Sr VP, Patient Care Services and Chief of Nursing
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Dr. Reid Ponte is the Senior Vice President for Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Executive Director of Oncology Nursing and Clinical Services at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. Dr. Reid Ponte has held these positions since 2000. Prior to her current role, she held leadership positions at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Tufts Medical Center where she began her career as a primary nurse on a hematology-oncology unit.
She is the immediate past chair of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission (ANCC) on Magnet, newly appointed member of the ANCC Board and a past president of the Massachusetts Organization of Nurse Executives. She is an active member in the American Academy of Nursing, where she serves as the chair of the Advancing Health Care System Excellence Expert Panel and a member of the Audit Committee; the American Nurses Association; the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses; the Oncology Nursing Society; and the American Organization of Nurse Executives.
Dr. Reid Ponte teaches quality improvement and outcomes graduate courses at Simmons College in Boston and at the University of Massachusetts Boston (UMB). She is a co-principal investigator for the National Cancer Institute-funded Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center-UMB U54 grant. As part of the grant, she co-directs the UMB College of Nursing and Health Sciences accelerated BSN-to-PhD program and a post-doctoral nursing fellowship program in oncology and health disparities.
Dr. Reid Ponte has conducted research in patient safety, patient- and family-centered care and has published extensive non empirical work in nursing leadership, interdisciplinary collaboration, and health care practice environments.
Dr. Reid Ponte received both her Doctorate of Nursing Science and Masters in Nursing Science from Boston University. She received a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Dr. Reid Ponte was a 2001 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Executive Fellow. She was inducted as a Fellow to the American Academy of Nursing in 2004 and completed the Health Care Quality Advanced Training Program (ATP) at Intermountain Health Care in 2008.