Meet the Nursing Students' Association of New York's (NSANYS)
Past Board Members
These are some of the past boards of NSANYS.
2022-2023 Board of Directors
PRESIDENT, Marcella Dimino
Marcella Dimino is currently a senior in the honors program at Molloy University, working toward a traditional Baccalaureate degree in nursing. She is expected to graduate with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in May 2023 and is eager to see where her interests take her. She has served two terms on the board for the Nursing Students’ Association of New York State. During the 2021-2022 term, she was the Secretary and she is currently the President. Additionally, she is an active leader on campus. She is a Resident Assistant in the residence halls, a Student Ambassador, a New Student Orientation Leader, and an active member of her school’s nursing chapter, Molloy’s Nursing Student Association! Marcella choose nursing because in addition to caring for others, she knew she wanted a career in the health field where she could use problem solving skills to care for others.
CO-VICE PRESIDENT, Sofia Anastacio
Sofia Anastacio is a senior nursing student at New York University's Rory Meyers College of Nursing. Sofia is also an international student from The Philippines and Singapore! She is actively involved in her community as an admissions ambassador, the secretary of Nursing Student Government, and an active member of NYU's Co-Ed Pre-Health Fraternity, Delta Epsilon Mu, Inc. She is constantly seeking leadership opportunities outside the classroom that further enrich her understanding of patient-centered care and the healthcare field. Post-Graduation she hopes to work in critical care and down-the-line become a nurse educator!
CO-VICE PRESIDENT, Cindy Wang
Cindy Wang attended New York University’s accelerated nursing program. She recently graduated from her nursing program in December 2023 and after licensure, her dream job would be to work in a critical care setting! Professionally, she is interested in Clinical Research and Education. Throughout her time at NYU, she joined her school’s Nursing Student Government and served as Events Coordinator since her first semester. She is a strong advocate of becoming involved within your local community and investing in each other to strengthen the community!
SECRETARY , Brianna Augustin
Brianna Augustin is currently a junior nursing student at Molloy University. She is an active member of Molloy Nursing Student Association. Outside the classroom Brianna works as a pediatric medical assistant and a teacher assistant. She also serves as the Secretary/Treasurer for the African American Caribbean Organization at her school. Brianna has an immense fervor for helping others in need, and is eager to immerse herself in the nursing profession after graduation. Outside nursing Brianna enjoys spending time with her friends and family and traveling.
TREASURER, Lauren Lodico
Lauren Lodico is a junior nursing student at Molloy University. She is a student in the traditional BSN program with minors in Writing and Forensic Studies and is expected to graduate in May 2024. Ever since she was a little girl, she wanted to be a part of the medical field. So when she got a white coat with “Dr. Lauren” printed on it for her seventh birthday, she wore it until it didn’t fit anymore. She hopes to further her education by going back to school for her Masters in Education and DNP to have the pleasure of teaching future nursing students. She also aspires to specialize in women’s health or go back to school to be a CRNA and hopes to one day be a nurse for Disney World! Her hobbies include playing with her cocker spaniels & cats, watching Disney movies, spending time with her loved ones, reading, and writing. She has been to every NSNA and NSANYS Convention since she was a freshman! She is also on the Molloy Nursing Student Association, where she serves as one of the Vice Presidents.
COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR, Nicholas Salerno
Nicholas Salerno is a junior nursing student at Molloy University Barbara H. Hagan School of Nursing. He is currently a Resident Assistant, Student Ambassador, spokesperson for Molloy University, and an active member of the Molloy Nursing Student Association. He chose nursing because all his life, he found himself helping those who got hurt because his mom always would help. He wanted to be like her because giving health and care is the greatest reward.
COMMUNITY HEALTH DIRECTOR, Anna Kulikowski
Anna Kulikowski is a first year nursing student at the New York University and is expected to graduate in 2025. Anna is an active member within the nursing community at the Rory Meyers College of Nursing where she is the Social Media Chair for Student Nurses for Advocacy and Policy. She is eager to use the platform she has to initiate conversation, provoke change, and be an advocate. Anna wants to become a registered nurse to care for those in need and improve the quality of healthcare provided within low-income communities. She wants to be an advocate for her patients and be able to provide them with access to all the resources available to ensure they receive the proper care they need. Outside of Anna’s professional interests, she loves to journal, take care of her plants, and go on hikes. Anna is excited to bring her passions and interests to NSANYS to learn with her fellow members about community health and its importance through educational events and opportunities. She is delighted to be serving on the Board of Directors for NSANYS 2022-23 term.
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POLICY AND EDUCATION DIRECTOR, Amy Zheng
Amy is a Junior Global Public Health/Nursing major at New York University in the honors program. Amy has an immense interest in healthcare issues and public health policy, and is taking part in research and projects that addresses health disparities among minorities and older adults, particularly in regards to dementia. Aside from research, she is also the Co-President of NYU's Nurse Anesthetist and Practitioner Student Interest Group, the traditional sequence representative of NYU's Mental Health Advocacy Nursing Student Association, and the secretary of Habitat for Humanity as well. Working with others on events and bringing greater awareness to both the interests and the health of nursing students are what she enjoys doing. Her goal is to either go into ICU or Oncology and get a PhD as she likes to challenge herself to provide therapeutic care and communication in overwhelming situations. She is extremely thankful to NSANYS for providing her with the opportunity to learn from and work with so many amazing student leaders and role models, and hopes to continue doing so!
CO-REGIONAL DIRECTOR CHAIR, NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS CHAIR, and LONG ISLAND REGIONAL DIRECTOR, Emily Tricarico
Emily Tricarico is a sophomore nursing student at Molloy University on Long Island. She is expected to graduate in May of 2024 with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She is actually from Connecticut, but when she heard about Molloy’s amazing nursing program, she knew she found her dream school. Ever since she was little, she has always wanted to be a nurse. She’s always had the kind, caring, and compassionate qualities, and she’s always lending a helping hand wherever she can. Emily is also involved in her school chapter, Molloy Nursing Student Association (MNSA) as Co-Treasurer, as well as a Student Ambassador. In the future, she hopes to further her education by going back to school and earning her Masters, with the goal of teaching the future generations of nursing students. She has had a passion for helping and teaching ever since she was little. She also aspires to specialize in Labor and Delivery or Pediatrics. In her free time, she likes to read and spend time with family and friends. Emily is very excited and honored to have this opportunity to collaborate with nursing students and fellow members from all over the state and community. She hopes to build a strong relationship with the board and meet students across Long Island and New York! Please feel free to reach out!
CO-REGIONAL DIRECTOR CHAIR, SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS CHAIR and WESTERN REGIONAL DIRECTOR, Vacant