OSU Health System Nursing Leadership Team

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:

Deana Sievert, DNP, MSN, RN

Deana Sievert, DNP, MSN, RN

  • Chief Nursing Officer, University Hospital and Ross Heart Hospital

Traci Mignery, MS, RN, NEA-BC

  • Associate Chief Nursing Officer, University Hospital & Ross Heart Hospital

Reginald Pryear, DNP, MBA, RN

  • Associate Chief Nursing Officer, East Hospital, Harding Hospital and Ambulatory
Eric Ballinger

Eric Ballinger, BSN, RN

  • Associate Director, Ross Heart Hospital
Kim Brown, DNP, RN, NEA-BC

Kim Brown, DNP, RN, NEA-BC

  • Director, Nursing Professional Practice and Regulatory Affairs

Sheryl Burtch, MA, RN, NEA-BC

  • Senior Director, Perioperative Services East Hospital and Ambulatory

Holly Chesnick, MS, RN, NE-BC

  • Nursing Director, Ambulatory
Holly Chignolli, DNP, APRN-CNP

Holly Chignolli, DNP, APRN-CNP

  • Associate Director of Evidenced-Based Practice and Standards

Jamie Corral, MSN, RN, NE-BC

  • Director, Critical Care

Laura Droll, MS, RN, NE-BC

  • Director, Transplant

Debbie Francis, DNP, RN-BC, APRN-CNS-BC

  • Director, Nursing Education

Barry Frey, MS, RN, NE-BC

  • Associate Director, East Hospital

Beth Haselwood, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

  • Administrative Director, Nursing and Patient Care Services, East Hospital
Sheila Johnson, MHI, RN, NE-BC

Sheila Johnson, MHI, RN, NE-BC

  • Director, Harding Hospital

Amy Knupp, PhD, RN, APRN-CNS

  • Associate Director, Nursing CE Programming & Education

Ruth Labardee, DNP, RN, CNL, NEA-BC

  • Director, Nursing Quality and Evidence-Based Practice
Jillian Maitland, MBA, BSN, RN

Jillian Maitland, MBA, BSN, RN

  • Director, Nursing for Emergency Services

Deb Patete

  • Associate Director, Perioperative Services

Greg Segelhorst, MBOE, BSN, NE-BC

  • Associate Director, Cardiovascular Services at East Hospital

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