Nursing Advisory Committee Members


Ongoing and rapid changes in health care, nursing, government, and technology underpin the need for communication and collaboration between nursing education programs and the community they serve. This advisory board provides insight into trends affecting nursing practice, nursing job development and job placement. It also assists in evaluation of program effectiveness, program advocacy and promotion, and support of the nursing program.


The advisory board role is purely advisory. The board has no administrative, management, personnel, or budgetary authority or responsibility, and is not a policy making body. The sole function is to provide support and advice for the nursing education program.


The advisory board offers recommendations:

  • In the development of short and long range plans.
  • Regarding existing and future curriculum content.
  • To assist in public relations.
  • Regarding other matters as needed.


The membership of the advisory board is representative of the community and employment market served by the Nurse Education Department. It is composed primarily of individuals in the community and employment market who are impacted by the program and who impact the program.

Advisory Board Members 2023-2024

Marissa Andrew
BHCC Alumni

Kathleen Ashe
Adjunct faculty, Regis College, ACEN Peer evaluator

Li Chen
Nurse Administrator, South Cove Manor

Allison Cohn
Director, Boston Welcome Back Center

Jeanne Holgersen
BHCC Alumni, Clinical Director for Commonwealth Clinical Services

Alvin Lim
Executive Director Wingate Healthcare

Elise Morgan
BHCC Alumni

Rebecca Tachick Mellen
BHCC Alumni

Christine Salvucci
Clinical Associate Professor UMass Boston

Diane Shea
Associate Dean and Professor of Nursing, Emmanuel College