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Susan Birkhead

DNS, MPH, RN, CNE, Chair
Dr. Birkhead, holds a Doctor of Nursing Science from The Sage Colleges as well as an MPH from Johns Hopkins University. She is a certified nurse educator and has extensive experience at the college...

Brenda J. Robinson

DNP, MSN, FNP-s, RN, Vice Chair
Brenda Robinson is CEO and founder of the Black Nurses Coalition, Inc which is a non-profit organization created to address healthcare disparities and advocate for health equity. Robinson serves ma...

Deborah Elliott

MS, RN, Treasurer
Ms. Elliott, MBA, BSN, RN, holds a Master of Business in Health Systems Administrator from Union Graduate College as well as being a licensed registered professional nurse in New York State. She is...

Mary Therriault

MS, RN, Secretary
Ms. Therriault holds a Master’s in Nursing Education from Excelsior College. She is a member of the Instructional Faculty Online Education and an academic advisor mentor at SUNY Empire State Colleg...

Mark Little

Mark Little retired from GE in 2015 after a 37-year career. A company officer for 22 years, Mark served as a senior leader running both technology teams and mult-billion dollar global businesses. H...

Angela A. Antonikowski

Dr. Antonikowski is Associate Professor of Medical Education and a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the Department of Pediatrics and Neurology at Albany Medical Center. Dr. Antonikowski is Associ...

Joseph B. Porter

Over the course of his professional career, Joseph B. Porter dedicated himself to improving the quality of education and government at every level of New York State. At the time of his retirement i...

Maxine M. Smalling

Maxine M. Smalling is a psychiatric nursing leader with 28 years of clinical, administrative, and public health experience. She currently serves as the Chief Executive Nursing Officer at the New Yo...

Board of Trustees


Nurses Middle College Charter High School - Capital Region

These meetings will be held on the 4th Monday of every month at 6:30 pm. The board may convene virtually or at a physical location. As per NY Open Meetings Law, all meetings will be open to the general public and the notice for access to the meetings will be publicly posted at least 72 hours in advance.

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January 18, 2023
February 27, 2023
March 27, 2023
April 24, 2023
May 15, 2023

Planned Meetings
May 22, 2023
June 26, 2023
July, 24, 2023
August 28, 2023
September 25, 2023
October 23, 2023
November 27, 2023
December 18, 2023


January 24, 2022
February 14, 2022



March 28, 2022
April 25, 2022



May 23, 2022
June 27, 2022
August 8, 2022
August 22, 2022
September 26, 2022
October 24, 2022
November 28, 2022
December 19, 2022

Mission & Vision

To prepare a diverse group of students to become the highly educated and professional nursing workforce of the future. Our vision is to create an innovative high school experience that is student-centric, structured to foster a supportive learning environment, and committed to developing the skills, knowledge, and passion necessary to excel in the nursing and allied health professions.

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Nurses Middle College
Capital Region, New York

PO Box 38109
Albany, NY 12203

Phone: (518) 212-7811

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