Elisa M. Nelson, BS
Elisa received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue, New York. In addition, she holds certificates in Management and Leadership, Supervision, and Information Technology.
Elisa joined the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics in 2003 (then the Division of Medicine in Contemporary Society). She has worked closely with Stephen Post in developing the new center, and as its administrator she is integral to its day-to-day operations.
In addition to her normal duties, Elisa has been involved in many volunteer activities since her arrival at Stony Brook. In the hospital itself she has served as a volunteer translator for Spanish speaking patients in Occupational and Environmental Medicine and the Medical Center outpatient clinics, including Pediatrics, Dialysis, Urology, Cody Center, Blood Bank, Pediatric Cardiology, Labor and Delivery and Emergency Room. As a minister of the Eucharist in her own parish church, she has also brought Communion and prayer to patients in the SBMC.
Beyond direct patient contact, Elisa volunteers for the Mini Med School, a community outreach program sponsored by the School of Medicine on an annual basis. She is also an active member of the Stony Brook Stitchers. This group of faculty, staff, students and friends of Stony Brook University and the Medical Center, handcrafts items for patients with physical, emotional or spiritual need in such places as Pediatrics, Pediatrics ICU, NICU, The Carol Baldwin Cancer Center, and the Veterans Home.