Deanna continuously shows visibility to staff nurses as well as the leadership team. She infuses her clinical knowledge to the floor nurses while bridging the gap that sometimes gets lost in translation to the leadership team to keep an even balance.
Deanna has an open door policy. She is positive, engaging, encouraging, and honest. She is constantly inspiring us to develop professionally.
Deanna’s knowledge base and clinical expertise is a huge advantage for our entire organization. She empowers frontline nurses to use evidence-based practice to drive change.
Deanna is a true transformational leader in that she began as a staff nurse and quickly transformed into the Magnet Program Director. This shows how she values the true vision of Saint Barnabas Medical Center with the frontline nurses always in mind. Her influences and beliefs are a powerful presence that align the organizational goals with frontline nursing to drive multidisciplinary change.