From the desk of the President

Liffy Cherian RN, MSN, APRN, AGCNS-BC, OCN


Dear IANANT family,

I am extremely honored and humbled to assume the role of the next IANANT president for the year 2023-24. I heartfully thank you for your confidence in me to take this responsibility and I am looking forward to working with you all for the upcoming term.

A group of great visionary leaders established IANANT to be the voice of nurses of Indian origin in the United States way back in 1995. The leadership hence ensured that the organization grew to greater heights through education, community involvement, and outreach. We have a shared vision to keep IANANT as an organization for all
professional nurses and nursing students of Indian origin/heritage that creates a community of excellence in nursing practice and healthcare through networking and collaboration.

As I step in as the next IANANT president, I would like to align our goals for the organization this term to the lessons I have learned and earned through my experience working for IANANT in different capacities. “Commitment, Communication and Collaboration” will be my theme for this term.

Commitment to the vision of the organization and to its members to always be a voice for the needs of the Indian nursing community through education and advocacy, thereby helping them through their professional journey by improving credibility and visibility within the community and building ever-lasting relationships. Therefore, I request each of you to join IANANT and invite your friends and colleagues of Indian origin to join as well.

Improving Communication through webinars, conferences, newsletters, and social media platforms ensures transparency within the organization. I also want to utilize these opportunities to ensure that IANANT members receive opportunities to showcase their accomplishments and work to grow in their professional journey.

Improve engagement through Collaboration within the community through partnership with various Indian and local organizations by participation in philanthropic activities like medical camps, providing health education and participation in outreach programs during calamities. IANANT intend to provide financial help to students pursuing a career in nursing both in US and internationally through scholarships. IANANT also plan to support student nurses
by providing opportunities and resources for mentoring and preceptorship.

Reid Hoffman quotes “No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy if you are playing a solo game, you will always lose out to a team”. I feel blessed to have a team of talented individuals as my governing board and count on the guidance of my advisory board to help achieve the goals we have put forth for IANANT this term. I urge fellow IANANT members to join us in our efforts by participating in various committees and activities and bring forth your innovative ideas and suggestions.

On behalf of the IANANT executive board, I wish you all a prosperous and successful year ahead trusting in the divine grace of the almighty as well as counting on all your full support.

Liffy Cherian MSN, APRN, AGCNS-BC, OCN
Indian American Nurses Association of North Texas (IANANT)

Thank You

Liffy Cherian

Liffy Cherian, M.S.N., APRN, AGCNS-BC, OCN, is a board-certified Adult Gerontology Clinical
Nurse Specialist (AGCNS-BC) who works at the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer
Center at UT Southwestern Medical Center, in the Bone Marrow Transplant-Hematological
Malignancies Clinic. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Christian College of
Nursing, India in 1995 and her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Cincinnati in
2016. As a clinical nurse specialist at UT Southwestern, she has been instrumental in
implementing various safety and quality projects both for the nurses and APRN’s and has
rendered her service in various roles.
She has been an Oncology Certified Nurse since 2012. She was also awarded the prestigious
DFW Great 100 Nurses and D-Magazine Nurse Excellence Award as Educator in 2018.
She has played an active part in the Indian American Nurses Association of North Texas and has
served as the Editorial chair for both the National and local organizations the past several years.
She is also very active in her church and serves in various roles for the women’s ministry, Youth
Fellowship and Young Families group.
Mother of three, her passion is taking care of her Oncology patients. Her motto is to be the best
and to give her best in whatever she does. She also prides herself to be a lifelong learner, loves
reading, writing, gardening, and listening to songs.