Meet the Staff

 Meet the Staff 

Mary Beth Carpiniello, MPA, RN, Clinical Education Labs (CEL) Manager, comes to LSN from her most recent position as the Nurse Manager of the Institute of Aesthetic Surgery at Northern Westchester Hospital. As the nurse manager, she supervised 30 staff members and delivered care to 1,800 patients per year. Mary Beth brings nearly 30 years of progressive clinical experience in nursing. She has practiced in the areas of psychiatry, emergency medicine, operating room and orthopedics/neurology. During this time, she has worked with nursing students as well as medical students, and is enjoying the switch to an educational setting. She has her BSN from the University of Bridgeport, and has her MPS in Public Administration with a health care focus from New York University.


Elizabeth A. Berro, MA, RN, PNP, CHSE, Co-director of Undergraduate Simulation.  Professor Berro’s clinical nursing career includes the following areas: pediatric intensive care unit, emergency department, outpatient phone triage, hospital instructor, PALS instructor and car seat safety technician.

As a full time faculty member at Pace University, Professor Berro teaches in both the RN4 and ABSN programs. She is a certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) through The Society for Simulation in Health Care, and has presented on topics in simulation at national and regional conferences. She presents on topics of “active learning” and applies these concepts to the Clinical Education Lab.

Professor Berro  holds the following degrees: PNP post masters certificate from State University of New York, Stony Brook; MA in Nursing Education from New York University, NY; BSN (Nursing) from Queens, University Charlotte, NC; Diploma (Nursing) from Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing, Charlotte, NC.


Joanne Knoesel, MSN, RN, Co-director of Undergraduate Simulation.  Joanne Knoesel has more than 30 years of clinical and educational experience.   Before coming to Pace University, she worked at the New York University Student Health Center, in the Urgent Care Unit, providing direct patient care and education to the university community.  Prior to that, Professor Knoesel worked in critical care at Lenox Hill Hospital for 22 years in several units including cardiac care, telemetry, interventional cardiology and the emergency department. 

Joanne Knoesel holds the following degrees: Masters of Science in Nursing Education from NYU, Bachelor of Science Degree in Community Health Education from Hunter College, and Associate Degree in Applied Science, Nursing, from Niagara County Community College; ANCC Board Certified Medical-Surgical Nursing.  She is currently enrolled in a Nursing PhD program at City University of New York Graduate Center.


To reach the Clinical Education Labs in Pleasantville, call (914) 773-3560, and in New York City, call (212) 618-6025.