Natalia Cineas, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Nursing Executive, Co-Chair, Equity and Access Council for NYC Health + Hospitals, the largest public health care system in the nation, serving more than 1.4 million New Yorkers annually in some 70 patient care locations, directing 9,600+ nurses and 970+ social workers. Dr. Cineas previously held nursing leadership roles at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital; and Columbia University Medical Center-New York Presbyterian Hospital. She serves as adjunct faculty at Columbia University School of Nursing.
In 2021, Dr. Cineas was named a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, one of the most significant milestones in a nurse leader’s career, in which their accomplishments are honored by their colleagues within and outside the profession. She is on the Joint Commission Technical Advisory Panel, “Reducing Health Care Disparities;” on the Advocacy Committee of the New York City American Heart Association Board; a member of the Helene Fuld College of Nursing Board; a member of the Promoting Health in Haiti Board; a member of the Policy Committee, Best Practices Committee, and Program Committee Vendor Support Team for the New York Organization of Nurse Executive Leaders; a Scientific Committee member and Keynote Speaker for the Nursing World Conference; a founding member of the National Black Nurses Association Greater NYC Chapter; a member of the New York State Action Coalition – Nurses on Boards Coalition (NYSAC-NOBC;) a board member on the Long Island University Harriet Rothkopf Heilbrunn School of Nursing Professional Nursing Advisory Board; and a member of the New York University Alumni Board.