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Today at Johns Hopkins Medicine, we see the profound influence of women leaders in every aspect of the fields of medicine and science – from the operating room, to the research laboratory, to the executive suite.

Building on our school of medicine’s historical precedent – set in 1893 – that women should be admitted on an equal basis with men, a spirit of equality and innovation drives our excellence in medical education, research and patient care. Here, we offer a window into the women who are leading Johns Hopkins to the next great era of biomedical discovery, clinical innovation and improved health for all, while spotlighting our unyielding commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce.

 

Leading Together (Slideshow)

photo of Annette Donawa, Mary Myers, Janice Clements and Karen Horton
Women Leaders

Clockwise from bottom left: Annette Donawa, Mary Myers, Janice Clements and Karen Horton

photo of Kim Skarupski, Sherita Golden and Shari Lawson
Women Leaders

Left to right: Kim Skarupski, Sherita Golden and Shari Lawson

photo of Sally MacConnell, Redonda Miller and Jessica Bienstock
Women Leaders

Left to right: Sally MacConnell, Redonda Miller and Jessica Bienstock

Leading Together (Slideshow)

photo of Annette Donawa, Mary Myers, Janice Clements and Karen Horton
Women Leaders

Clockwise from bottom left: Annette Donawa, Mary Myers, Janice Clements and Karen Horton

photo of Kim Skarupski, Sherita Golden and Shari Lawson
Women Leaders

Left to right: Kim Skarupski, Sherita Golden and Shari Lawson

photo of Sally MacConnell, Redonda Miller and Jessica Bienstock
Women Leaders

Left to right: Sally MacConnell, Redonda Miller and Jessica Bienstock

 

Meet Our Leaders

 
  • Deborah Baker

    Deborah Baker, D.N.P., C.R.N.P.

    SVP of Nursing for Johns Hopkins Health System VP of Nursing and Patient Care Services at The Johns Hopkins Hospital

    "Challenge all assumptions."

  • Jessica Bienstock

    Jessica Bienstock, M.D., M.P.H.

    Professor
    Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education

    "You may think you are junior and don’t belong with 'the big boys,'' but you do."

  • Namandje Bumpus

    Namandje Bumpus, Ph.D.

    Professor
    Director of the Department of Pharmacology and Molecular Science

    "Be who you are and go for what you want."

  • Carolyn Carpenter

    Carolyn Carpenter, M.H.A., F.A.C.H.E.

    President, National Capital Region, Johns Hopkins Medicine

    “Learn what your unique and exceptional talents are and focus on utilizing those strengths.”

  • Janice Clements

    Janice Clements, Ph.D.

    Vice Dean for Faculty
    Professor of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology, Neurology and Pathology

    "Do not underestimate your accomplishments and your contributions."

  • Deidra Crews

    Deidra Crews, M.D., Sc.M.

    Associate Professor of Medicine
    Associate Vice Chair for Diversity and Inclusion

    "Develop an understanding of the value of your time, and establish boundaries to protect it."

  • Lee Daugherty Biddison

    Lee Daugherty Biddison, M.D., M.P.H.

    Associate Professor of Medicine
    Chief Wellness Officer for Johns Hopkins Medicine

    "Learn to respond (not just react) to the challenges you face and pace yourself."

  • Kristy Dickson

    Kristy Dickson, M.P.A.

    Chief of Staff, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

     

  • Annette Mallory Donawa

    Annette Mallory Donawa, Ph.D.

    Assistant Dean, Office of Continuing Medical Education

    "Make decisions that will have positive impacts on the majority and not the minority."

  • Deborah Baker

    Michelle Glennon, J.D.

    Associate Vice President, Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine

    "Embrace new opportunities even when you don’t think you’re 100 percent ready."

  • Sherita Golden

    Sherita Golden, M.D., M.H.S.

    Hugh P. McCormick Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism
    Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer

    "If you don’t take risks, it will be more difficult to pursue your dreams."

  • Melissa Helicke

    Melissa Helicke, M.B.A., M.H.A.

    Vice President, Operations and Chief Operating Officer, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians

    "Work hard, find a good mentor and be a good mentor to others."

  • Karen Horton

    Karen Horton, M.D., F.A.C.R.

    Director of Radiology

    "Confidence is as important as competence."

  • Lisa Ishii

    Lisa Ishii, M.D., M.H.S.

    Senior Vice President for Operations, JHHS

    "To discover new oceans, you have to have the courage to lose sight of the shore."

  • Shari Lawson

    Shari Lawson, M.D., M.B.A.

    Division Director, General Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Assistant Dean, Medical Student Affairs

    "Have several mentors — perhaps one each for research, clinical, career and wellness."

  • Jennifer Kim Lee, M.D.

    Jennifer Kim Lee, M.D.

    Senior Associate Dean for the Office of Women in Science and Medicine

    "Ask for opportunities to learn new skills."

  • Rachel Levine

    Rachel Levine, M.D., M.P.H

    Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty Educational Development

    "Do work that is meaningful and which you are passionate about."

  • Sally MacConnell

    Sally MacConnell, M.B.A.

    Senior Vice President of Facilities, JHHS

    "Hopkins is incredibly diverse; embrace that diversity and help it thrive."

  • Jessica Melton

    Jessica Melton, M.H.A.

    President and Chief Operating Officer, Suburban Hospital

    "My advice is to always be true to yourself, to honor who you are and what is important to you."

  • Redonda Miller

    Redonda Miller, M.D., M.B.A.

    President, The Johns Hopkins Hospital

    "Be sure to say yes to new projects and to apply for new positions."

  • Mary Myers

    Mary Myers, M.S., R.N.

    President/CEO Johns Hopkins Home Care Group
    President of Home & Community-Based Services, Johns Hopkins Health System

    "Let others know your interests and desire to learn and grow."

  • Jennifer Nickoles

    Jennifer Nickoles, M.S.

    Vice President for Operations and System Integration, Johns Hopkins Health System

    "Don’t be afraid to take a risk by accepting something outside your comfort zone."

  • Maria Oliva-Hemker

    Maria Oliva-Hemker, M.D.

    Director, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

    "Learn when to speak up and when silence is needed."

  • Jenine Rabin

    Jenine Rabin, B.A., M.B.A.

    Executive Vice President, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Foundation

    "Leaders like to see other leaders emerge."

  • Cynthia Rand

    Cynthia Rand, Ph.D.

    Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Professor of Medicine

    "In all things, try to be kind."

  • Cory Sandone

    Cory Sandone, M.A., C.M.I.

    Director, Department of Art as Applied to Medicine

    "There is so much great work being done in the labs and the clinics at Hopkins!"

  • Suzanne Sawyer

    Suzanne Sawyer

    Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing
    and Communications Officer

    “Dare mighty things.”

  • Alicia Schulhof

    K. Alicia Schulhof, M.H.A., F.A.C.H.E

    President, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

    “Ask a lot of questions, and seek to understand before making decisions.”

  • Geraldine Seydoux

    Geraldine Seydoux, Ph.D.

    Huntington Sheldon Professor of Medical Discovery
    Vice Dean for Basic Research

    "Be ready to say yes when the call comes. It’s never the perfect time, but it can be the right time."

  • Megan Singleton

    Megan Kasimatis Singleton, J.D., M.B.E, C.I.P.

    Associate Dean for Human Research Protection and Director of the Human Research Protection Program

    “Be who you are, not who you believe you are expected to be.”

  • Kimberly Skarupski

    Kimberly Skarupski, Ph.D., M.P.H.

    Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Development

    "Carve out time to do some deep-diving into who you are."

  • Inez Stewart

    Inez Stewart, M.Ed.

    Senior Vice President of Human Resources

    "Grow and expand your portfolio of skills."

  • Akila Viswanathan

    Akila Viswanathan, M.D., M.P.H.

    Director, Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences

    “Maintain a network of mentors and sponsors who appreciate and support your aspirations and abilities.”

  • Cynthia Wolberger

    Cynthia Wolberger, Ph.D.

    Director of the Department of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry

    “Take advantage of opportunities to serve on school and universitywide committees, and say yes if you are asked to help lead one.”

     
 
 
 
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