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Corporate Director of Nursing Evidence Based Practice and Research

Emory Healthcare

Academy Board of Directors Member


OPENING KEYNOTE: Leading With Purpose


Mary Magee Gullatte, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, AOCN, LSSYB, FAAN is presently the Corporate Director of Nursing Evidence Based Practice and Research at EMORY Healthcare, in Atlanta. Her leadership in nursing spans over 40 years with extensive experience in Oncology Nursing, Administration & Leadership. Dr. Gullatte is Adjunct Faculty at the Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. She is also a USAF veteran. As a Nurse Practitioner, her focus is on Primary care of the adult population. She served 7 years as Vice President of Patient Services and Chief Nursing Officer at Emory University Hospital Midtown, Atlanta, Georgia. Mary is the past president of the National Oncology Nursing Society from 2012 – 2014 (nearly 40,000 members). She has presented at numerous national and international conferences representing 6 of the 7 continents: including, invited speaker and oncology nurse consultant in West Africa; Prague, Czech Republic, Germany, Norway, Australia, Brazil, Amsterdam, Turkey, Oman-UAE, Thailand, China and New Zealand. 

Dr. Gullatte has contributed extensively to the body of published professional literature through articles and textbooks. Her recent book, 21st Century Nursing Leadership was awarded book of the Year in 2018 by the American Journal of Nursing. Gullatte is the lead editor of Chemotherapy Handbook currently in Press in 4th edition published in March 2020 by the Oncology Nursing Society. Throughout her career, Dr. Gullatte has received awards from the Oncology Nursing Society, the Georgia Nurses Association, Chi Eta Phi Nursing Sorority, American Cancer Society, the Greater Atlanta Affiliate of Susan G. Komen and a continuous community service award from Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Dr. Gullatte is a member of Sigma Theta Tau and was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing in 2010 and was elected to the Academy Board of Directors in October 2018. She was honored as the Georgia March of Dimes Nurse of the Year for 2013 in the Administration category. She served on the Joint Commission Nursing Advisory Board until 2019. She currently serves on the board of the Nursing Services Organization, Georgia Nurses Foundation, committee member for professional practice of the Georgia Board of Nursing, and is the executive sponsor and founder of the Emory Nurse Health Policy, Legislative, and Advocacy Council. She considers among her greatest accomplishments, her family: being wife, mother, and Nana (grandmother); big sister and aunt. She enjoys mentoring, empowering and inspiring future generations of nurses to aspire to and achieve greatness beyond what they have imagined. To believe they can FLY with passion and purpose!

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