100 Hispanic Women Present “Aplauso” on LRDB | Nancy Genova

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Nancy Genova, MPA

Ms. Genova has over twenty years of health care experience. She holds a Master’s in Public Administration with a concentration in Health Care Administration from Long Island University and a B.A. in Social Work and Fine Arts from Lehman College.

Ms. Genova is currently full time faculty at Hostos Community College in the Behavioral & Social Sciences Department’s Public Policy & Law Unit. In that capacity y she teaches all levels of courses offered by the Department, prepares and deliver student lectures, advise student organizations, serve on committees and provide services to community, government, and industry, and participates in departmental and College-wide assignments, student advisement, curriculum development, and related activities in advancement of the educational aims of the College. Ms. Genova was recruited to expand their public administration major to include health care administration.

Ms. Genova provides administrative support to the chairman of OB/GYN at Bronx Lebanon Hospital center which includes program & staff development and grants management. In addition, she has developed recruitment & staff development strategies, social marketing materials, and assessments, for the programs she serves.

Prior to that she developed the Bronx CAPC Initiative a nationally recognized model of care where she served as the director of the program at the same hospital for their Women’s HIV Services. She has been involved with women’s programs and been in the field of HIV/AIDS since 1993. Ms. Genova’s role in Bronx CAPC included overseeing and maintaining a coalition of several hundred participants and establishing, negotiating and monitoring contracts with collaborating agencies. She was responsible for the continued funding of programs and various grants within the department by writing proposals, fundraising and providing oversight to quality assurance efforts.

She is considered a social activist by her peers, and has been acknowledged in a report issued by the NYS AIDS Advisory Council “Women In Peril HIV & AIDS The Rising Toll On Women of Color”.

She currently serves as President of the board to 100 Hispanic Women and is on the planning committee of their yearly Mind, Body, Spirit conference. She was appointed to the Human Rights Commission of Rockland County in April 2008 by the then county Executive Scott Vanderhoof. Additionally, Ms. Genova is the recipient of the 2009 Manager of Year Award from the Association of Hispanic Health Care Executives and 2011 Community Service Award from the New York League of Puerto Rican Women, Inc. She was recognized in 2012 by the Bronx Times as 25 Bronx Influential Women gala.

The play that she authored “The Death of a Dream” had its off-Broadway debut in October 2009 at Roy Arias Theater and received numerous media coverage. The show was on college tour from 2010-12 throughout the United States.