ANA\C Vice President: Anita Girard, DNP, RN, CNL, CPHQ, NEA-BC

Anita is the Interim Director of Nursing Excellence and Magnet Program Director for Stanford Health Care. For many years, Anita has been an innovator and nurse leader in a variety of academic and community-based settings. Working as a clinical nurse, nurse manager, nursing quality manager, and now Director of Nursing for Stanford’s Magnet Program, Anita has a deep understanding of issues that nurses face daily concerning the practice environment. Anita completed her doctorate of nursing practice in executive leadership from the University of San Francisco, and is passionate about nursing improvement work and the voice that nursing brings to the table to redesign workflows, improve practice environments, and ultimately engage nursing leaders at all levels to be part of the solution. She has presented her work on nursing engagement at multiple state, national, and international conferences. Anita is looking forward to her new role as ANA\C Vice President.