Daleen Penoyer, PhD, RN, CCRP, FCCM is the director for the Center for Nursing Research and Advanced Nursing Practice at Orlando Health. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Penoyer served in various roles including: critical care educator, critical care clinical nurse specialist, and director of advanced practice nursing and nursing research. For more than 20 years she has served on the Orlando Health Institutional Review Board, led the Nursing Research Committee, and actively promoted the engagement of nurses in all settings in nursing research.

Dr. Penoyer is a distinguished nursing scholar and educator who served on the faculty of the University of South Carolina, University of Florida, University of Central Florida, Florida Southern University, and Valencia Community College. She is an expert with more than 30 years of experience in the areas of critical care, physiology, building multidisciplinary teams, and quality improvement processes. Dr. Penoyer has conducted nursing research in these areas, is the recipient of grant funding at the local, state, and national levels and has over 40 publications in refereed journals and textbooks.

Dr. Penoyer was awarded the 2012 American Association of Critical Care Circle of Excellence Award, 2015 Nursing Research award from the Florida Nurses Association, and Society of Critical Care Medicine Nursing Excellence award. She is a fellow in the Society of Critical Care Medicine, board certified as a clinical research professional, and is an active member in professional organizations to include: the Society of Critical Care Medicine, American Association of Critical Care Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, Florida Nurses Association, and the National Association of Critical Care Nurses. Dr. Penoyer serves as a trustee on the Florida Nurses Foundation Board and has been an invited speaker at local, state, national, and international conferences.

As a former Clinical Nurse Specialist, she has promoted the advanced practice nursing role at Orlando Health and developed a team of clinical nurse specialists and clinical nurse to drive excellence in clinical practice across the organization. Throughout her career, Dr. Penoyer has served as a mentor to nurses at all levels of practice and leadership. 

In addition to her executive responsibilities, Dr. Penoyer is an active member of the corporate quality team and is the lead for Orlando Health’s surviving sepsis initiative.