@Macaulay Community Spotlight on the Yasin family: Serving Together on the Front Line

  • April 9, 2021
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Unfortunately this event will not take place as scheduled. We will update the community if a new time is chosen.


Join us for a special discussion with a Macaulay family who worked in the danger zone of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mohamed, Ismail, Amirah, and Aneesah Yasin are all Macaulay or CUNY-educated nurses whose resilience in the face of great risk to themselves and family show the true spirit of “save a life, save humanity.”

They are a source of inspiration for each other, their community and CUNY.  Please join us to hear their family story in facing this crisis together in conversation with Dr. Catherine A. Georges, Chair of Lehman College Nursing Department.




Catherine Alicia Georges, EdD, RN, FAAN

Dr. Georges is a professor and chairperson of the department of nursing at Lehman College. Her areas of expertise include academic nursing, health policy development, community engagement, organizational development and healthy aging.  Read Bio

Her leadership in these areas is known nationally and internationally through her service as a member of health policy boards, health care delivery boards, professional organizations, governmental boards and the world’s largest consumer organization board of directors.  She is committed to assuring social justice and equity for marginalized and vulnerable communities. In 2019

Dr. Georges served as the national volunteer president of AARP from 2018-2020. AARP is the world’s largest consumer organization. She is a Lifetime member of the National Black Nurses Association and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Dr. Georges is a fellow of the NY Academy of Medicine and the American Academy of Nursing.  In 2019 she was named a Living legend by the American Academy of Nursing.

Dr. Georges received a Bachelor of Science in nursing degree from Seton Hall University College of Nursing, a Master of Arts degree in community health nursing administration and supervision from New York University School of Education, Division of Nursing and a doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies from the University of Vermont.



Mohamed Yasin, MSN/MPH, RN, NE-BC

Mohamed is an alumnus of both Hunter and Lehman Colleges, where he received his Master’s degrees in Nursing/Public Health and a BS in Nursing respectively.

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He has loved working at Montefiore Medical Center for all 30 years that he has been there and is honored that three of his children currently work as Montefiore nurses. As an Administrative Nurse Manager, he strives to improve the patient experience by leading nurses to fully realize the starring role they play in shaping a patient’s care. Born in Guyana, he was inspired to join the nursing profession after witnessing his father’s compassion towards others as the local healer. He values the great education CUNY provides and showed it by sending all four of his children there! In addition, he will forever appreciate CUNY as it is where he met his wife, Safiyah, at Lehman where she was studying Speech Language Pathology & Audiology. You can find him in The American Nurse Project.


Ismail Yasin ’15 (Lehman), BSN, CCRN

Ismail graduated with dual BS degrees in Nursing and Anthropology.

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He led his siblings in attending Macaulay and in joining Montefiore Medical Center as a registered nurse. He found his passion in critical care while working in the Medical Intensive Care Unit, where he became a preceptor and co-creator of the hospital Nursing Journal Club. He now starts a new journey towards the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in Nurse Anesthesia at Quinnipiac University.


Amirah Yasin '15Amirah Yasin ’15 (Hunter)  DNP, AGACNP, RN-BC

Amirah recently received her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Columbia University after attending Macaulay as an undergrad, which was her dream school!

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She went on to copy her older brother and joined the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Montefiore, where she used her English minor to create a nursing newsletter not unlike Lady Whistledown from Bridgerton. She is an advocate of advancing the nursing profession through higher education and research and co-created Montefiore’s Nursing Journal Club. Her affinity for any hobbies such as reading fantasy books have been currently wiped out due to her newborn’s nonexistent sleep schedule. Not being in school is weird for her so she is happy to moonlight as a MHC alumnus!


Aneesah Yasin ‘19, BSN, RN

Aneesah is a 2019 graduate of the Nursing Scholars Program at Hunter College.

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She had the experience of being a new nurse in the midst of the pandemic, but emerged on the other side and now works in cardiology. She is set to pursue the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at Columbia where she hopes to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. Her hobbies include reading, planting flowers once spring finally shows up, and alternating between watching K-dramas and videos of her new niece.



Adam Yasin ‘23 (Lehman)

Adam, an Anthropology, Biology, and Chemistry major (ABC) is a pre-medical undergraduate student at Macaulay who is en route to joining his family at the hospital as a medical doctor. He is currently an EMT student.




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