Mary Dickow, MPA, FAAN


Mary Dickow is recognized as a national voice in leadership development for nurses and on leadership in health care. Mary has a long history working with UCSF including 15 years with the Healthforce Center at University of California, San Francisco (previously the Center for the Health Professions) where she served as the Deputy Director for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows program. She continues to work with the leadership team at the Center and serves in a faculty role for the Master of Science Healthcare Administration and Interprofessional Leadership (MS-HAIL) program at UCSF.
In addition, Mary is the Statewide Director for the California Action Coalition for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Future of Nursing initiative at the Institute of Medicine (IOM). The Action Coalition’s mission is to implement the recommendations set forth in the IOM Report as well as develop long-term, sustainable actions to improve the health of all Californians. Mary is responsible for coordinating the implementation efforts of nurses and health-care leaders statewide, convening stakeholders to build momentum, and providing important linkages across communities in California.
In 2014 Mary was inducted as an Honorary Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. She serves on the Jewish Vocational Services Healthcare Advisory Board and was a member of the 2010 cohort of Leadership America. Mary holds a Masters in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco and serves on their School of Management Mentorship Program.