Katie Murphy is a certified Critical Care and Neuroscience nurse. In 2020, she was elected President of the Massachusetts Nurses Association, the largest union and professional association of registered nurses and health professionals in the state. The MNA represents over 23,000 healthcare workers, occupational therapists, and ambulance workers from 85 healthcare facilities.
She graduated with an Associate of Science in Nursing from Vermont College in 1975, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Boston University in 1982, and a Master of Science in Nursing from Framingham State in 2012.
Prior to her presidential role, Murphy represented MNA members on the Board of Directors for over ten years and has been a strong advocate for protecting nurses and health care workers even longer.
In 2021, she was a leader of a strike that went on for over 12 weeks to advocate for safer working conditions in the building and sufficient staff. She has also held an appointed and elected office in Framingham, MA.
Katie’s maternal ancestors arrived in New York City during the famine and her grandparents lived and worked in White Plains, NY. Her paternal grandparents married in Ireland and arrived from County Mayo in 1919. As children, Katie and her sisters all obtained their Irish citizenship through their grandparents and had the opportunity to travel to Ireland and meet many relatives that still reside there. ♦