The Golisano Institute for Developmental Disability Nursing
We are innovative leaders dedicated to promoting positive change in developmental disability nursing to continuously advocate for this underserved population.
Through collaboration with one another, world-wide thought leaders, and community-based organizations, we will leverage our expertise to develop more nurse leaders in developmental disability nursing practice.
Dianne Cooney Miner, Ph.D., RN, FAAN
Dianne is the founding director of the Golisano Institute and through her dedication to training and advocacy, she leads positive change to better serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.Meet Dianne Cooney Miner
Holly E. Brown, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC
Holly is the associate director of the Golisano Institute and through her leadership and interprofessional collaboration, she is an agent for positive change for this underserved population.Meet Holly E. Brown
Elizabeth A. Kiss, DNP, FNP-BC, RN
Beth is an associate professor at the Golisano Institute. She is an accomplished researcher and advocate in the area of nursing education for caring for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.Meet Elizabeth A. Kiss
Amy Jerum, DNP, FNP, CPNP, PMHS
Amy is a visiting assistant professor in the Golisano Institute, serving as the pediatric specialist. She is known for her expertise in identifying and addressing needs, gaps, and barriers in how we provide health care for people with complex, pediatric-onset conditions.Meet Amy Jerum
Deborah A. Napolitano, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA
Deborah is a consultant and adjunct professor at the Golisano Institute. An accomplished researcher and policy advocate in the area of developmental disabilities and behavioral analysis, her work focuses on foster care, behavioral intervention for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and medication/behavior interactions.Contact Deborah A. Napolitano