Local Hero: Celebrating the Faces Behind ANAC

Mary Goodspeed, BS,RN

Mary Goodspeed, BS,RN

Mary Goodspeed BS, RN has worked at ECMC since 2003 as the HIV Clinical Education Coordinator.  In this role, she has been critical in the development and coordination of HIV /AIDS clinical education-training programs throughout Western New York. Mary is well known for her “engaging” educational style and ability to use humor to lighten the heaviness that is many times associated with HIV, leaving her audiences laughing and always wanting more.

Mary has designed numerous educational programs according to the criteria established by the NYSDOH AIDS Institute, and has coordinated more than 75 professional clinical internships through the ECMC AIDS Center.

Mary was co-located between Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo and Erie County Medical Center for 9 years, coordinating the HIV Early Identification and Intervention grant that was instrumental in decreasing mother to child HIV transmission in Western New York.  Mary is an Adjunct Faculty member at the UB School of Nursing and serves in many volunteer positions including: AIDS Network of WNY – President, Executive Board of Directors, Chairman of the Policy Advisement Committee, NYS Public Health Coalition, AIDS Plus Fund, Executive Board and Rape Crisis Advisory Committee. She has completed a six year appointment on the NYS DOH HIV Prevention Planning Group where she served as co-chair of the Emerging Issues Committee. As Education Program Coordinator for The Association of Nurses in AIDS Care- Executive Board Member, Mary is the driving force behind the highly successful ANAC education dinner programs in which over 60 participants gather 6 times per year to keep up with the latest in HIV care trends.

Mary has trained thousands of clinical providers throughout Western New York, assisted in the development and implementation of numerous local hospitals and health care agencies’ policies and procedures, regarding the NYS DOH guidelines. She has been recognized by the WNY HIV community and was the recipient of the “Red Ribbon Award for Excellence and Service.”

Mary is most proud of her 4 wonderful children and 16 fabulous grandchildren.

Her commitment to caring for patients with HIV/AIDS and role in providing education and clinical expertise to regulatory agencies and clinicians have undoubtedly enhanced the clinical outcomes of patients and quality of care provided in WNY.


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