Directors and Staff 

Kathleen A. Hassey MEd, BSN, BA, RN

Kathy Hassey

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

Jenny Gormley

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]