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Nursing Leadership

Sharon Smyth, DNP, RN, CNML

Sharon Smyth, D.N.P., R.N., C.N.M.L

Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President, Nursing

A member of the executive leadership team of Johns Hopkins Bayview, Dr. Smyth holds strategic responsibility for nursing, education and hospital capacity management. Dr. Smyth also leads several health system initiatives related to integration and was most recently the accountable leader of the supplemental staffing unit and co-director of the Capacity Command Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Smyth served as the chief nursing officer for the Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital.

Carol Ball, MAS, RN

Carol Ball, MAS, RN

Senior Director, Nursing Administration

Carol Ball provides leadership for budget, payroll, nurse license and certification verification, staff modeling, productivity monitoring and performance reporting. A Hopkins Bayview nurse for more than 50 years, she has led many initiatives related to strategic planning, facility redevelopment and operations. 

Cindy Walter, DNP, RN

Cynthia Walters, DNP, RN

Senior Director, Hospital Capacity Management  and Emergency Nursing Services

Dr. Walters leads the hospital capacity management, emergency nursing services and trauma programs. She holds additional departmental responsibilities including clinical care, quality outcomes, regulatory compliance, patient satisfaction, finance, safety/risk management and staff development, as well as maintaining requirements for Emergency Department Base Station and Level II Trauma.

Directors of Nursing

Elaine Clayton, MS, RN

Elaine Clayton, MS, RN, NEA-BC

Director of Nursing, Specialty Hospital Programs
Administrator of Respiratory Care Services

Michelle DAlessandro, DNP, RN, NEABC

Michelle D'Alessandro, DNP, RN, NEA-BC

Director of Nursing, Medicine

Kim Goldsborough, MSN, RN

Kim Goldsborough, DNP, RN,CNML

Director of Nursing, Surgical Services and Neurosciences

Wendy Houseknecht, MSN, RN

Wendy Houseknecht, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

Director of Nursing, Maternal Child Health

Kerri Huber, Ed.D., RN

Kerri Huber, Ed.D., MSN, RN, CIC

Director of Patient Safety

Kelly Krout, DNP, RN

Kelly Krout, DNP, RN

Director of Quality Management

Freddie Jenkins, MSN, RN

Freddie Jenkins, MSN, RN, CDNC

Director of Nursing, Psychiatry

Andy Magalee, MA, RN

Andy Magalee, MA, RN

Director of Nursing for Staffing and Resource Management
Nurse Staffing, Patient Care Coordinators,  RN Temp Labor, Float Pool, Nursing Technology

Carolyn Phillips, MHA, CJCP

Carolyn Phillips, MHA, CJCP

Director of Regulatory Affairs

Carrie Stein, MSN, MBA, RN-BC

Carrie Stein, MSN, MBA, RN-BC

Director of Clinical Informatics

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