Iris V Fernandez
Retired RN, IVF Enterprises.
Iris put herself through nursing school as a single mom of two young children in the ’80s. Her career was varied, serving her community as a staff nurse, Case Manager, and Quality Assurance manager until she got her MSN from Columbia University at 50. She was a clinical analyst who mentored nurses in nursing informatics for the last 15 years of her career at “Magnet™” – designated hospitals until 2020. She is a founding Co-author of “Latinas 100: Leaving a Legacy and Inspiring the Next Generation”. She now spends her time writing, gardening, and sharing her ‘veganized’ Puerto Rican dishes.