Judy Dawson – Jones, MPH, RN, Director of Nursing for General Care at Akron Children’s Hospital, has thirty years of leadership and practice experience in outpatient and inpatient settings at four major U.S. children’s hospitals. Judy received her BSN from Hampton University and her Master of Public Health (MPH) from the George Washington University. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing. Judy has experience leading the design and creation of infrastructures supporting ambulatory nursing practice in systems that encompass multistate sites serving diverse populations. Judy has a history of demonstrated success bringing multidisciplinary leadership and managers together to: focus on a shared vision of excellence in the delivery of safe, quality care based on best practices; to provide effective leadership in a translational model; to mentor and build the skills of novice leaders; and to engage staff nurses in evidence based practices.