JNVH Announces New Member to Leadership Team

Introducing Interim Executive Director, Stephen Ferrara, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP

Dear friends and colleagues, 

During these uncertain times of the COVID-19 outbreak, we at Jonas Philanthropies send our best to you and your families and hope you all remain healthy. We thank our nurse scholars and our entire community for working to improve healthcare and advocating for safety during this time of need. While we proceed with our operations with caution and social distancing in mind, we would like to share some exciting news with you all.

We are pleased to let you know that Stephen Ferrara, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, has joined Jonas Nursing & Veterans Healthcare as the Interim Executive Director.

We would like to thank former Executive Director Dr. Wanda Montalvo, PhD, RN, FAAN, for her dedication towards advancing the interests of Jonas Scholars and expanding the reach and impact of Jonas Nursing & Veterans Healthcare. It is with great gratitude to her that we look to the future.

During this time, Dr. Ferrara will continue to serve as Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs and Associate Professor at Columbia University’s School of Nursing.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Ferrara to our community of nurses, philanthropists, institutions, and caring citizens as we continue to serve our country’s most vulnerable.


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