Maureen Leahy is the Nurse Manager of the Wiener Family Palliative Care Unit at The Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan. She joined the Hertzberg Institute for Palliative Care in October of 2012. Maureen graduated from Niagara University in 1981 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. She has a Master’s in Health Care Administration from National Louis University in Chicago. Maureen has played integral roles in Nursing throughout her career. She has served in director role of The Patty Berg Cancer Center, Outpatient Oncology, Medicine and Surgery and Q Life Palliative Care, in Southwest Florida. Maureen has a long career in Hospice and Palliative Care. She has been an educator and Nursing Leader of Large Hospice Programs in South Florida. She has been a trainer for HPNA, ELNEC, and has been involved in Hospice and Palliative Care curriculum development for Nursing programs. She authored the first study Guide for the Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse Generalist. She is Nationally Certified in Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing.