Our Nursing Leaders

pic Avni Cirpili, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Officer
Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital & Vanderbilt Behavioral Health

"VPH nurses are the best because of their strong commitment to making a difference in the lives of individuals we touch who have a psychiatric illness."
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pic Jessica Raines, MMHC, BSN, PHC-BC
Manager, Patient Care Services
Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital

"The best part about being a nurse leader at VUMC is that I can continuously learn and grow..."
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pic Jon Coomer, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC
Administrative Director of Nursing
Ambulatory Behavioral Health, Vanderbilt Behavioral Health

"Nursing is my second career. I decided to go to nursing school after 15 years of working in journalism."
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pic Janet Elrod MSN, RN, PMH-BC
Manager, Patient Care Services
Psychiatric Assessment Service
Vanderbilt Behavioral Health

pic Lori Harris, BSN, RN, PMH-BC
Manager, Patient Care Services
Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital

"Our patients get the best care and have a system of caregivers able to advocate for them."
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pic Laura Jarosemich, MSN, RN, PMH-BC
Manager, Patient Care Services
Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital

"I enjoy working with others who share the common goal of improving outcomes and providing personalized care to patients."
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pic Lesley Worsley-Hynd, MSN, RN
Director of Clinical Education and Professional Development
Nursing Education
Vanderbilt Behavioral Health

"The leadership team at VBH is dedicated to all the staff members and the patients, and you can see that dedication daily."
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