Shellie Williams is the nurse executive and vice president of nursing, overseeing a department of 245 nurses and staff. During her 30-year tenure with Kennedy Krieger, she has served in nursing roles that have progressed in leadership and responsibility, including as inpatient staff nurse, inpatient day charge nurse, inpatient senior staff nurse, performance improvement committee chair, inpatient nurse manager, nurse recruiter, and her current role, director of nursing operations.. She has also served on Kennedy Krieger’s Ethics Committee and currently serves on the Institute’s Accreditation Task Force and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee.
As the nurse executive and vice president of nursing, Williams is responsible for sustaining and advancing a professional nursing environment in which members of the Institute’s nursing workforce continue to be critical and valued members of the healthcare team in providing safe, quality care across the Institute. She also assists in strategic planning for Kennedy Krieger, while working closely with members of the Institute’s senior leadership team to further enhance the Institute’s mission and goals.
For the past two years, Williams has served as the president of the Maryland Association for Health Care Recruitment (MAHCR). Under her leadership, the chapter was recognized as a Platinum Chapter by the National Association for Health Care Recruitment. MAHCR is one of only two chapters to receive this designation, which it has retained for two years. She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Hampton University, and her master’s degrees in nursing and healthcare administration from the University of Phoenix.