Dr. Mary Joy Garcia-Dia is the Program Director, Nursing Informatics, Information Technology Department at NewYork-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 Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. In 2022, Mary Joy completed the Coldiron Senior Nurse Executive Fellowship at the Marian Shaughnessy Leadership Academy from Case Western.
Dr. Garcia-Dia is a member of the National Advisory Council on Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Health in 2018. Her significant contribution in addressing health inequities and disparities in Asian communities led to her fellowship at the New York Academy of Medicine.
Mary Joy authored numerous journal articles and contributed chapters on nursing theories and informatics. She recently published a book on Project Management in Nursing Informatics. She develops graduate-level courses on nursing informatics and holds adjunct faculty position at France Payne Bolton School of Nursing Case Western Reserve University and City University of New York School of Professional Studies. She is member of the Editorial Board of Nursing Management Journal writing topics on leadership and technology. Mary Joy serves as a member of the AACN Essentials Technology Workgroup and the American Academy of Nursing’s Informatics and Technology Expert Panel.
Dr. Garcia-Dia was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing in 2019. She serves as a member of the American Nurses Association’s National Commission Addressing Racism in Nursing and joined the Center for Nursing Foundation of New York State Nurses as a board member. Mary Joy chairs the Advocacy and the Diversity Committee of the New York State Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS).
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.