Nancy was drawn to the healthcare industry by a desire to use her business skills to make a difference in people's lives. She began her career in strategic planning at Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas. A move to Jewish Hospital in St. Louis put her in the right place at the right time to participate in the creation of BJC HealthCare. As the merger began, she was asked to take on a new role facilitating workgroups designed to show the benefits of the merger by reducing costs and streamlining service. This provided her the opportunity to learn about supply chain management.
For 14 years Nancy served as Vice President of Supply Chain Operations and spent four years as Vice President of Supply Chain Transformation. During her tenure she focused on developing a collaborative culture where providers and suppliers could work together to solve problems and develop innovative solutions. She was an early adopter of data standards, implemented a strategic planning process and expanded the department to include a robust analytics and project management team.
Nancy was a founding member of Vizient’s Large IDN Service Network (LISN) and SMI where she served on the board for seven years. She was inducted into the Bellwether League Hall of Fame in 2015 and received leadership awards from GHX, BJC and the YWCA.
Nancy believes in a post COVID world, supplier and provider collaboration is more important than ever and that we need bold new solutions to move the industry forward. She continues to champion the adoption and utilization of data standards as a means to improve patient safety and enhance operations.