Moravian College Department of Nursing
The Eighth Annual Janet A. Sipple Lectureship
“Human Trafficking: Global and Local Perspectives”
Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 5:30 p.m.
Moravian College, Foy Hall, South Campus
Donna Sabella, Ph.D., C.R.N.P., P.M.H.M.P-B.C.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Director of Global Studies
College of Nursing & Health Professions
Donna Sabella is a mental health nurse and contributing editor of the “Mental Health Matters” column in the American Journal of Nursing. A former program director and founding member of Dawn’s Place, a residential recovery program for trafficked and prostituted women in Philadelphia, she is the founder and current director of Project Phoenix, an outreach program which provides support and facilitates groups for prostituted and trafficked women in Philadelphia. Dr. Sabella has presented at numerous conferences on prostitution and trafficking-related issues, and is director of education for the National Research Consortium on Commercial Sexual Exploitation (NRC-CSE). She is also a consultant for the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC). She has worked in crisis intervention, substance abuse, domestic violence, and forensic nursing, and has provided direct services to vulnerable populations. She holds a B.S.N. from Thomas Jefferson University, an M.S.N. in psychiatric/mental health nursing from Widener University and a post-master’s certificate in psychiatric/mental health nursing from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Nursing.
Aside from her nursing background, Dr. Sabella holds a B.A. in Portuguese from Indiana University, an M.Ed. from Temple University in English as a second language, and a Ph.D. in educational linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania. She has lived and studied in Brazil and has taught Latin, English, English as a second language, Spanish, linguistics, world literature and, writing, both at the secondary school level as well as at the university level. In addition, for more than ten years she was the director of an international exchange program for college students between Ursinus College and Tohoku Gakuin University in Japan.
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