The connection to Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies does not end with graduation. In fact, Commencement marks a new beginning - a lifelong connection to Georgetown University and NHS.

The school's alumni live around the world, working in nursing, global health, medicine, scientific research, health care management, etc.  Their work supports the NHS mission, which, in part, reads: "to improve the health and well-being of all people."

Alumni Leaders

Graduates of the School of Nursing & Health Studies have gone on to distinguished careers and positions of leadership in clinical and community settings, the federal government, and higher education.

Some of Our Alumni Leaders

  • Patricia Grady (NHS'66) is retiring from her role as director of the National Institute of Nursing Research at the National Institutes of Health, a position she held from 1995-2018.
  • Issa Jeries Albandak (G’10) is CEO of Caritas Baby Hospital, an 84-bed children’s hospital in Bethlehem.
  • Christine McEntee (NHS'77) serves as executive director and CEO of the American Geophysical Union.
  • Christine Grady (NHS'74, G'93) is chief of the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center’s Bioethics Department.
  • Eileen Brennan Ferrell (NHS'75, G'83) serves as chief nursing officer at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.
  • Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda (NHS'02) served as a co-author of the Institute of Medicine/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.
  • Thomas Mullin (G’08) serves as CEO of Select Specialty Hospital of Central Pennsylvania.
  • Catherine "Katie" Gorman Skelton (NHS'75) is vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif.  
  • Erin Bailey served as executive director of the Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute.
  • Kathleen Delaney (NHS'72) served as president of the International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses.
  • Mary-Michael Brown (NHS'76) is the vice president for nursing practice innovation for MedStar Health, a distributed care delivery network in the DC-Baltimore region.
  • Ali Gorman (NHS'97) is a health and medicine reporter at ABC6 Action News in Philadelphia.
  • Kenneth West II (G’09) is COO at HCA-Medical Center of Trinity.
  • Susan Eckert (NHS'78) is senior vice president of nursing and chief nursing executive for MedStar Washington Hospital Center.
  • Elaine (Murray) Tagliareni (NHS'70) is past president of the National League for Nursing.
  • David Fajgenbaum (NHS'07) is founder of National Students of Ailing Mothers and Fathers.
  • Maria Gomez (NHS'77) is founding president and CEO of Mary's Center.
  • Bernardine Lacey (NHS'69) served as founding dean of the School of Nursing at Western Michigan University.
  • Timothy Shannon (NHS'07) is co-founder of Global Platinum Securities.
  • Margaret Jordan (NHS'64) is president and CEO of the Margaret Jordan Group.
  • Colleen Scanlon (NHS'76, H'00) serves as senior vice president for advocacy at Catholic Health Initiatives.
  • Annette Flanagin (NHS'83, G'86) is executive managing editor and vice president of editorial operations at the Journal of the American Medical Association and the JAMA Network.
  • Angela Barron McBride (NHS'62, H'93) is former dean of Indiana University School of Nursing.
  • Joyce Fitzpatrick (NHS'66, H'90) served as dean of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University and is past chair of the American Nurses Foundation board of trustees.

Diverse Paths

Upon graduation, alumni enter the workforce, pursue graduate studies at renowned organizations, and commit to service. 

Recent Examples

  • Yale School of Public Health
  • Harvard School of Public Health
  • Harvard School of Medicine
  • Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • University of Michigan Medical School
  • Accenture
  • Georgetown University Hospital
  • Children’s National Medical Center
  • Deloitte Consulting
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Teach for America
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center
  • Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services

Stay Connected

The school invites alumni to read its Web site to learn more about NHS today.  Alumni who wish to be on the e-mail distribution list for the school's quarterly e-newsletter should submit their name and e-mail address.  Also look for us on and

In addition, NHS alumni seeking more information should feel free to contact Abbey Roach, NHS assistant director of development, at (202) 687-2327 or by clicking here.