Our Leadership

The Nursing Executive Council (NEC), chaired by The Ohio State University Health System CNE, serves as the key decision-making, strategic planning and coordinating body on behalf of all nurses and nursing staff at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.


The NEC is comprised of senior nursing leaders from the medical center, and the NEC collaborates with hospital leaders and nurses at all levels to develop and direct nursing services across the health system. They are part of the Health System Shared Governance System Communication Flow, disseminating information to hospital administration/leaders. NEC members include:
  • Jackie Buck, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, Interim Chief Nursing and Patient Care Services Officer
  • Traci Mignery, MS, RN, NEA-BC, Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Ross Heart Hospital
  • Tammy Moore, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, Nursing Administrator, Neurological Institute
  • Abby Nguyen, DBA, MBA, BSN, RN, Associate Chief Nursing Officer, East Hospital
  • Reginald Pryear, DNP, MBA, RN, Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Ambulatory
  • Beth Steinberg, MS, RN, NEA-BC, Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Critical Care & Emergency Services
  • Mary Justice, Associate Executive Director, Patient Care Services & Clinical Transformation
  • Kim Brown, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Director, Nursing Professional Practice and Regulatory Affairs
  • Mary Lou Hauenstein, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, Director, Transplant Division of Nursing
  • Brenda Hixon, DNP, RN, Director, Nursing Education
  • Vanessa Jamison, MHI, BSN, RN-BC, NE-BC, Director, University Hospital and Ross Heart Hospital Perioperative Services
  • Ruth Labardee, DNP, RN, CNL, NEA-BC, Director, Nursing Quality and Evidence-Based Practice
  • Sheila Mapes, MS, APRN, ANP-C, CDE, Interim Director, Advanced Practice Providers
  • Charles Martin, CRNA, MSN, Chief Clinical Nurse Anesthetist; Director, Anesthesia Administration
  • Angela Wilson-VanMeter, MS, RN, CPHIMS, Director, Nursing Informatics
  • Erin Bontrager, Senior Consultant, Marketing and Strategic Communications
  • Molly Hanrahan, Director, Human Resources

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