Vice President Lombardi offers condolences on death of Lorna Breen ’92, M.B.A./M.S. ’21

It is with deep sadness that I share the news that Dr. Lorna Breen ’92, M.B.A./M.S. ’21 died on April 26 while at home with her family.

Lorna was a talented student enrolled in the Executive MBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership program. She also served as the Emergency Department Director of the Allen Hospital at Columbia University Medical Center. She was respected by her classmates and colleagues and will be greatly missed. On behalf of the Cornell community, I extend my sincere condolences to Lorna’s family, friends and faculty. Please keep them in your thoughts at this difficult time.

While many of us are currently studying and working remotely, please know that support services remain available to all community members. Please reach out to any of the offices listed below if you are in need of support.


Ryan Lombardi
Vice President for Student and Campus Life

Cornell’s Ithaca-Based Resources: Support services are available to all members of the Cornell community. Students may consult with counselors from Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) by calling 607-255-5155. Employees may call the Faculty Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) at 607-255-2673. For additional resources, visit

Weill Cornell Medicine Resources: Support services are available by contacting the Student Mental Health Program at 212-746-5775. Learn more detailed information on the Student Mental Health Program page. Faculty and staff may reach out to the Employee Assistance Program Consortium at 212-746-5890 or Employees can also access CopeWeillCornell, an urgent counseling service through the Department of Psychiatry that provides quick and free access to confidential and supportive virtual counseling.