Project Description

CarterBaldwin Executive Search is honored to partner again with Palm Beach Atlantic University in the appointment of Dr. Kimberly Fenstermacher as the new Dean of the School of Nursing. She will officially assume her leadership role on August 1, bringing a wealth of experience and a solid commitment to excellence in nursing education.

“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Fenstermacher to the School of Nursing at PBA,” said Dr. Stephen Johnson, Provost and Chief Academic Officer. “Her faith, her scholarship, her successful leadership in nursing education, and her authentic care for students, faculty, and the community she serves—all combine to take our School of Nursing to new heights.”

Fenstermacher’s extensive background includes significant teaching, research, and leadership roles across various nursing education settings. Most recently she served at Messiah University in Pennsylvania as the Assistant Dean of Nursing for graduate and undergraduate programs and a tenured Professor of Nursing. Prior to that, she was Associate Professor of Nursing and Director of graduate programs at York College of Pennsylvania. She worked with UPMC PinnacleHealth as a Research Consultant and Project Director and early in her career, she was Assistant Head Nurse at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore.

Fenstermacher holds a PhD in nursing from Pennsylvania State University, where she also earned her MSN as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. She has a BSN from Boston University and is one of the authors of Called to Care: A Christian Vision for Nursing.

Stephanie Steele, PhD led the CarterBaldwin team who worked in tandem with PBA on the search. Click here for the University’s full release.

About Palm Beach Atlantic University
Founded in 1968, Palm Beach Atlantic University is a private, Christian university, offering 100 different programs and pathways, including undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees and professional degrees. The university has a 19-acre campus in West Palm Beach and an Orlando campus, and the 78-acre Marshall and Vera Lea Rinker Athletic Campus provides facilities for training and hosting intercollegiate sports. Sailfish athletes compete in 18 NCAA Division II and Sunshine State Conference varsity sports. PBA affirms the values that have built American society, including religious liberty and the free enterprise system. The university is dedicated to the integration of biblical principles to prepare students for learning, leadership, and service.