Nursing Leadership Team at Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Michelle Janney, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
Position: Senior Vice President and Wood-Prince Family Chief Nurse Executive
Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Toledo; Master of Science in Nursing, Medical College of Ohio; Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing, University of Toledo
Years at Northwestern Memorial Hospital: 12 years
 

Maureen Slade, MS, RN, PMHCNS-BC, NE-BC
Position: Vice President of Operations and Associate Chief Nurse Executive
Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Niagara University; Master of Science, Psychiatric and Community Health Nursing, The Ohio State University
Years at Northwestern Memorial Hospital: 26 years
 

Kristin Ramsey, MSN, RN, MPPM, NE-BC
Position: Vice President of Operations 
Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Alabama - Birmingham; Master of Science in Nursing, University of Alabama - Birmingham; Master of Public Policy and Management, Birmingham-Southern College
Years at Northwestern Memorial Hospital: 11 years
 

Kim Armour, PhD, NP-BC, NEA-BC
Position: Director of Women’s Health
Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Keuka College; Master of Science in Nursing, University of Pennsylvania; Doctor of Philosophy, University of Texas at Tyler
Years at Northwestern Memorial Hospital: 3 years
 

Jillian Bergner, MS, RN, NE-BC
Position: Director of General Surgery, Neurosciences and Orthopaedics
Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Rush University; Master of Science in Health Services Administration, University of St. Francis
Years at Northwestern Memorial Hospital: 14 years
 
Susan Campbell, BSN, RN, MBA
Position: Director of Operations, Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute
Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Rockhurst University; Master of Business Administration, Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management
Years at Northwestern Memorial Hospital: 10 years 
 

Barbara Holmes Gobel, MS, RN, AOCN
Position: Director of Professional Practice and Development
Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, DePaul University; Master of Science, Rush University
Years at Northwestern Memorial Hospital: 10 years
 

Gus Granchalek, MBA
Position: Director of Operations and Performance
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Master of Business Administration, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
Years at Northwestern Memorial Hospital: 3 years
 

Heather Keirnan, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Position: Director of Women’s Health
Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Loyola University; Master of Science in Nursing, Benedictine University
Years at Northwestern Memorial Hospital: 19 years
 

Andrea Kessler, MBA
Position: Director of Operations and Strategic Initiatives
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Allegheny College; Master of Business Administration, University of Rochester, Simon School of Business
Years at Northwestern Memorial Hospital: 4 years

 

Gwen McNatt, MS, RN, FNP-BC, PhD(c)
Position: Director of Operations
Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Iowa; Master of Science in Public Health Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago
Years at Northwestern Memorial Hospital: 22 years
 

Maribeth Mielnicki, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Position: Director of Oncology Services
Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Loyola University; Master of Science in Nursing, Loyola University
Years at Northwestern Memorial Hospital: 13 years
 

Patricia O’Sullivan, MSN, RN, NE-BC, ACNS-BC
Position: Director of Medicine Nursing
Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Marquette University; Master of Science in Nursing, St. Xavier University
Years at Northwestern Memorial Hospital: 14 years
 

Carol Payson, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Position: Director of Emergency Services and Cardiac Nursing
Education: Bachelor of Science, University of St. Francis; Master of Science in Nursing Administration, Aurora University
Years at Northwestern Memorial Hospital: 19 years