Spirituality Subcommittee

The Spirituality Committee is a subcommittee of the Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness. It was formed in December 2012 in recognition that spiritual, religious, and moral beliefs are related to health, illness, healing, suffering, and dying. We also recognize that understanding these relationships as diversity issues promote an environment of inclusiveness at the University of Rochester School of Nursing.

The goal of the Spirituality Committee is to promote knowledge and understanding related to these topics and to facilitate the sharing of experiences and ideas related to spirituality and faith.

Committee Membership

The membership of the committee is open to faculty, staff and students. At least one member of the Spirituality Committee also sits on the Council for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness to act as a liaison between the Committee and the Council.

Current members are:

Mary Dombeck, PhD, DMin., LMFT, LMHC, professor emeritus of nursing
Kristin Hocker, EdD, assistant professor of clinical nursing
Deborah Thayer, web developer/designer
Leann Patel, MSN, RN, assistant professor of clinical nursing
Helen Arditi, senior software developer

Contact Us

If you are interested in learning more about the Spirituality SubCommittee, contact Mary Dombeck, PhD, DMin., LMFT, LMHC.