Was Nancy Salzman lying about college and high school?

A comment by someone using the moniker Brett Stein suggests that Nancy Salzman may have lied about her high school and college.

Brett wrote:

“Another lie under oath. Nancy Salzman does not have a bachelors in nursing. She had many bachelors while pursuing nursing, but not the degree. She attended a now defunct hospital nursing program that led to an RN but not a bachelors degree.” 

Her bio info says she went to Muhlenberg College – a liberal arts college in PA which does not offer a nursing degree. Another lie. She went to the defunct Muhlenberg hospital nursing program.

A simple confusion of names, of course. At most they gave an associates degree through a local community college. And her reported high school is a lie too.

Is she trying to hide her meager roots in small town NJ?


We had already been doing some research into Nancy’s background  – and had documented that she had, in fact, lied about having a Master’s Degree. 

Documenting whether Nancy also lied about Muhlenberg College will obviously take some time because, unlike the Feds, we don’t have subpoena power (That’s how they were able to document that Keith Raniere’s GPA at RPI was 2.26). Thus far, all we know is that Muhlenberg College is “…a private liberal arts college in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1848, Muhlenberg is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and is named for Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, the German patriarch of the Lutheran Church in America”.

One other thing we found out is the Federal Bureau of Prisons has a Federal Correctional Complex there that houses about 1,300 inmates. Hmmm…

In an earlier post about Nancy, , K.R. Claviger wrote:

“Of course, there are legitimate practitioners of psychotherapy – just like there are legitimate human empowerment programs. But neither Nancy or NXIVM fall into that category.

“My point in bringing up Nancy’s pre-Keith illegal Medicaid-billing activities was simply to show that she was not some innocent lamb that got corrupted by Keith. She had already wandered down the path of corruption long before she even met him.

“And my point in bringing up the fact that Nancy glommed onto the title of ‘Psychotherapist’ was simply to show that there is no such recognized profession in New York State. For that matter, the same is true for the term ‘Therapist’.

“But using legitimate-sounding titles is just one of the ways that fraudsters like Nancy and Raniere ply their trade.

“The fact that Nancy and Raniere have started claiming that they can resolve real medical problems like Tourette’s Syndrome could cause them some real legal problems. But probably not in New York State because the New York State Department of Health is one of the most lax agencies in the country when it comes to this type of stuff.

“When Nancy was seeing private clients in Albany – before she got involved with Raniere. But the details have been well documented – and there is zero doubt that she was, in fact, involved in billing the Medicaid (not Medicare) program for some of her clients by using another licensed therapist’s Medicaid billing number.”


Here are some more details we know about Nancy:  

According to Dreshare.com

Nancy Salzman was born in 1954.

She is 64.

She claims she graduated from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Back in the late 1970’s, Nancy started working as a nurse and therapist. n

Full Birth Name Nancy Salzman.
Nick name Nancy.
Working As 1.    Founder and President of NXIVM. 2.    Former Nurse and Therapist.
Age Sixty-Four (64) years old (As of 2018).
Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday 1954.
New York, USA.
Nationality American.
Gender Female.
Star Sign
(Zodiac Sign)
Ethnicity Caucasian White.
Religion Christianity.

Current Residence : 
Albany, New York, USA.

Famous for:                                         Recently arrested because of her involvement in the NXIVM sex cult case.

Physical Statistics

Height (Tall)                                        Feet & Inches: 5′ 6″.

Centimeters: 167 cm. Meters: 1.67 m.

Weight                                                 Kilograms: 55 Kg.

Pounds: 121 lbs.

Bra Size                                               33B.

Body Measurements(Breast-       34-26-35. waist-hips

Shoe Size (US)                                  6.

Tattoo details? None.  
Eye Color Grey.  
Hair Color Dark Brown.  


Supposedly her Favorite Celebrities:

  • Actor:Johnny Depp.
  • Actress: Jennifer Aniston.

Dream Holiday Destination                                      Italy.

Favorite Colors:                                                   Blue and Black.

Love to do                                        Reading, Shopping, and Traveling.

Favorite Food                                                    Italian Cuisine.

Nancy Salzman                  Networth Net Asset                                        Approx.$2 million USD (As of 2018).

Salary Per Hour                                    $10,000 US Dollars per hour.


Nancy had radical mastectomy and her bra size may not be up to date.

As for the $2 million net worth, she probably had that much hidden in cash at various times. Perhaps she still has some cash squirreled away somewhere.

$520,000 was seized from her house.

She is presently being represented by attorneys who are being paid by a Trust reportedly funded by Clare Bronfman and possibly others.

Here are photos of Nancy through the years:

Editor’s Note: This post will be updated as we uncover more information about Nancy…

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    • Nevermind….Do we know who her husband Dr. Paul Salzman really is? Does anyone have information on him…Is it possible his name was really Dr. Paul SalTzman with a T….this would change EVERYTHING!!!

  • Is Nancy’s maiden name ‘Nancy Salzman’? Or did she keep her first husband’s name (Dr. Salzman)?

    On the hunt for info

    • Good catch. Salzman is her married name. Maiden name is Nancy L. Pike. She has parents in a small town in NJ – (maybe Cranston?) I saw another poster say the place is a dump – I was trying to locate it and have a look on Google Earth – no luck.

      • Crawford NJ is not a dump. It s a nice little town, take a look on Wikipedia. Been there seen it.
        Crawford High School does not include Nancy Loshin as a notable alumni

    • I hope this isn’t a double post – if so, my apologies. Her maiden name is Pike. Nancy L. Pike. Salzman is her married name.

      • Not quite right on this one, OrangeCountyDreams – OCD. James Pike was Husband #2 (He allegedly left her for another guy). Her maiden name was Nancy L. Loshin – and she went to Cranford High School in New Jersey. Keep digging – there’s more to this story.

        • Are you able to give any other links to where she worked as a psychiatric nurse or her Medicaid fraud activity?

          Also HOW DID Salzman and Raniere meet exactly??? I have not seen this anywhere, nor have I seen where Keith received his NLP or Hypnosis training…

          How about Nancy’s relationship to Barbara Bouchey?

          Bouchey said she knew Lauren Salzman since she was 12? How did THEY meet??

      • Wrong. She’s from Cranford NJ in Union County. Not Ctanston. It is not a dump by any means. It’s a quaint and lovely town with a good school system. Her maiden name is Loshin not Pike. Pike was her short term second husband after the doctor. He was disabled she thought he was stealing from her. Probably Vanguard’s influence. The doctor is her first husband and the father of her daughters and so she kept his name

    • Looking forward to hearing that finally, she goes to prison
      She is still causing too much damage washing brains of innocent people
      She is a psychopath.

    • Nancy’s maiden name is Loshin. Not Salzman. She had a short term marriage to a guy named Pike after she divorced her first husband Dr Salzman. She is definitely jewish and went to Hebrew school as a kid and had a bat mitzvah and was involved in jewish organizations when she lived in Connecticut and maybe Clifton Park. Her daughter even went to a jewish parochial school for a while. She jumped from one leadership role to the next. She liked being significant.

  • A very good run down of Nancy Salzman’s background.

    But it fails to mention that Nancy is the reincarnation of Adolf Hitler.
    (The Vanguard said it so it must be true.)’

    Raniere told followers Salzman is the reincarnation of Adolph Hitler.

    Raniere told his second-in-command, Nancy “Prefect” Salzman, she was Adolph Hitler in a past life.

    ‘ Raniere told Salzman she must atone for her crimes when she was Hitler by doing whatever he told her. He alone could help her overcome the assault on Jews she committed in her past life.

    “The law of Karma weighs heavy on you,” Raniere reportedly told her. Salzman, teary-eyed, thanked him for saving her and removing her karma and vowed to obey him for life.


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His work has been cited in hundreds of news outlets, like The New York Times, The Daily Mail, VICE News, CBS News, Fox News, New York Post, New York Daily News, Oxygen, Rolling Stone, People Magazine, The Sun, The Times of London, CBS Inside Edition, among many others in all five continents.

His work to expose and take down NXIVM is featured in books like “Captive” by Catherine Oxenberg, “Scarred” by Sarah Edmonson, “The Program” by Toni Natalie, and “NXIVM. La Secta Que Sedujo al Poder en México” by Juan Alberto Vasquez.

Parlato has been prominently featured on HBO’s docuseries “The Vow” and was the lead investigator and coordinating producer for Investigation Discovery’s “The Lost Women of NXIVM.” Parlato was also credited in the Starz docuseries "Seduced" for saving 'slave' women from being branded and escaping the sex-slave cult known as DOS.

Additionally, Parlato’s coverage of the group OneTaste, starting in 2018, helped spark an FBI investigation, which led to indictments of two of its leaders in 2023.

Parlato appeared on the Nancy Grace Show, Beyond the Headlines with Gretchen Carlson, Dr. Oz, American Greed, Dateline NBC, and NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, where Parlato conducted the first-ever interview with Keith Raniere after his arrest. This was ironic, as many credit Parlato as one of the primary architects of his arrest and the cratering of the cult he founded.

Parlato is a consulting producer and appears in TNT's The Heiress and the Sex Cult, which premiered on May 22, 2022. Most recently, he consulted and appeared on Tubi's "Branded and Brainwashed: Inside NXIVM," which aired January, 2023.

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