Ginger Mary, MSN, CPNP
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose - 09/17/2021

Faculty Bio

Ginger Mary is a Nurse Practitioner in Pediatric Pulmonary Division at The Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. Prior to her healthcare career, Ginger joined the United States Army as a Non-Morse code analyst and Hungarian linguist. She left the Army to pursue her dream of caring for children.  In 2003, she received her Bachelors in Psychology. She began her nursing studies in 2004 which continued through the completion of her Master’s Degree in 2007. 

Ginger had a varied nursing career in Pediatric home health, Pediatric psychiatric care and working as a community provider in a grant position. In 2015, Ginger joined the Pediatric Pulmonary team to aid in the development of the asthma program, You Can Control Asthma Now (UCAN) program. A patient-centered, culturally sensitive, relationship-based medical program that supports the entire family in learning about asthma, understanding medications used to control asthma, identifying triggers, and helping to identify environmental factors that affect health. This program has been a huge success and won the EPA’s 2017 National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management in which Ginger was one of two team members that personally accepted the award and met government officials to advocate for asthma education.

Outside of Ginger’s clinical activity, she volunteers and precepts nursing and medical students observe her clinics. She volunteers every year as the supervising camp nurse for Camp Hanover, presents at Virginia Asthma Coalition’s annual asthma camp, and does various health events to promote effective asthma care.