Maryjoan Ladden, PhD, RN, FAAN

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    Maryjoan Ladden

Senior Program Officer

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Kendall Park, NJ

Dr. Ladden is a Senior Program Officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Her work at the Foundation focuses on building a diverse and well trained leadership and workforce in health and healthcare. Dr. Ladden manages most of the Foundation’s nursing initiatives.  

Prior to joining the Foundation, she served as Interim Chief Programs Officer of the American Nurses Association (ANA), providing strategic direction, integration and coordination for all of ANA’s programs. Dr. Ladden also spent over 20 years in Boston as a nurse practitioner, case manager, researcher, and Director of Continuing Professional Education at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and as Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. Her work has focused on improving health care quality, safety and health professional collaboration.

Dr. Ladden is a Fellow in the American Academy Nursing. She  received her BS in Nursing from the University of Connecticut, MS as a nurse practitioner from the University of Rochester, and her PhD from Boston College School of Nursing. She is an alumna of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows program (2004 to 2007).