New Board Members Take Office at PULSE of NY

Three Healthcare Professionals Contribute Their Expertise to Leading Patient Safety Advocacy Group

PULSE of NY, the Long Island-based patient safety advocacy and education organization, announces the appointment of three new members to its Board: Marissa Abram, Beverly James, and Nancy Rogner.

PULSE President and founder Ilene Corina, says: "I am thrilled with this new board of professionals who are not only supporting the PULSE of NY mission but have close ties to the community and patient safety."

I am thrilled with this new board of professionals who are not only supporting the PULSE of NY mission but have close ties to the community and patient safety.

Ilene Corina, President, PULSE of NY

Marissa Abram, PMHNP-BC CASAC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Marissa Abram has been a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner at Phoenix House since 2011, providing and coordinating care for hundreds of chemically addicted mentally ill patients. Mrs. Abram has worked in the Substance Abuse field since 2004 in various roles. In 2013, Mrs. Abram returned to Adelphi University to obtain her PhD. Her research interests continue to be patient-centered and are focused on examining the gaps that exist in the delivery of quality care.

Mrs. Abram also serves on the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuses services Nurses Advisory Panel and is a member of Professionals for Patient Safety at PULSE of NY.

Why the PULSE board? “Pulse strives to make a difference where I believe it matters most — in the lives of patients and their families,” she says.

Beverly R. James, RN, BSN
Ms. James has been a public health nurse for more than 30 years.  She received her education at Adelphi University and continued her education as a counselor in psychiatry and as a nurse practitioner.  Ms. James founded Long Island Care at Home, a licensed home care agency with two Long Island locations.

She is an original member of the Senior Umbrella Network of Nassau and a member of Long Island Professionals for Patient Safety.

She comments, “The delivery of health care is becoming increasingly complex and I believe everyone should be educated and informed so they can take an active participatory role in safely meeting their health needs.”

Nancy Rogner
Nancy Jean Rogner received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Adelphi University.  Currently semi-retired from GE Healthcare, she was one of the first women in the Pharmaceutical Sales industry. During her successful 35 years in the Healthcare business, she covered large teaching hospitals and Radiology and Cardiology offices in the NY Metro/Long Island area, as an Imaging Specialist. Responsibilities involved selling, teaching and training staff.  Ms. Rogner says, “I am happy to serve on the board of PULSE of NY and lend my energy and voice, to increase awareness and educate the community on Patient Safety.

For more information on PULSE of NY, its board and its activities, please visit, or call 516-579-4711 (office) or 516-650-242


Additional Images