Judith Fouladbakhsh is the President of the Alumni Association. She joined the College of Nursing Alumni Board July 1, 2009 as the Southeast Michigan State Champion. A native of New York state she completed her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Nursing at the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1969 and 1975. In 1978 she moved to southeast Michigan with her husband and joined the faculty of the College of Nursing at Wayne State University. Judi received her Doctor of Philosophy in 2006 from the College of Nursing at Michigan State University. Judi is currently working on three research projects: A Pilot Study of Gentle Yoga for Lung Cancer Patients, Patterns and Predictors of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use in Cancer Population, and Gender, Symptom Experience and CAM Practices Among Cancer Survivors.
is a faculty member and is the Graduate Programs Champion for the Alumni Association Board of Directors. Her career in nursing was first inspired by her Grandmother, who worked as a nurse for 50 years. Marci saw the benefits of a personable atmosphere within nursing, and knew the profession was for her. Marci's background includes obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1988 and a master's degree focusing in Nursing Education in 2006, both from Michigan State University. Before graduating with her master's degree, Marci worked for three years at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Michigan in the pediatric intensive care unit. After her work at Sparrow, Marci worked for fifteen years at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the pediatric intensive care unit. She also served as a member of the PICU transport team that serviced the mid-Atlantic regional with both air and ground transport. She also spent time as a pediatric clinical instructor for Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. Marci is currently the course coordinator for Michigan State's Nursing 440, a pediatric class.
is a new member of the College of Nursing Alumni Board. She has an associate degree in nursing from Jackson (MI) Community College, a bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University, a master’s degree as a family nurse practitioner from Michigan State University, and a PhD from the University of Michigan. Kathy is an Associate Professor at Marquette University College of Nursing, Milwaukee, WI and the Option Coordinator for the Systems Leadership & Health Care Quality and Clinical Nurse Leader programs. Kathy’s research team is currently funded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for a multi-hospital study exploring implementation of nurse assessment of readiness for hospital discharge as a predictor for hospital readmission.
Dr. Martha Keehner Engelke
is a professor at East Carolina University College of Nursing. For 12 years she served as the Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship. She received her BSN in nursing from Michigan State University in 1971 and an MPH in public health nursing and health education from the University of Michigan in 1976. In 1991, she graduated from North Carolina State University with a PhD in sociology and a minor in health occupation education. She was the director of the master’s concentration in community health nursing and taught graduate students in the classroom, at outreach sites and on-line. Currently, she teaches primarily in the doctoral program. In 2009, she was named the Richard R. Eakin Distinguished Professor in Nursing. In this role she mentors students and faculty, assisting them to complete their research and secure external funding. She is an enthusiastic supporter of developing evidence to support nursing practice and education. Dr. Engelke’s primary area of research is related to school nursing and children with chronic illnesses. She recently completed a 5 year project, funded by the Kate B. Reynolds Health Care Trust, to implement a state-wide school-based case management program for children with chronic illnesses. She was recognized for this work with the Outstanding Research Award given by the National Association of School Nurses. She continues to disseminate the findings from this project in an effort to highlight the importance of school nurses to the health and well-being of school-age children. In 2013, she was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and in 2014 she received the Scholar of Engagement Award from East Carolina University. “Although I have lived in North Carolina for over 30 years, I still consider myself a Spartan nurse. All of my family still resides in Michigan and two of my nephews are recent MSU graduates. I am excited to serve on the alumni board and reconnect with the School of Nursing. Dr. Mary Mundt, the current dean, is known throughout the country as a visionary leader in nursing. It is exciting to see how the School of Nursing has become known for the excellence of their graduates and the strength of their research program. I am honored to be given an opportunity to contribute to this mission.
completed her Bachelor of Science from the College of Nursing at Michigan State University in 1988 and in 1993 received her Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia from the University of California, Los Angeles. Currently Stephanie has a hospital appointment at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Aurora, Colorado and academic appointments at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and is also a clinical coordinator for Texas Wesleyan University. Stephanie chose Nurse Anesthesia as a profession in high school based on her love of science and it was cemented after meeting a CRNA at her high school career night. When asked, what legacy do you want to leave behind in your professional career? Stephanie answered, "I wish I could impart to all healthcare professionals is the value to the patient in our working as a team. Some of the power struggles in healthcare benefit no one and decrease job satisfaction for everyone. MSU taught me the value of collaborating, listening to and assisting each other towards a positive patient outcome. The patient meets goals faster and everyone goes home at the end of the day feeling good about what they gave.
joins the College of Nursing Alumni Association (CONAA) as a Board Member. Claire graduated from MSU with her bachelors in nursing in 2008 and her masters in nursing – nurse practitioner in 2013. She has worked as an acute care nurse at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton Wisconsin and Marlette Regional Hospital in Marlette Michigan. Claire currently works as a family nurse practitioner for Genesys PHO in Grand Blanc, Michigan. Claire is passionate about service to the community and the profession of nursing. She works through her role as nurse practitioner to strengthen the health of her community, with particular focus on the health of the underserved. Claire is honored to serve the CON in the capacity of CONAA Board Member. She hopes to engage members of the MSU and general community to share her passion for nursing and protecting the health our communities.
graduated from the College of Nursing at Michigan State University in 1979 with a bachelor's degree. Marilee was inspired at a young age with the passion to take up the nursing profession. At the age of 12, Marilee was struck with a life-altering illness. She believes that the compassion and aid the nurses showed her during this time motivated her into providing patients with the same treatment through her chosen career. After graduating from Michigan State University, Marilee worked at Sparrow Heath System where she stayed until 1991. At this time, she and her husband moved to Virginia. They stayed in the south for 13 years, and during this time Marilee worked at the Medical College of Virginia and then as the Director of Nursing at a Continuing Care Retirement Center in Richmond. Her family moved back to the Lansing area in 2005. Since then, Marilee has worked as a Nurse Surveyor for the State of Michigan Complaint Investigation Unit. While her profession keeps her busy, Marilee finds time to serve as a Eucharistic Minister at her church and volunteers her time once a month at Sparrow Hospital.
is new alumni board member who's specialty in graduate school was adult nursing and nursing education/curriculum development. Angela taught at Boston College as a new graduate but moved back to the west coast and settled in Sacramento to raise a family and begin her own business in Health Education. In 1994, Angela joined the University of Phoenix and started teaching in the BSN program in 1995; joined the administrative staff in 1997, and in 1999 went fulltime as the Campus College Chair for Nursing and Health Sciences. In 2001 she was asked to also Chair the College of Education so the Sacramento campus could launch teacher credentialing programs. Additionally, Angela has worked as a high school health and safety instructor. In August 2006, Angela accepted a position in the dean's office of the College of Nursing, UOPX. Her major responsibilities included new program development and working with state regulators and Boards of Nursing to gain programmatic approval. Most recently, in 2013, Angela became the Chief Nurse for the Division of Nursing in the newly-formed College of Health Sciences and Nursing.