Denise Dunford, DNS, FNP, RN joined the Foundation’s Board of Trustees in 2012.
Dunford, an associate professor and director of the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at D’Youville College, also maintains an active clinical practice as a nurse practitioner in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Buffalo General Hospital.
She is a member of the American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine, the American College of Nurse Practitioners, the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, the American Association of University Professors and the American Emergency Nurses Association. Dundford is also a member of the National Breast Cancer Coalition, the Susan G. Komen Foundation Partnership and is a volunteer network speaker for the American Heart Association in Buffalo, NY.
She has received many professional and academic awards and honors for her work, including the National Competence in Aging Award from the Emergency Nurses Association in 2010; Women of Influence Award from Business First of Buffalo in 2007; Catherine McAuley Distinguished Alumna Award from Mount Mercy Academy in 2003; Outstanding Nursing Faculty Award from D’Youville College in 2002; and The Nurses’ Health Study 20-Year Anniversary Award, 1989-2009.
Dunford earned an associate degree in nursing from Erie Community College, a bachelor’s degree in social science from the State University of New York at Buffalo, a bachelor’s in nursing degree from D’Youville College, a Master of Science – Family Nurse Practitioner degree from the University at Buffalo and a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University at Buffalo.
She and her husband William reside in Buffalo, NY.