President of Suburban Hospital
Why did you decide to join Johns Hopkins Medicine?
Suburban Hospital was acquired in 2009 by Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM). I was the chief nursing officer (CNO) at Suburban, and I have remained in leadership roles there since we joined. Our hospital and board were very excited about the opportunity to join JHM.
Why have you decided to stay at Johns Hopkins Medicine?
I have always valued my hospital leadership positions as they combine the opportunity to work within a talented team, have some leadership responsibilities and stay close to work with great value, patient care. Since we joined JHM, I have enjoyed the new relationships that I could access from my community hospital leadership role as a member of an academic system.
Leadership requires passion, and without passion being a genuine leader is impossible.
Which of your accomplishments are you most proud of at Johns Hopkins Medicine?
I accomplished very little alone, almost everything was a team accomplishment. I am so proud of the team here. I am especially proud of the role I played in helping two of my colleagues achieve executive level positions. I was able to appoint a new CNO and mentor a new vice president of operations. I am especially proud of their accomplishments and proud that I got to be a part of it!
What advice would you give a woman who is aspiring to grow in her leadership responsibilities?
My best advice is to do what you love and love what you do. Leadership requires passion, and without passion being a genuine leader is impossible. Make sure that you fully commit at each role along the way to your aspirations.