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Nurse Executive Council
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The purpose of the Nurse Executive Council is to strategically build a network of innovative executive nurse leaders who will work collaboratively with The Beryl Institute Executive Team to develop a strategy for nurse leader engagement in the broader patient experience movement as well as inform the efforts of the Institute.


Council Co-Chairs

Victoria Niederhauser

Dean and Professor
University of Tennessee, Knoxville College of Nursing

Karen Drenkard

SVP/ Chief Nurse and Chief Clinical Officer

Council Members

Debra Albert

SVP, Patient Care Services, CNO
U Chicago Medicine

Dale Beatty


Jane Englebright

Senior Vice President & Chief Nurse Executive
HCA Healthcare

Cheryl Hoying

Chief Nurse Executive /Executive Vice President of Customer Relations
Joint Commission

Anna Kiger

System Chief Nurse Officer
Sutter Health

Kirsten Krull

VP Quality and Performance & Chief Nursing Executive
Hamilton Health Sciences

Robin Newhouse

Dean and Distinguished Professor
Indiana University School of Nursing

Maureen Swick

Senior Vice President and System Nurse Executive
Atrium Health

Cathleen Wheatley

Chief Nurse Executive & Sr. VP of Clinical Operations
Wake Forest Baptist Health

Rachel Armstrong


Janet Davis

Sr. VP & CNO
Tampa General Hospital

Susan Grant

Beaumont Health

Cheri Hunt

Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services / Chief Nursing Officer
Children's Mercy, Kansas City

Mary Beth Kingston

Executive Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
Aurora Health Care

Jerry Mansfield

Executive Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Patient Experience Officer
Medical University of South Carolina Health

Nancy Shendell-Falik

President, Baystate Medical Center
SVP Hospital Operations, Baystate Health

Charleen Tachibana

Senior Vice President, Quality & Safety, CNO
Virginia Mason Health System

Laura Wood

SVP Patient Care Operations & CNO
Boston Children's Hospital

Joyce Batcheller

President/Adjunct Professor, JBatcheller Consulting
Texas Tech Univeristy Health Sciences Center School of Nursing

Dr. Cole Edmonson


Karen Grimley

Chief Nursing Executive and Assistant Dean School of Nursing

Barbara Jacobs

VP Nursing/CNO
Anne Arundel Medical Center

Linda Knodel

Senior Vice President/CNE
Kaiser Permanente Health System

Charlotte Mather

Chief Nursing Officer
Sheridan Memorial Hospital

Rose Sherman

Editor in Chief, Nurse Leader
Florida Atlantic University

Linda Talley

Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
Children's National Health System

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