East Chicago native Diana Garcia Burns is currently the Emergency Department Director at St. Catherine Hospital, a Nurse Practitioner at HealthLinc East Chicago, and an American Heart Association Certified CPR Instructor. She received her master’s degree as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Health from Purdue University and Post Master’s studies as a Nurse Practitioner from Valparaiso University. She has a strong commitment to the community and her family. She is a wife, mother and affectionately known as “Mama Burns” to many. With continued roots in the community, she strives to provide the best of care to all and remain active in community and professional organizations.