Directors and Staff 

Kathleen A. Hassey MEd, BSN, BA, RN

Director, Northeastern University School Health Academy (NEUSHA)

Kathy has devoted the last 17 of her 35 years as a Registered Nurse to the specialty of School Health, in roles that included direct care, administration, education and program development.   As an experienced and engaging speaker, Kathy brings energy and enthusiasm to continuing education for school nurses and others seeking to support student health, safety and achievement.  Connected to school health practitioners and administrators nationally and in her home state of Massachusetts, Kathy is known for her collaboration with a variety of stakeholders and her encouragement of nurses seeking professional growth opportunities.  Kathy has been actively engaged with her state and national professional organizations (MSNO and NASN) [...Read More]


Jenny M. Gormley, MSN, RN, NCSN

Director, Northeastern University School Health Academy (NEUSHA)

Jenny has worked in the School Health specialty since 2000, providing direct care as a per diem and elementary school nurse in two Massachusetts School districts, and as Director of Health, Nursing, and Safety at a pre-K-12 school in a third school district, managing the staff of school nurses and physical and health education teachers.  Previously, Jenny worked as a registered nurse from 1987-2000 with adults with chronic disease.  Taking an “upstream” approach, Jenny shifted her focus to prevention and management of health conditions in children and adolescents in schools and is passionate about improving student health, safety and achievement.  Jenny enjoys planning, leading, and [...Read More]


Lindsay Hawthorne, BA

Administrative Secretary, Northeastern University School Health Academy (NEUSHA)

Lindsay Hawthorne joined our team as the Administrative Secretary for the School Health Academy in May 2017. Lindsay has a B.A. in International Relations with a minor in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies from Boston University (BU), where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Lindsay advocates for awareness of sexual assault and domestic violence. She was an intern with the Massachusetts Governor’s Council to Address Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence in 2016. She helped prepare the legislative agenda of the council. She also found and recommended a bill to prevent educator sexual misconduct to the council’s agenda, which requires applicants for positions involving children to disclose any former allegations of sexual misconduct that they were found guilty of.

Lindsay has also interned with the Huntington Theatre Company, and with Oak Foundation, a non-profit in Geneva, Switzerland. In 2015, Lindsay also served as a United Nations Association-USA Youth Delegate, attending the 59th Commission on the Status of Women at the UN in New York. She attended around 20 side-events (led by non-governmental organizations and representatives of governments of different countries), covering the events on social media, through two blog posts and through an in depth article published in the BU IR Review, BU’s international relations magazine. Through these experiences and several administrative assistance positions, Lindsay has gained communications, marketing and technological skills including layout design, social media marketing, article writing, file organizing and time management.