Nursing Leadership

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Boston Children’s nurses are open-minded collaborators, committed to tackling complex problems through creativity and collaboration. This approach makes nurses at all levels exceptional leaders whose impact is felt throughout the hospital and around the world.

Nursing Patient Care Executive Committee:

Laura Wood Laura J. Wood, DNP, MS, RN, chief nursing officer and senior vice president of Patient Care, leads the nursing and interprofessional clinical practice, research and education efforts of more than 3,000 nurses, clinicians and support team members. She brings a unique perspective to Boston Children’s through her background in pediatric nursing, improvement science, health care information technology and quality and safety.

Alana Arnold, PharmD, director of Pharmacy, has been at Boston Children’s since 1997. She supervises a staff of 60 pharmacists and 120 pharmacy technicians while overseeing all Pharmacy activities. She is deeply committed to her team’s medication management and patient safety goals.

Julee Bolg Julee Bolg, MS, MBA, RN, executive director of the Satellites, partners with the associate chief nursing officers (ACNOs) and other members of the Patient Care Services executive team to ensure patient care standards and quality are consistent throughout the satellites. Her focus is to develop highly-engaged and efficient teams to support lower cost models of care in the community. She also serves as Boston Children's nurse executive through her work with Network Hospital partners.

Marcie Brostoff Marcie Brostoff, MS, RN, NE-BC, vice president and associate chief nurse of Clinical Education, Informatics, Practice and Quality, works to transform pediatric nursing policy and practice through education and professional development as a teacher, mentor and leader. She provides strategic and operational clinical leadership in the selection, development, deployment, re-engineering and evaluation of technology, education and professional development of clinical staff.

Courtney Cannon Courtney Cannon, AB, MBA, senior director of Clinical & Patient Care Operations, oversees strategic analytics for patient care, clinical services and ambulatory environments. In collaboration with clinical leadership, she leads programs and performance improvement efforts that advance Boston Children's ability to deliver safe, high quality care to patients and families.

Alison Scobie-Carroll Allison Scobie-Carroll, MBA, LICSW, director of Social Work, leads a department of more than 150 clinical social work staff. She is the President-Elect of the National Association of Social Workers Massachusetts Chapter and serves on several community advisory boards, including those of the Massachusetts Children’s Trust Fund and Salem State University Graduate School of Social Work.

Patricia Hickey, PhD, MBA, RN, CHPQ, NEA-BC, FAAN, is the vice president and associate chief nurse of Cardiovascular and Critical Care Patient Services. She also serves as an assistant professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. She is known for her work in leadership development, care delivery innovation and bridging nursing practice and health policy. Her program of research examines the nursing and organizational factors associated with pediatric patient outcomes. In addition, she chairs the Nurse Executive Committee for Research and Inquiry.

Yolanda J. Milliman-Richard Yolanda Milliman-Richard, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, vice president of Surgical Services, clinical director of Radiology and associate chief nurse, provides executive leadership for surgical and procedural operations and strategy across the enterprise. A strong, transformational leader, she ensures that patient care goals and initiatives are aligned to advance organizational success.

Mary Poyner Reed, PhD, RN, CNRN, ANP, vice president and associate chief nurse, focuses her research on neuroscience critical care, traumatic brain injury, caregiver support, innovative care delivery systems, partnering with families, bioethics, human factors engineering, complex systems, and safety. She has a strong interest in partnering with caregivers to reach the best outcomes for their child and family, and to attain their best quality of life.

Susan Shaw, MSN, MS, RN, is vice president of Patient Care Services and Clinical Operations, and is an associate chief nurse. She is nationally known for optimizing patient and family outcomes through developing interprofessional models of care delivery and collaborative practice. As one of the original leaders of our Professional Advancement Program, she has contributed to the career advancement of countless nurses, and she is the chair of Boston Children’s Family Advisory Committee, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.

Rosanne Wetmore Rosanne Wetmore, director of Business Operations for Patient Care Services, ensures that patient care-related financial systems are in place, including capital and operational budgets as well as payroll for more than 4,000 people. She has devoted more than 30 years to supporting front line clinicians at Boston Children’s. She is the executive team’s longest tenured member.
The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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