Connect with Today’s Top Nursing Educators
Anna Maria’s nursing faculty is made up of highly credentialed professionals who bring decades of real-world knowledge and experience into the classroom. Each faculty member works to ensure you gain the most current information and helps you connect with other professionals in the industry.
Karin L. Ciance, DNP, RN
Dr. Karin Ciance has more than 31 years of experience in nursing including medical-surgical, rehabilitation, urgent care, women’s health, and management. She received her Diploma in Nursing from Worcester City Hospital School of Nursing, a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Worcester State College, a Master’s of Science in Community Health Nursing from Worcester State College, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Walden University. Dr. Ciance has served as Adjunct Faculty and Faculty Mentor for several local colleges and universities including Worcester State University, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and Atlantic Union College. She is the Executive Director for Greenwood Street Medical Clinic in Worcester, Massachusetts. As a full-time member of the nursing faculty at Anna Maria College, Dr. Ciance teaches in both the traditional BSN and online RN to BSN nursing programs. Her current areas of interest are fall prevention and simulation in nursing practice.
Susan R. Evancho, DNP, RN
Dr. Susan Evancho joined the Nursing Faculty at Anna Maria College in Fall 2013. Dr. Evancho has more than 10 years of experience as a nurse educator and more than 20 in clinical practice. Her area of expertise is oncology for which she has been recognized for excellence in clinical care of patients with cancer and chronic illness. Her diverse teaching experience includes advanced medical surgical nursing and mental health. She has a passion for nursing education and has been an innovator and leader among her peers managing multiple components of nursing curriculum. Dr. Evancho graduated with a diploma in nursing from Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing and furthered her education by obtaining a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Sacred Heart University, Masters of Science in Nursing Education from Southern Connecticut State University and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Oakland University. She is a member of the National League for Nursing, Connecticut League for Nursing and the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society. Dr. Evancho is certified in end of life care. Her areas of interest include care of the dying patient and enhancing the critical thinking abilities of undergraduate students.
Carol Gabriele, DNP, M.A., RN, CNE
Dr. Carol Gabriele changed the paradigm in nursing education at Anna Maria College. Bringing her skills as a nurse educator and leader for more than 25 years, Dr. Gabriele helped the College to launch its Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and take AMC to the next level in health education.
Dr. Gabriele brings extensive experience in nursing education including curriculum development, program evaluation, and enrollment management to her position as Director of Nursing Programs at AMC. She is a Certified Nurse Educator and maintains her current areas of expertise in nursing education and leadership. Dr. Gabriele’s current interests include initiatives to support local and global service learning in undergraduate nursing education and articulation models for nursing education mobility.
Prior to her appointment at Anna Maria College in 2011, Dr. Gabriele most recently served as Director for Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing in Connecticut. As a certified operating room nurse, she practiced in leading health care institutions such as M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Yale New Haven Hospital and Lahey Clinic. Dr. Gabriele was a long standing member of the Connecticut League for Nursing, Council of Deans and Directors where she was involved in many initiatives to support nursing education and the educational mobility for nurses. She also served on the advisory boards for Housatonic Community College and St. Vincent's College of Nursing in Connecticut.
Dr. Gabriele earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Bridgeport, a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Fairfield University, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice in Clinical Leadership from Case Western Reserve University. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society.
Paulette Remijan, RN, MS, APN-BC
Professor Remijan has over 30 years of experience as a Registered Nurse and has practiced as a Nurse Practitioner for the last decade. She is an experienced educator in nursing teaching full time for the Online RN to BSN Nursing Program and the BSN Program at Anna Maria College.
Professor Remijan is a graduate of St. Vincent Hospital School of Nursing, Worcester, Massachusetts who holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Anna Maria College, and a Master’s Degree in Science from the University of Massachusetts, Graduate School of Nursing.
As a Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center she is positioned to offer support and resources to students regarding leadership, clinical reasoning, physical & health assessment and evidence-based practice. Professor Remijan is not only vested in the local nursing community but is active at the State and National level as President of the Iota-at-Large Chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society and as a gubernatorial appointment to the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing.
Her work in Occupational Health at the Advance Practice level affords her privileges to assess, diagnose and plan care for a variety of primary, secondary and tertiary health issues. She recently completed National Federal Certification by the US Dept. of Transportation, Washington DC as a Certified Medical Examiner to perform physical qualification examinations in accordance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. Her special interest is in the development of professional nursing at all levels of nursing.
Brian Skirvin-Leclair, DNP, MSN, RN, CPNP
Nationally certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Dr. Brian Skirvin-Leclair has taught for over ten years in the faculty role while continuing to practice at University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester in the Pediatric Intensive Care and Post Anesthesia Care units. Dr. Brian Skirvin-Leclair has an Associate’s degree in Nursing from Quinsigamond Community College, a Bachelor's in Nursing from Fitchburg State College, a Masters in Nursing from Simmons College, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice and Post Masters Certificate in Nursing Education from Regis College. He maintains affiliations with the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and the Intercultural Nursing Society. His research interests include minority populations, children with special care needs, and health disparities.
Margaret A. Yoder, MHA, MS, RN, CNE
Margaret A. (Meg) Yoder is a nurse educator with an extensive background in clinical leadership and education as well as medical surgical nursing and pharmacology. Ms. Yoder received her Associate of Science Degree in Nursing from Quinsigamond Community College; a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nursing from University of Massachusetts Amherst, a Master’s of Health Administration from Suffolk University, and a Master’s of Science in Nursing Education from Walden University. Ms. Yoder is also a LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities) Fellow. Ms. Yoder is a long standing member of the Massachusetts/Rhode Island League for Nursing and a former member of the Board of Directors. She has served as an NLN Ambassador and currently is an Accreditation visitor for the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Ms. Yoder currently serves on the advisory boards of Assabet Valley and Blackstone Valley Technical Schools. She is a member of the Worcester Nursing Pipeline Consortium where she serves as a new faculty mentor. She is a Certified Nurse Educator and maintains her current areas of expertise in nursing education, leadership and pharmacology. She is currently a member of the Phi Nu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society. As a staunch supporter of upward mobility for nursing education, she has served on the Massachusetts Nurse of the Future Committee. Ms. Yoder maintains her clinical expertise by working at a local community hospital as a medical/surgical nurse.