Leadership & Staff

  • Tara Cortes

    Tara A. Cortes, PhD, RN, FAAN

    Executive Director, Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing; Professor of Geriatric Nursing, NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing

    Dr. Cortes’ distinguished career spans executive leadership, nursing education, research and practice. She has provided significant contributions to advancing health care, particularly for those people with limited access to the health care system. Significantly, she has developed collaborative models with advanced practice nurses and physicians in traditional as well as non-traditional settings to enhance the care of the American older adult population.

  • Ab Brody

    Ab Brody, PhD, RN, FAAN

    Associate Director, Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing; Mathy Mezey Professor of Geriatric Nursing, NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing and NYU Langone Health; Founder, Aliviado Health; Pilot Core Lead, NIA IMPACT Collaboratory

    Dr. Brody is a board certified geriatric nurse practitioner with clinical expertise and current practice in house calls and inpatient geriatric consult services. Dr. Brody’s research and scholarship activities focus on the intersection of geriatrics and palliative care as he seeks to improve the quality of life, quality of care, and patient outcomes for older adults living in the community.

  • Cynthia Chong

    Cynthia Chong, MPA

    Special Projects Manager, Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing

    Ms. Chong’s background includes overseeing departmental and public administration. Her passion is promoting health education by working with community organizations and local agencies to increase health literacy.

  • Elizabeth Seidel

    Liz Seidel, MSW

    Project Director, Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing

    Ms. Seidel is a social worker with a background in community-based research, health education, and curriculum development focusing on behavioral health and chronic illness in vulnerable populations. Ms. Seidel’s role at HIGN includes project management, curriculum development and editing, grant writing, and serving as the Try This series editor.

  • Brittany A. Hamilton

    Brittany A. Hamilton, MA

    Director of eLearning and Technology, Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing

    Ms. Hamilton plans, designs, and creates innovative digital learning experiences based on theories of digital learning and best practices in instructional design. She manages the HIGN eLearning platform, website, and all other instructional technologies utilized by the institute.

  • Diana Ma

    Diana Ma, MHEA

    Budget and Project Administrator, Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing

    Ms. Ma has a background in budget and project management. In her previous role she was employed at a teaching hospital in the Department of Nursing Professional Development and Education and was involved in the administration of the Nurse Residency Program. She oversees the financial operations and is responsible for implementing the marketing and communications plan for HIGN. 

  • Tina Sadarangani

    Tina Sadarangani, PhD, ANP-C, GNP-BC, RN

    Assistant Director, Policy: Community-Based Services

    Dr. Sadarangani brings her expertise of advancing the health of marginalized older adults to her role as Assistant Director. Her work is focused on leveraging the strengths of community-based adult day health care, targeting health disparities and informing decision-makers in the formation of policy. 

  • Jasmine Travers

    Jasmine Travers, PhD, AGPCNP-BC CCRN, RN

    Assistant Director, Policy: Long-Term Care

    Dr. Travers brings her expertise of the long-term care continuum to her role as Assistant Director. Her work is focused on mitigating disparities in the access and use of in-home and facility-based long-term care for older adults. 

  • Donna McCabe

    Donna E McCabe, DNP, GNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, MA

    Assistant Director, Education Programs

    Dr. McCabe has a successful career educating undergraduate and graduate nurses in geriatric acute care, long-term care, and behavioral health. She brings her expertise in nursing education, evidence-based practice, and quality care of older adults to her role as Assistant Director.

  • Kelseanne Breder

    Kelseanne Breder, PhD, PMHNP-BC, RN

    Assistant Director, Behavioral Health & HRSA Geriatric Academic Career Awardee (GACA)

    Dr. Breder brings her expertise in psychiatric and mental health of older adults to her role as Assistant Director. She is focused on building the capacity of the workforce to address health disparities in vulnerable populations including the LGBTQ community, persons who are currently or formerly undomiciled, and persons with a history of substance use disorders. 

  • Fidelindo Lim

    Fidelindo A. Lim, DNP, CCRN, FAAN

    Assistant Director, Acute Care

    Dr. Lim brings his expertise in acute care of older adults through his work as a clinician and educator. In his role as Assistant Director, his work addresses health equity and social needs in clinical and community settings. 

  • Dan David

    Daniel David, PhD, RN

    Assistant Director, Community Linkages and Housing

    Dr. David brings his expertise in using community linkages to enhance the care of homebound or facility based older adults as Assistant Director. His work focuses on communicating with older adults and informal caregivers in areas such as palliative care and advance health care planning.

  • Stacen Keating

    Stacen Keating, PhD, RN

    Assistant Director, Community Health

    Dr. Keating brings her expertise in epidemiology, population health, and public health as Assistant Director. Her work focuses on community, national and global health issues as they relate to the care of older adults.

Aliviado Health Team

    Kimberly Convery, MSW

    Project Director

    Ariel Ford, MPH

    Clinical Data Manager

    Kimberly Hom, MPA

    Project Officer, NIA IMPACT Collaboratory Pilot Core

    Tessa Jones, LMSW

    Implementation Specialist, Aliviado Health

    Shih-Yin Lin, MM, MPH, PhD

    Senior Research Scientist/Project Director, Aliviado Health