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Inspiring Careers in Nursing

The Villanova Fitzpatrick College of Nursing, WXV&U Health, and WXVU is proud to present Inspiring Careers in Nursing, the podcast where we hear from Villanova Fitzpatrick College of Nursing Alumni about the different career paths they have taken to inform and inspire our listeners. 

In this episode, Nicole Blanche Guerin interviewed Julia Lanouette. Julia has over 12 years’ experience in the biopharmaceutical industry in addition to 5 years of nursing experience in acute care and home care.  Prior to entering the health care arena, Julia worked in the Risk Management and Technology sectors. Currently, she is the Director of Pharmacovigilance Operations with Moderna Therapeutics, Boston, Mass.  In this current role, Julia sets the strategy for developing and writing the global pharmacovigilance and manages relationships with Moderna’s business partners to ensure the secure exchange of safety data for clinical trials and post-marketing products.  Previously, Julia held various positions at Merck & Co. in Business Development, Pharmacovigilance Licensing, Regulatory Affairs, International and Clinical Safety and Risk Management.


In this episode, Maryalice Morro interviewed Nicole Blanche Guerin. Nicole has over twenty-five years’ experience in insurance and reinsurance  (Insurance for insurance companies) and over ten years of Critical Care nursing experience. She has served as an officer in multiple organizations including multiline carriers, an international reinsurance broker, a startup Referenced Based Pricing (RBP) medical cost containment company and a multi-line reinsurer. Nicole has successfully executed various roles with progressive responsibilities across multiple product lines, including roles as in- house counsel, from Associate General Counsel to GC, Operations/COO, claims management, managed care contracting, reinsurance treaty negotiation and drafting, commutation negotiations and alternative dispute resolution management. Products lines experienced include workers compensation, general liability, property, disability, life, accident, and health, and excess of loss and stop loss reinsurance. She has managed teams across the United States and Canada and in various locations in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Europe.


In this episode, Nicole Blanche Guerin interviewed John Ervin. John is a doctoral candidate in strategic leadership with an emphasis in idealized design strategic consulting and systems thinking. His doctoral thesis research focuses on innovations in the cannabis and industrial hemp industry. As an experienced healthcare entrepreneur, his success has been augmented through experiences including the airline industry, the Department of Homeland Security, insurance and financial services, and the medical device industry.