Class of 1985

Every VUSN graduate has exciting things happening in her or his life, both professionally and personally.  Class Notes – printed twice a year in the Vanderbilt Nurse Magazine and available online on this page – is an opportunity for you to not only learn what other alumni are doing but also share news about your life.  We would love to hear what you've been up to! Please contact us with any updates, or call 615-322-4836. 

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Lucretia Bolin, BSN’84, MSN’85, was a panelist for “How the Media and Entertainment Industry Perpetuate Stereotypes of Nursing (and Why That Hurts Everyone),” in May 2021, part of the VUSN Dore to Door Alumni Forum. She is a forensic nurse practitioner and member of the sexual assault response team for the City and County of San Francisco and a family nurse practitioner at Kaiser Permanente. 

Cindy Comer Borum, BSN’85, published “Barriers for Hospital-based Nurse Practitioners Utilizing Clinical Decision Support Systems: A Systematic Review,” in CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing in April 2018. She is assistant vice president for the clinical services group at HCA in Nashville. 

Sabrina Downs, MSN’85, retired in September 2021 from her role as senior director of nursing professional practice and Magnet recognition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. 

Beth Middleton Ginzinger, BSN’85, was named chief strategy officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona in April 2018. 

Christina Blair Lubold, BSN’85, was featured in the Indiana Gazette in March 2021 about her career in Indiana, Pennsylvania. 

Mary McDevitt, MSN’85, joined the board of directors of Buckelew Programs in Novato, California, in August 2017. 

Kim Dishman Parham, BSN’85, joined Thynk Health in Lexington, Kentucky, in July 2021, as vice president of strategic partnerships and clinical liaison. 

Leslie West Sands, BSN’85, MSN’86, is dean, program director and professor of nursing at Jackson State Community College in Tennessee (2017). 

Elizabeth Kyger Sparta, BSN’85, and her daughter were featured in a story in VUMC Voice in September 2017, about both being nurses at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. 

Molly Klekamp Tassone, BSN’85, is a teacher at The Summit Country Day School in Cincinnati (2019).

Vicki Turner, BSN’85, MSN’90 , of Brentwood, Tennessee, passed away April 7, 2018.   

Susan Utley, BSN’85, is a family nurse practitioner at Tennessee Oncology in Nashville where she specializes in medical oncology, hematology and unknown primary cancer (2020).

Sherri Hollis Vaughn, BSN’85, is nurse case management supervisor at Johnston & Associates, a workers compensation company in Franklin, Tennessee (2019).