Joy Gorzeman, RN, MSN, MBA - Acting Chief Nursing Officer, Poway

Joy has been in the healthcare profession for more than 40 years. She worked as a staff nurse on medical surgical units, in the operating room, in neonatal ICU, and in the outpatient setting. Joy obtained her master’s degree in nursing and worked in nursing and continuing education, as well as quality improvement. After a number of years in various positions, Joy obtained her MBA and served as Vice President of Operations, Chief Nursing Officer, and Chief Operating Officer within several different organizations in several different states. She has had responsibility for all operational departments at some point in her career.  

Joy is passionate about interprofessional collaboration, teamwork, creating excellent patient care and experiences as well as healthy work environments. She has published several articles and teaches Leadership to nursing students at California State University at San Marcos. 


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