Nursing Faculty

Faith Andrews

Assistant Professor


R.N., Harford Comm College
B.S.N., Western Governors Univ
M.S.N., Western Governors Univ

Faith Andrews teaches maternal-newborn nursing to the 3rd semester students. Faith has taught a variety of clinical courses at Harford Community College including fundamentals, medical-surgical and maternal-newborn. As a graduate of Harford Community College, Faith enjoys sharing her enthusiasm and creative classroom techniques with her students.

Faith has been a registered nurse specializing in medical-surgical oncology, and labor and delivery for 7 years. She still practices at St. Joseph Medical Center as a part-time registered nurse.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2742
Email:  eandrews@harford.edu

Alicia Gainey

Assistant Professor


A.S., Harford Comm College
B.A., Gettysburg College
B.S., Notre Dame of MD University
M.S.N., Stevenson University

Alicia Gainey has been a registered nurse specializing in trauma, transplant, and oncology for nearly 11 years. She spent most of her bedside nursing career at the University of Maryland Medical Center before deciding to work in the community where she resides at the Patricia D. and M. Scot Kaufman Cancer Center in Bel Air. Alicia enjoys sharing her love of nursing with others and now is in her first year as nursing faculty, working with students in Fundamentals of Nursing and Medical-Surgical Nursing II. She is a Harford County native, and started her nursing journey here at Harford Community College in 2006.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2623
Email:  againey@harford.edu

Mary Beverly Gallagher

Assistant Professor


B.S.N., University of Delaware
M.S., Towson University

Mary Beverly Gallagher taught clinical for HCC for 5 years before joining the nursing department full time in 2015. She primarily teaches courses in Fundamentals of Nursing and Contemporary Issues in Nursing. She also serves as a faculty advisor for the Student Nurses Association and the Gamma Upsilon chapter of Alpha Delta Nu, the honor society for associate degree nursing. Mary Beverly is a native of Harford County who has a strong background in critical care as well as experience in telenursing.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2637
Email:  mgallagher@harford.edu

Sonia Galvan

Associate Professor


B.S.N., Towson University
M.S.N., Towson University

Sonia Galvan has been a registered nurse practicing across adult medical-surgical settings, including critical care and cardiac telemetry for 18 years. She has been practicing as a nurse educator since 2009 and has been a full-time educator for Harford Community College since 2012. She is certified as a nurse educator and has a strong interest in student success and active learning modalities.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2545
Email:  SGalvan@Harford.edu

Amanda Girardi

Assistant Professor


B.S.N., Towson University
M.S.N., Towson University
G.C.E.R.T., Towson University

Amanda Girardi is a full-time faculty and course coordinator for mental health nursing at Harford Community College. She joined the nursing department in the Fall of 2018. Amanda continues to work part-time on the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Unit at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Amanda is pursuing her PhD in nursing education. She co-authored "The comorbidity of chronic pain and depression" and continues to have a passion to demonstrate advocacy for the psychiatric population through scholarship and research. She is also passionate about engaging her students to address stigma related to mental illness so future nurses can provide nonjudgmental, client-centered care. After all, "it's okay not to be okay."


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2388
Email:  agirardi@harford.edu

Theresa Libershal

Assistant Professor


B.S.N., Johns Hopkins Sch of Nursing
M.A., Notre Dame of MD University

Theresa Libershal has taught full-time at HCC since 2004. She teaches courses in Fundamentals of Nursing and Contemporary Issues in Nursing. She also serves as a faculty liaison in the final semester of the program for students in their practicum settings.

Theresa has worked in various fields of nursing, both at the bedside and in management roles. She is a member of the American Nurses' Association and is active in volunteer work as a parish nurse and at the Family & Children's Adult Day program on the HCC campus.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2437
Email:  TLibersh@harford.edu

Ashley Meisel

Assistant Professor


A.S., Jefferson Coll Health Sciences
B.S.N., Radford University
M.S.N., Stevenson University

Ashley Meisel has worked in the nursing program at Harford Community College in various roles since 2012. She currently teaches medical-surgical nursing to fourth semester students while also serving as the practicum coordinator. Ashley specializes in critical care nursing and has worked in Intensive Care Units throughout Maryland and Virginia. Ashley has a passion for nursing education and is currently pursuing her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Salisbury University.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2043
Email:  ameisel@harford.edu

Jessica Powers

Assistant Professor


B.S.N., Stevenson University
M.S.N., Notre Dame of MD University

Jessica Powers has a background in Emergency and Critical Care nursing. Before becoming full-time faculty, Professor Powers was a Nursing Professional Development Specialist and clinical instructor for over 5 years. Professor Powers joined the full-time faculty in 2018 and teaches classes in both the Medical Surgical I and Medical Surgical II courses. She holds certification as a Certified Nurse Educator and in Nursing Professional Development, and is currently working on her Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree at Salisbury University.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2389
Email:  jepowers@harford.edu

Laura Schenk

Academic Progression Coordinator


B.S.N., Stevenson University
M.S.N., Stevenson University

Laura Schenk is a Registered Nurse and Certified Nurse Educator with a clinical background in Orthopedic and Medical Surgical nursing. She is the course coordinator for Medical-Surgical Nursing II in third semester of the Associate of Science in Nursing program at Harford Community College (HCC). Before assuming this role, Professor Schenk worked as Clinical Nursing Faculty and the Academic Progression Coordinator for HCC's nursing program. She maintains clinical practice as a community outreach nurse. Professor Schenk is an active member in multiple professional nursing organizations and has presented at regional and national nursing conferences. She is currently enrolled in the Post-Master's Doctorate of Nursing Practice-Leadership program at Salisbury University.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2385
Email:  lschenk@harford.edu

Rosemarie Sedney

Assistant Professor


B.S.N., Towson University
M.S., Univ Maryland Baltimore

Rosemarie Sedney joined the nursing faculty at HCC in 2010. When Pediatric Nursing became a stand-alone course in 2013, she was thrilled to put her 30+ years of pediatric expertise to use in the classroom. Students describe Rosemarie as "passionate" about pediatrics. She enjoys using a variety of creative techniques and clinical experiences to teach students about caring for children in both acute care and community settings. Rosemarie is also a certified nurse educator. She is energized by the high motivation of her nursing students. For fun, Rosemarie likes to garden and be active outdoors.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2433
Email:  rsedney@harford.edu

Cathy Sikora

Coordinator for Nursing Skills Lab & Simulation Center


B.S.N., Molloy College
M.S., Stevenson University

Catherine Sikora is the Clinical Simulation Lab Coordinator who works with nursing students to practice their nursing skills and learn through simulation. She is passionate about simulation and believes that simulation is an excellent teaching strategy to improve critical thinking and clinical judgment. She has worked to develop a simulation team at the college to create a consistent learning experience for students in simulation utilizing a high level debriefing style. She helps to ensure adherence to the guidelines and standards for simulation. She is a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) and a Maryland Clinical Resource Consortium (MCSRC) SEL (Simulation Education Leader) III. She contributed to the MCSRC training by providing a video on how to create a simulation team. She is also an Exemplar Developer/Contributor for the CHSE Blueprint Review Reference Manual. While serving as the Clinical Simulation Lab Coordinator, she also teaches Leadership in Nursing to fourth semester students.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2249
Email:  csikora@harford.edu

Dale Spielman

Director for Nursing Education


B.S., St. Andrews Presbyterian Coll
B.S.N., MD General Hosp Schl Nursing
M.S.N., Walden University

Dale Spielman has been part of the nursing program at HCC since 2014. She has served as clinical faculty and then the course coordinator for the maternal-newborn nursing course. Dale has recently moved to the Director of Nursing Education role where she is responsible for the day to day operations of the nursing program. Ms. Spielman is a certified in-patient obstetrical nurse and a certified nurse educator. She has practiced in women's health in the Baltimore and Washington D.C. areas, most recently on the Family Birth Place at the Upper Chesapeake Medical Center.


Contact:
Phone: 443-412-2371
Email:  dspielman@harford.edu