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The Center for Nursing is excited to welcome its newest member, Mary Joy Garcia-Dia, to the Board of Directors!!!


Picture of Mary Joy Garcia-DiaMary Joy Garcia-Dia, DNP, RN, FAAN, is the Program Director for Nursing Informatics in the Information Technology Department at New York-Presbyterian. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from St. La Salle University, Nursing Informatics Master’s Degree from New York University, and Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Case Western Reserve University. She joined the Coldiron Senior Nurse Executive Fellowship at the Marian Shaughnessy Leadership Academy in March 2021.

Dr. Garcia-Dia is a member of the National Advisory Council on Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Health and her significant contributions in addressing health inequities and disparities in Asian communities led to her fellowship at the New York Academy of Medicine. Mary Joy has authored numerous journal articles and contributed chapters on nursing theories and informatics. She recently published a book on Project Management in Nursing Informatics. Dr. Garcia-Dia develops graduate-level courses on nursing informatics and holds adjunct faculty positions at France Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University and City University of New York School of Professional Studies. She is a member of the Editorial Board of Nursing Management Journal where she writes topics on leadership and technology.

Dr. Garcia-Dia was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing in 2019. As a Board Member of New York State Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), Mary Joy chairs the Advocacy and the Diversity Committees.  She also serves as a member of the American Nurses Association’s National Commission Addressing Racism in Nursing. As the 21st President of the Philippine Nurses Association of America, Dr. Mary Joy Garcia-Dia’s theme on Stories of People, Achievement, Resilience, and Kindness is grounded on the power of storytelling highlighting the significant contributions of Filipino nurses in healthcare.