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Nursing Leadership

Peggy Moriarty-Litz

Margaret (Peggy) Moriarty-Litz Ed.D, MS, RN, CNE

Chief Nursing Administrator/Executive Director

Peggy Moriarty-Litz joined SNHU in 2014. In her previous role as the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Nursing Programs, Peggy demonstrated the ability to consistently produce highly effective results on several fronts including the development of high-quality nursing programs, strong student and faculty success, support of programmatic accreditation and compliance efforts, and the development of positive and fruitful relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Additionally, Peggy is a member of the Academic Policy Committee and has worked to achieve accreditation as a provider of continuing education for the professional development of her team.

Peggy is an experienced nurse educator who has taught non-traditional students throughout several levels of academic preparation. She has achieved certification as a nurse educator from the National League for Nursing and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International. Peggy completed the Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program at the Parkinson’s Foundation.  Her areas of interest are professional identity development for nursing students and expanding health education regarding Parkinson’s Disease.

Degrees, Certifications
Doctorate of Education in Leadership and Learning - with a specialization in Nursing Education, Rivier University
Master of Science in Nursing Administration, University of New Hampshire
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Saint Anselm College 
Certified Nurse Educator

Stacey Rosenberg

Stacey L. Rosenberg DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, CNE

Undergraduate Program Nursing Director

Dr. Stacey Rosenberg, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, CNE, has been in higher education for over 20 years. She joined Southern New Hampshire University in 2014 as adjunct graduate faculty. After that, she served as graduate faculty lead and associate dean of the undergraduate RN-BSN program.

Rosenberg is a Board-Certified Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist (ACNS-BC) and a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE). She has clinical experience in acute and skilled care, as well as employee, community and public health. Rosenberg has experience teaching in online, hybrid and face-to-face settings at various educational levels, and she has extensive knowledge and experience in curriculum and program development and accreditation.

As an innovative nurse leader in both higher education and continuing education, Rosenberg’s focus is on emerging credentials and flexible learning models to meet the needs of today’s learners. She is co-chair and co-creator of the award-winning Higher Education and Real-World Training (HEaRT) experiential learning model. Rosenberg designs and implements stackable badging for undergraduate and graduate curricula. She also serves as an international speaker with a focus on nursing education. Rosenberg's professional interests include developing community partnerships and exploring global health interests/issues.

Rosenberg completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice and Master of Science in Nursing with a focus of Nurse Educator and Clinical Nurse Specialist-Adult Health at Winona State University. Her Bachelor of Science in Nursing was attained from the University of Iowa.

Degrees, Certifications
Doctorate of Nursing Practice, Winona State University
Master of Science in Nursing, Winona State University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Iowa
Applied Science Degree-Nursing, North Iowa Area Community College
Certified Nurse Educator
Board Certified Adult Health CNS
Advanced Teaching Online, San Diego State University

Lisa Urban

Lisa Urban PhD, RN

Associate Chief Nursing Administrator

Dr. Urban joined SNHU in June of 2018 as associate chief nursing administrator. Within this role, she helps develop academic-business partnerships and supports program marketing and student recruitment efforts. She has worked in higher education for over 30 years while maintaining a clinical practice presence. In her current role, she has developed new nursing and allied health programs using a variety of platforms to meet current practice and accreditation requirements.

Dr. Urban has extensive experience as an online educator and course and program developer. She is also an active member of the American Nurses Association, Maryland Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau International, The National Education Progression in Nursing (NEPIN) and the Quality and Safety Education in Nursing (QSEN) Academic Task Force.

Degrees, Certifications 
Doctor of Philosophy in Education with Specialization in Leadership in Higher Education, Capella University
Master of Science in Nursing, Columbia University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Russell Sage College

Sonya Blevins

Sonya Blevins DNP, RN, CMSRN, CNE

Associate Dean

Dr. Blevins joined SNHU in 2017 as Clinical Faculty in the Graduate Nursing Program. In 2019, she transitioned to the Associate Dean, Nursing role. Dr Blevins is a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) and Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN). Her experience includes medical-surgical, critical care, and women’s health nursing. She has taught at the associate, bachelor's, and master's degree levels in the online, onsite, and clinical settings. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, American Nurses Association, and Manuscript Reviewer for MEDSURG Nursing. In addition, she serves as a member of the South Carolina Board of Directors for the South Carolina League for Nursing. Her areas of interest include online education, simulation, and mentoring nurse educators

Degrees, Certifications
Doctorate of Nursing Practice, University of South Alabama
Masters of Science, Syracuse University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Clemson University
Certified Nurse Educator (CNE)
Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN)

Debra Murray

Debra M. G. Murray DNP, RN, PHCNS-BC, CPNP-PC, CNE

Program Director, Graduate Nursing (MSN)

Dr. Murray joined SNHU in 2018. She is a Board Certified Public Health Clinical Nurse Specialist and a Certified Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Murray has academic experience in a variety of nursing education programs and held administrative leadership roles in graduate and undergraduate programs.  She has designed Graduate CNS programs and accelerated second degree programs at prior institutions.  Dr. Murray has taught both online, hybrid, and in face to face settings. 

Her clinical practice has spanned primary care and ambulatory care both in civilian and military settings. She has conducted presentations related to improving student understanding of competencies in education and community adherence to preventative care.

Dr. Murray has extensive experience in leadership roles in educational and clinical settings.

Dr. Murray is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International.

Degrees, Certifications
Doctorate of Nursing Practice, University of Virginia
Master of Science in Nursing, University of Virginia
Master of Human Relations, University of Oklahoma
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Pennsylvania State University
Quality Matters Course Design Certification
ANCC Public Health Clinical Nurse Specialist
PCNB Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Certified Nurse Educator

Loke Ahyo

Lokelani Ahyo DNP, MSN, RN, RN-OB

Clinical Faculty

Degrees, Certifications
Doctor of Nursing Practice with Emphasis in Nursing Education Leadership, Nursing Education, Grand Canyon University
Master of Science in Nursing, Grand Canyon University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Grand Canyon University
Associate of Science in Nursing, Arizona Western College
Certified Registered Nurse in Inpatient Obstetrics

Carol Allen

Carol Allen EdD, RN

Faculty Lead

Degrees, Certifications
Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership, Southern New Hampshire University
Master of Science in Nursing, University of Massachusetts
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Boston College
Certificate in American Sign Language

Laura Beaudoin

Laura Beaudoin MEd

Clinical Experiences and Health Professions Process Manager

Laura Beaudoin, MEd joined SNHU in 2011 as a graduate academic advisor for MBA programs. After several years in advising, Beaudoin became the primary advisor for healthcare and nursing programs. She joined the nursing academic team in 2014 as the clinical placement facilitator and transitioned to her current role in 2018. Beaudoin is also an experienced secondary educator and has contributed to SNHU as an adjunct instructor since 2014.

Beaudoin earned her BA in English Teaching and MEd from the University of New Hampshire. She also earned her NH Experienced Educator Certificate from the New Hampshire Department of Education. In 2019, she was awarded the Sonia Pioneer Award by Sonia Clinical Tracking Systems for her unique contributions in the areas of training, processes and student engagement.

Lisa Wilson

Lisa E. Bechok DNP, RN, CNE

Clinical Faculty

Degrees, Certifications
Doctorate of Nursing Practice, University of New Hampshire
Masters of Science in Nursing, University of New Hampshire
Bachelors of Science in Behavioral Science, Granite State College

Mandy Bell

Mandy T. Bell DNP, RN

Clinical Faculty

Degrees, Certifications 
Doctorate in Nursing Practice, George Mason University
Master of Science in Nursing, George Mason University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, George Mason University
Diploma in Nursing, Beth Israel School of Nursing

Debra Blackwell

Debra Blackwell PhD, WHNP-BC, RNC-OB, CNE

Clinical Faculty

Degrees, Certifications 
Doctor of Philosophy in Parent-Child Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin
Post Master’s Certificate in Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner, University of South Carolina
Master of Science in Maternal-Child Nursing, University of Delaware
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Radford University
Certified Nurse Educator

Emily Bombard

Emily Bombard DNP, RN, CNL, IBCLC

Clinical Faculty

Degrees, Certifications
Doctor of Nursing Practice, University of New Hampshire
Master of Science in Nursing, University of New Hampshire
Bachelor of Science in Biology, Framingham State College
Clinical Nurse Leader
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

Karen Brooks

Karen Brooks Esq., EdD, MSN RN

Faculty Lead

Degrees, Certifications
Juris Doctor, Temple University 
Doctor of Education, Temple University 
Master of Science in Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Millersville University

Faculty Image Barbara Brophy

Barbara Brophy DNP, MSN, MHA, RN

Degrees, Certifications
Doctorate of Nursing Practice, Chamberlain University
Master of Science in Nursing, University of Phoenix
Master of Health Administration, University of Phoenix
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Prairie View A&M University
Associate Degree Nursing, Excelsior University

Learn more about Dr. Brophy in this faculty Q&A.

Nicholas Carte

Nicholas Carte PhD, A/GNP-C, APRN

Faculty Lead

Degrees, Certifications
Doctor of Philosophy, Nursing, University of Phoenix
Post Master’s Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, University of Massachusetts-Boston
Master of Science in Nursing, University of Phoenix
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, West Virginia University

Elizabeth Christman

Elizabeth Christman DNP, RN, CNE

Clinical Faculty

Degrees, Certifications
Doctorate of Nursing Practice, Liberty University
Masters of Science in Nursing, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
Bachelors of Science in Nursing, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
Certified Nurse Educator

Kristi Dalby

Kristi Dalby DNP, RN, CNE

Faculty Lead

Degrees, Certifications
Doctorate in Leadership, University of Missouri
Master of Science in Nursing, University of North Dakota
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Missouri
Certified Nurse Educator

Kelsey Deters

Kelsey Deters MSN, FNP-C, RN

Clinical Faculty, Undergraduate Nursing

Kelsey Deters, MSN, FNP-C, RN joined SNHU faculty in 2016. She brings with her over a decade of experience, both as an instructor in higher education and a nurse in healthcare facilities throughout St. Louis, MO. Deters earned her MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Maryville University of Saint Louis.

Kim Gibbons

Kimberly Gibbons DNP, RN, CNL, CNM

Clinical Faculty

Degrees, Certifications
Doctor of Nursing Practice, University of New Hampshire
Master of Science in Nurse Midwifery, University of Minnesota
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Saint Anselm College
Clinical Nurse Leader 
Certified Nurse Midwife

Deborah Gibbs

Debra K. Sowell DNP, RN

Clinical Faculty, Nursing

Dr. Sowell joined SNHU as adjunct faculty in 2016 and came on board full-time in May 2018, bringing with her decades of experience in healthcare and higher education.  She earned her DNP from Duquesne University, a BSN and MSN from South University, and a Diploma in Nursing from the Baptist Medical System School of Nursing in Little Rock, AR.

Degrees, Certifications
Doctor of Nursing Practice, Duquesne University
Master of Science in Nursing, South University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, South University
Diploma in Nursing, Baptist Medical System School of Nursing

Lyndsay Goss

Lyndsay Goss DNP, RN, CNE, NPD-BC

Faculty Lead

Degrees, Certifications
Doctor of Nursing Practice with a concentration in Public Health Nurse Leadership, University of Massachusetts
Master of Science in Nursing, California State University
Bachelor of Science in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, University of New Hampshire
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of New Hampshire
Certified Nurse Educator
Certified in Nursing Professional Development

Learn more about Dr. Goss in this faculty Q&A.

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Crissy A. Hunter DNP, RN, CNE

Clinical Faculty

Degrees, Certifications 
Doctorate of Nursing Practice in Educational Leadership, American Sentinel University
Master of Science in Nursing with emphasis on Nursing Education, University of Wyoming
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Phoenix
Certified Nurse Educator
Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE)

Esther M. Johnstone

Esther M. Johnstone DNP, MSN, RN, CNOR

Clinical Faculty

Degrees/Certifications
Doctorate of Nursing Practice, Walden University
Master of Science in Nursing, University of Phoenix
Bachelor of Science in Professional Arts in Health Care Administration, St. Joseph’s College of Maine
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Nursing, Raritan Valley Community College

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Maude McGill PhD, MSN, RN-BC

Clinical Faculty

Degrees, Certificates
Ph.D. in Nursing Education and Administration, William Carey University
Master of Science in Nursing, William Carey University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, William Carey University
Certified in Gerontology Nursing

Stacey Pippenger

Stacey Pippenger

Clinical Placement Facilitator

Stacey Pippenger joined SNHU as an academic advisor in 2010, then moved to her current role in 2021. She’s been working in higher education administration for nearly 2 decades. Pippenger earned her MA in Higher Education from The George Washinton University and her BA in English from Bridgewater State University.

Faculty

Lynell U. Rogers, MSN, R.N., CLNC

Clinical Faculty

Degrees, Certifications
Nursing Affiliates Contract Manager Nursing

Sandy Strouse

Sandy Strouse MSN, RN

Clinical Faculty, Undergraduate Nursing

Dr. Sandy Strouse joined SNHU as adjunct faculty in 2017, and transitioned to a full-time clinical faculty role in 2018. She earned her DNP in Educational Leadership from American Sentinel University, her MSN in Nursing Education from Walden University and RN from Riverside School of Professional Nursing. Dr. Strouse is also an accomplished conference speaker and organizer.

Degrees, Certifications 
Master of Science in Nursing, Walden University
Diploma in Nursing, Riverside School of Professional Nursing

Ann Marie Vang

AnnMarie Vang DNP, RN-BC, CNE

Clinical Faculty, Undergraduate Nursing

Dr. AnnMarie Vang started at Southern New Hampshire University as adjunct faculty in 2017, eventually growing into a full-time role in 2020. She earned her DNP from Aspen University, MSN and BSN from Western Governor’s University, and ADN from Central Lakes College in Brainerd, MN.

Degrees/Certifications
Doctor of Nursing Practice, Aspen University
Master of Science of Nursing, Western Governors
Bachelor of Science of Nursing, Western Governors University
Nursing Professional Development Certification, ANCC

Faculty

Alana Wood, DNP

Clinical Faculty, Nursing

Dr. Alana Wood started at SNHU in 2021, bringing with her over a decade of experience in teaching and higher education. She earned her DNP from Purdue University, MSN in Herzing University, BSN from Kaplan University and ASN from Advent University (formerly Florida Hospital College). She is also a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner through American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Online Faculty

Our online instructors come to SNHU as leaders in their field, bringing real-world experience to students motivated to change or advance their careers. They ensure that you have the support, tools and resources you need to be successful.