Leadership Team

Meet our leadership team

The Department of Nursing Leadership Team is dedicated to supporting and enriching the extraordinary nurses throughout Montefiore-Einstein. Our transformational leaders encourage growth and development at every stage through exciting educational and professional advancement opportunities. We are always striving to enhance the power and influence of nurses, creating an environment that recognizes and rewards excellence in nursing.

Maureen Scanlan
MSN, RN, NEA-BC

Vice President of Nursing and Patient Care Services, Montefiore Health System

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Vice President of Nursing

Nursing Professional Practice and Research Leadership

Mary Ellen Lindros

RN, EdD

Director of Professional Practice/Nursing Quality Officer

Una T. Hopkins

RN, FNP-BC, DNP

Director of Research, Montefiore Medical Center

Jean Pozza

MSN, RN, NE-BC

Project Director of Magnet©

Ambulatory Leadership

Davy Bascara

BSN, RN, CNOR

Senior Director of Perioperative Services

  • Wakefield Campus
  • Moses Campus
  • Weiler Hospital
  • Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM)

Catherine Cahill

MSHCA, BS, RN-BC

Director of Clinical Services, Pediatric Ambulatory Subspecialty Services and Dialysis Services

  • Wakefield Campus
  • Moses Campus
  • Weiler Hospital
  • Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM)

Marianne O'Shea

MPA, BSN, RN, CCRN, NE-BC

Clinical Director of Nursing, Invasive Cardiology

  • Moses Campus
  • Weiler Hospital

Wakefield Campus Leadership

Joan O'Brien

MSN, RN, NE-BC

Assistant Vice President of Nursing

Irene Ondieki

DNP, NEA-BC, RN-BC

Clinical Director of Nursing

Jean Pozza

MSN, RN, NE-BC

Project Director of Magnet©

Moses Campus Leadership

Stephanie J. Goldberg

MSN, RN, NEA-BC

Assistant Vice President of Nursing

Justine Huffaker

MSN, FNP, RN

Director of Nursing

Lisa LaFalce

MHA, BSN, RN-BC, NEA-BC

Clinical Director of Nursing

Ann Lo Basso

RN, DNP, MBA, NE-BC

Director of Nursing

Weiler Hospital Leadership

Linda Berger-Spivack

MS, RN, CENP

Assistant Vice President of Nursing

Brenda Pinder

MSN, MBA, RN, NEA-BC

Director of Nursing

Jonathan Green

DNP, MBA, RN, FACHE

Director of Nursing

Tabitha Madzura

RN, BSN, PhD, NE-BC, CPHQ, FCCS

Interim Clinical Director of Nursing, Critical Care

Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) Leadership

Tara Buckenmyer

MHA, MSN, RN, NE-BC

Assistant Vice President of Nursing

Tania Shiminski-Maher

MS, CPNP

Director of Nursing