NYSNA Executive Director Pat Kane, RN

Patricia “Pat” Kane, RN, CNOR, is the executive director of the New York State Nurses Association, New York's largest union and professional association of registered nurses.

She has served as NYSNA’s Executive Director since April 2020, and prior to that, she served as NYSNA Director at Large and as Union Treasurer. Kane began her career as a nurse at Staten Island University Hospital/ Northwell Health and has been active in her North Shore Staten Island community for decades. Kane has been a committed voice in the fight to address disparities in access to care and in advocating for quality care, community engagement, and social and economic justice.

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