Our Nursing Leaders



Gretchen K.D. McCullough, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Officer

Gretchen was drawn to Monroe Carell’s strong outreach work to deliver health care in rural communities and to underserved populations and to bring care closer to where families live.
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Marrisa Lemley Brown

Marissa Lemley Brown, MSN, RN, NE-BC, NPD-BC, CPN
Director of Clinical Education & Professional Development

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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pic Jeremy Crawford, MMHC, BBA, BSN, RN, NE-BC
Senior Associate, Nursing
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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 Monroe Carell.
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Jill Kinch

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

Jill believes that family focused personalized care starts with fostering a culture of nurse advocacy.
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Ashley Ried

Ashley Ried, MMHC, BSN, RN, NE-BC, CPPS
Senior Nursing Projects Manager

Ashley is proud to share that Monroe Carell has achieved its 4th Magnet designation.
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Patti Runyan, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, EBP-C
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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