An exclusive interview in Nurse Deck magazine
A deep dive into nurse staffing issues - and the desperately needed solutions“So, graduating with a master's in organizational development, I ended up in higher education in the nonprofit world. My first adventure into healthcare was actually as manager of education services at the Connecticut Hospital Association in the early 90s. If you remember the early 90s, healthcare was booming and reimbursements were high. My role provided education programs to 35 different groups that met at the hospital association - everything from CEOs to directors of social work, directors of emergency services, and also nurse educators and nurse execs.”
Marcia Proto, M.Ed., CAS, has decades of experience in not only healthcare, but nursing leadership and education, and her career shows an exceptional dedication to the nursing profession. She started in healthcare in the early 90s, as manager of education services at the Connecticut Hospital Association, jumped into capital campaigns, and has served as the executive director of the Connecticut League for Nursing from 2004 to today, with a two-year leave to work in regional sales management at the National League for Nursing. Marcia is also an entrepreneur, and has offered healthcare consulting expertise as part of her business, Marcia Proto Consulting, LLC, since 1996.
The Board of Trustees of The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) is pleased to announce Ann Kurth, PhD, MPH, MSN, CNM, FAAN, FACNM, as its next President, effective January 1, 2023.
As NYAM celebrates its 175th anniversary in 2022 and reflects on its contributions to improving health since 1847, Dr. Kurth’s appointment becomes yet another significant milestone in NYAM’s history as she becomes the first non-physician, and first nurse, selected to lead the organization. Dr. Kurth is a leader in higher education and health who shares NYAM’s commitment to advancing health equity. She joins NYAM from Yale University, where she is currently Dean and Linda Koch Lorimer Professor at Yale School of Nursing and Professor, Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases at Yale School of Public Health.
As President, Dr. Kurth will leverage and expand upon NYAM’s accomplishments and legacy as a leading institution for medicine and public health, with a focus on addressing the barriers that prevent every individual from living a healthy life. This appointment marks Dr. Kurth’s return to New York, where she previously held several professorships and leadership roles at the New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing, Grossman School of Medicine, and School of Global Public Health from 2008 until she joined Yale in 2016.
NYAM’s current President, Dr. Judith A. Salerno, will complete her five-year tenure on September 30, 2022, at which time she will become NYAM President Emerita and Senior Scholar. The Board and staff of NYAM express their deepest gratitude to Dr. Salerno for her leadership over the last five years and her dedication to furthering NYAM’s vision that everyone has the opportunity to live a healthy life.
To learn more about Dr. Kurth’s background and the deep experience she brings to this position, read the full announcement below.