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The NPAO Welcomes Claudia Mariano as the new Manager of Practice & Policy

The NPAO is very excited to have Claudia join our team.  Claudia is coming in as Manager of Practice and Policy and will lead pivotal membership projects including MAiD, The NPLCA, and our newest project, NPs in private practice.  We look forward to the significant leaderships she brings to the team and of course, her passion for NP practice.

Here are just a few words about Claudia.

Claudia Mariano graduated from the University of Toronto in 1986 with her Honours Bachelor of Science in Nursing. After working in medical-surgical nursing and public health nursing, she returned to U of T and obtained her Master of Science in Nursing in 1992.

In 1999 she graduated from the Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program, also from U of T.  Since that time she has embraced primary care and chronic disease management, working at the East End Community Health Centre in Toronto for 10 years, and for the past 10 years at the West Durham Family Health Team in Pickering. Claudia is a Certified Diabetes Educator and has obtained her certificate in Intensive Smoking Cessation Intervention.  She is also a trainer for the Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation. Her clinical practice is heavily focused on health promotion and self-management of chronic disease.

Claudia is a Past President of the Nurse Practitioners’ Association of Ontario and current NPAO Board member, past Board member of the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario, current Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Toronto Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, and author/editor of ‘No One Left Behind: How Nurse Practitioners are Changing Canada’s Health Care System’.

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