60+ hospital and health system CNOs to know | 2017

Chief nursing executives and CNOs play a crucial role in a hospital or health systems' success. Many top nursing executives oversee large teams of nurses to ensure quality of care and patient experience.

Here are 60 CNOs to know. Please contact Laura Dyrda at ldyrda@beckershealthcare.com with any questions, comments or recommended additions to this list.

Mary Jo Andre, MSN. Senior Vice President and CNO of Texas Children's Hospital (Houston). Ms. Andre became the CNO of Texas Children's Hospital in 2015. She joined the hospital as a staff nurse and held several leadership positions, including senior vice president over quality and safety, before being promoted to CNO. Ms. Andre led the hospital's efforts to improve its quality program, which yielded better patient safety and engagement.

Sheila Antrum, RN. CNO of UC San Francisco Medical Center. UCSF Medical Center named Ms. Antrum CNO in 2007. She oversees the department of nursing administration and is responsible for nursing practices provided throughout all UCSF facilities. Ms. Antrum joined UCSF Medical Center in 1986 as a clinical nurse in the coronary care unit and worked her way through administrative roles before her promotion to CNO.

Todd Bailey, RN, BSN. Associate CNO of UT Southwestern Medical Center University Hospitals (Dallas). Mr. Bailey became associate CNO of University Hospitals after spending time as the director of heart and vascular services at the hospital. He also has experience as director of cardiovascular services at HCA Medical City Dallas.

Deborah J. Baker, DNP. Senior Vice President for Nursing of Johns Hopkins Health System (Baltimore). Dr. Baker is senior vice president for nursing at Johns Hopkins Health System and vice president of nursing and patient care services at Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Hospital. She is responsible for partnering with the health system's CNOs to ensure services integration and alignment with the health system's strategic goals and objectives. She is accountable for the system's clinical practice environment. Previously, Ms. Baker was director of nursing for surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital's Wilmer Ophthalmology and Comprehensive Acute Care Rehabilitation Unit.

Dawn Beljin, RN. CNO of Dallas Medical Center. Ms. Beljin began her career at Parma (Ohio) Community General Hospital as an RN in the ICU and worked her way up to become the COO of Southlake, Texas-based Forest Park Medical Center before joining Dallas Medical Center as CNO. She helped Forest Park Medical Center earn an HCAHPS performance rating in the top 1 percentile in the nation. Ms. Beljin is also a Six Sigma Green Belt.

Kathy Black, MSN, RN. CNO of Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital. Ms. Black joined Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital in 2012 as CNO, overseeing nursing services at the hospital. She previously co-chaired the Orlando Health nursing bioethics conference and led the Orlando Health Bioethics Committee in 2011. Ms. Black serves on the Advisory Council for the Orlando-based University of Central Florida College of Nursing.

Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN. Vice President of Nursing and CNO of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles). In addition to her roles as vice president of nursing and CNO of Cedars-Sinai, Dr. Burnes Bolton is director of nursing research and co-investigator of the regional Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes research team. She is a past president of the American Academy of Nursing and National Black Nurses Association. She is a trustee at Case Western Reserve University and board member of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr. Burnes Bolton previously served as chair of the National Advisory Committee of Transforming Care at the Bedside and Veteran Affairs Commission on Nursing.

Judy Boerger, MSN, RN. Chief Nursing Executive of Parkview Health System (Fort Wayne, Ind.). Ms. Boerger joined Parkview Health System in 2007 as senior vice president and CNO and led the initiative for all seven Parkview hospitals to receive Magnet designation. She is responsible for the health system's nursing staff and represents them at the executive council level. Ms. Boerger has previous experience leading inpatient, outpatient and home health areas and is a Wharton School of Business Nursing Fellow.

Theresa Broderick, PhD, RN. Vice President of Clinical Integration and Regional Chief Nursing Executive for Kaiser (Oakland, Calif.). Dr. Broderick leads the nursing practice of Kaiser's North California region as vice president of clinical integration and regional CNO. She is responsible for advancing patient care services and clinical technology innovation across the continuum of care. Dr. Broderick has previous experience as executive vice president and CNO for Greensboro, N.C.-based Cone Health, vice president of patient services at Virtua Voorhees (N.J.) Hospital and CNO of Philadelphia-based Temple University Hospital.

Linda Carroll, RN-BC, MSN. Vice President of Patient Care Services and CNO of Saint Peter's University Healthcare System (New Brunswick, N.J.). Ms. Carroll joined Saint Peter's in 1984 and has held a variety of leadership positions. In her current role as vice president of patient care services and CNO, Ms. Carroll is responsible for overseeing nursing division operations, pharmacy, social services and the pediatric emergency departments. She 

Donna Casey, DNP, MA, RN, NE-C, FABC. Vice President of Patient Care Services at Christiana Care Health System (Newark, Del.). Ms. Casey became vice president of patient care services, cardiovascular and critical care in June 2014. She was promoted from her role as director of nursing for cardiovascular and critical care. She has previous experience as co-chair of Christiana's ethics committee and is a graduate of the Advisory Board Executive Fellowship Program. Ms. Casey is the chair of the American Nurses Association Ethics and Human Rights Advisory Board and was named the Top Executive Nurse Leader for the State of Delaware in 2014 by the Delaware Nurses Association and Delaware Organization of Nurse Leaders.

Ann Cella, RN. Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services and CNO of St. Francis Hospital (Roslyn, N.Y.). Ms. Cella joined St. Francis Hospital in 1979 and became the senior vice president of patient care services and CNO in 1999. In 2015, Long Island Business News named Ms. Cella among Long Island's Top 50 Most Influential Women.

Joan Clark, DNP, RN. Senior Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive of Texas Health Resources (Arlington, Texas). Dr. Clark joined Texas Health Resources in 2008 after serving as senior vice president of nursing and patient services at Washington, D.C.-based Washington Hospital Center. She also has experience in chief nursing positions at Baptist Hospital of Miami and Floyd Medical Center in Rome, Ga. As the senior vice president and chief nurse executive of Texas Health Resources, Dr. Clark is responsible for overseeing the practice of nursing as well as the standardization and alignment of nursing care through evidence-based clinical and managerial standards of practice.

Angela R. Coladonato, DNP, RN. CNO at Chester (Pa.) County Hospital. Dr. Coladonato oversees nursing care at Chester County Hospital. She is responsible for developing programs and systems for nursing staff and she implemented a shared governance program with councils to empower nurses to take responsibility for their practice while minimizing bureaucratic obstacles. In 2017, Dr. Coladonato received the College of Nursing Medallion from Villanova University.

Susan L. Comp, BSN, RN, CNOR. Senior Vice President and CNO of PinnacleHealth System. Ms. Comp is responsible for PinnacleHealth System's nursing practice at the bedside and surgical services as senior vice president and CNO. She is charged with systemwide standardization of practice, research and education, and focuses on patient-centered care. Ms. Comp is also the senior leader for the growth and new technology for surgical services, transplant services and the general surgery service line. Since being named senior vice president and CNO of PinnacleHealth System in May 2014, Ms. Comp led the installation of the Epic platform in nursing and surgical services as well as Magnet designation and re-designation for system hospitals.

Betty Craig, DNP, CRNP. Chief Nurse Executive and Vice President of Temple University Hospital (Philadelphia). Dr. Craig joined Temple University Hospital in 2011 as vice president and chief nurse executive after serving as vice president of patient care services at Wynnewood, Pa.-based Lankenau Medical Center. The 722-bedTemple University Hospital is the chief clinical training site for Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and includes a Level 1 Trauma Center.

Katie Dill, BSN, RN. Regional CNO, Outreach of Kalispell (Mont.) Regional Healthcare. Ms. Dill provides nursing leadership to support four critical access hospitals within a 200 mile radius of Kalispell Regional Healthcare as CNO. She previously spent 27 years at Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente, serving as a member of the Northern California Regional Care Experience Team which coordinated the strategic direction and oversight for patient care experience activities at three large medical centers.

Cole Edmonson, DNP, RN. CNO of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital (Dallas). Dr. Edmonson has spent his 20-plus year career as a nurse, nurse supervisor, manager and director before becoming CNO of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. In 2012, he was named a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow and is co-leader of the Texas Team, a state action coalition for the future of nursing.

Trish Feilmeier. CNO of Piedmont Medical Center (Rock Hill, S.C.). Ms. Feilmeier joined Piedmont Medical Center in 2016 after serving as CNO of Atlanta Medical Center's two hospital campuses. She also has experience as CNO of Dodge City, Kan.-based Western Plains Medical Complex and served in leadership roles at El Paso, Texas-based Sierra Medical Center.

Susan Ferguson. Vice President and CNO of Baptist Memorial Health Care (Memphis, Tenn.). Ms. Ferguson became the vice president and CNO of Baptist Medical Center in 2015 after spending several months as interim vice president and CNO. She has previous experience as the health system's nursing director for clinical value analysis, specialty care and patient safety. She also has experience as the Baptist Memorial Hospital-Collierville (Tenn.) CNO and director of oncology services.

Roxanne Fernandes, RN. CNO of Children's Minnesota (Minneapolis). Ms. Fernandes joined Children's Minnesota as CNO in May 2011, and is responsible for building a unified nursing management team. She provides strategic and operational leadership to the hospital and advocates for nursing practice and patient experience. Ms. Fernandes is responsible for annual operating expenses exceeding $500 million for 2,700 full-time employees and recently championed the hospital's Magnet application process.

Eileen Ferrell, MS, BSN, RN. Senior Vice President and CNO of Medstar Georgetown University Hospital (Washington, D.C.). As senior vice president and CNO of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Ms. Ferrell provides strategic direction and leadership for clinical nursing, respiratory therapy and advocacy and pastoral care. She works closely with the senior nurse leadership team to advance organizational goals and ensure operations run smoothly. Under her leadership, the hospital earned Magnet designation three times.

Kate FitzPatrick, DNP, RN. CNO of University of Vermont Medical Center (Burlington). In July 2015, Ms. FitzPatrick became CNO of the University of Vermont Medical Center after a six-month national search. Ms. FitzPatrick previously served as the clinical director for neurosciences and women's health and neonatal nursing divisions at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She is a past president of the Society of Trauma Nurses.

Wendy Foad, MS, RN. Interim CNO and Vice President of Patient Care Services at Stanford (Calif.) Health Care. Ms. Foad is responsible for nursing care across Stanford Health Care as interim vice president for patient care services and CNO. She previously spent 14 years at Stanford and led the planning and opening of Stanford's first offsite location for clinical care. She spent six years as the associate CNO and led the nursing department through Magnet recertification.

Maggie Fowler, BSN, RN. Senior Vice President and CNO for SSM Health (St. Louis). Ms. Fowler is the system vice president and CNO for SSM Health, representing nursing and patient perspectives across the health system. She establishes strategic priorities for systemwide nursing and oversees more than 10,000 RNs. Ms. Fowler established the health system's CNO Council to coordinate nursing initiatives and activities and established the systemwide nursing vision.

Nancy Gaden, DNP, RN. Senior Vice President and CNO of Boston Medical Center. Dr. Gaden joined Boston Medical Center in 2014 after serving as system vice president of patient care services and CNO of Medford, Mass.-based Hallmark Health System. She oversaw Hallmark's patient care services as well as Magnet designation efforts. Dr. Gaden also held leadership roles at Brighton, Mass.-based Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center and South Weymouth, Mass.-based South Shore Hospital.

Tracy Gosselin, PhD, RN. CNO of Duke University Hospital (Durham, N.C.). Dr. Gosselin became CNO and patient care services officer of Duke University Hospital in 2016 after spending 23 years working as a nurse with oncology patients. She previously served as assistant vice president and associate CNO for Duke Cancer Institute and CNO for Duke Hospital's ambulatory services. Dr. Gosselin originally joined Duke as a staff nurse in 1993 in the inpatient oncology unit.

Susan Grant, DNP, RN. Executive Vice President and CNO of Beaumont Health (Royal Oak, Mich.). Dr. Grant joined Beaumont in 2015 to oversee the nursing practice for 10,000 nurses across the health system. She has previous experience as chief nurse executive and chief patient services officer at Emory Healthcare in Atlanta, where she led Emory University Hospital through its first Magnet designation. She also led the team responsible for managing admissions and communications related to the first two patients treated for the Ebola virus in the U.S.

Christie Gray, MS, CNS, RN. Vice President of Operations and CNO of Premier Health-Good Samaritan Hospital (Dayton, Ohio). Ms. Gray became vice president of operations and CNO of Premier Health-Good Samaritan Hospital in March 2016. She previously served as director of nursing at Good Samaritan and director of professional development and outcomes management at Middletown, Ohio-based Atrium Medical Center.

Elizabeth Ann Hale, RN. Chief of Clinical Services at Lowell (Mass.) Community Health Center. Ms. Hale is the chief of clinical services at Lowell Community Health Center, a hospital that provides access to care for patients regardless of their ability to pay. She previously spent time as CNO of Lawrence (Mass.) General Hospital.

K. Kelly Hancock, DNP, RN. Executive Chief Nursing Officer of Cleveland Clinic Health System and CNO of Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Hancock leads Cleveland Clinic's nearly 22,000 nursing team members that comprise the Stanley Shalom Zielony Institute for Nursing Excellence as executive chief nursing officer of Cleveland Clinic Health System and CNO of Cleveland Clinic main campus. She previously led Cleveland Clinic's nursing practice in the Heart and Vascular Institute and received the 2011 Circle of Excellence Award from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.

Ellen Hansen, RN, BSN, MS COO & CNO of Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's Medical Center and Clinics (Temple, Texas). Ms. Hansen has spent more than three decades caring for sick children. She provides leadership for nursing and clinical disciplines at McLane Children's Medical Center and regional pediatric clinics as COO & CNO. Before joining Baylor Scott and White, Ms. Hansen spent 22 years at Children's Hospital of Atlanta, leading the neonatal intensive care unit, pediatric intensive care unit, emergency department, and clinical informatics and 4 years at Phoenix Children’s, leading medical surgical services and Dialysis clinic .

Kim Henrichsen, RN, MSN. Vice President of Clinical Operations and CNO of Intermountain Healthcare (Salt Lake City, Utah). Ms. Henrichsen served as CNO of Intermountain's facilities in the Salt Lake area before being promoted to vice president of clinical operations and CNO of the health system. She has additional experience as CNO and operations officer for Intermountain's Southwest Region and director of cardiovascular surgery services at St. George, Utah-based Dixie Regional Medical Center. In her current role, she sets strategy for bedside care and clinical and professional services across the health system.

Susan Hernandez, MBA, BSN, RN. Chief Nursing Executive of UT Southwestern University Hospitals (Dallas). Ms. Hernandez was promoted from CNO to chief nursing executive at UT Southwestern University Hospitals in December 2015. She spent 20 years in nursing and leadership positions at Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center before joining UT Southwestern in 2014. Ms. Hernandez played a pivotal role in Vanderbilt's examination of nurse work-life balance and wellness initiatives.

Beth Houlahan, DNP, RN. Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive of University of Wisconsin Health (Madison, Wis.). Dr. Houlahan became CNE of UW Health in June 2011. She is responsible for creating high quality, reliable systems of care, the nursing practice and ancillary services in the seven-hospital system. Prior to her term at UW Health, Dr. Houlahan was CNO of Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based Mercy Medical Center. She is a Wharton Nurse Executive Fellow and certified in nursing executive practice.

JoAnn Ioannou, DNP, MBA, RN. Senior Vice President – Patient Care Services and CNO of Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Dr. Ioannou served as director of neurosciences and psychiatry nursing at Baltimore-based The Johns Hopkins Hospital before joining Greater Baltimore Medical Center as senior vice president of patient care services and CNO. She has previous experience as a nurse manager and assistant director of medical nursing at Johns Hopkins. In her current role, she supports the nursing staff and aims to elevate the nursing practice.

Barbara Jacobs, RN. CNO of Anne Arundel Medical Center (Annapolis, Md.). Ms. Jacobs joined Anne Arundel Medical Center in 2015 as CNO after serving as CNO at Bethesda, Md.-based Johns Hopkins Suburban Hospital. She also has leadership experience at Washington, D.C.-based George Washington University Hospital as a charge nurse, nurse supervisor and CNO. In her current role, Ms. Jacobs works with nurse leaders, physicians and multidisciplinary team members to execute nursing initiatives and ensure patient satisfaction.

Michelle Janney, PhD, RN. Chief Nurse Executive for IU Health (Indianapolis). Dr. Janney sets the strategic vision for nursing and patient care across IU Health's 17 hospitals. She also defines and implements statewide policies and standards for quality and consistency of care. Ms. Janney is the former president of the American Organization of Nurse Executives and served as the chief nurse executive at Chicago-based Northwestern Memorial Hospital before joining IU Health in 2015.

Lisa Johnson, MSN, RN. CNO of BayCare Health System (Clearwater, Fla.). BayCare Health System named Lisa Johnson CNO in July 2016. She spent 28 years at BayCare before her promotion, serving in various nurse leadership roles including vice president of patient services at Clearwater, Fla.-based Morton Plant Mease. She led efforts to implement electronic patient monitoring systems with remote computer monitoring technology for critical care patients and an electronic nurse leader rounding system.

Pamela Johnson, MS, RN. CNO of Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.). Ms. Johnson is the CNO of Mayo Clinic and chair of the nursing department, responsible for the health system's 13,000 nurses. She has expertise in several areas, including system integration and the role of nursing professionals in healthcare redesign for patients and consumers.

Anna Kiger, DNP, MSN, RN. CNO of Sutter Health (Sacramento, Calif.). Ms. Kiger joined Sutter Health as CNO in December 2015. She is responsible for ensuring nurses as well as the professional and technical staff members across the health system provide quality care. Ms. Kiger served as CNO and vice president of patient care services at Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare before joining Sutter Health.

Tammy King, MSN, RN. CNO of Shepherd Center (Atlanta). Before being promoted to CNO in 2008, Ms. King served as Shepherd Center's program director of the Marcus Community Bridge Program, Shepherd Care case management and clinical staff coordinator. She originally joined Shepherd Center in 1975 as a patient care technician and became a member of the senior management team in 2006. In 2017, Ms. King received the Atlanta Journal Constitution's Executive Nursing Leadership Excellence Award.

Mary Beth Kingston, RN. Executive Vice President and CNO of Aurora Health (Milwaukee). Ms. Kingston is responsible for clinical education, dialysis service, knowledge-based nursing and interpreter services as CNO of Aurora Health. She also oversees nurse leadership, professional nursing practice and research with the health system. She joined Aurora Health in 2012 after serving as vice president and chief nursing executive at Philadelphia-based Einstein Healthcare Network.

Linda Knodel, MSN. Chief Nursing Executive and Senior Vice President of National Patient Care Services of Kaiser Permanente (Oakland, Calif.). Ms. Knodel became chief nursing executive and senior vice president of national patient care services at Kaiser Permanente in June 2017. She leads Kaiser Permanente's 54,000 nurses across eight states. Ms. Knodel is the past president of the American Organization of Nurse Executives and received the 2016 American College of Healthcare Executives Gold Medal Award in the healthcare delivery organization category.

Susan Knoepffler, RN. Vice President and CNO of Northwell Health Huntington (N.Y.) Hospital. Northwell Health Huntington Hospital named Ms. Knoepffler vice president and CNO in 2011. She is responsible for strategic planning, resource management, operational performance, standards compliance and human resources development, among other responsibilities. She oversees the hospital's Magnet initiative as well as 900-plus full-time employees. Before joining Huntington Hospital, she was senior administrative director of patient care services at New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

Jamie Koch, BSN. CNO of Thayer County Health Services (Hebron, Neb.). Ms. Koch became CNO of Thayer County Health Services in 2015. In this role she oversees the hospital's nursing department and patient care services, focused on patient safety, experience and standards of care. She began her career at Thayer County Health Services in 2007 and left for a brief time before returning in 2013.

Verette LaGassa, RN. CNO of Baylor Medical Center Uptown (Dallas). Ms. LaGassa spent time as the chief clinical officer and CNO of Regency Hospital before joining Baylor Medical Center Uptown, where she currently serves as CNO. The hospital is a joint venture between Baylor Scott & White Hospital, United Surgical Partners International and local physicians. The 63,000-square-foot hospital includes six operating suites and 24 beds.

Cynthia Latney, PhD, MSN, RN. Senior Vice President, Chief Transformation Officer and Chief Nurse Executive of Centura Health (Centennial, Colo.). Dr. Latney joined Centura Health in July 2017 as senior vice president and chief transformation officer, as well as chief nursing executive for the nursing clinical practice, care delivery and strategic planning. Dr. Latney is also the convener for nursing leadership to create a culture supporting transformation and value. She previously served as CNO of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services in Colorado Springs, Colo., and vice president and CNO of South State Operating Group.

Dana Levy, MSN, RN. CNO of University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center (La Plata, Md.). Ms. Levy promotes quality care and an evidence-based medicine approach to care as CNO of the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center. Under her leadership, the program earned Joint Commission's Top Performer on Key Quality Metrics designation. She has spent more than 15 years in nurse leadership roles and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Holly Lorenz, MSN, RN. Chief Nurse Executive at UPMC (Pittsburgh). Ms. Lorenz establishes and leads the strategic vision for UPMC's nearly 15,000 nurses. She oversees the nursing practice for more than 30 academic, community, specialty and international hospitals as well as 600 outpatient sites, rehabilitation and long-term care facilities. Ms. Lorenz is President of the Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Executives, and active on the Advisory Boards of Duquesne University School of Nursing, Robert Morris College School of Nursing, and Capella University.

David Marshall, DNP, JD, MSN, RN. Vice President and Chief Nursing and Patient Care Services Officer for the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Marshall joined the University of Texas Medical Branch in 1983 as a staff nurse and received several promotions until he became CNO in 2001. He serves on the board of directors for the American Organization of Nurse Executives and is a past chair of the Galveston County Branch of the Greater Houston Area Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Cathy McLaughlin, MSN, RN. CNO of Medical City Arlington (Texas). Medical City Arlington named Ms. McLaughlin CNO in January 2017. She spent 19 years with Nashville, Tenn-based HCA Healthcare with leadership positions at Medical City Plano and Medical City Dallas before joining Medical City Arlington. She has a background in developing specialized programs and services and improving employee engagement and patient experience.

Patti Ludwig-Beymer, PhD, RN. Vice President and CNO of Edward Hospital and Health Services (Naperville, Ill.). Dr. Ludwig-Beymer is the vice president and CNO of Edward Hospital and Health Services. In 2013, she received the Greater Chicago Nurse.com Nursing Excellence Award in the Advancing and Leading the Profession category. She is the author of several publications on transcultural concepts in nursing care and has expertise in healthcare workforce diversity and creating a culturally competent organization.

Janice McKinley. Senior Vice President of Quality, Safety and Nursing Operations and CNO of Covenant Health (Knoxville, Tenn.). As senior vice president of quality, safety and nursing operations and CNO of the 10-hospital Covenant Health, Ms. McKinley is responsible for systemwide patient experience, nurse residency and nursing leadership development. She began her nursing career at Fort Sanders Sevier Medical Center — now Sevierville, Tenn.-based LeConte Medical Center — and received several promotions, including vice president of cardiac and specialty services at two Covenant Health Hospitals and vice president and CNO at Knoxville, Tenn.-based Parkwest Medical Center. She is a past president and board member of the Tennessee Organization of Nurse Executives and serves on the board of visitors for the UT College of Nursing and Tennessee Wesleyan University.

Kim Mendez, EdD, RN. System Chief Nursing Executive of NYC Health+Hospitals (New York City). In addition to her role as system chief nursing executive at NYC Health+Hospitals, Ms. Mendez has served as an adjunct assistant professor of nursing education at Techers College of Columbia University in New York City. She has a special interest in healthcare administration and published several articles on improving patient outcomes and promoting organizational change.

Elizabeth Menschner, RN, MSN. Associate CNO at Temple University Health System (Philadelphia). Ms. Menschner is associate CNO at Temple University Health System and chair of the Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders' program and education committee. She has previous experience in leadership roles at Elkton, Md.-based Union Hospital of Cecil County and Philadelphia-based Albert Einstein Medical Center.

Sharon H. Pappas, PhD, RN. Chief Nursing Executive of Emory Healthcare (Atlanta). Dr. Pappas joined Emory in 2016 as chief nursing executive. She previously served as Denver-based Centura Health's chief nursing executive and CNO of Denver-based Porter Adventist Hospital. Dr. Pappas served in several leadership roles at Centura beginning in 1991 and also has experience at Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon.

Debi Pasley. Senior Vice President and CNO of Christus Health (Irving, Texas). Ms. Pasley became senior vice president and CNO of Christus Health in February 2017 after serving as interim CNO for seven months. She leads nursing activities systemwide for more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities as well as 175 clinics and outpatient centers. She is also responsible for nurse engagement, retention and improving the patient experience. Ms. Pasley has previous experience as CNO of Oklahoma City-based Oklahoma University Medicine.

Karla Ramberger, DNP, RN. Chief Nursing Executive of Methodist Health System (Dallas). Dr. Ramberger became CNO of Methodist Dallas Medical Center in November 2011 and was then promoted to chief nursing executive of Methodist Health System. She has previous experience as director of the emergency department at Mansfield, Texas-based Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, which achieved Cycle III Chest Pain Center designation from American College of Cardiology Accreditation Services during her tenure.

Laura Reed, RN, DNP. Chief Nursing Executive of Fairview Health Services (Minneapolis). Dr. Reed became chief nursing executive at Fairview Health Services in 2017. She most recently served as COO and chief nurse executive for Appleton, Wis.-based ThedaCare; before that, she was a nurse leader at the Minneapolis-based University of Minnesota Health. She has experience as a front-line nurse as well as in advancing nurse management.

Cheryl Reinking, RN. CNO of El Camino Hospital (Mountain View, Calif.). Ms. Reinking has spent the past 25 years in nursing leadership positions, leading up to her current role as CNO of El Camino Hospital. She oversees the nursing and ancillary services at the hospital as well as the laboratory, pharmacy and respiratory therapy across two campuses. As the lead nurse, Ms. Reinking regularly interacts with the board of directors and has led hospitalwide initiatives, including the implementation of the Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders program. She is a member of the El Camino Hospital Community Benefit Advisory Board and Integrated Nurse Leadership Program Board.

Kenneth Rempher, PhD, RN. Chief Nurse Executive of Cone Health (Greensboro, N.C.). Dr. Rempher became executive vice president and chief nurse executive at Cone Health in August 2016. He previously served as CNO of University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and University of Iowa Health Care in Iowa City, where he led efforts to reduce nursing vacancies, promote nurse retention and earn Magnet designation. At Cone Health, he is responsible for nursing practice standards and continually improving patient safety and quality of care.

Angelique L. Richard, PhD, RN. Vice President of Clinical Nursing and CNO of Rush University Medical Center (Chicago). Dr. Richard is the associate dean for clinical practice at Rush's college of nursing in addition to her roles as vice president of clinical nursing and CNO. Prior to joining Rush in October 2016, Dr. Richard served as chief nurse executive and vice president of clinical operations for Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. She has a special interest in leading patient care delivery and ensuring staff accountability.

Robert Rose, RN. CNO and Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services of Christus Trinity Mother Frances Health System (Tyler, Texas). Mr. Rose is the co-leader for the East Texas Region of the Texas Team Advancing Health through Nursing as well as CNO and senior vice president of patient care services at Christus Trinity Mother Frances Health System. He is a past board member of Connecticut-ONE and a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Patricia Ruiz, RN. CNO of NYC Health+Hospitals/Coney Island Hospital (Brooklyn, N.Y.). Ms. Ruiz has held nursing, healthcare operations, ambulatory care and informatics leadership positions at Coney Island Hospital. She is a board-certified nurse executive from the American Nurses Association and a Six Sigma Black Belt. Before joining Coney Island Hospital, Ms. Ruiz was deputy associate executive director of nursing at New York City-based Bellevue Hospital Center.

Lynn Singleton, MSN, RN. CNO of Trident Medical Center (North Charleston, S.C.). Trident Medical Center named Lynn Singleton CNO in November 2016. She began her career as a nurse at Trident Medical Center before leaving to become CNO of Summerville (S.C.) Medical Center. She then returned to Trident, a 313-bed hospital, where she leads a team of 600 nurses.

Maureen E. Sintich, DNP, RN. Senior Vice President and CNO of Hackensack Meridian Health (Edison, N.J.). Dr. Sintich joined Hackensack Meridian Health in 2014 after serving as vice president of operations and CNO of Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Wake Forest Baptist Health System. She also has previous experience as executive director of the Tulane Xavier National Women's Center at New Orleans-based Tulane University Medical Center. In her current role, she facilitates the adoption of best practices for bundles of care to reduce hospital-acquired infections.

Lauraine Spano-Szekely, DNP, BSN, RN. Senior Vice President of Care Services and CNO of Northern Westchester Hospital (Mount Kisco, N.Y.). Dr. Spano-Szekely joined Northern Westchester Hospital as senior vice president of patient care services and CNO in 1999. She is responsible for the hospital's quality of nursing care and delivery, and under her leadership the hospital received Magnet and Planetree designations. Dr. Spano-Szekely has previous experience as assistant vice president of nursing responsible for central nursing operations, nursing budgets, surgical services and critical care.

Cindy Standlee, MSN, RN. CNO of Estes Park (Colo.) Medical Center. Ms. Standlee became CNO of Estes Park Medical Center in 2015 after serving as the cardiovascular service line director at The Medical Center of Aurora. Her previous experience includes time as the interim nursing director for women and children's services and interim CNO at Wichita, Kan.-based Via Christi Health.

Cyndi Stroburg. CNO of TriStar Centennial Medical Center (Nashville, Tenn.). Ms. Stroburg became CNO of TriStar Centennial Medical Center in 2014 after spending time as CNO of Smyrna-based TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center. While at TriStar StoneCrest, Ms. Stroburg developed and implemented patient satisfaction and outcomes improvement programs.

Maureen Swick, RN, MSN, PhD. Senior Vice President and CNO of the American Hospital Association (Chicago). Ms. Swick is the CEO of the American Organization of Nurse Executives and senior vice president and CNO of the American Hospital Association. AONE is a 9,700-member organization where Ms. Swick oversees workforce, quality and safety initiatives as well as future care delivery models. She has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare and spent six years as the senior vice president and chief nurse executive for Falls Church, Va.-based Inova.

Carolyn Swinton. System CNO of Palmetto Health (Columbus, S.C.). Ms. Swinton has more than 19 years of nursing management under her belt and currently serves as CNO of Palmetto Health. She has previous experience as vice president and CNO of Palmetto Health Richland. Ms. Swinton is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives and American College of Healthcare Executives.

Agnes Therady, RN, MSN. CNO of Cook County Health and Hospitals System (Chicago). Ms. Therady has been system CNO of Cook County Health and Hospital System since 2013. She is responsible for 2,300 full-time employees and establishes systemwide nursing organizational plans. She also develops and directs clinical nursing practices as well as standards of care to support the system's strategic initiatives. Ms. Therady redesigned a hospital-based nursing staff model to save around $3 million in annual salaries and organized a structured training and development program for correctional health nurses.

Nicole Thorell RN, CNE, MSN. Clinical Nurse Manager of Lexington (Neb.) Regional Health Center. Ms. Thorell became clinical nurse manager at Lexington Regional Health System after spending time as an RN at Lincoln, Neb.-based Bryan Health. The health center includes outpatient surgery, private labor and delivery rooms and urgent care clinics.

Coreen Vlodarchyk. Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nurse Executive of Barnes-Jewish Hospital (St. Louis). Ms. Vlodarchyk became vice president of patient care services in October 2003 and later also became chief nurse executive. She previously served as vice president for patient care services at the 465-bed Harper University Hospital. She has experience teaching as an adjunct professor at Wayne State University in Detroit.

Barbara Wadsworth. Senior Vice President of Patient Services and CNO of Main Line Health (Newtown Square, Pa.). Ms. Wadsworth spent more than 30 years in executive nursing positions before joining Main Line Health as senior vice president of patient services and CNO. She is responsible for 3,000 nurses across the health system and oversees major performance initiatives. Ms. Wadsworth is also president of the Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania and past president of the Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders. She served on the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women board in 2014 and on the executive leadership team in 2015.

Marsha White, MSN, RN. Chief Nursing Executive of Christus St. Patrick (Lake Charles, La.). Ms. White became the chief nursing executive of Christus St. Patrick in 2015. She previously served as CNO of Pascagoula, Fla.-based Singing River Hospital and Panama City, Fla.-based Bay Medical Center Sacred Heart Hospital. At Christus St. Patrick, Ms. White is responsible for setting the quality care direction and serves on the hospital's senior leadership team.

Marjorie S. Wiggins, DNP, RN. Senior Vice President of Patient Services and CNO of Maine Medical Center (Portland) and Chief Nursing Executive of MaineHealth (Portland). Dr. Wiggins led Maine Medical Center's evidence-based Partnership Care Delivery Model as senior vice president of nursing and CNO. She also serves as MaineHealth's chief nursing executive and on several American Association of Colleges of Nursing committees. She is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives and Organization of Maine Nurse Executives.

Ann M. Williamson, PhD, RN, NEA-BC. Chief Clinical and Nursing Officer of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates). Dr. Williamson joined Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi in 2014 and helped lead the growth in clinical and nursing staff from 50 individuals to more than 1,800. She previously served as the associate vice president for nursing at Iowa City-based University of Iowa Health Care and CNO of University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for six years.

Heidi Wolf, MSNA, RN. CNO of St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Franklin, Tenn.-based Iasis Healthcare named Ms. Wolf CNO of St. Joseph Medical Center in June 2017. She previously served as CNO of a rural hospital in Texas and joined Iasis in 2006, serving in a series of nurse leadership roles including CNO of Port Arthur-based The Medical Center of Southeast Texas before her most recent promotion. Ms. Wolf is also president of the District 12 Texas Nurses Association.

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