Divina Grossman, Vice Chair

Divina Grossman, PhD, RN, FAAN is a Professor of Nursing and the former Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth from 2012-2015. Prior to this, she was the first to be named Vice-President for Engagement at Florida International University. She has also served as Director and then Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Florida International University (FIU) from 2000 to 2009.

Before her position at FIU, she was Department Chairperson for Chronic Nursing Care at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio from 1999-2000, and Department Chairperson for Adult and Gerontological Nursing at FIU from 1995 to 1998. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing cum laude from the University of Santo Tomas (Philippines), an M.S.N. at the University of Miami, and a Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a Clinical Specialist in Medical Surgical Nursing and is a licensed Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner in Florida.

Dr. Grossman completed a three-year term on the Board of the American Academy of Nursing. She currently chairs the Academy’s Health Disparities Task Force and co-chairs the Academy’s national health disparities project that is funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. She is the Chairman of the Board at Kendall Regional Medical Center in Miami and also serves on the Board of Directors of the Health Foundation of South Florida. She was featured in Miami Today’s Book of Leaders 2006..

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