As the CNO of ORMC, I am responsible for oversight of nursing and the quality of patient care. I strive to be a transformational leader who fosters a healthy work environment, including promoting teamwork, collaboration and resiliency. It is well documented that highly engaged, well-trained nurses make a significant difference in patient outcomes.
I started at Orlando Health in 1982, and spent the majority of my career in critical care, where I found my clinical passion working with the trauma population. I took pride in being affiliated with the area’s only Level One Trauma Center. Over a 34-year career, I participated in dozens of emergency mass casualty preparedness drills. In March 2016, just months prior to the Pulse tragedy, I served as the chief operations officer for Corporate Incident Command during a full-scale, community mass-casualty exercise for Central Florida.