Dara Koppelman, RN, BSN, BA
Title: Chief Nursing Officer
Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Johns Hopkins University, Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from University of Maryland, College Park, Master of Health Services Administration from Georgetown University
Language(s): English, Spanish
Prior to coming to Mary’s Center, Dara had experience in both the hospital setting and the public health field, working in labor and delivery and then at a local health department doing home visits for high-risk pregnant women and children. She also spent time abroad, doing volunteer work in a community center and farmer’s cooperative in Costa Rica, and studying the Spanish language in Spain. Her nursing interests include public health nursing, women’s health, nursing leadership, working with underserved populations, and teaching and mentoring nursing students. Dara joined the Mary’s Center team in May 2012, initially working as a Nurse Manager at the Georgia Avenue clinic. Dara grew up in New York and speaks both English and Spanish. In her free time, she enjoys going to farmers’ markets, doing yoga, traveling, and singing. To contact Ms. Koppelman, please call Dalma Pimentel, MPH (Nursing Program Operations Manager) at 202-420-7125.