Meet the Community Injury Prevention
Emergency Preparedness Team

Jeanmarie Daugherty, RN, CEN | BLS Instructor, Stop the Bleed Instructor

Jeanmarie Daugherty is a life-long member of the North Hills. Starting as a Candy Striper (Teen Volunteer) at NH Passavant Hospital, then attending Nursing School at Sewickley Valley Hospital School of Nursing, she continued at Passavant Hospital as an RN for 43 years. 20 of those years were in Critical Care and the remainder in the ED as a staff nurse. Jeanmarie obtained Certification in Critical Care, and later became Certified in Emergency Nursing. She became certified as an Injury Prevention Instructor and for over 15 years she worked, in addition to staff, as a Community Injury Prevention Instructor, holding classes for thousands of children and teens. By providing education and the facts needed to allow for good decisions and presenting results of both good and bad decisions, the goal was to prevent some injuries, and to limit the amount of bodily harm done when accidents did occur. Teen Safe Driving and Alcohol Awareness, and Children Bike and Helmet Safety were two of the main programs. These were taught at schools from Pittsburgh to Mercer, Beaver County, and Butler County. A Formal Research Project proving the efficacy of the program was completed but due to Covid was never presented.

In 2015 Jeanmarie was nominated for and awarded The Legacy of Caring from the Passavant Hospital Foundation. Being recognized for her dedication to healthcare and Injury Prevention was a highlight in her career.

Retiring from the Hospital in early 2021, Jeanmarie expressed an interest in being able to continue these Injury Prevention programs as a volunteer with the backing of the Passavant Hospital Foundation, and to give back to the Foundation for all the support they had provided to the program. As a result, Jeanmarie became a volunteer at the Foundation, assisting in their various benefit activities, computer work, and is one of the Leads on developing the Community Injury Prevention and Emergency Preparedness Program. She became a BLS Instructor, a Stop the Bleed Instructor, and as of January 2024, has begun presenting this new program to the Community. Thanks to The Passavant Hospital Foundation, these events will be free of charge to the community.

As an active member of the Emergency Nurses Association, Jeanmarie is also a member of the PA State Injury Prevention Committee. Time with family, including her husband of 45 years, three grown children and their spouses, and four grandchildren is cherished. Traveling and camping at National, State, and various parks across the country is a passion along with quilting and time spent with friends.

 Donna Galbraith, BSN, RN, CEN   | BLS Instructor, Stop the Bleed Instructor

Donna Galbraith is a graduate of Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Altoona and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Penn State University. She worked for 5 years as a Medical–Surgical nurse and spent the rest of her career in the Emergency Department as a staff nurse and a Charge Nurse. Five of those years, she worked in a Level I Trauma Center in York, PA., and the remaining 28 years she worked in the Emergency Department at Passavant Hospital. She has been certified in Emergency Nursing for 38 years. In addition to being Certified in Emergency Nursing, Donna is a Basic Life Support Instructor as well as a Pediatric Life Support Instructor and an Advanced Life Support Instructor. She is also a National certified Child Passenger Safety Technician and an Injury Prevention Instructor thru the National Emergency Nurses Association. She is serving as the Pennsylvania State Emergency Nurses Chairperson on Injury Prevention. Donna also received the Pittsburgh Business Times Healthcare Hero Award for her work in Injury Prevention. In 2002, Donna began the Passavant Hospital Injury Prevention Program. This program encompassed programs for parents and car seat installation, Child Bike and Helmet Safety instruction, Teen Safe Driving and Alcohol Awareness. Over the program's 20 years, Donna presented these programs over the entire western Pennsylvania area to over 200,000 attendees. Donna also did poster presentations at the state level and presented at the National level on Injury Prevention. In 2013, the program received a grant from the Passavant Hospital Foundation, which evolved into an ongoing stipend and the affiliation with the Foundation, which has continued to present. Before retirement in 2021, Donna completed a research project on the effectiveness of the Teen Injury Prevention Program with an overwhelming positive outcome. In retirement, Donna wanted to “give back” to the Passavant Hospital Foundation for their long-standing support of the program, and in 2021 she joined the Foundation as a volunteer continuing her passion for Injury Prevention. Donna co-leads the Passavant Hospital Foundation Community Injury Prevention Program, in which she was part of developing a class on “What to do before EMS Arrives.” When Donna is not doing Injury Prevention Programs, she helps with the Foundation Golf Outing, Fun Run, Gala, and fundraising campaigns.  Donna enjoys traveling and flower gardening, but most enjoys spending time with her family, and especially being a grandma.

Megan McShea Tomaino, MPAS, PA-C   | Stop the Bleed Instructor

Megan has practiced as a physician assistant in surgery and anesthesia at UPMC Passavant for more than ten years.  She has a passion for empowering community members through education, particularly in the areas of emergency preparedness and injury prevention.  She is currently working towards a Doctor of Physician Assistant Studies degree at the University of Pittsburgh.  She resides locally in the North Hills with her family.