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Leadership

The Zielony Nursing Institute’s executive leadership team is comprised of trusted, dedicated individuals who follow a serving leader philosophy to leadership. Collectively, the team’s experience spans the globe and numerous facets of the nursing profession. Many of our leaders are sought-after speakers and presenters and serve as expert resources throughout the healthcare industry.

Executive Chief Nursing Officer

Kelly Hancock
K. Kelly Hancock, DNP, RN, NE-BC

Executive Chief Nursing Officer

Distinguished Benefactor

Nurse Name
Stanley Shalom Zielony

Distinguished Benefactor

Associate Chief Nursing Officers

Nancy M. Albert
Nancy M. Albert, PhD, RN, CCNS, CHFN, CCRN, NE-BC, FAHA, FCCM, FAAN

Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Office of Nursing Research and Innovation 

James Bryant
James Bryant, BSN, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, CCRN, NEA-BC

Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Emergency Medicine

Kimberly D. Hunter
Kimberly D. Hunter, MSN, MBA, RN, NEA-BC

Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Joan M. Kavanagh.
Joan M. Kavanagh, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Nursing Education and Professional Development

Denise J. Minor.
Denise J. Minor, DNP, MSN, RN, CNS, NEA-BC

Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Surgical Services

Brenda K. Mullan.
Brenda K. Mullan, MSN, RN, CDP, NE-BC

Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Ambulatory Care

Dana C. Wade
Dana C. Wade, DNP, RN, CNS-BC, CPHQ, NEA-BC

Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Nursing Quality and Practice

Marianela “Nelita” Iuppa
Marianela “Nelita” Iuppa, DNP, MS, BSN, NEA-BC, RN-BC, FHIMSS

Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Informatics

Chief Nursing Officers

Dawn A. Bailey
Dawn A. Bailey, BSN, MAOM, RN, NEA-BC

Chief Nursing Officer, Cleveland Clinic Euclid Hospital

Susan L. Collier
Susan L. Collier, DNP, RN, CNS, NEA-BC

Chief Nursing Officer Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital

Kenneth Frame
Kenneth Frame, MHA, RN

Chief Nursing Officer, Ashtabula County Medical Center

Cherie Guster
Cherie Guster, MSN, RN

Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Cleveland Clinic Akron General

Mary R. Kennedy
Mary R. Kennedy, MBA, BSN, RN

Chief Nursing Officer, Cleveland Clinic Medina Hospital

Kerry A. Major
Kerry A. Major, MSN, RN, NE-BC

Chief Nursing Officer, Cleveland Clinic Florida

Sheila A. Miller
Sheila A. Miller, MSN, MBA, RN

Chief Nursing Officer, Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital

Tarey M. Ray
Tarey M. Ray, MS, RN

Chief Nursing Officer, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC)

Mary McGreal Sauer
Mary McGreal Sauer, MBA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC

Chief Nursing Officer, Cleveland Clinic Lakewood

Janet P. Schuster
Janet P. Schuster, MBA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, CPHQ, HACP

Chief Nursing Officer, Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital

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Deborah C. Small, MSN, BSN, RN, NE-BC

Chief Nursing Officer, Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital

Ann M. Williamson
Ann M. Williamson, PhD, RN, NEA-BC

Chief Clinical and Nursing Officer, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Barbara R. Zinner, DNP, MSN, BSN, RN, NE-BC

Chief Nursing Officer, Cleveland Clinic Marymount Hospital