Mary Ann Friesen, PhD Nursing '08

Mary Ann FriesenDr. Mary Ann Friesen received the The College of Health and Human Services Distinguished Alumni Award in 2016.

Mary Ann Friesen, RN, PhD Nursing ’08, is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) with more than 30 years’ experience in nursing in a variety of roles including clinical nursing, education, performance improvement, and consulting. Currently, Friesen works as the nursing research and evidence-based practice coordinator for Inova Health System, the leading health care system in Northern Virginia. Friesen has been published in a number of journals and is a frequent presenter at professional conferences. She supported the planning for the 5 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients School of Nursing’s 40th anniversary celebration and serves on the Advisory Board for the College of Health and Human Services.