Meet the Nurses


 

The School Nurse

School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well being, academic success, and life-long achievement of students. To that end, school nurses facilitate
positive student responses to normal development; promote health and safety; intervene with actual and potential health problems; provide case management services; and actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self-management, self-advocacy, and learning. (NASN, 1999)
 
About the Certified School Nurses....

Mrs. Ross

Hello, my name is Pam Ross. I am a certified school nurse for Greensburg Salem. I have been with the district since 2000. I received my BSN and school nurse certification from Carlow University and have been an RN for over 30 years. I have worked at multiple buildings throughout the district, and have been at the middle school for the last few years.  I look forward to getting to know your child and family. I hope to help them become the healthiest student they can be.   
724-832-2945
Pam.Ross@gslions.net  

Mrs. Elyes
Hello! My name is Amy Elyes. I am a Certified School Nurses for Greensburg Salem School District. I received my associates degree from CCAC- South campus, and my bachelor's degree from Ohio University. I received my school nurse certificate from Slippery Rock University.  I have been a nurse for 17 years, and spent 16 years of that time working at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh on the pediatric surgery floor. I came to the high school in October 2018, and it has been a welcome change from the craziness of the hospital environment. I enjoy interacting with the kids, and getting to know them. 
I was recently moved to Hutchinson Elementary for the 2019-2020 school year, and oversee all the elementary schools in the district. It has been a wonderful change and I love interacting with the "littles", and think of them as my own kids. 
724-832-2885 opt 3
 
Ms. Sabella-Menoher
Hello! My name is Melissa Sabella-Menoher, and I am the Certified School Nurse for Greensburg Salem High School. I received my bachelor’s degree in nursing from Pennsylvania State University. For my school nurse certification, I attended Eastern Mennonite University. I have been a nurse for 20 years and previously worked at Westmoreland Intermediate Unit 7, Saint Vincent College, and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh as a Pediatric Certified Nurse. I believe my love of children and experience in leadership has prepared me well for the role of the High School Nurse.
724-832-2975
Melissa.menoher@gslions.net
 
About the Non-Certified Nurses:
 
Mrs Simpson
Hello! The kids call me Miss Doris, and I'm one of the school nurses at Nicely Elementary. I've been a nurse for 10 years now, receiving my degrees from Penn State University. I've been with the Greensburg Salem school district for 5 years now, but have worked in the medical field for over 30 years. I've gotten to experience many different aspects of training throughout my career, but I enjoy my role as school nurse the most. 
724-832-2868
Doris.simpson@gslions.net
 

Mrs. Fontanazza 

Hello!  My name is Terri Fontanazza. I am the school nurse for Metzgar Elementary. I have 4 children who are all grown up now, and I have 3 grandchildren and 1 on the way. 

I have been a nurse for 39 years. I worked for many years at Westmoreland Manor before coming into the school setting. I have been at Metzgar 11 years now. I always knew I wanted to work with children, ever since I was in nursing school.I really enjoy helping and taking care of all the students in my school. Being a nurse has been such a rewarding career for me.   

724-668-2236

Terri.fontanazza@gslions.net

 

Mrs. Sturnick 

Hi! My name is Diane Sturnick, and I am the newest addition to the Greensburg Salem family. I'm currently working as the school nurse at Greensburg Salem High School. I received my BSN from Villa Maria College, now part of Gannon University, and my MSN from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

A majority of my nursing practice has been in Child Psychiatry and as an Educator.

I was trained in Structural Family Therapy at a University of Pennsylvania Hospital. I have a private therapy practice called Life Guidance of Greensburg.

I was honored to receive the Innovations in Education Award from Mental Health America in 2011.

I  am a founding member of PFLAG Greensburg and Sage's Army. 

I love to sing and belong to the Westmoreland Choral Society. 

My favorite hobby just might be feeding people with homemade Italian food.

724-832-2975

diane.sturnick@gslions.net