Head of School
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, College Misericordia
Master of Science in Nursing, Wilkes University
Mrs. Theresa Long was a Board Member, parent of former students, and is a Northeast Pennsylvania native and will lead MMI beginning with the 2022-2023 academic year. Currently residing in Mountain Top, she has been a member of the MMI Board of Directors since 2017 and as Head of School will continue to work closely with the Board. For the past 11 years, she has served as the chief executive officer at Danville State Hospital and has been an adjunct instructor in the Wilkes University nursing program for 15 years. Mrs. Long has served in a number of leadership roles including vice president of nursing, chief nursing officer, administrator, and program director in the health care community, working in health care facilities in the Wyoming Valley, Lehigh Valley, Philadelphia, and the Greater Hazleton Area for 35 years. She brings to the position strong executive leadership skills including strategic planning, marketing, mentoring, and relationship building. Mrs. Long and her husband David are the parents of two sons who both graduated from MMI. Morgan Long, a member of the Class of 2019, attends Lehigh University, and Noah Long, a member of the Class of 2021, attends Bucknell University.
“A rich history, a long track record of success and dedicated faculty and staff make MMI a unique educational experience, and I cannot wait to be part of the day-to-day operation,” Mrs. Long said.
“I have seen firsthand the amazing, positive effect the faculty and staff have had on my two sons. They are impressive young men who have made the transition to college life with ease. MMI has prepared them not only for their continuing academic career but for life,” she said. “I believe in the school’s mission and have seen the successful outcomes, which makes me excited to take on the role of Head of School.”