaventa, CCRN

Kevin Daly, Critical Care

Deborah D'Angelo, Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse

Brittany Dasti, Progressive Care Nurse

Ashley Daveniero, Medical Surgical

Moira Davis, Oncology

Noela Debuque, Certified Registered Nurse Infusion

Melissa Del Mauro, Certified Emergency Nurse

Edna Dela Cruz, progressive Care Nurse

Kelly Dela Cruz, Critical Care

Janice Delarosa Imbriano, Case Manager Certified

Irene Delaunay, Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse

Anthony Delcalzo, Medical Surgical

Kate DeMaio, Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse

Sophia DePergola, CCRN

Mary Lucy Detizio, Critical Care

Kathleen Devlin, Medical Surgical

Lobsang Dhondup, Certified Clinical Transplant Coordinator

Susan Di Rocco, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

Lauren DiCosimo, Oncology- OCN

Stephanie Dimitrakis, Pediatric

Molly Docherty, Certified Emergency Nurse

Ann Dohm, Maternal Newborn Nursing

Michele Dolisca, Oncology

Melissa Donnay, Medical Surgical

Madeline Dorestil, Family Nurse Practitioner

Katherine Doria, Oncology

Colleen Dowling, Certified Clinical Transplant Coordinator

Lani Nimfa Dumdum, Inpatient Obstetric Nursing

Maureen Dunn, Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing

Rowena Durand, Critical Care

Kristine Eckert, Critical Care

Anne Ellis-Kosty, Certified Clinical Transplant Coordinator

Rosalinda Espina-Dario, Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse

Maria Victoria Espiritu, Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing

Rosalind Eyerman, Maternal Newborn Nursing

Ngozi Fadehan, Medical Surgical

Irysa Filimonczuk, Progressive Care Nurse

Agatha Finnegan, Progressive Care Nurse

Ashley Fischer, Progressive Care Nurse

Darianne Fischer, Medical Surgical

Julia Fitzpatrick, Holistic Nurse Board Certified

Peter Foglio, Progressive Care Nurse

Kathleen Foley, Certified Clinical Transplant Coordinator

Mindy Foley, Oncology- OCN

Elizabeth Foy, Certified Nurse Operating Room

Vonetta Freeman, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Laura Freire, Critical Care

Rosemarie Freschi, Critical Care

Valerie Fuentes-Pazmino, CNOR

Keri Furci, Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Jyothi Furtado, Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing

Cindy Garcia, Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing

Marcella Garner, Critical Care

Helen Gaughan, Certified Nurse Operating Room

Flutra Gaxha, Medical Surgical

Lynmarie Joan Gearhart, Pediatric

Galina Gendelman, Inpatient Obstetric Nursing

Edith Genuario, Critical Care

Bindu George, Progressive Care Nurse

Lucia Russini Gerardo Floresca, Certified Emergency Nurse

Erin Gibbons, Inpatient Obstetric Nursing

Zoey Gibbs, Progressive Care Nurse

Elizabeth Gilligan, Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality

Alison Gilmartin, Maternal Newborn Nursing

Kathleen Gilrain, Inpatient Obstetric Nursing

Maria Glueck, Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing

Maria Gomez, Progressive Care Nurse

Raquel Goncalves, CNN

Susan Govlick, Critical Care

Jessica Graessle, Medical Surgical

Laura Gramatica, Certified Gastrointestinal Registered Nurse

Alisa Gregory, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

Ashley Grieco, Certified Gastrointestinal Registered Nurse

Heather Grundy, Inpatient Obstetric Nursing

Christine Grywalski, Oncology- OCN

Jenny Guevarra, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner - ANCC

Coleen Gurkas, Certified Radiology Nurse

Mark Gutierrez, Certified Nephrology

Christina Habrahamshon, PCCN

Lucy Hahn, Oncology- OCN

Danielle Handsman, Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse

Mary Hanley, Progressive Care Nurse

Nadeka Hawthorne, Medical Surgical

Nadreka Hawthorne, Medical Surgical

Lynn Haytaian, Oncology- OCN

Emily Henion, Pediatric

Yulieth Hernandez, Cardiac-Vascular

Hannyca Hernando, Medical Surgical

Vivian Herrera, Critical Care

Jennifer Hinkis-Siegel, Certified Clinical Transplant Coordinator

Jessica Hladky, Critical Care

Kelly Hlavin, Inpatient Obstetric Nursing

Jean-Marie Hodge, Critical Care

Marsha Horowitz, Oncology

Dianne Horton, Wound Care Certified

Virginia Huffman, Maternal Newborn Nursing

Christine Hughes, Critical Care

Janeth Hughes-Schmidt, CCRN

Sandy Hussain, Maternal Newborn Nursing

Ebentz Hyppolite, Certified Nurse Operating Room

Nico Ignozza, Progressive Care Nurse

Claudia Irmiere, Critical Care

Taslima Ishmael, Certified Emergency Nurse

Khalilah Ismael, Adult Nurse Practitioner - ANCC

Susan Jacob, Critical Care

Christina K Jamieson, Critical Care

Sandra Johansen, Wound Care Certified

Grethel John, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Jane Johnson, Inpatient Obstetric Nursing

Bock Mi Jung, Case Manager Certified

Cassandra Jung, Certified Emergency Nurse

Grace Kao, Maternal Newborn Nursing

Leanna Karlicki, Oncology

Chelsea Katalbas, Critical Care

Deborah Kelleher, Pediatric

Karen Kiefer, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Lisa Killian, Critical Care

Erin Klecka, Family Nurse Practitioner

Sarah Koritam, Progressive Care Nurse

Caroline Kornutik, Certified Nurse Operating Room

Stacy Krakower, Wound Care Certified

Belinda Krever, Case Manager Certified

Katarzyna Krupa, Critical Care

Yuliya Kucher, Critical Care

Cherryl Kudyba, Inpatient Obstetric Nursing

Shyni Kurian, Maternal Newborn Nursing

Jolly Kuruvilla, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner

Lauren Kushi, Clinical Nurse Leader

Elaine Lamb, Critical Care

Kenneth Lao, Critical Care

Cresencia Lardizabal, Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing

Deanna LaRosa, Medical Surgical

Minerva Layug, Progressive Care Nurse

Donna Lazzaro, Inpatient Obstetric Nursing

Rizaline Lendio, Critical Care

Esther Lewis-Craig, Case Manager Certified

Jang Youp Lim, Medical Surgical

Frances Lin, Clinical Nurse Leader

Karen Linden, Oncology- OCN

Patricia Lipari, Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner

Kedisha Lloyd, Family Nurse Practitioner

Kevin Christian C Lo, Medical Surgical

Raechel Lofaro, Family Nurse Practitioner

Susan Lombardo, Certified Nurse Operating Room

Sandra Lopez, Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing

Linda Lordi, Inpatient Obstetric Nursing

Marie Louis, Medical Surgical

Maria Lozano, Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing

Jan Lukasiewicz, Medical Surgical

Judith Mack, Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing

Teresa Malit Freda, Wound Care Certified

Megan Maniscalco, Critical Care

Josephine Maramba, Certified Pediatric Nurse

Amber Marcantonio, Inpatient Obstetric Nursing

Marissa Marcantonio, Progressive Care Nurse

Silvia Mariano, Oncology- OCN

Marcella Ann Marinas, Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse

Janine Marley, Inpatient Obstetric Nursing

Daniel Marques, Critical Care

Tracey Martino, Maternal Newborn Nursing

Angela McCall Brown, Adult Nurse Practitioner - AANPCP

Karen McClellan, Certified Emergency Nurse

Kathleen McKay, Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing

Brigitte McNamara, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner - ANCC

Virginia McShane, Oncology

Dara Medina, Family Nurse Practitioner

Ina Mendes, Certified in Infection Control

Anna Mendoz, Oncology- OCN

Jeremy Mendoza, Progressive Care Nurse

Ana Merced, Certified Clinical Transplant Coordinator

Harriet Mills-Tagoe, Family Nurse Practitioner

Amy Miranda, Medical Surgical

Luz Molina-Morales, Certified Nephrology

Marc Monteith, Critical Care

Allison Moorman, Certified Clinical Transplant Coordinator

Maria Karissa Moos, Critical Care

Marie Morgievich, Certified Clinical Transplant Coordinator

Gina Morris, Adult Nurse Practitioner - AANPCP

Shidenies Morton, Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse

Jennifer Muller, Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse

Jalesse Munoz, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Janet Mutinda Kiteta, Oncology

Tunda Mwenge, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (Adult - Gerontology)

Alexander Nguyen, Progressive Care Nurse

Jennifer Nitzsche, Progressive Care Nurse

Ashley O'Connor, Certified Gastrointestinal Registered Nurse

Adrienne Olson, Inpatient Obstetric Nursing

Mini Oommen, Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Adaobi Opara, Cardiovascular (Ed, telemetry, & stepdown)

Karina Orpilla, Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse

Shannon Ostrowski, Progressive Care Nurse

Sharon Pabrua, Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing

Lauren Packard Farrand, Pediatric

Katie Padin, Progressive Care Nurse

Julianne Palardy, Critical Care

Jocelyn Paloma, Stroke Certified Registered Nurse

Aida Palomino, Nursing Professional Development Certification

Homero Paniagua, Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Hoyoung Paredes, Medical Surgical

Erin Parvin, Progressive Care Nurse

Anitaben Patel, Medical Surgical

Bhavisha Patel, Critical Care

Ingid Patella, RNC-MNN

Heather Patten, Medical Surgical

Deanna Paxos, Medical Surgical

Latoya Pearson, Maternal Newborn Nursing

Mary Eileen Pellecchia, Inpatient Obstetric Nursing

Dana Pena, Certified Nurse Operating Room

Imelda Perez-Bulos, Progressive Care Nurse

Javicia Peterson-Cole, Adult Nurse Practitioner - AANPCP

Kathleen Phillips, Oncology

Olga Pierson, Medical Surgical

Ida Podolski, Certified Gastrointestinal Registered Nurse

Catherine Ponterio, Holistic Baccalaureate Nurse, Board Certified

Tamara Porada, Critical Care

Aileene Portalatin, Certified Registered Nurse Infusion

Erin Poulsen, Medical Surgical

Catherine Powell, CCDS

Linda Price, Critical Care

Deborah Priestman, Medical Surgical

Preethi Pushparathinam, Certified Nurse Operating Room

Bethany Queiruga, Maternal Newborn Nursing

Karyn Quinn, Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse

Martine Ragone, Certified Emergency Nurse

Belkis Ramirez, Case Manager Certified

Mary Jean Ramirez, Certified Registered Nurse Infusion

Gertruda Ramos, Ambulatory Care Nursing

Himali Rana, Inpatient Obstetric Nursing

Lauren Raynor McNichol, Certified Pediatric Nurse

Maria Refinski, Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse

Barbara Reisinger, Maternal Newborn Nursing

Patricia Relvas, Pediatric

Julya Rempel, Critical Care

Michelle Rice, Critical Care

Crystal Richburg Oliver, Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing

Stephanie Richter, Nursing Professional Development Certification

Marlene Roberts, Family Nurse Practitioner

Ana Rodrigues, CCRN

Laura Rodriguez, Certified Nurse Operating Room

Ruth Rodriguez, Inpatient Obstetric Nursing

Maria Roesler, Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse

Amanda Rogers, Family Nurse Practitioner

Kimberly Rojas Nunez, Family Nurse Practitioner

Laura Romeo, Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing

Edgar Roque, Certified Nurse Operating Room

Kimberly Rosales, Certified Nurse Manager and Leader

Per Rosenkvist, Critical Care

Johanna Royandoyan, Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse

Linda Russo, Inpatient Obstetric Nursing

Suzanne Russo, Oncology- OCN

Courtney Saavedra, Critical Care

Rebecca V Sachs, Pediatric

Frances Sagun, Progressive Care Nurse

Juliet Salas, Critical Care

Julie Salazar, Medical Surgical

Fallon Salkins, Pediatric

Janey Samuel, Maternal Newborn Nursing

Leanne Sanabria, Medical Surgical

Jonathan Sanchez, Critical Care

Diane Schickram-Smith, Critical Care

Bridget Schiraldo, Certified Clinical Transplant Coordinator

Natalie Schmidt, Progressive Care Nurse

Devon Schneider, Certified Emergency Nurse

Molly Schulenburg, Certified Gastrointestinal Registered Nurse

Sandra Schwanborg, Case Manager Certified

Pamela Schwartz, Certified Nurse Operating Room

Nicole Schweighardt, Progressive Care Nurse

Suzanne Seguin, Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing

Giftyy Selby, Medical Surgical

Maria Elena Seron, Oncology- OCN

Catherine Serrano, Family Nurse Practitioner

Shany Shaji, Maternal Newborn Nursing

Lois Sheptuck, Inpatient Obstetric Nursing

Vanessa Silva, Pediatric

Sarah Simon, Critical Care

Eileen Singer, Medical Surgical

Evelyn Sison, Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing

Yvette Small, Medical Surgical

Kimberly Snitkin, Medical Surgical

Hannah Solon, Critical Care

Pietro Somma, Oncology

Derling Sotelo Franco, Medical Surgical

Cherryl Soto, Certified Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurse

Carlita Spike, Medical Surgical

Julianne Spizzoucco, Medical Surgical

Bina Steaphen, Oncology

Erica Steele, Progressive Care Nurse

Tara Stephens, Critical Care

Karolina Stepien, Maternal Newborn Nursing

Arlene Stewart, Case Manager Certified

Kristine Strelec, Progressive Care Nurse

Carol Stypulkoski, Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing

Diane Sudol, Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing

Shiney Sunil, Inpatient Obstetric Nursing

Kathleen Swanstrom, MEDSURG-BC

Katherine Szucs, Certified Clinical Transplant Coordinator

Marcela Tabago, Oncology- OCN

Victoria Tan, Critical Care

Rizalina Tan-Dizon, Medical Surgical

Gianna Tassone, Medical Surgical

Cecilia Tecson-Gandhi, Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse

Joseph Tenorio, Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing

Maristel Tenorio, Critical Care

Jennifer Terrone, Inpatient Obstetric Nursing

Chandon Thompson, Medical Surgical

Rosalin Thottumari, Certified Emergency Nurse

Christopher Tiamson, Critical Care

Sharna Timonera, Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing

Nicole Tomasello, Certified Emergency Nurse

Peter Toscak, Progressive Care Nurse

Gabrielle Toussaint Blanc, Certified Gastrointestinal Registered Nurse

Sheila Townsend, Medical Surgical

Laura Trovato, Pediatric

Stephanie Trstensky, Oncology

Gideon Tsedze, Certified Nurse Operating Room

Samantha Tunney, Medical Surgical

Jacqueline Turner, Certified Nurse Operating Room

Patricia Turner, Inpatient Obstetric Nursing

Rosemarie Vasquez, Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse

Mary Velardi-Stoffel, Holistic Baccalaureate Nurse, Board Certified

Melanny Velasco, Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing

Karen Verbeke, Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing

Marilyn Verdi, Medical Surgical

Desiree Vergara, Progressive Care Nurse

Julianna Verso, Progressive Care Nurse

Cielito Villanueva, CNN

Viane Villanueva, Progressive Care Nurse

Danielle Villone, Progressive Care Nurse

Kristin Visentin, Pediatric

Czerisnelle Vitug, Progressive Care Nurse

Elizabeth Vocaturo, CWON

Diahann Volcy, Progressive Care Nurse

Yeltsie Volcy, Medical Surgical

Michelle Wagner, Critical Care

Leslie Wapples, Case Manager Certified

Casey Warren, Certified Clinical Transplant Coordinator

Bethany Watkins, Certified Emergency Nurse

Kim Weinstein, Inpatient Obstetric Nursing

Lisa Werdann, Maternal Newborn Nursing

Mona Williams-Gregory, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner - ANCC

Katherine G Williamson, Medical Surgical

Leslie Wright-Brown, Nursing Professional Development

Donisha Wynter, Critical Care

Mary Yarussi, MS Nurse

Inja Yeo, Certified Nurse Operating Room

Reine Zangue-Temgoua, Critical Care

Yueli Zhou, Inpatient Obstetric Nursing

Anna Zielinski, Inpatient Obstetric Nursing