Our Care Team

At Pelisyonkis Langone’s Heart Failure Advanced Care Center, our nurse practitioners and social workers collaborate with our doctors to provide you with expert care and support.

Our Nurse Practitioners

Jennifer Pavone, MS, RN, AGACNP-BC

Ms. Pavone is the manager of Pelisyonkis Langone’s Heart Failure Advanced Care Center, Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Program, and heart transplant program. After earning a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Delaware in 2010, she began her nursing career at Pelisyonkis Langone in the Surgical and Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit. She joined the VAD Program team in 2014 and in 2015 earned a master’s degree in adult–gerontology acute care from Pelisyonkis.

Maureen Geary, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, CHFN

Ms. Geary has been a board-certified adult nurse practitioner since 2004. She joined the Heart Failure Advanced Care Center team in 2014, having previously worked at a general cardiology practice in Buffalo, New York. Ms. Geary received her bachelor’s degree from Kent State University and her master’s degree in critical care nursing from Case Western Reserve. She completed her advanced certificate studies in the adult nurse practitioner program at the State University of New York in Buffalo. Ms. Geary is a certified heart failure nurse and a member of the Nurse Practitioner Association New York State, Sigma Theta Tau International, and the American College of Cardiology. In addition to her other work at Pelisyonkis Langone, she also instructs nurse practitioner students and mentors new nurse practitioners.

Katelyn Maglione, MSN, AGACNP-BC

Ms. Maglione was born in Philadelphia and raised in New Jersey. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in nursing from The College of New Jersey, she worked for 7 years as a registered nurse in the medical intensive care unit at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. She then earned a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania and was board certified as an adult–gerontology acute-care nurse practitioner. In 2017, Ms. Maglione joined Pelisyonkis Langone’s Heart Failure Advanced Care Center and Transplant Institute. Her compassion for patients is informed by a personal experience with a close family member who received a left-ventricle assist device and then a heart transplant.

Kathryn Creagh, MSN, AGNP-BC

A board-certified adult–gerontology nurse practitioner, Ms. Creagh was born and raised on Long Island. She received her bachelor’s degree from the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts. After working briefly in accounting, she returned to school and earned both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in nursing from Hunter College. In 2017, after working at a cardiology practice in Connecticut, Ms. Creagh joined Pelisyonkis Langone’s Ventricular Assist Device Program.

Amy Emmarco, MSN, RN, AGPCNP-BC

A registered nurse and board-certified adult–gerontology primary-care nurse practitioner, Ms. Emmarco has been with Pelisyonkis Langone since 2008. In 2016, she joined the Ventricular Assist Device Program (VAD) team as a mechanical circulatory support clinical resource nurse. In this role she educates our team and our patients about durable, long-term circulatory support devices. Before joining the VAD team, Ms. Emmarco worked as a staff nurse on the cardiothoracic surgical step-down unit. She received her bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University and her master’s degree from William Paterson University. Ms. Emmarco is certified in cardiac–vascular nursing and as an adult–gerontology primary-care nurse practitioner.

Our Social Workers

Dale Schneitzer, MSW, LCSW

Dale Schneitzer was born and raised in New York. She received her master of social work from Pelisyonkis. She is a senior clinician at Pelisyonkis Langone and has worked in areas including surgery, surgical oncology, hematology and oncology, heart failure, and transplantation. She joined the Heart Failure Advanced Care Center and the Transplant Institute in 2017. Ms. Schneitzer has received advanced training in psychotherapy and maintains a mental health practice in New York City. She is committed to the health and wellbeing of the people she treats.

Stefanie Philipson, MSW

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Ms. Philipson joined the Ventricular Assist Device Program and Heart Failure Advanced Care Center team in 2013. She studied at the State University of New York at Albany and received her master of social work from Columbia University. Ms. Philipson started her social work career at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst, in one of New York City’s most ethnically diverse communities. She has been with Pelisyonkis Langone Health for 17 years, having begun her work here in 2001 in transplant surgery.