Meet the School of Nursing and Health Professions Staff
Dean Mary L. Romanello, Ph.D., PT
Dr. Romanello is responsible for academic programs within the School of Nursing and Health Professions. She works with the respective program directors to ensure programmatic integrity and adherence to accreditation standards. She mentors faculty and guides the division’s staff in matters related to students’ academic success.
RomanelloM@trinitydc.edu 202-884-9677 | Office location:Payden Academic Center, Room 221
Denise S. Pope, Ph.D., RN, Associate Dean of Nursing and Chief Nursing Officer
Dr. Pope leads the nursing programs. She guides all phases of the nursing programs including curriculum planning, clinical rotations, faculty development and student learning outcomes.
PopeD@trinitydc.edu 202.884.9682 | Office location: Payden Academic Center, Room 217
Ms. Kim Boddie, Occupational Therapy Administrative Assistant
Ms. Boddie serves as the administrative assistant to the Occupational Therapy Assistant and Master of Occupational Therapy programs.
BoddieI@trinitydc.edu 202.884.9674| Office location: Main 352
Theresa Hudnall, Nursing Clinical Coordinator
Ms. Hudnall facilitates building and maintaining the nursing program’s clinical partnerships. She monitors students’ adherence to clinical health requirements in addition to working with faculty and the Chief Nursing Officer on clinical assignments.
HudnallT@trinitydc.edu 202-884-9669 | Office location: Payden Academic Center, Room 218
Sarah Trippensee, Assistant Dean of Nursing and Health Professions
Ms. Trippensee provides pre-professional phase academic advising services to students pursuing baccalaureate degrees in nursing and occupational therapy assistants. She meets with students about curriculum plans, academic progression, and she supports faculty in their academic advising roles. She serves as the Test of Essential Academic Skills coordinator and as the liaison to the Admission staff for undergraduate NHP degree programs. Sarah assists the dean and associate dean with data analysis associated with academic records. TrippenseeS@trinitydc.edu 202.884.9684| Office location: Payden Academic Center, Room 219
Eva-Maria Velasquez, Clinical Simulation Technician
Ms. Velasquez assists with clinical simulation for all Nursing and Health Professions’ programs. She maintains the clinical simulation laboratory and all nursing laboratory classrooms.
VelasquezEv@trinitydc.edu 202-884-9678 | Office location: Payden Academic Center, Room 218
For More Information
Please see the following pages if you would like more information about academic pathways for Health Service-CAS, Health Services-SPS, Pre-licensure Nursing, RN-BSN, Second Degree BSN, Master of Science in Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant, or Master of Occupational Therapy.