Expert faculty

Our expert faculty shape the world’s view of nursing, integrating evidence-based care into practice to meet our social mandate of better health for all people. They work closely with DNP students, mentoring students to develop innovative projects. DNP faculty are experienced in a range of nurse leadership roles from the clinical practice setting to the c-suite. 

Meet the Director

Mary Ann Camilleri, JD, BSN, RN, FACHE

Lecturer in Nursing
Director, Leadership DNP Program

Mary Ann Camilleri is a board-certified healthcare executive and attorney with proven expertise in healthcare executive management and law including strategy, operations, organizational redesign, financial performance, governance, legal/regulatory compliance, quality/patient safety and innovative service delivery models. She has an impressive body of work to her credit, revealing the breadth and depth of healthcare executive leadership and consulting experience and is a successful leader of large-scale healthcare initiatives from definition through implementation. She has served in such leadership roles as hospital system Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President, Administration and Senior Vice President/Chief Legal Officer.  

A governing board member of private, community, professional association and healthcare boards, Ms. Camilleri brings extensive experience in organizational governance. As a hospital system Chief Legal Officer, she managed the legal affairs of all entities advising the Boards of Directors on matters involving litigation, risk management, regulatory compliance, employment practices, contractual relationships, corporate governance and business. 

Ms. Camilleri’s work includes publishing on ethical and legal issues innursing and healthcare leadership. She is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, the American Association of Nurse Attorneys, and Sigma Theta Tau. Currently, Ms. Camilleri is President and Founder of an executive consulting firm specializing with healthcare organizations and nonprofits.  

Faculty Listing

Joan Combellick, PhD, MPH, MSN, CNM

Lisa Corbett, DNP, APRN, ACNS-BC, CWOCN 

Jane K. Dixon, PhD

Margaret L. Holland, PhD, MPH, MS
Associate Research Scientist

Timothy Layman, DNP, MSN, RN, NE-BC

David Vlahov, PhD, RN, FAAN

Healthcare System Affiliate Faculty

Ena Williams, MBA, RN, CNEP
Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Yale New Haven Hospital