|Ruth Blackmore MSN, RN, CNOR
Ms. Blackmore graduated from Monroe Community College with an AAS in
Nursing, BSN from Alfred University and MSN from the University of
Phoenix. Her clinical background includes long term care as a nursing
supervisor and the operating room in various capacities from staff nurse
to director. She has been a faculty member at Isabella Graham Hart for
fifteen years. Ms. Blackmore is a member of AORN, ANA, Sigma Theta Tau
International and the NLN nursing organizations.
Mark Donoghue MS, RN
Mr. Donoghue graduated from SUNY Brockport with his BSN and Roberts
Wesleyan College with his Masters of Science in Nursing Education. His
experiences as a nurse include working with heart transplant patients,
working as a float med/surg nurse, and seven years as a radiology nurse
before working as a nurse educator. He has been teaching at Isabella
Graham Hart School of Practical Nursing since 2011. His passions lie in
diabetes education, the utilization of technology in nursing education,
and instruction in the clinical setting. Mr. Donoghue is a member of
Sigma Theta Tau International and the NLN.
Debra Finley-Cottone MS, RN
Ms Finley-Cottone received her undergraduate degree from Niagara
University with her BSN and the University of Rochester with her MS in
Nursing and Adult Education. She has clinically worked in Intensive
Care, Dialysis, and Community Health. She has many years in education
starting with staff education, director of education in homecare and
adjunct instructor at Nazareth College for community health. Ms
Finley-Cottone has been a faculty member at Isabella Graham Hart for
5years. Mrs. Finley-Cottone belongs to many professional organizations.
Katie Maxey-Brock MSN, RN, CNS, ONC
Mrs. Maxey-Brock graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with my
BSN in 2003 and her Master’s degree from Ball State University in 2011.
Her nursing experience is primarily in orthopedics and med/surg.
Educating patients and nurses is one of my great joys. I am a member of
NAON, NACNS, ANA, and Sigma Theta Tau.
Theresa M. Glessner, DNP, RN, ACNP, BC, NEA, BC, CCRN
Dr. Glessner received her AAS in Nursing from Monroe Community
College; BSN from Eastern Kentucky University, MSN from the University
of Kentucky and DNP from the University of Rochester. Her clinical
interests are in acute and critical care nursing as well as in
interprofessional collaboration in patient care and clinician education.
She has held progressive leadership positions within RGHS and has been
the Director of Clinical Education and Nursing Research since 2012. Dr.
Glessner is a member of many professional organizations including AACN,
GVNA and FLONE.
Ms. Greenlee has a BA from William Smith College, where she began her
career in financial aid as a work-study student in 1979. Since then she
has worked in financial aid at public and private colleges and other PN
schools throughout New York State. She has been IGHSPN’s Financial Aid
Advisor since 2006. Ms. Greenlee says she feels strongly that students
should understand the student aid process and their financial options,
so it is her favorite part of the job to give them information and
resources that they can use here and in the future.
Tamara Gladstone, Administrative Assistant
As our administrative coordinator, Tamara is the first person to
work with prospective students and guide them through the admission
process. She strives daily to ensure that this process is stress-free.
Prior to her employment with IGH, she has worked in different types of
professional settings in an administrative support role. Working with
the faculty and students at Isabella Graham Hart is by far the most
exciting and rewarding of them all. She feels fortunate to have the
opportunity to work with this exceptional group of people. She has lived
and worked in the Rochester area for over 20 years, and is delighted by
the wide variety of experiences to be found here. Please contact her for all your admissions questions.
Andrea Palmer, RN PCCN
Ms. Palmer became a certified nursing assistant in 1996. She worked
in long term care until 2006 when she graduated from St. John Fisher
with her BSN. She spent six years on a cardio-thoracic step down unit
before coming to Isabella Graham Hart (IGH) in August 2012. In addition
to teaching at IGH, Ms. Palmer teaches basic life support and
orientation for the Rochester General Hospital system. She is passionate
about the nursing profession with a focus in fundamentals and
instruction of clinical practice. She is also certified as a Progressive
Certified Care Nurse (PCCN).
Tammy Labonte MS, RN
Mrs. Labonte graduated from SUNY Brockport with her BSN in 2000 and
has been primarily a cardiology nurse ever since. She received her
Masters of Science from St. John Fisher College in 2010. She has been
teaching at Isabella Graham Hart School of Practical Nursing since 2008.
Mrs. Labonte finds nursing an incredibly rewarding profession to be a
part of. Mrs. Labonte has stated “It is a wonderful thing that I can put
two of my greatest passions, teaching and nursing, together into one
profession! As an educator I have an opportunity to nurture, teach and
be a part of the student’s journey into nursing. What’s more rewarding
than being able to shape the future of nursing?!”
Shayna Turner MS, RN, CNE:
Ms. Turner graduated from D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY with her
BSN and St. John Fisher College with her Masters of Science in Nursing
Education. Her experiences primarily come from her years working as a
Med/Surg and ICU nurse. She has been teaching at Isabella Graham Hart
School of Practical Nursing since 2010. Her passions lie with simulation
in nursing education and she has recently initiated a simulation
program in the curriculum at the school of nursing. Ms Turner is a
member of Sigma Theta Tau International and the NLN.