Global Nursing

  • Pat Daoust, MSN, RN
    Director of Nursing for Global Health at Massachusetts General Hospital

    Pat Daoust RN MSN FAAN is the Director of Nursing for Global Health at Massachusetts General Hospital. She sets the vision, operationalizes and provides leadership to all global nursing initiatives related to the organizations mission. Presently Pat is also serving as the Interim Director a MGH- Global Health as well. Pat serves on the Global Committee for the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care and the advisory committee for the Global Nursing Caucus.

    Pat Daoust RN MSN FAAN is the Director of Nursing for Global Health at Massachusetts General Hospital. She sets the vision, operationalizes and provides leadership to all global nursing initiatives related to the organizations mission. Presently Pat is also serving as the Interim Director a MGH- Global Health as well. Pat serves on the Global Committee for the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care and the advisory committee for the Global Nursing Caucus.

    The reach and impact of her work spans three decades and two continents. As Director of Health Action AIDS for Physicians for Human Rights she mobilized 10,000 health professionals to advocate for evidence-based policies related to the global AIDS epidemic, created the advocacy platform Health Rights=Healthy Women, developed innovative nursing programs that strengthen capacity to care for underserved populations  and testified at the US House of Representatives and Senate related to PEPFAR. She is unique in that she has disseminated her work in a variety of venues including presentations, book chapters, a documentary (highlighting the plight of grandmothers raising children of AIDS victims) and editorials published in the New York Times and Boston Globe. Her stature on the global stage is evidence by her invitation to be the first Chief Nursing Officer for the Global Health Service Program, a partnership between Peace Corps and Seed Global Health.

    Pat’s career trajectory is characterized by her enduring commitment to health as a human right and her dedication to the nursing profession. She has been the recipient of multiple awards including the Nursing Leadership Award by Sigma Theta Tau International, ANAC Public Service Award, AIDS Action Committee Heroes in Action Award, and the MGH Linda Kelly Visiting Scholar Recognition Award.

  • Sara Mian-McCarthy
    Project Manager

    Before joining Mass General Global Health, Sara spent two years living in Washington, DC working in communications and advocacy unit at the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative. There she helped to develop materials, plan international conferences, and draft grants for the organizations various stakeholders including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, GlaxoSmithKline, and USAID. Sara has also lived in Accra, Ghana where she worked at the West African AIDS Foundation implementing a nutritional assistance program for HIV- positive expectant mothers. More recently she worked in Port au Prince, Haiti with FHADIMAC-the only clinic in Haiti specifically focused on diabetes care-conducting data analysis and helping to streamline and strengthen their health infrastructure.

    Before joining Mass General Global Health, Sara spent two years living in Washington, DC working in communications and advocacy unit at the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative. There she helped to develop materials, plan international conferences, and draft grants for the organizations various stakeholders including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, GlaxoSmithKline, and USAID. Sara has also lived in Accra, Ghana where she worked at the West African AIDS Foundation implementing a nutritional assistance program for HIV- positive expectant mothers. More recently she worked in Port au Prince, Haiti with FHADIMAC-the only clinic in Haiti specifically focused on diabetes care-conducting data analysis and helping to streamline and strengthen their health infrastructure.

    Sara graduated from New York University with a B.A in International Health and from the Boston University School of Public Health with a M.P.H in International Health, specifically focusing on non-communicable diseases and monitoring and evaluation. While at BU she worked at Boston Medical Center as a Research Assistant.

  • Mary Sebert, RN, MPH
    International Nurse Program Manager

    Mary Sebert, RN, MPH is the International Nurse Program Manager of Massachusetts General Hospital Global Health.  Previously, Ms. Sebert worked in Mbarara, Uganda as a Global Heath Service Partnership volunteer, a partnership program between Seed Global Health and the United States Peace Corps.  In Uganda, she worked at Mbarara University of Science and Technology as an instructor in the nursing program. She also served as a mentor in leadership for the nursing faculty. 

    Mary Sebert, RN, MPH is the International Nurse Program Manager of Massachusetts General Hospital Global Health.  Previously, Ms. Sebert worked in Mbarara, Uganda as a Global Heath Service Partnership volunteer, a partnership program between Seed Global Health and the United States Peace Corps.  In Uganda, she worked at Mbarara University of Science and Technology as an instructor in the nursing program. She also served as a mentor in leadership for the nursing faculty. 

    Additionally, she served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Romania where she worked in the development of Non-Governmental Organizations, specifically those with health issues.  Ms. Sebert is a registered nurse with more than 30 years of clinical education and managerial experience. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from South Dakota State University and a Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in Health Administration from the University of Oklahoma.