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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 York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) providing nursing leadership to address systemic issues in the field, ensure the presence of a nursing voice in policymaking, and advance the professionalization of the OMH nursing workforce. Her professional memberships include the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA), American Nurses Association (ANA), Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, and the New York Organization of Nurse Executives and Leaders. Ms. Smalling holds an associate’s degree in Applied Science from the Helene Fuld College of Nursing, a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Russell Sage College, and a master’s in Nursing from Excelsior College.

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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