11th Annual Scholarship Fundraising & Awards Gala

We are pleased to announce Dr. Cineas as the guest speaker for the Scholarship Fundraising and Awards Gala. Don’t miss it!

Dr. Cineas began her nursing career as a staff nurse in the Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit, then worked as a Quality Management Specialist for the Cardiothoracic Department and became Patient Care Director of Neurosurgery and the Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit at Columbia University Medical Center New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York.   Dr. Cineas served as Senior Director of Nursing and is currently Senior Vice President, Chief Nurse Executive. She is currently Senior Vice President, System Chief Nurse Executive of New York City Health + Hospitals Corporation. In this role, she oversees over nine thousand nurses for the nation’s largest public health system.

She has a Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree from The George Washington University, a Master’s of Science in Management, a Bachelor’s of Science from New York University, and a Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology from Stony Brook University.

Dr. Cineas is adjunct faculty at Columbia University School of Nursing where she teaches nursing leadership courses in the doctoral and masters level degree programs. Dr. Cineas became a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine.She is Scholarship Chair of the Greater New York Chapter of the Black Nurses Association, Inc. As Scholarship Chair she establishes a platform to ensure nurses are recognized for leadership and scholastic excellence.

Dr. Cineas is a board member of the Nurses on Boards Coalition, member of the Greater New York Organization of Nurse Executives and Leaders, American Nurses Association, American Organization of Nurse Executives and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.  In 2010, Dr. Cineas was inducted as a fellow of the Leadership Institute of Black Nurses at New York University (LIBN). Dr. Cineas also published her work developing nursing staff champions to prevent Catheter Association Urinary Tract Infections in Nurse.com magazine.

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