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Board Membership

The Board of Nursing is comprised of 13 members, six of whom are registered professional nurses, two of whom are licensed practical nursing, an Advanced Practice Nurse, a State Government representative, and three public members.

RN/ APN Members
LPN Members
Luz S. Ramos, MSN, RN, FNP, BC
Constance M. Wilson, LPN
Patricia Murphy, PhD, APRN
Saundra Austin-Benn, MSN, APRN, BC
Public Members
Joni Jones, RNBC, CDDN
Avery Hart, PhD, MA, LCSW
Theresa L. Beck, RN, MPA, CHPN
Therese A. Steinhardt, MSN, RN, CHES
State Member
Noreen D'Angelo, MSN. RN

New Jersey Board of Nursing Professional Staff

Executive Director, George J. Hebert, MA, RN         

Deputy Executive Director - Joanne Leone, JD         

Professional Nurse Supervisor of Disciplinary Section
Mary Peterson, BSN, RN

Professional Nurse Supervisor, Alternative to Discipline
Deborah Zuccarelli, RN

Management Assistant - Damiana Kiernan

Administrative Assistants
Diane Scott, MBA

Receptionist - Virginia Nieves

Sunaray Hargove Miller, Supervisor
Simone Klausner
Deborah Toure

Licensing Supervisor
Valarie Herring

Licensure by Examination
Gregoria Marrero, Supervisor
Nilsa Taraceno

Licensure by Endorsement
Leslie Burgos (A-F)
Elizabeth Velez-Carter (G-N)
Ada Alejandro (O-Z)

State License Verification
Tahanee Rabb

Renewal/Reinstatement/Duplicate License
Sameerah Bond

APN Licensure
Naomi Monroe

FN-CSA Certification
Leslie Burgos

Theresa McFadden

Name/Address Changes
Simone Klausner
Deborah Toure

Nurse Disciplinary Section - Mary Peterson, Nurse Supervisor
Linda Adamkowski
Tykilah Ellerbe
Ethel Evans
Shonnette Messiah
Nicole Peteet-Davis - Paralegal

Alternative to Discipline - Deborah Zuccarelli, Nurse Supervisor
Nicole Peteet-Davis

Homemaker-Home Health Aide Certification

Paralegal - Twalema Khonje

Paralegal Assistant - Elenie Torres

Initial/Duplicate Applications - Soledad Matos and Tawn Minter

Endorsement/Reinstatement Applications - Ivelisse Lugo

Renewals and Foreign Applicants - Soledad Matos

CHHA Training Program/Instructor Approvals - Virginia Burks

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