Dyana Nickl, JD
Executive Director, Health and Criminal Justice Program
Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Nursing, UMass Medical School

Dyana Nickl provides strategic and tactical leadership for all aspects of the Health and Criminal Justice service line including planning, policy, operations, performance, and oversight of clinical, academic and research activities.

Ms. Nickl launched her career in correctional health care at UMass Medical School in 2005 as the director of risk management, responsible for the identification of patient safety, regulatory and risk management issues, and working with correctional facility site management to develop strategic approaches to assess and mitigate operating risk. She was promoted to senior director of operations in 2012. In that role, she coordinated contractual relationships, managing day-to-day clinical operations and ensuring program compliance in 17 correctional facilities. 

Ms. Nickl received her law degree from Western New England College in Springfield, Mass., and her bachelor's degree from Westfield State University, Westfield, Mass. She is an assistant professor in the Graduate School of Nursing at the Medical School.

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