Alumni & Friends

Oak Point University is a family that cares for the community and for each other.

For more than a century, the people of Oak Point University have been making a difference. It’s not just what we do, it’s who we are. We encourage our alumni and friends to play an active role in the University. Share your thinking. Show your support. Sponsor and mentor a student. The future of healthcare is in your hands. Oak Point belongs to you.

The Alumni Association Mission

The Oak Point University Alumni Association’s mission is to serve and engage the Oak Point University Community by fostering lifelong relationships between the University and its alumni.


The purpose of the Oak Point University Alumni Association (RUAA) is to serve in an advisory capacity to the Oak Point community and provide leadership and direction to the RUAA by fostering lifelong relationships between the University and its alumni.

The Alumni Association strives to:

  • Develop a strong organization that assists alumni to achieve their career goals through networking and mentoring opportunities.
  • Provide a means for open dialogue between alumni and the University.
  • Serve alumni, the University, and the professional community by providing continuing education opportunities.
  • Foster philanthropic support to help meet the University’s programmatic and financial needs.
  • Provide fellowship opportunities to honor our history and tradition.

Meet our Oak Point University Alumni Association Executive Committee:

Karena Brown, BSN, RN ’14 -President
Julie Milner, BSN, RN ’17 – Vice President
Jennifer Beese, BS, R.T. (R) ’17 – Secretary
Jacinta L. Staples, MSN, RN ’13 -Treasurer
Erin Anthony, BSN, RN ’16
Maheen Arastu, BSN, RN ’15
Emily Boundaoné BSN, RN ’15
Daryl Castillo, BSN, RN ’07
Catherine Chung, BSN, RN ’16
Travis Dalke, BSN, RN ’15
Prelly Dicks, BS HIIM ’14
Samantha Furlan, RN, BSN ’15
Christopher Galloway, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC ’15
Bijo Kalladanthyil, MHA, RT (R) ’06
Malaiya Khantakham, BSN, RN ’17
Janis Lasprogata, BSN, RN ’17
Kristin Leighton RT.R ’97
Maria Martinez, MSN, RN ’09
Rebecca Muhr, BSN, RN ’16
Pam Nikiel, MSN, RN ’09
Jessica Olson, BSN, RN ’13
Kate O’Donoghue, BSN, RN ’16
Ibrahim Odubiyi ’16
Kathleen O’Rourke, BSN, RN ’13
Meera Pankajbhai Patel, BSN, BS, RN ’16
Nancy Reese, DNP, RN, CNE ’96
Katy Roesner, BSN, RN ’15
Jillian Rubino, BS, R.T.(R) ’17
Marlon Villadiego, BSN, RN ’15

Are you interested in becoming a member of the Alumni Board?  Please contact Vickie Thornley at or call at 773-252-5137 to learn more.

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