Our Nursing Leaders


Kathie Krauss

Kathie Krause, MSN, RN, NNP-BC, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Officer

Kathie started at Vanderbilt as a staff nurse in NICU.
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Marrisa Lemley Brown

Marissa Lemley Brown, MSN, RN, CPN
Director of Clinical Education

Marissa is proud to be a fourth-generation nurse.
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Kate Copeland

Kate Copeland, MSN, RN, CPN, NEA-BC
Associate Nursing Officer, Emergency Services

Kate strongly advocates for the delivery of high-quality and timely care for all children. 
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Marlee Crankshaw

Marlee Crankshaw, DNP, RN, CNML
Associate Nursing Officer, Neonatal Services

Marlee believes that by making a positive impact on someone’s life, you impact your own.
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Janet Cross, M.Ed., CCLS, CPXP
Senior Director, Patient and Family-Centered Care

Janet is a certified child life specialist and a certified patient experience professional.
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Andrea Hughie

Andrea Hughie, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Associate Nursing Officer, Care Coordination

Andrea is a Black Belt Problem Solver.
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Vickie Jones

Vicki Jones, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Associate Nursing Officer, Inpatient Nursing Services

Vicki knows that people are the heart of MCJCHV.
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Jill Kinch

Director of Advanced Practice, Perioperative, Ambulatory and Acute Care Services

Jill started at Vanderbilt as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in the PICU.
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Kathy Moss

Kathy Moss, MSN, MBA, RN, NEA-BC
Associate Nursing Officer, Ambulatory Nursing and Clinical Support Services

Kathy is proud to work where nurses practice to their fullest potential.
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Ashley Ried

Ashley Ried, MMHC, BSN, RN, CPPS
Senior Nursing Projects Manager

Ashley is excited to lead the Children’s Hospital to their 4th Magnet designation.
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Patti Runyan, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC
Senior Director, Nursing Professional Practice

Patti is rewriting the rules with nursing evidence.
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Barbara Shultz

Barb Shultz, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Associate Nursing Officer, Surgical Services

Barb inspires new nursing leaders through innovation and care.
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Michelle Terrell

Michelle Terrell, DNP, APRN, CPNP-AC/PC, NE-BC
Director for Advanced Practice, Critical and Acute Care Services

Michelle has been going strong as a Vanderbilt nurse for over 25 years. 
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