Alumni Leaders

At Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden, our alumni leaders are a highly accomplished group of health care professionals who share a passion for the nursing vocation and life-long learning. They actively support our school's commitment to educating the next generation of nurses and are dedicated to advancing our impact on health care across homes, hospitals, and communities.

Nancy Cresse, DNP, MSN, RN, APRN-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor, Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden

Nancy Cresse is a clinical assistant professor at Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden and a proud member of the Quality and Safety Education of Nurses International Task Force. Nancy's program of research is focused on improving outcomes in gerontological and adult health, case management, quality and outcomes improvement in community-based elders, and wound care. Before joining the School of Nursing–Camden in 2002, she served in a variety of nurse leader roles including Corporate Director of Case Management at the Kennedy Health System and Director of  Health at Cooper University Health Care.

Eric Gonzalez, BSN, RN
Squad Leader, Army National Guard

Eric Gonzalez currently serves as a squad leader with the Army National Guard and has been an exemplary past president of Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden's Student Nurses' Association. Eric is passionate about senior citizen health education as well as family health services. As a student, he was a dedicated mentor to his fellow nursing students and led the Student Nurses' Association to identify community needs and create ways to finance service learning projects. Eric is member of Sigma Theta Tau International's Eta Mu chapter.

Greg Gullo, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse, University of Pennsylvania Health System
Nurse Associate, Cooper University Hospital

Regina “Jean” Grazel, MSN, BSN
Project Director, Critical CHD Screening Program and Zika Infant Surveillance –
New Jersey Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics

As the Project Director for the CCHD and Zika Infant Surveillance programs, Jean Grazel oversees systems integration, grants management, project coordination and implementation, data collection and analysis, and collaboration with other public health entities. As a distinguished nurse with more than 25 years of experience, she has served in advanced leadership roles for several prominent nursing associations and health systems including past president of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses.

Greg Passanante, RN, BS, BSN, MBA, CNOR
Chief Nursing Officer, Wills Eye Hospital

At Wills Eye Hospital, Greg Passanante oversees all hospital operations including clinical care, regulatory compliance, operational and capital budgets, patient scheduling, and surgeon block time utilization. Previously, Greg served as the clinical director for perioperative services at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware and was the clinical director for medical/surgical nursing at Penn Presbyterian Hospital. He holds a BS from Rutgers School of Business–Camden, a BSN from Drexel University, and an MBA from Saint Joseph's University.

Linda Wray, MS, BSN, RN
CCAS'74, '76

Linda Wray is a highly regarded nurse leader who served for 18 years as a discharge planner and managed care coordinator for Independence Blue Cross in Philadelphia. Linda's other professional roles include nurse and nurse manager at Albert Einstein Medical Center and Hahnemann University/Allegheny Hospital. Now retired, she remains active with the university as a member of the Rutgers University–Camden Alumni Association Board of Directors. A passionate rower, she was the inaugural president of the Rutgers University–Camden Alumni Rowing Team and is currently the team's coxswain.