Senior Director, Patient Safety & Qualtiy
Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital
St. Petersburg, FL
Angela is the Senior Director, Patient Safety & Quality at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital. An expert in program development, she has implemented highly successful programs in evidence-based practice implementation, performance improvement, and learning from excellence. Further, she is engaged in local and national efforts to eliminate preventable harm in children's healthcare, including serving on the Clinical Steering Team for the Children's Hospitals' Solutions for Patient Safety. She holds adjunct faculty appointments in the Colleges of Nursing at Rush University and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
Angela's research focuses on patient safety and evidence-based practice implementation. In 2014, she was appointed to an External Advisory Panel for the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute funded Pediatric Heart Network. She received the Society of Pediatric Nurses Excellence in Nursing Research Award in 2012 and an online version of her team’s evidence-based practice mentoring program received the Blackboard Catalyst Award for Staff Development that same year. To further contribute to the evidence-base for practice, she serves on the Editorial Boards for the Journal of Pediatric Nursing and Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care, and serves as reviewer for numerous other journals. Angela is an elected Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, an elected fellow in the American Heart Association, and is active in many other professional organizations including the the Society of Pediatric Nurses and the Southern Nursing Research Society.
Angela earned her B.S.N. from Auburn University and received the School of Nursing Distinguished Alumni Award in 2011. She earned her M.S.N. from the University of South Alabama and her Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences where she received the Distinguished Alumni Award for Nursing Research in 2013.