Judy Martin-Holland
Judy Martin Holland

Judy Martin-Holland, PhD, MPA, RN, CNS, FNP, FAAN


Health Management Associates

San Francisco, CA

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Judy Martin-Holland is an accomplished, doctorally prepared executive nurse leader and educator with decades of experience in healthcare, health workforce development, regulation of the health professions, and health professions’ education. She has a passion for improving healthcare outcomes, global health and solving health inequities.

Prior to joining HMA, Judy was the associate dean of diversity, inclusion and community outreach for the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Nursing. She served as advisor to the dean on matters of diversity, inclusion, and organizational climate and oversaw implementation of diversity and inclusion initiatives in the school’s strategic plan. Judy developed training programs and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) curricula for faculty and staff and served as a resource to faculty and leaders. She also created and implemented a multi-pronged racial equity initiative and assisted students, faculty, and staff with conflict resolution.

In her role as associate dean of academic programs at the UCSF School of Nursing, Judy developed, revised, and managed the implementation of new degree programs and curricula for Master of Science (MS), and doctoral programs as the graduate program director. She oversaw continuous quality improvement, maintained national and regional accreditation and state approval of academic programs, and oversaw the continuing nursing education unit. Judy was also fiscally and administratively responsible for student affairs, student funding, contracts, and building academic and clinical partnerships. She was appointed to the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) Nursing Education & Workforce Advisory Committee where she served as co-chair.

Judy’s past roles include inaugural president of the American Nurses Association\California; Chairperson, American Nurses Association Commission on Nursing Practice; founding member California Nursing Outcomes Coalition (CalNOC). She is a founding member and vice chairperson, Health Professions Chapter of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education, clinical professor with the UCSF School of Nursing’s Department of Physiological Nursing and an executive advisor in the UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences. In 2013, Judy was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, where she is a member of two expert panels: Global Health and Cultural Competence and Health Equity. Judy is actively involved in her community and currently serves on the board of directors for Allen Temple ARMS Senior Living Community.

Judy has a Doctor of Philosophy in nursing, a post-master’s family nurse practitioner certificate and a Master of Science in nursing from the University of California. She also has a Master of Public Administration in public policy development and healthcare administration (East Bay) and a Bachelor of Science in nursing (Chico) from the California State University. Judy is a registered nurse, family nurse practitioner, and clinical nurse specialist (CNS) with a certificate in public health nursing.