Chief Nursing Officer
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Dufrene is the Chief Nursing Officer for the NYS OMH Corrections Based Operations. She seats on the Executive Board of Directors for Hudson River HealthCare. She has served as both lecturer and clinical instructor. She is a published author, a well decorated acclaimed leader, and sought after speaker on leadership, correctional nursing, mental health and addiction issues. She is both a general practitioner and a specialist with a nursing career that encompasses many areas including pediatric psychiatry, forensics, addiction, MRDD and nursing education. She is the founder and past president of the Haitian American Nurses Association of Rockland County, Inc. (HANA). She is the current President of the Zeta Omega Chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society. She has served as both a leader and member of many community organizations, such as the NAACP, the Tau Phi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc., and NYSNA District 17 – Professional Nurses Association of Rockland County.
pediatric psychiatry, addiction, nursing