Our Integrative Health & Health Promotion Staff
NYU Langone’s integrative health services and Lerner Health Promotions Program are coordinated by the following healthcare professionals.
Integrative Health and Lerner Health Promotions Program Leadership
Debra Albert, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Vice President for Patient Care Services, Lerner Director of Health Promotion
As the Lerner Director of Health Promotion, Dr. Albert provides vision and leadership for the integration of health and wellness practices, with a focus on a holistic approach to patient care. This endowed position was established by Helaine and Sid Lerner in the Departments of Nursing and Patient Care Services. She is also chief nursing officer and senior vice president for patient care services at NYU Langone. Dr. Albert earned her bachelor of science in nursing and master of science in nursing at the University of Akron. She holds a master’s degree in business administration from Cleveland State University and participated in the Wharton Fellows Program in Management for Nurse Executives. She received her doctorate of nursing practice from Rush University and is a board-certified nurse executive.
Taryn De Sio-Garber, MS, TTS, Associate Director of Health Promotion
Ms. De Sio-Garber directs the development, strategy, coordination, and implementation of health promotion and integrative health throughout NYU Langone. Using her background in business management, operations, tobacco cessation, and integrative health, she develops, disseminates, evaluates, aligns, and builds services and education programs across the NYU Langone community. Ms. De Sio-Garber has a master’s degree in business management and leadership. Her undergraduate studies focused on business managerial economics and business administration.
Jeanne AbateMarco, NPP, MS, RN, Nurse Manager, Integrative Health, Tisch Hospital and Kimmel Pavilion
Ms. AbateMarco has a master’s degree in holistic nursing, is a nurse practitioner in psychiatry and mental health nursing, a teacher of Therapeutic Touch®, and a certified clinical aromatherapy practitioner. Ms. AbateMarco provides numerous integrative health services and therapies to patients and their caregivers, including Therapeutic Touch®, Reiki, guided imagery, mindfulness, and meditation. Ms. AbateMarco teaches holistic nursing to the nursing staff and in the Nurse Residency Program at NYU Langone.
Integrative Health Program Staff at Tisch Hospital and Kimmel Pavilion
Josie Gramarosso, MS, RN, HN-BC, TTS, Senior Nurse Clinician
Ms. Gramarosso is a board-certified holistic nurse with more than 20 years of experience including medical–surgical, oncology, and community health nursing. She earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing from NYU, a master of science degree in holistic nursing from the College of New Rochelle, and a postgraduate certificate as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner from Hunter College. She is a certified reflexologist, an advanced Reiki practitioner, provides tobacco cessation counseling, and has training in breath work, meditation, aromatherapy, full body ‘M’ Technique®, Therapeutic Touch®, and guided imagery.
Bob Sirianni, MSOM, LAc, Acupuncturist, Outpatient Practice Supervisor
Mr. Sirianni is a board-certified licensed acupuncturist who specializes in trigger-point acupuncture for musculoskeletal pain. He earned his master of science degree in acupuncture and Oriental medicine from the Tri-State College of Acupuncture, where he also taught acupuncture for more than 10 years. He also studied acupuncture and massage in China and Thailand.
Nikki Dunham-Hoshida, MSN, RN, TTS, Nurse Clinician
Ms. Dunham-Hoshida is an advanced practice registered nurse with experience working on NYU Langone's medical–surgical units. She is board-certified in pain management and holistic nursing. She is also trained in the Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster ™ program, tobacco cessation, Reiki, Therapeutic Touch®, ‘M’ Technique®, and chair yoga and is a certified clinical aromatherapy professional.
Erica Alinkofsky, BSN, RN, HNB-BC, Senior Nurse Clinician, Certified Integrative Yoga Therapy Teacher
Ms. Alinkofsky is a certified holistic nurse with more than a decade of experience providing care to children and for adults both before and after surgery. She enjoys finding creative ways to incorporate relaxation breathing, meditation, and yoga with patients and staff. She is a certified yoga teacher at the 200-hour level with trainings in accessible yoga and chair yoga. She has completed Reiki level II certification and has additional training in aromatherapy, full body 'M' Technique®, and Therapeutic Touch®. An advocate for Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster™, she finds great joy in helping offer this mind–body program to patients and families at the bedside and beyond.
Florina Jenkins, Department Secretary
Ms. Jenkins earned a bachelor of science degree in corporate communications from the College of Staten Island. She has more than a decade of experience supporting hospital operations. Ms. Jenkins helps patients understand our services, including integrative health, tobacco cessation, and health promotion, and connects patients, caregivers, and staff with services.
Integrative Health Program Staff at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn
Darah Salmaggi-Pappas MS, RMT, Program Manager, Integrative Health, Lerner Health Promotions Program
Ms. Salmaggi-Pappas holds a master’s degree in human services leadership and is a certified Usui and Karuna Reiki master and teacher and a Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster™–trained provider. As a certified energy medicine practitioner, she integrates her passion for energy modalities into her employee self-care and patient practices. Her formal training as a certified psychiatric rehabilitation practitioner blends with her education in holistic leadership to provide tailored services of self-care for vitality.
Marci Resnicoff, BSN, BA, RN, HNB-BC, CNTP, Clinical Nurse Coordinator, Integrative Health, Lerner Health Promotions Program
Ms. Resnicoff holds bachelor degrees in nursing and psychology and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in advanced holistic nursing. She is a board-certified holistic nurse and a Reiki master teacher and practitioner, and holds a certificate in nutrition therapy. She serves on the board of directors of the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation and is a past member of the board of directors of the American Holistic Nurses Association. She has more than 20 years of experience sharing mind–body therapies with others and has been a nurse at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn for more than 10 years.