Welcome to Alpha Tau Chapter
Rutgers School of Nursing
Newark - New Brunswick


3 time recipient of the Chapter Key Award

Chapter Events

Chapter News

  • Congratulations to Dr. Avadhani

    Amita Avadhani has been elected as the Region 14 Coordinator at the 47th STTI Biennial.

  • “Utilization of a Palliative Screening Tool in the Intensive Care Unit”

    Alpha Tau Chapter is pleased to announce a pogram scheduled for Monday, January 8, 2024.

     In-Person and Virtual at Rutgers University School of Nursing, 110 Paterson Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

    Program begins at 5:15 pm with a light dinner and networking . Speaker will be James Earl Pagaduan, DNP, APN, AGACNP-BC, CCRN, “Utilization of a Palliative Screening Tool in the Intensive Care Unit”
    Recipient of the 2023 Sherry Stein Research Award

  • Past Chapter Activities

    Dear Chapter Members,

    On October 22, three members of the chapter, Hilda Aluko, Linda Hassler, and Barbara Sinacori, attended the 37th Annual Tri-State Consortium at the University of Delaware. 

    The distinguished lectureship brunch, celebrating over 100 years of Sigma: Advocacy and Innovation. Speakers included D. Nicole Hall who spoke on  educating nurses, students, and the community on speaking up, and Dr. Pam Cacchione on innovation in Gerontological Nursing: An Interdisciplinary team approach. 

    Members Attend the October 22 TriState Consortium
  • Region 14 Program

    The below event was posted on the Region 14 circle page. It is free. Please share with members to pre-register and attend!!

    Region 14 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee 


    Healthcare Biases and Mental Health


    Featured Speaker: Nicole B. Perez, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC


    Discussing her research: Latent Class Analysis of Depressive Symptom Phenotypes Among Black/African American Mothers


    Target Audience: Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Healthcare Professionals, Mental Health Practitioners, Nurse Educators, Nursing Students


    Wednesday, October 18, 2023 6:30pm – 7:15pm


    Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion committee meeting to follow 7:15pm – 8:00pm


    Registration Information:

    Pre-registration on Zoom is required.


  • New Jersey Consortium Founders Day

    Please join us on Tuesday, October 3 fom 5 pm  - 8 pm for the New Jesey Consortium Founders Day.

    This event will feature Dr. Anne Marie Flatekval's offering of " Implementation of a Mindfulness Bundle and Its Impact  on Perceived Stress Levels  for Junior Students in their First Semester in the Nursing Sequence"  and also ,honor the latest Rising Star, Sara Teplitsky.

  • Chapter Key Award

    This message is sent on behalf of Kenneth Dion and Carole Liske to the entry nominator and chapter president.

     Alpha Tau Chapter

    Eleni Pellazgu

    North America Region 14

    Dear Eleni,


     We are pleased to notify you that Alpha Tau Chapter has been selected as a recipient of the 2023 Chapter Key Award. This is recognized as quite an accomplishment given the extraordinary circumstances of the biennium.

     As three-time recipient, Alpha Tau Chapter will receive one Chapter Key Award key. 

     have not registered for the event, please register and select the Chapter Key Reception.  Near the end of the registration process, there is a place to enter a code.  Enter the above code and click “Apply” to have the reception fee removed. 

     Additional information regarding the Chapter Key Award will be provided by 1 October.

     Congratulations again,

     Kenneth Dion, PhD, MSN, MBA, RN, RCSI, FAAN 


    Carole Liske, PhD, MS, RN

    Regional Chapters Coordinating Committee Chair

Tri-State Consortium

Distinguished Lectureship Brunch

Celebrating Over 100 Years of Sigma: Advocacy and Innovation

Advocacy: Educating Nurses, Students and the Community on Speaking Up

Nicole Hall, EdD, MBA RN, CNE

Innovation in Gerontological Nursing: An Interdisciplinary Team Approach

Pam Cacchione PhD, CRNP, BC, FGSA, FAAN

Submitted for approval of

3.2 Contact Hours***

University of Delaware

Sunday, October 22, 2023

9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Alpha Tau: Honored to Walk!!! Fundraising Page

LUNG FORCE Walk - Bridgewater
Duke Island Park September 23, 2023 9:30 AM (ET)


Elena Pellazgu, PhDc, APN, RN, PCCN

Vice President

Avril Keldo, DNP, MSN, ANP-BC, OCN
Additional Duties - Scholarship Committee Chair


Kara Kaldawi, PhD, RN
Additional Duties - Publicity Committee Chair - Newsletter


Sol Angelica Muñiz, MSN, RN, RPT
Additional Duties - Publicity Committee - Webmaster, Newsletter
- Scholarship Committee


Annie Pajaro, DNP, RN


Barbara Cannella, PhD, RNC, APN
Additional Duties - Archivist

Governance Chair


Leadership Succession Member

Elsie J. Rivera, DNP, APN, FNP-C

Leadership Succession Member

Nadine Atkan, PhD, RN, APN- BC

Membership Chair

Hilda Aluko, DNP, APNC, FNP-BC