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Brophy, DeLucia Tabbed as New Assistant Deans

  By Patrick Broadwater
  Wednesday, December 22, 2021

The University of Rochester School of Nursing has added two assistant deans to its leadership team.

Lisa Brophy, EdD, RN, MSBA, CNE, and Carla DeLucia, EdD, have been named assistant deans for education and student affairs, respectively. Both report directly to Lydia Rotondo, DNP, RN, CNS, FNAP, associate dean for education and student affairs.

Lisa Brophy

Brophy, an assistant professor of clinical nursing, has been a nurse for three decades and has held numerous positions in practice, education, and leadership. A member of the UR School of Nursing faculty since 2013, she previously served as co-director of the Accelerated Bachelor’s Program for Non-Nurses (ABPNN). She is a member of the Finger Lakes Organization of Nurse Executives and Leaders and Sigma Theta Tau International, and was recently accepted to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Elevating Leaders in Academic Nursing fellowship program.

She earned her bachelor’s degree from the UR School of Nursing, her MSBA from the University of Rochester’s Simon School of Business, a master’s degree in nursing education from Roberts Wesleyan College, and her doctorate in education leadership from the University of Rochester’s Warner School of Education.


Replacing Brophy, Luis Rosario-McCabe, DNP, RN, CNE, CNL, WHNP-BC, has been named interim APNN co-director. Rosario-McCabe has more than 30 years of experience in nursing with a focus on women’s health and improving access to health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals. A four-time graduate of the UR School of Nursing, he earned his bachelor’s degree in 1993, his master’s as a women’s health care nurse practitioner in 1995, and his Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in 2017. He also received a post-master’s certificate from the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) program in 2015. He joined the UR Nursing faculty in 2003 and formerly served as the CNL specialty program director.

DeLucia came to the UR School of Nursing in November with 14 years of higher education administrative experience and a strong background in predictive analytics modeling and academic advising, as well as student financial services.

Carla DeLucia

She most recently served as associate director in the University Advising Office at RIT. Previously she served as an associate dean for academic affairs at Fisher College in Boston and assistant director of student financial services at Babson College. She earned her doctorate in higher education administration from Northeastern University, a master’s in math education from Boston University, and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Hobart and William Smith Colleges.






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