Our Team

Internationally known and widely lauded for expertise and leadership, our team exists to help your team.

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Our Consultants

Vicki George

PhD, RN, FAAN

Vicki George is noted for her specialization with helping organizations achieve Magnet® status, shared governance models, peer review, strategic planning, clinical leadership, innovation and complex systems.

Fran Hicks

PhD, RN, FAAN

Fran is an experienced nurse executive
with a background that includes clinical practice, teaching, academic administration, board leadership, and experience as a healthcare consultant.

Kathleen Stolzenberger

PhD, RN

Kathleen is a nationally recognized nurse leader who is widely respected for her expertise and influence in advancing professional nursing practice. She helped lead her organization to its 5th Magnet® designation and has authored many documents.

Vicki Maisonneuve-Babb

MSN, RN, CRRN

Recognized as a mission-driven leader, Vicki has a diverse background including clinical experience in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Ortho Neuro and Trauma, and Home Health care. With 40+ years of experience, she has held a variety of nursing education & leadership roles in multiple settings.

Elizabeth Card

MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, CPAN, CCRP, FASPAN, FAAN

A proven researcher and educator, Elizabeth created, taught and coordinated other educators for Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) evidence-based fellowships for nurses. She also completed over 150 research studies that she led, coordinated or supported.

Jennifer Cordo

DNP, RN, NE-BC

Jennifer is the Director of Nursing Professional Practice who led development of professional peer review processes for all nursing roles and the integration of AONL nurse leader competencies into the performance evaluation process

Sabrina Downs

MSN, MBA, RN, NE-BC

Over 30 years of experience in healthcare, including critical care, oncology and palliative/end-of-life care, management, program development and executive leadership. 

Barb Haag-Heitman

PhD, RN

Barb has more than 30 years of leadership experience in both acute and long-term care settings where she worked closely with clinical staff, physicians and organizational leaders to create quality outcomes.

Peggy Kalowes

PhD, RN, CNS, FAHA

Dr. Peggy Kalowes is a Nursing Scientist with over 30+ years acute care experience. She has an extensive background as an expert APRN, educator and nurse leader across many healthcare settings.

Patricia Maria Lavin

DNP, RN, NEA-BC

Patricia is currently the Senior Director of Nursing Quality, Magnet® and Outcomes at the NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital overseeing Quality, Magnet® designation, community outreach programs and more.

Sandy Lovering

DHSc, RN, CTN-A

Sandy is an experienced nurse executive, nurse theorist, transcultural nursing specialist and researcher with 40+ years of international nursing experience in Canada, United States, New Zealand and the Middle East.

Chris Ann Meaney
Chris Ann Meaney

DNP, MHA, RN-BC, NE-BC, FACHE

Chris Ann’s 20+ years working in Magnet institutions prepared her to be a transformational leader. She believes strongly in shared governance structures and understands the value of implementing LEAN/Six Sigma strategies to improve overall quality of care. 

Mary Milan

Consultant Support Specialist

Mary has over 35 years experience working in Wisconsin’s healthcare industry. She works closely with NCP’s executive team concerning all aspects of business operations.

Ruthie Robinson

PhD, RN, CNS, FAEN, CEN, NEA-BC

Ruthie has more than 35 years of experience in acute care nursing, including nursing administration and education. She has published in peer reviewed journals and contributed to several book chapters.

Eugene Waterval

PhD, RN, NE-BC

Eugene has done exceptional work as MPD at Orlando Health. In addition to leading his organization to two Magnet® designations, Eugene has consulted extensively in the Netherlands and has a broad network of international colleagues.