Martha Hill with members of the Class of 1964.
Photo by Will Kirk
Clare M. O’Boyle served as director of nursing education from 1985-1990 at the St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing in Evanston, IL. Since retiring, Clare takes several cruises per year and pursues local cultural interests in Palm Beach, FL.
Maureen McDonald retired in June after a long career as a clinical nurse specialist and assistant professor at Seattle University. Although Maureen Kane Parkurst has retired, she maintains an active lifestyle while attending book club meetings, volunteering with the food pantry, and serving as a nurse volunteer with Howard County General Hospital, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Michael Frakes, director of clinical care and organizational quality at Boston MedFlight, welcomed his first child, Charles, in February.
Jeanette Armor Slimmer is working as a nurse for the Gettysburg Area School District. She serves as a board member of the Adams County Children’s Advocacy Center and the Pennsylvania Association of School Nurses and Practitioners and is a member of the local Heroin Task Force. Jeanette won the Pennsylvania Regional School Nurse Excellence Award in 2016.
JoAnn A. Ioannou (DNP ’09, MSN ’05) graduated this spring from the Academy GE Nurse Fellowship Program and was celebrated with six classmates at the spring Chief Nursing Officer Forum in Washington, DC. JoAnn, a member of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing’s National Advisory Board, is currently senior vice president for patient care services and chief nursing officer at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.
Rachel Walker (PhD ’13, BSN ’07) is developing technology and support for cancer survivors and older adults who manage chronic illness, particularly those impacted by health disparities. She is currently a tenure-track professor at the College of Nursing & Center for Personalized Health Monitoring at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
Gina Colaizzo, pediatric nurse practitioner at Shriners Hospital for Children, is a writer and illustrator of children’s books—including How to Be a Winner for Dinner—that combine art and science to promote healthy lifestyles.
Elizabeth (Liz) Lamme went on to pursue a master’s degree in midwifery and women’s health from Georgetown University. She works for the midwifery practice at Medstar Washington Hospital Center, serves on the Washington DC Board of Nursing, and is an active member of the DC Affiliate of the American College of Nurse-Midwives.
Ruth Smith Williams ’42
Mary Naomi Kuntz ’43
Ethel Rainey Ward ‘47
Elizabeth “Betty” Stehly Cantrell ’51
Lena Brown Aleksandrowicz ‘64
Betty Cantrell pictured in Hurd Hall as part of her 65th reunion weekend in September 2016.