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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. His last role at GE was Senior Vice President/Director of GE Global Research and Chief Technology Officer of GE. Mark is engaged in business as a Director of Analog Devices, a director of two Special Purpose Acquisition Companies, a Venture Partner at the Material Impact Fund, and as a director of two startup companies, Everon24 and Infinite Cooling.

He is also an advisor to Energy Impact Partners. Mark is active in his community as President of The Little Family Foundation, Chairman of the Board of Ellis Medicine, President of the Board of Rise High, a STEM program for Schenectady youth, President of the Board of Young Parents United, an organization that supports young mothers with very limited resources, and Director of Better Community Neighborhoods, an affordable housing organization.

He and his wife, Terri, led the campaign to build the new Boys & Girls Club in Schenectady. Mark is also a Trustee of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Mark holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from Tufts and Northeastern universities, respectively, and in 1982 earned a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Susan Birkhead

DNS, MPH, RN, CNE, Chair

Brenda J. Robinson

DNP, MSN, FNP-s, RN, Vice Chair

Deborah Elliott

MS, RN, Treasurer

Mary Therriault

MS, RN, Secretary

Maxine M. Smalling


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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