Senior Vice President, Patient Care Operations & Chief Nursing Officer

Lead nursing and interprofessional clinical practice, research, and education in service to over 4,000 nurses, clinicians, and associates throughout the Boston Children’s Hospital system of care. Aspires to create a safe, innovative, and inspiring professional practice environment as a foundation to advance the health of children, families and communities through science, caring and healing relationships.

Progressive nursing and healthcare operations leadership experience within pediatric care delivery organizations, academic healthcare, and IT business environments spanning a range of national and international settings: The Johns Hopkins Hospital Children’s Center; The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; The University of Pennsylvania Health System; Siemens Healthcare, now Cerner Corporation (Vice President, Clinical Solutions); and, Boston Children’s Hospital.
Academic and leadership preparation: Bachelor of Science (BSN) degree in Nursing, Magna Cum Laude, West Virginia University; Master of Science (MS) degree, University of Maryland, Baltimore; Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree, Johns Hopkins University; Johns Hopkins University Fralic Nursing Leadership Fellowship recipient; and, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Executive Nurse Fellow alumna ‘12.

Board and Advisory Leadership Service: National Co-Chair Public Policy Committee, American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) – Nursing Informatics Work Group (NIWG); Boston Children’s Hospital Board of Trustees; Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics Advisory Board; Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing Advisory Board; and, Press Ganey CNO Patient Experience Advisory Board.

Professional Practice Advancement: First incumbent and principal investigator: Sporing Carpenter Chair for Nursing, the first endowed nursing chair within the Harvard-affiliated academic system committed to advance outcomes via clinical inquiry, leadership development and care delivery innovation.

Nurses and interprofessional team members, in partnership with patients, families and colleagues, will lead the world in providing the safest and most compassionate care within a healthy work environment. This will be achieved through the realization of goals to advance innovations in care delivery, excellence in professional practice, quality of care, shared leadership with front-line nurses and team members, and empowerment and professional development.