Mary Joy Garcia-Dia is the president of the Philippine Nurses Association of America (PNAA). She currently works as the program director for Nursing Informatics in the Information Technology Department and the Center for Professional Nursing Practice at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Mary Joy has over 14 years of nursing experience in critical care and medical-surgical specialties. She led multiple clinical systems and electronic health record installations in various healthcare systems across the enterprise as Director of Clinical Systems. In addition to electronic medical record implementation, Mary Joy had overseen various projects from remote patient monitoring platforms, workflow automation, clinical alarm integration with mobile devices. Dr. Garcia-Día’s research interest in mobile technology and passion in raising awareness about nursing informatics led to her authoring and publishing a book Project Management in Nursing Informatics.
Mary Joy serves on the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee for the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, a joint initiative of the AARP and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She also serves as a member of the American Nurses Association’s National Commission on Addressing Racism in Nursing. As a past member of the National Advisory Council on Research for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Health, Mary Joy continues to raise educational awareness in addressing the underrepresentation of minority health through grant projects and community based participatory research. Her community engagement led to her fellowship at the New York Academy of Medicine and the American Academy of Nursing. She currently serves as a Board at the New York State Health Information Management Systems Society chairing the Advocacy Committee. Recently, Mary Joy joined the Center for Nursing at the foundation of NYS Nurses, Inc. as a board member.
Dr. Mary Joy Garcia-Dia is an inaugural member of the Coldiron Nurse Executive Fellowship Cohort launched on March 2021 through the Marian K. Schaughnessy Nurse Leadership Academy at Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Garcia-Dia’s theme as the 21st PNAA President for 2020-2022 promotes the importance of resilience and empowerment through the power of