Nursing professional named to SUNY Old Westbury College Council

Nursing professional named to SUNY Old Westbury College Council

Dr. Nicolette Fiore-Lopez has been appointed by Gov. Kathy Hochul to serve as a member of the College Council of the State University of New York at Old Westbury.

“I am honored to have been appointed to the College Council,” said Fiore-Lopez. “I attribute my success in part due to strong academic programs, lifelong learning, mentors and colleagues provided by institutions of excellence like SUNY Old Westbury. I look forward to working together with both my fellow Council members and the leadership at SUNY Old Westbury.”

The College Council is mandated by New York State Education Law, which provides for the establishment of a local council to advise on the operations and affairs of each state-operated institution of the State University of New York.

“We at Old Westbury believe the passionate pursuit of an engaged populace is vital to the health and well-being of society,” said SUNY Old Westbury President Timothy E. Sams. “In both her professional and personal efforts, Nicolette Fiore-Lopez has exhibited a passionate energy for such engagement and, through her service on the Council, will provide valuable leadership and guidance as we move our institution forward.”

“Dr. Fiore-Lopez brings a career-long focus on issues related to healthcare and the sciences that I am certain will benefit the College as it amplifies its excellence in STEM-focused opportunities for students,” said College Council Chair Mili Makhijani.

A registered nurse with more than 40 years of experience, Dr. Fiore-Lopez currently serves as the chief nursing officer at St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson, New York, a leadership position she has held since 2004. She also serves as adjunct faculty for SUNY Stony Brook since 2017.

She is active in such professional medical organizations as the New York Academy of Medicine Nursing Section, the American Organization for Nursing Leadership, the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, and the Greater New York, Nassau, Suffolk Organization of Nurse Executives.

In 2022, she was named a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, Washington, D.C. and the recipient of the Veritas Award from Molloy University, Rockville Centre, New York.

She is currently a member of the editorial review boards for Nursing Management, the Journal of the American Nurses Association of New York, and Nursing Economic$. She also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of Molloy University.

A resident of East Setauket, she earned a Ph.D. from Molloy University in Nursing Theory and Research, an M.A. in Nursing from New York University and a B.S.N. from Hunter College.

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