ANA\C Executive Director: Marketa Houskova, DNP, MAIA, BA, RN


Dr. Houskova started with ANA\C about 7 years ago as a volunteer being so passionate about nursing, policy and politics. Marketa was later named ANA\C Government Affairs Director and State Director. In October 2017, Marketa was named the Executive Director.


Dr. Houskova was born under the Communistic Regime in then-Czechoslovakia and immigrated to the United States via England and Canada to pursue her American Dream. While the Communist regime did not allow her to attend university, next to her nursing degree, Bachelors in Political Science & Women’s Studies at CSUSM and dual track in Masters in Global Public Health Administration and Regional Development at University of Miami, she recently completed doctoral studies at University of San Francisco and obtained her Doctorate in Nursing Practice in Executive Leadership of Healthcare Systems. Marketa was actively involved in a number of political campaigns in the US and Europe, received Fellowship at the European Parliament, and served as a political advisor.


Marketa is a member of several professional associations and serves on boards.