Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Alumni Board

Purpose of the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing (MNSON) Alumni Board

The Alumni Board is organized for the purposes, and with the objectives:

  1. to encourage, promote, maintain, and perpetuate the friendships, community, and professional associations established during the study of nursing and other health care programs at the MNSON;
  2. to assist in the advancement of the interests, functions, and strategic plan of the MNSON in particular, and of Loyola University Chicago in general;
  3. to foster and maintain the honor, dignity, and integrity of the profession of nursing and other health care programs within the MNSON;
  4. to promote by any and all effective means the furtherance of the study of nursing, research in nursing, and the diffusion of knowledge of nursing, and to promote opportunities for the continuing education of the members of this alumni body;
  5. to do any and all things whatsoever which may be necessary and proper in order to accomplish the aforesaid purposes.


  • Vicki Keough, PhD '98, MSN '91, APRN-BC, ACNP, FAAN
    Professor and Dean, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing
  • Susan Ryan, MSN '85, BSN '79, APN-CS, CCRN, CCNS
    Alumni Board President
  • Candice Moore, MSN '81, BSN '75
    Alumni Board Immediate-past President
  • Anooja Rangnekar, BS '12
    Alumni Board Secretary
  • Ida M. Androwich, BSN ’78, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN
  • Vicki Bacidore, MSN '06, ACNP-BC, CEN
  • Danielle Balzano, BSN ’14
  • Laura Bardowski, MSN ’11
  • Diana P. Hackbarth, PhD, BSN '68, FAAN
  • Margaret O’Brien King, BSN ’68, PhD, MS, Med, RN
  • Anna O’Donnell, MSN ’11, BSN ’87
  • Kara Podjasek, BSN ’14
  • Julie Pruyn, MSN ’13
  • Crystal Smith-Vasquez, BSN ’86
  • Frank Umbriaco, BSN '10, MSN ’13
  • Annette Wulf, BSN ’86


If you would like to join the Alumni Board, or if you have a colleague you would like to nominate, please fill out this brief questionnaire.