Nursing Leadership Team

Brian Stahulak, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC

Senior Vice President Chief Nursing Officer

Length of time as a leader: Nurse at Lurie Children's since 1997 functioning at various levels of leadership since 2001; Chief Nursing Officer since 2016

Education: BSN, University of Illinois at Chicago; MBA, National Louis University; DNP, Boise State University

Leadership motto: “True leaders understand that leadership is not about them but about those they serve. It is not about exalting themselves but about lifting others up.” ― Sheri L. Dew 

Karen Richey, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC

Associate Chief Nursing Officer

Length of time as a leader: 30 years at Lurie Children's

Education: BSN, Ball State University; MBA, National Louis University; DNP, American Sentinel University

Carrie Alden, MSN, CPNP

Vice President & Chief, Ambulatory and Advanced Practice

Length of time as a leader: Started at Lurie Children's in 1999 as a nursing assistant;  Formal leadership roles since 2011, most recently as Associate Chief Nursing Officer of Advanced Practice in 2022

Education: BSN, Lewis University; MSN, Loyola University; CPNP, Loyola University

Motto: Leadership is not a rank or position to be attained. Leadership is a service to be given.

Alisa Chandrabose, MBA, BSN, RN, CPN

Senior Director, Ambulatory Services

Length of time as a leader: Started at Lurie Children’s as a nurse in 2003.  Functioning in various formal leadership roles since 2008.

Education: BSN, Northern Illinois University; MBA, National Louis University

Motto: "The ultimate test of your greatness is the way you treat every human being." – Pope Saint John Paul II

James Dunn, MHSA, BS

Senior Director, Ambulatory Clinical Operations

Length of time as a leader: Started at Lurie Children's in 2022, has held formal leadership roles in healthcare since 2009

Education: MHSA, Central Michigan University; BS, Central Michigan University

Motto: “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning,” – Bill Gates

Marcus Ingram

Senior Director, Ambulatory Business Operations

Length of time as a leader: Started with Lurie in 2015 as the Manager of Central Registration. Held various leadership role is Lurie Revenue Cycle including Director of Financial Clearance and Sr. Director of Revenue Cycle Operations

Education: BA, Psychology University of Illinois Chicago; MA, Organizational Psychology Adler University

Leadership motto: Only the person who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat

Johanna Mishra, BSN, M

Senior Director, Transplant Center & International and Destination Patient Services

Length of time as a leader: Since 2004 at Lurie Children’s, with the exception of three years elsewhere

Education: BSN, University of Pennsylvania; MS, Health Systems Management, Rush University

Leadership Quote: "Fight for the things you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you." - Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Kathleen Moriarty, MSN, CCDS CCM

Senior Director, Case Management

Length of time as a leader: Since 2019 at Lurie Children’s, since 2009 in healthcare

Education: BSN, Loyola University; MSN, University of Phoenix

Leadership motto: “There are three essentials to leadership: humility, clarity and courage.”- Fuchan Yuan

John Olmstead, MSN, MBA, CNOR, FACHE

Senior Director, Surgical/Procedural Srevices

Length of time as a leader: Since 2020 at Lurie Children’s, since 1997 in healthcare.

Education: MSN, Indiana University, MBA, City University of Seattle

Leadership motto: “At the end of the day people won't remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou

Laura Westley, BSN, MSM, RN, C-NPT

Senior Director, Interfacility Transport, Emergency Services, Patient Access Center and Almost Home Kids

Length of time as a leader: Since 2011 at Lurie Children's, since 2006 in healthcare

Education: BSN, UW-Eau Claire; MSM, Cardinal Stritch University

Leadership motto: Great leaders don’t set out to be a leader…they set out to make a difference. It’s never about the role, always about the goal. 

Inga Uremovich, MSN, RN, CPN

Senior Director, Magnet Program and Nursing Excellence

Length of time as a leader: Started as an RN in 2002; Formal leadership roles since 2014

Education: ADN, Truman College, BSN-Chamberlain University; MSN, Elmhurst University