This executive-level nursing expert has over 30 years of hospital care experience, with significant knowledge of hospital regulations, policies, and procedures with an emphasis on risk management and safety culture. She earned her BSN and MSN in nursing administration from George Mason University and is a licensed registered nurse. She is also a board-certified nurse executive and certified as a professional in patient safety. She is an active member of the American Nurses Association and the American Society of Professionals in Patient Safety. During her 32-year tenure at Novant Health, she held many clinical and administrative roles including as an emergency department charge nurse, as a nursing care outcomes manager, and as a chief nursing officer. She also served as the director of quality and process improvement and as a chief patient safety officer at Fauquier Health System. This expert is currently the clinical manager of the patient safety network at a medical center in Washington.