Gina Leath MSN, RN, CENP, NE-BC, CCRN-K currently serves as VP/Chief Nursing Officer at SoutheastHEALTH Hospital in Cape Girardeau, MO in District 6 since August 2019. She brings over 10 years in Executive Leadership and over 20 years of progressive leadership with a background in cardiac and critical care services. Before joining SoutheastHEALTH, Ms. Leath served as CNO in Knoxville, TN where she was a member of the TN Organization of Nurse Leaders. She served as TONL President Elect in 2017 and a member of the TONL East TN Nurse Excellence Subcommittee. She is a graduate of Baptist College of Health Sciences in Memphis, TN and received her Master of Science in Nursing Leadership and Management through Western Governors University. Gina’s past experience focuses on supporting new graduate nurses’ transition to practice with the development of Nurse Residency programs, fostering advancement in professional nursing through Career Advancement programs and certifications, supporting evidenced based practice and the nurse’s voice at the table through Nursing Practice Councils. Ms. Leath’s nursing vision is to empower nursing to be leaders throughout the SoutheastHEALTH system, from the bedside to the boardroom as they work as full partners with other healthcare professionals promoting high quality, compassionate patient care.