John Nash's early years in human services were spent sharing his creative energy with children who were emotionally challenged in settings such as psychiatric units, residential treatment, and schools. He then went on to obtain a masters degree in Social Work and graduated from the State University of New York in 1994. After graduation he worked as a medical social worker with a visiting nurses program with people affected by HIV and AIDS. He then spent 6 years working for a Hospice program as a medical social worker and coordinator of the bereavement program.
Since August of 2001 he has worked in the capacity of a medical social worker at the Cystic Fibrosis Program and the Genetics & Metabolism Department at Albany Medical College and Hospital providing support and care to persons & families coping with chronic illness. In his role as Clinical Instructor of Pediatric he lectures medical students and residents on a variety of topics. He is a nationally recognized speaker and has long history of speaking at the North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference. He has continued to develop his career as a healthcare quality improvement consultant for the for CF Foundation and is a credentialed through the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice as a level II Quality Improvement Coach. John also has experience as a smoking cessation counselor and as a contract social worker for the Huntington Disease Society of America. He has a strong interest in research and has participated in a number of studies as a principal investigator, sub-investigator and a study coordinator.