Leeza Constantoulakis, BS, earned her BS from the University of Maryland, College Park in Neurophysiology in 2011. She is currently a graduate student at the University of Maryland, Baltimore enrolled in the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) program with anticipated graduation of May ’14. Leeza has career ambitions of working as a nurse in an intensive care unit as well as pursing her new found passion of nursing policy.
Leeza currently serves as the president for the Graduate Nursing Association. As president, Leeza’s plans are to help meet the needs and wants of her fellow classmates as well as provide them with the most pertinent information regarding their school, community, and prospective nursing careers.
In her free time, Leeza enjoys playing soccer, running half marathons, and many other outdoor activities. Leeza is looking forward to another great semester at UMSON.
Derrek Windsor, BS, graduated from Towson University with his BS in chemistry and forensic chemistry in 2008. Prior to attending the University of Maryland School of Nursing for the CNL program, he worked as a quality control chemist at Nutramax Neurtaceuticals Co. and microbiologist II at Europhins Food Testing Lab.
Windsor currently serves as the vice presdient of GNA, USGA senator, judicial board committee leader, and CNL mentor. In addition he is a lab tech II in the main Laboratory of Pathology at UMMC. Windsor will graduate in December 2013 and start his new position at UMMC in the Multitrauma IMC unit.
Ida Steinke, BS, is a CNL candidate set to graduate in December of 2013. She graduated from University of Maryland, College Park in May 2011 with a degree in economics. Throughout the CNL program, Steinke has enjoyed working with shock trauma and pediatrics. She plans to specialize in pediatrics. She is presently the treasurer for the GNA and is a senator representing the graduate nurses for USGA. Outside of nursing, Steinke enjoys being with friends and family, the beach, quesadillas, Green Bay Packers, and running.
Charlene Adolphe, BS, is entering her final semester in the CNL program. She was born and raised in Orlando, Florida and attended Florida State University (Go 'Noles!) where she received a BS in exercise science. Adolphe is also a member of the USGA Senate, and is looking forward to serving another semester as GNA secretary. She loves the beach, reading, traveling, football season, cooking, and playing soccer.
Community Service Chair
Mandy Arora, BA, is in her final year in the CNL program. She attended the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where she received a BA in health administration and policy. Originally from Stockton, California, she relocated with her family to Montgomery County, Md. but currently lives in Baltimore. Mandy serves as a senator for the USGA and is also a mentor for incoming and continuing CNL students. Her primary nursing interests reside in pediatrics and intensive care units. In her free time, she enjoys camping, hiking, and anything and everything related to animals!
Haley Smith, BS, is entering her final semester as a CNL at UMSON. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a degree in public health. She currently works as a student nurse at UMMC on the Shock Trauma Acute Care unit. She will be doing her senior practicum on the PICU at Children's Hospital in Washington, D.C.
Lyn Stankiewicz Murphy, PhD, MBA, MS, RN, has been a member of the University of Maryland School of Nursing faculty since 2001 and currently serves as an assistant professor and director of the Health Services Leadership and Management (HSLM) program. She also serves as president for Sigma Theta Tau, Pi Chapter, vice president of research for the Council on Graduate Education for Administration in Nursing, and faculty advisor for the Graduate Nurses Association.
Dr. Murphy is lead faculty in the HSLM program as demonstrated by her development and implementation of innovative courses that teach graduate students the importance of leadership and followership in today’s health care environment. Her research interests include the professional development of women in leadership roles, such as nursing and education. Currently, Dr. Murphy is conducting research to assist organizations in improving their response to second victims, nurses who made or are involved in adverse events.
Dr. Murphy holds a PhD from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in public policy, an MS from UMSON, an MBA from the University of Baltimore, and a BSN from Carlow University in Pittsburgh, Penna.