Staff Directory

Our faculty and staff are committed to serving the students and community. All faculty members hold master degrees in nursing. Over one third of our faculty hold an earned doctorate and an additional one third are enrolled in doctoral studies. Longevity of service to the college is a hallmark of both faculty and staff.

Faculty members promote scholarship through active participation in professional organizations, by conducting and presenting research, presenting at national conferences and meetings, and authoring chapters for textbooks.

Faculty members are involved in research activities. They maintain expertise appropriate to their teaching responsibilities in a variety of ways including clinical practice (not private practice) and/or by maintaining national nursing certifications. Professional staff are involved in their respective professional organizations as a way to maintain expertise and improve services for students.

Strengths of the faculty members include the diversity in teaching experience, community service, clinical background and educational preparation. All faculty and staff are committed to continuing the tradition of excellence in nursing education.

Administration

Photo Name Title Contact
stockert.jpg Patricia A. Stockert, RN, PhD President of the College Email
mitchell.jpg Kimberly Mitchell, RN, PhD, CNE Dean of Graduate Program Email
brown.jpg Suzanne Brown, RN, DNP, PhD Dean of Undergraduate Program Email
stephens.jpg Kevin Stephens, BS Assistant Dean, Support Services  Email

Board

Name Title Role

Margaret Swanson, PhD

Vice President of Academic Affairs, Illinois Central College, Retired

Chair

Sister Agnes Joseph Williams, O.S.F.

OSF HealthCare Board, The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis

Member

Robert Anderson

President, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center Member

Sue Brown, RN, DNP, PhD

Dean of Undergraduate Program, Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing

Member

Sarah Buller Fenton, MS, RN, BC

Director of Nursing, Tazewell County Health Department, Retired

Member

Rhonda J. Ferrero-Patten

Attorney at Law, Partner, Hinshaw & Culbertson,LLC

Member

Linda Frary, RN, BSN

Nurse Auditor, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center

Member

Jim Gibson, CPA

Partner, CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP

Member

David Stenerson

Vice President/Chief Financial Officer, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center

Member

Kristen Largent

Executive Director of Financial Planning and Analysis, OSF HealthCare

Member

Curt LeRoy

Senior Major Gifts Officer, OSF HealthCare Foundation

Member

Kristen Manning, CRNA, MSN

Staff CRNA, Associated Anesthesiologists

Member

Kimberly Mitchell, RN, PhD

Dean of Graduate Program, Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing

Member

John Pompe, PsyD., SPHR

Manager, Integrated Health Programs, Caterpillar Human Services Division, Caterpillar, Inc.

Member
Deborah Smith, RN, DNP, MBA, NEA-BC, FAEN Vice President / Chief Nursing Officer, OSF St. Joseph Medical Center Member

Kevin Stephens

Assistant Dean, Student Services, Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing

Member

Dr. Patricia Stockert

President, Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing

Member