Dean Hansell Appointed Commissioner
Dr. Phyllis S. Hansell was recently appointed by New Jersey Governor
Chris Christie 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
Dr. Hansell resides in Montclair with her husband Robert and her two sons.
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