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Maritza Harris

Maritza Harris, Panamanian nurse, medical administrator. Registered Nurse New York. Recipient Appreciation award, Urban Resources, 1983, Outstanding Achievement award, United Nations, 1983. Fellow: New York State Society Physicians Assistants, American Academy Physician's Assistants; member: Executive Females.


  • Harris, Maritza was born on October 6, 1947 in Panama. Arrived in United States, 1966. Daughter of Arnold and Lucilda Anglin Irons (Forbes).

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts in Nursing, Staten Island Community College, 1969. Bachelor of Science, Long Island University, 1978. Master of Science in Health Care, Commonwealth Post College, 1986.


    • Psychiatric nurse Department Mental Health, Brooklyn, from 1972. Medical coordinator Addiction Research & Treatment Corporation, from 1981, senior associate, 1987—1990. Primary care unit, substance abuse unit nurse Beth Israel Medical Center, 1990—1997, physician's assistant Tuberculosis. and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome task force primary care substance abuse unit.

      Executive director Coney Island Medical Services PC, from 1997. Consultant, lecturer in field. Physician's assistant substance abuse detox unit Lower Eastside Service Center Inc., from 1993.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse New York.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Fellow: New York State Society Physicians Assistants, American Academy Physician's Assistants. Member: Executive Females.



    Music, travel, computers.


    • Married Audley Leonard Harris, January 17, 1970. 1 child Lizette Ana Maria.
    • father: Arnold Harris
    • mother: Lucilda Anglin Irons (Forbes) Harris
    • spouse: Audley Leonard Harris
    • child: Lizette Ana Maria Harris
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    Born October 6, 1947
    Died August 19, 2002
    (aged 54)