PHOTO: Natalia Cineas, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Natalia Cineas [ DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN ]

Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive Co-Chair, Equity and Access Council New York City Health + Hospitals

Dr. Natalia Cineas, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, is Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive, and Co-Chair, Equity and Access Council for NYC Health + Hospitals, the largest municipal health care system in the nation, serving more than 1.4 million New Yorkers annually in 70-plus patient care locations. She serves as clinical lead for the organization, directing more than 9,600 nurses and 970 social workers.

Dr. Cineas previously held leadership roles as Senior Director of Nursing and Deputy Chief Nursing Officer at New York City’s Mount Sinai St. Luke's Hospital; and as Patient Care Director of Neurosurgery and the Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit at Columbia University Medical Center New York Presbyterian Hospital. She holds a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from George Washington University, a Master of Science in Management and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from New York University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Stony Brook University. Dr. Cineas serves as adjunct faculty at Columbia University School of Nursing. In 2022, she completed the Wharton Nursing Leaders Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, and previously completed the Samuel H. and Maria Miller Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship program and the Coldiron Senior Nurse Executive Fellowship Program at Case Western Reserve University’s Marian K. Shaughnessy Nurse Leadership Academy at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing in Cleveland. In 2021, she was named a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, one of the most significant milestones in a nurse leader’s career.