E. Mary Johnson has been a nurse leader for the past 35 years. She is a Career Coach for Nurses and is a Patient Navigator in Cleveland, Ohio. She was the Director of Ambulatory Nursing at Cleveland Clinic Foundation prior to retiring. She then served as a consultant Administrator for Advanced Practice Nurses at Cleveland Clinic Foundation for 5 years and then created the Career Coach for Nurses Program – focused on recruitment and nurse retention. Johnson has written several articles on various nursing leadership issues and has authored the chapter on Patient Advocacy for AAACN’s Core Curriculum textbook. She is a frequent lecturer to nursing programs on issues of nursing leadership, patient advocacy, nursing retention, mentoring and nursing certification preparation.