LeAnn's leadership style is a great fit for our organization. She is an experienced and thoughtful leader excited to connect with our members, staff, and Board.
CHICAGO (PRWEB) March 17, 2020
The National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL) is pleased to announce the appointment of LeAnn Swanson as chief executive officer (CEO), effective immediately. Swanson is a collaborative, strategic, and effective leader who brings more than 20 years of healthcare experience, working in the areas of nonprofit, government, healthcare, and education.
“In addition to her growth-oriented track record, LeAnn’s leadership style is a great fit for our organization. She is an experienced and thoughtful leader excited to connect with our members, staff, and Board,” NCHL Board Chair Tim Rice said. “LeAnn’s passion and experience will enhance the results and commitment NCHL has to further drive evidence-based leadership practices.”
In 2019, the NCHL Board of Directors voted to hire a full-time CEO, acknowledging it is in an ideal position to influence and lead in the marketplace, guided by its fundamental tenant that great leadership drives quality healthcare and improved outcomes.
Andrew N. Garman, PsyD, who has served as NCHL’s part-time CEO for the past nine years will continue providing research and facilitation services across many of NCHL’s innovative programs. “Andy’s leadership has been instrumental in helping us achieve our mission, vision, and values, as we deliver exceptional support and resources to our member organizations,” Rice added.
Previously, Swanson served as the executive director of the Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance (The Alliance) from 2013 to 2020, where she was able to transitioned the organization into a self-sustained, professional partnership- supported entity. The Alliance provides collaborative leadership and professional education support to 58 organ procurement organizations and more than 200 hospitals and transplant centers.
NCHL is the leader in advancing evidence-based leadership practices to drive quality care and improved outcomes. Through its three premier membership programs, including the Leadership Excellence Networks (LENS), US Cooperative of International Patient Programs (USCIPP) and National Council on Administrative Fellowships (NCAF), members are supported through collaboration, education, and research. These member benefits serve as a catalyst for organizations to find and apply leadership solutions that drive achievement of organizational goals as they pursue organizational excellence. Click here to learn more about NCHL.