Vanessa Pomarico, EdD, FNP-BC, FAANP is a Fitzgerald Faculty member. Dr. Pomarico is certified as a family nurse practitioner and earned a doctorate in Nursing Education from Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, CT
She practices at Northeast Medical Group (NEMG), specializing in Internal Medicine with a special interest in women's health and transgender healthcare. An author, lecturer, educator, and volunteer, Dr. Pomarico is the transgender healthcare trainer for NEMG system-wide.
Dr. Pomarico is the former Director and Lead faculty of the FNP track in the Department of Nursing at Southern Connecticut State University. She is courtesy faculty and a guest lecturer for numerous nurse practitioner, physician assistant, and medical schools in Connecticut.
Dr. Pomarico is the recipient of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Nurse Practitioner Excellence award and was inducted as a Fellow in AANP. She is a recipient of the Nightingale Excellence in nursing award.
Dr. Pomarico is the co-author of two nursing pathophysiology textbooks and a contributing author in "Focus on Adult Health Nursing". She served on the advisory board for The Jim Collins Foundation, a non-profit organization community-based initiative promoting the self-determination and empowerment of all transgender people. Dr. Pomarico has served as the Co-Chair of Health Policy and is a Past President of the Connecticut Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Society (CTAPRNS).
Dr. Pomarico presents locally and nationally. Her courses, including Ticked Off: Early Diagnosis of Tick-Borne Disease and Transgender Patient Essential Care are available at fhea.com.