Meet the Staff
Patty Myers, MS
Patty Myers, MS, is the director of The Center for Excellence in Healthcare Simulation. Patty provides leadership and vision for the integration of instructional technology with teaching-learning activities, manages the simulation lab budget, and coordinates staffing to meet the needs of multiple undergraduate and graduate programs. Prior to coming to Pace, she worked at Winthrop University Hospital—Simulation Center as the associate director; she is also a guest lecturer on topics of simulation at New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, where she spent nine years working in various roles related to simulation. Patty earned her MS in Medical Education and Leadership from the University of New England and her BS in Medical Technology from the University of Delaware.
Mary Beth Carpiniello, MPA, RN
Mary Beth Carpiniello, MPA, RN, The Center for Excellence in Healthcare Simulation 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 healthcare focus from New York University.
Elizabeth A. Berro, MA, RN, PNP, CHSE
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 ABS 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 simulation labs.
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, PhD, RN-BC, CNE
Joanne Knoesel has more than 36 years of clinical and educational experience. She teaches in both the undergraduate (medical-surgical, acute care nursing, and evidence-based practice courses) and graduate (nursing research course) nursing programs. Her areas of research include educational assessment, inter-professional education, human patient simulation, and critical thinking. Before coming to Pace University in 2010, 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, Dr. 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: PhD in Nursing from CUNY Graduate Center, Master of Science in Nursing Education from New York University, Bachelor of Science 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; NLN Certified Nurse Educator.