Cesarina Thompson, PhD, RN, ANEF

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Current Position

Dean, College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions
University of Hartford
West Hartford, CT 06117


Background and Aspirations

I have been an active member of ASAHP for the past 6 years since assuming the position of Dean of the School of Health Sciences at American International College and am committed to the organization’s mission to improving health and health care. I am currently in my second term as a member of the Nominations and Elections Committee which has provided me the opportunity to get to know fellow members and learn more about the organization.

As the leading interprofessional voice for better health and healthcare, ASAHP is in a unique position to influence decisions regarding education, health policy, and healthcare delivery and I would like contribute to this effort by serving the organization in a broader capacity as a member of the Board of Directors. As a health professional and academic leader in institutions with multisciplinary health sciences schools, I have broad and deep knowledge of health disciplines and understand the challenges and complexities of the health care industry. I would bring to the board significant experience creating, implementing, and advocating for programs and policies to address workforce needs and enhance the delivery of health care.

ASAHP Activities

Activity I:  Member, Nominations & Elections Committee (serving second term)

Activity II: Attendance at annual meetings and regional deans’ meetings


Relevant Experience

Experience I:  Current Board of Directors member – Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts

Experience II:  Advisory Group Member, Healthcare Workforce Partnership of Western   

Massachusetts  (part of Regional Employment Board initiatives)

Experience III:  Served in leadership roles (including president of local chapter) of other professional organizations (e.g. Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society for Nursing; membership committee of AACN; committee membership on National League for Nursing)

Experience IV: Past Member, Board of Directors, Griffin Health Services Corporation