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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.

Administration

  • Dianne Cooney Miner
    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 Brown
    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
  • Jesse Redlo
    Jesse M. Redlo, Ed.D., M.S., CHIA

    Jesse is the Educational Technologist for the Golisano Institute and an Adjunct Professor, focusing his work on how to make education more accessible.

    Meet Jesse Redlo

Faculty

  • Beth Kiss
    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
    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