LucasAmandaExecutive Director of Clinical Operations, Neurological Institute
Executive Director, Ohio State Harding Hospital


Amanda Lucas is executive director of Clinical Operations for the Ohio State Neurological Institute and executive director of Ohio State Harding Hospital. In these roles, she oversees all of the administrative aspects of the core neurological clinical areas (Neurology, Neurological Surgery, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Psychiatry and Behavioral Health) across the hospitals (Brain and Spine Hospital, Harding Hospital, Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital and Talbot Addiction Medicine) that serve patients in our neurological service line and the associated multidisciplinary clinics including stroke, spine and related neurological conditions.

With extensive experience in the academic health center environment, Amanda’s areas of expertise include operations (hospital and ambulatory), financial management, integration of services from separate entities into service lines, development and implementation of new programs, facilities/space planning and community outreach. She has been particularly successful in recruiting physician talent, improving financial performance, building teams and managing change in the health care setting. Additionally she has extensive experience managing behavioral health in both the hospital and ambulatory environment.

Amanda came to Ohio State in 2011 from Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where she was the administrator of Behavioral Health since 2006, with oversight of the Child Psychiatry Division at Harding Hospital. Prior to 2006, she was employed for 15 years with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where she held a series of progressive leadership roles in both the clinical and research areas of behavioral health.

Amanda earned a master’s degree in counseling education from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from Point Park University in Pittsburgh.