She has a Masters in Nursing Administration from Cal State Fullerton and Masters in Public Health from Aristotle University. Over her 30 year career, she’s been recognized as an authority on sepsis, critical care best practices and nursing leadership. She’s been nominated several times for St. Joseph Hospital’s Values in Actions awards.
Gemma and her husband Michael have one son.
What motivates your desire to give back?
It is a calling to be a nurse and caring for our dear neighbor is a privilege and obligation to give back not just financially but with time, treasure and talent.
Why are you supporting the medical center?
I’m front and center on the needs of the hospital and the population we serve. Supporting the hospital is another way for me to support patients I see every day.
Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
One of my goals is to provide feedback on donor supported initiatives to ensure that they’re being used to save patients’ lives and improve caregiver work environments.