Our Preceptors

We are proud to work with nearly 600 preceptors in the Rochester region and across New York state. Read more about why our preceptors precept and their advice for future preceptors and students by clicking their name below.

Douglas Fien

Douglas Fien, MSN, FNP-C

Family practice primary care provider
Medical Associates of Penfield


Lynn Firendino

Lynn Firendino, RN, MS, PNP-BC

Site Leader at School 9 - Dr. Martin Luther King Junior
Rochester Regional Health School-Based Health Center


Becky Meritt

Becky Meritt, RN, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner,
Hillside Family of Agencies


Michael Mendoza

Michael Mendoza, MD, MPH, MS, FAAFP

Commissioner of Public Health
Monroe County Health Department
Sarah Lesniak

Sarah Lesniak, MS, RN-BC, CSPHA

Senior Nurse Educator
Center for Nursing Professional Development, URMC
Maureen Richardson

Maureen Richardson, RN, FNP

Highland Family Medicine
Katherine Tarkulich

Katherine Tarkulich, MS, RN, CNOR

Clinical Director,
University of Rochester Sawgrass Ambulatory Surgery Center
E. Kate Valcin

E. Kate Valcin, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, NEA-BC

Associate Director of Adult Critical Care Nursing
Strong Memorial Hospital
Ann Syrett

Ann Syrett, MS, FNP-BC, ACHPN

Nurse practitioner for Inpatient Adult Palliative Care team
Strong Memorial Hospital
Brian Caldwell

Brian Caldwell, MS, RN, AGPCNP-BC

Adult geriatric nurse practitioner
St. Ann’s Community


Gwen Delany

Gwen Delany, MS, RN, ACNP-BC, ANP

Nurse practitioner
Strong Memorial Hospital
Karen Abbas

Karen Abbas, MS, RN, AOCN, RN-BC

Senior Nurse Educator
Wilmot Cancer Center