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UNH Nursing Innovation and Leadership Colloquium

The Department of Nursing is pleased to offer the 2022-2023 Healthcare Innovation & Leadership Colloquium. This colloquium is a series of presentations that will feature key nursing and healthcare leaders. These healthcare leaders will be sharing their thoughts on health care today and the role nursing plays in the future transformation of healthcare.

October 27, 2022 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM (EST) Virtual Event via Zoom (email for Zoom)

Keynote Speakers:

  • Kay Kennedy, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, CPHQ - Chief Executive Officer - uLeadership
  • Lucy Leclerc, PhD, RN, NPD-BC - Chief Learning Officer - uLeadership
  • Susan Campis, MSN, RN, NE-BC - Chief Wellness Officer - uLeadership


Dr. Kay Kennedy is an author, nurse executive, nurse educator, and entrepreneur. By combining a love for nurses, patients, and quality improvement, she has led large nursing teams to create healthy work environments, satisfied patients, and consistent, high-quality care. Dr. Kennedy has held multiple leadership roles from the bedside to Chief Nursing Officer. She currently serves on the faculty at Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing in Atlanta, GA and is adjunct faculty at Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA.Dr. Kennedy’s goal as a leader is to ignite innovative problem-solving; develop others to be their best; and lead by serving others.


Dr. Lucy Leclerc is a nurse executive, author, and Assistant Professor in the School of Healthcare Leadership at Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA. Dr. Leclerc’s research focuses on healthcare leadership in practice and in academia with the aim to connect leadership behaviors with metrics and outcomes for staff, patients, and communities. She serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Nursing Education and has published research in many peer-reviewed journals. Over the years, Dr. Leclerc has led teams in venues from the bedside to the executive director role to tarmacs across the world in the United States Air Force Reserve as an officer and flight nurse. Dr. Leclerc seeks to reveal what already exists within healthcare team members and teams…excellence and professionalism.


Susan Campis is a nurse executive, author, Health and Wellness Coach, and entrepreneur. Susan began her nursing career in the Intensive Care Unit where she was a staff nurse for 15 years before moving into a formal leadership role. Over the years, she served as a Nurse Manager, Director, and Executive Director. Susan is a nurse leader whose passion for coaching and mentoring others helped produce successful and engaged nursing teams throughout her career. As a nurse leader, Susan understands the importance of a safe and healthy work environment and worked to create a culture of excellence, trust and caring where her team could perform at their best, ensuring quality care, and patient safety. Susan cares deeply for the health and well-being of health care professionals and, as a Health and Wellness Coach, her goal is to work with others to help them reach their full potential.