Leadership

Maddy PearsonMadelyn Pearson, DNP, RN, NEA-BC

Madelyn “Maddy” Pearson, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, is chief nursing officer and senior vice president of Patient Care Services at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Pearson joined BWH from the Mount Sinai Health System Downtown Campus in New York where she served as regional senior vice president of Patient Care Services and chief nursing officer. There, she was instrumental in efforts to reduce hospital-acquired conditions and improve quality and patient safety. Prior to Mount Sinai, Pearson was the senior vice president of Patient Care Services and chief nursing officer at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, a 352-bed community and teaching hospital in New Jersey. With her leadership, the hospital sustained Magnet status.

Pearson has served as a program appraiser for the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program for more than a decade.

Pearson earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, her master’s in Nursing Administration from New York University, and her Master of Science in Nursing from Rutgers State University. She is also pursuing a doctorate at Rutgers and is certified as a nursing executive advanced.

The Nurse Executive Board (NEB) is made up of associate chief nurses and executive directors who provide leadership in specific clinical areas or who have department-wide responsibilities. As executive nurse leaders, the NEB partners with nurses in all roles to co-create caring and inclusive environments that support healing, the development of excellent nursing practice and a strong sense of advocacy for a fair and just culture in day-to-day operations. The NEB is led by:

Leo F. Buckley, Jr., MBA

Leo F. Buckley, Jr., MBA

Executive Director of Business Operations, BWH Patient Care Services and Nursing

Prior to joining BWH, Buckley was director of nursing administration at Tufts New England Medical Center and a Systems Manager at Wang Laboratories. Buckley completed a Bachelor’s Degree from Boston College in General Management and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Suffolk University. Buckley is a recent recipient of the BWH Thomson Compassionate Care Leadership Award.

 

Mary Lou Etheredge, MS, RN, PMHCNS-BC

Mary Lou Etheredge, MS, RN, PMHCNS-BC

Executive Director of Nursing Practice Development

Ms. Etheredge assures that programs, initiatives and strategies developed articulate and advance professional nursing practice. In partnership with the chief nursing officer and associate chief nurses, she helps shape the strategic direction for practice development and provides leadership to the Psychiatric Nurse Resource Service to improve the psychological care of hospitalized patients and their families. .

Lisa Morrissey, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC

Lisa Morrissey, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC

Associate Chief Nurse of Peri-Procedural Areas

Ms. Morrissey is responsible for nursing practice and patient care in Perioperative Services, Cardiovascular Diagnostic Interventional Center, Interventional Radiology, the Pain Clinic, Endoscopy and Ambulatory Day Surgery at multiple BWH sites. Dr. Morrissey served as interim chief nursing officer and senior vice president of Patient Care Services at BWH from October 1, 2016 to June 1, 2017. 

 

Karen Reilly, DNP, MBA, RN

Karen Reilly, DNP, MBA, RN

Associate Chief Nurse of Cardiovascular, Thoracic and Surgical Acute and Critical Care Nursing Services

Since starting at the Brigham in 1993, Dr. Reilly has served as nurse-in-charge in the Medical Cardiology Intermediate Care Unit and most recently as nurse director of Shapiro 9/10 and 9 East. As nurse director, Dr. Reilly led staff on hospital-wide initiatives, including the planning and opening of the Shapiro Cardiovascular Center. 

 

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