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Nursing Leadership

The nursing leadership team at the University of Miami Hospital and Clinics is dedicated to fostering a caring environment to benefit the wellbeing of nurses, patients, and visitors. Their expertise and guidance help identify and create quality improvement initiatives throughout our hospitals and clinics, as well as provide the tools needed for career development. Through encouragement, and productive evidence-based feedback, nurses are empowered to deliver compassionate, high-quality patient care.

Elizabeth Smith, DNP, RN
Chief Nursing Officer 
University of Miami Hospital & Clinics (UMHC)
(Bascom Palmer Eye Institute (BPEI)/UMHC, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
(SCCC)/UMHC, UHealth Tower (UHT)/UMHC)

Juan Carlos Rosario, BSN, RN
Associate Chief Nurse Officer
Inpatient, Inpatient Support Services & Emergency Services (UMHC)

Jeannette Garcia Slanker, MSN, APRN, CPHON, PMHNP, FNP
Associate Chief Nurse Executive
Ambulatory and Infusion Services / Pediatrics (UMHC)

Deborah Anne Piehl, MSN-Adm/Ed, RN
Executive Director, Nursing
Professional Practice, Compliance, Magnet and Nursing Program Accreditation (UMHC)

Hilda Brito, MSN, RN-BC
Executive Director, Nursing
Professional Development (UMHC)

Doreen Ashley, MSN, DNP, APRN
Executive Director, Nursing 
Critical Care for UHT & SCCC, Dialysis for UHealth & SCCC, Critical Care Educator, PCU and Stepdown

Donnamarie Fernandes, BSN, RN, OCN
Executive Director, Nursing  
Oncology Inpatient Services for SCCC & UHT, Apheresis and BMT Clinic, PICC/VAD Team, Oncology Educators and Inpatient Oncology Service Line

Lina Utrera, BSN, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, CPAN
Executive Director, Nursing 
BPEI and BPEI Satellites

Kathy Zanelli, BSN, RN-BC
Executive Director, Nursing 
University of Miami Medical Group (UMMG), Plantation/Kendall Satellites, and Lennar Foundation Medical Center

Nancy Johnson, BSN, RN, MSHCA
Executive Director, Clinical Operations 
UHealth Digestive Health Services, Utilization Management, Social Services/Care Coordination, Wound Care Center & Hyperbaric Medicine

Stephanie Moss, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC
Executive Director, Clinical Operations 
UHealth & SCCC - IR/Radiology/Cath Lab & CV Service Line

Clemencia Silk, MSN, BSN
Executive Director, Clinical Operations
Surgical and Perioperative Services UHealth

Nicole Doell, BSN, RN
Executive Director, Clinical Operations 
Ambulatory Services for SCCC Main & Satellites Oversight

Lauren Gjolaj MBA, BSN, CCRP
Executive Director, Strategic Operations
Oncology and Non-oncology Infusion Services for SCCC Main & Satellites Oversight, Infusion Scheduling and UR Outpatient for UMHC

Anne Lee, MBA, CCRN, RN
Executive Director, Clinical Operations
UHealth Non-Invasive Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine - UHealth, Cardiovascular Medicine Clinic – UHealth

Miriam Levy MT, CIC
Executive Director
Infection Control/Employee Health SCCC/UMHC & ABLEH/BPEI

Chris Loulan, MSHA, BSN, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC
Executive Director, Nursing 
Perioperative Services Lennar Foundation Medical Center

Jessica MacIntyre, APRN, NP-C, AOCNP
Executive Director, Clinical Operations
Site Disease Group, Research Clinic Phase I, Cancer Survivorship, Oncology Social Work, Cancer Support Services, Patient/Family Advisory Council

Cathy Rosenberg, MSN, APRN, ACNP-BC
Executive Director, Operations
Hospital Base ICU NPs, Ortho/Neuro NPs, & Ortho/Neuro Clinic, Outpatient APRNs at UMMG

Maritza Alencar, DNP, MBA, APRN, BMTCN
Director, Clinical Operations
Fellowship/NPs Infusion/Wellness and Prevention Clinic/Phase I Research Clinic

Debra Chinquee, MSN, APRN, OCN
Administrator for Adult Stem Cell Transplant Program and Adult SCT Director of Advance Practice Providers

Tara Cheung, BSN, RN
Director, Case Management

Malinda Clark, BSN, RN
Director, Nursing 
Non-Invasive Cardiology RNs, Cardiology Clinic RNs/CNAs and Heart Aware, and Structural Heart Nursing Coordinator

Irene Collado, BSN, RN
Director, Clinical Practice
Ortho/Neuro

Lauren Gallegos, BSN, RN, CPHON
Director, Nursing
Infusion Critical Practice for SCCC Main & Satellites Oversight

Tamara Gort, BSN, BA, RN, ONN-CG
Director//SDG /Nurse Navigator

Cristina Herrera, MSN, APRN, AOCNP
Director, Advance Practice 
Hematology/Oncology Division

Pilar Hombreiro, BSN, RN, NBRC-RRT, CPFT, NPS
Director, Pulmonary Medicine
UHealth Respiratory RNs

Terri Jennings, BSN, RN
Director, Nursing
Peri-Anesthesia Services/SPU/PACU, & Ambulatory UHealth

Viviane Leveille-Charles, BSN, RN, MPH NE-BC
Director, Nursing 
Outpatient Services, BPEI

Nelson Nunez, MBA, BSN, RN, CNOR
Director, Nursing
Perioperative Services, Pain Clinic, and Mohs SCCC

Mike Pankey, MBA, ASN, BA
Director, Nursing
Surgical Services Bascom Palmer Eye Institute (BPEI)

Katie Perez, PhD, RN
Director, Nursing
Research Infusion Services for SCCC Main and Satellites Oversight

Frederick Soriano, BSN, RN, CGRN
Director, Nursing
GI Procedures/Lab, and Call Center (GIPU)

Lillian Soto, MSN, APRN-BC
Interim Director
Cardiovascular Services & Vascular Lab

Maikel Valdes Oliva, MSN, APRN, AOCNP, BMTCN
Director, Nursing Services 
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (SCCC) Satellites

Mirella Villasuso, MSN, BSN, APRN
Director, Nursing
Digestive Health, Motility Lab, and Crohns and Colitis Clinic, Infusion