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Leah Gordon

Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence, Diversity, and Belonging


Leah Gordon, DNP, RN, CNP, FNP-C, is the Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence, Diversity, and Belonging as well as an Associate Professor of the Practice.

Leah received her Associate’s degree in nursing from Massachusetts Bay Community College in 2003. She went on to pursue her Bachelor’s, Master of Science and Family Nurse Practitioner degrees in nursing from Regis College. In 2017, she earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice (Nursing Education Track), also from Regis College, with a focus on culturally competent and attentive nursing education.

Leah has worked as a staff nurse at Brigham and Women's Hospital and has been a chemotherapy infusion nurse at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).  As a Nurse Practitioner, she has worked as a nurse and nurse practitioner in medical oncology at DFCI and MGH.  She currently works one day a week as a nurse practitioner in the Department of Radiation Oncology at MGH.

Leah’s career in nursing academia includes serving as adjunct faculty at various Boston area schools of nursing, at Simmons University as a mentor to diverse nursing students in the Dotson Scholars Program, and an Academic Advisor to nursing students at the MGH Institute of Health Professions. In February 2019, Leah served in the role of the Assistant Director of Multicultural Programming and Inclusion at the MGH Institute of Health Profession.  In January 2020, Leah served as the track coordinator for the UMass Boston Family Nurse Practitioner program.  From June 2021 to just prior to arriving at CSON Leah served as the Diversity Director for Nursing and Patient Care Services at MGH.

Selected Appointments & Awards

  • Jan 2023, Finalist in the second cohort for the Culture of Health Leaders Institute for Radial Healing, a leadership program supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Feb 2020, New England Region Black Nurses Association Nursing Leadership Award
  • April 2019, Partners Excellence Award in Team, Academic Support Team MGH IHP School of Nursing
  • April 2010, Partners Excellence Award in Leadership
  • 2010, University of Massachusetts Nursing & Health Sciences/Partners Healthcare Clinical Leadership Collaborative for Diversity in Nursing (CLC) Exemplary Mentorship Award
  • 2009, Award recipient in “The One Hundred” as a member of the Oncology Nurse Practice Committee, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • 2006, New England Black Nurses Association Excellence in Nursing Award
  • 2002, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Merit Award Dana Farber Cancer Institute