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Dean Hansell Appointed Commissioner
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Dr. Phyllis S. Hansell was recently appointed by New Jersey Governor Chris Phyllis Shanley HansellChristie and confirmed by the New Jersey State Senate as a Commissioner for the Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund Commission of the State of New Jersey. This commission is part of the New Jersey Executive Branch of Government and is responsible for authorizing the payment or reimbursement of the medical expenses for children with catastrophic illnesses.

Dr. Hansell is Dean and Professor in the College of Nursing at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey. Within the Montclair Community she serves as a Trustee for the Partners in Health Foundation: A Community Foundation serving the Montclair Area and as a member of the Montclair-Newark Junior League. Additionally, she serves as a member of Congress Bill Pascrell’s Healthcare Advisory Committee. Internationally she is a recognized expert on the care of children and families affected by HIV/AIDS. Prior to her most recent appointment at Seton Hall University, she served as Director of Nursing Research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

Nationally she has been recognized as a Fellow of the America Academy of Nursing, as a Distinguished Practitioner of the National Academies of Practice. Currently she also serves as a trustee for the Institute of the New Jersey State Nurses Association and on the Advisory Board for Gannett Healthcare.

Dr. Hansell resides in Montclair with her husband Robert and her two sons.

For more information please contact:
Shonda Levine-Ouji
(973) 761-9014
shonda.levine-ouji@shu.edu

 

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