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With great pleasure and enthusiasm, PONL announces the appointment of our new Executive Director, Elizabeth (Liz) Menschner, who will lead the organization into its next chapter of success. Liz comes to us with an impressive background in healthcare leadership, bringing her wealth of experience, leadership, and proven track record for driving positive change. She has demonstrated a deep commitment to PONL’s mission and goals, and we are confident her vision and expertise will propel us to new heights.

Liz is a proven transformational leader with successful outcomes for creating innovative approaches to care delivery models, enhancing capacity management and throughput, evidence-based approaches to preventable harm, and engaging with all levels of an organization. Her passions include eliminating preventable harm, improving the patient experience, mentoring, and creating a healthy work environment for her team members and interdisciplinary team members. She excels with engaging physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, and all licensed and unlicensed staff members. She has led the development of the three-year strategic plan for PONL during her tenure as President of the Board of Directors in 2019. She was awarded the prestigious Nursing Legend Award by Main Line Today in 2022.

She recently served as the Vice President of Patient Care Services at Riddle Hospital, part of the not-for-profit Main Line Health System in Media, Pa. She previously served as interim CNO and VP of patient care for Temple University Health System, a not-for-profit safety-net hospital in Philadelphia, PA. At Temple, she led the development, implementation, and evaluation of nursing practice and patient care standards across the acute care hospital. Liz brings more than 30 years of hospital operations experience and nursing excellence, including five years as Vice President/Associate Chief Nursing Officer and over ten years as Director of Nursing for various specialties, including medical/surgical services, critical care, cancer center/infusion/radiation oncology bone marrow and solid organ transplant in both major academic health systems and community-based hospitals. Liz has held system responsibility for standardizing nursing practice for Temple University Health System. She engages and collaborates with various Schools of Nursing to create a new generation of nurses.

She holds a doctorate of executive nursing practice from Drexel University, a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Phoenix, a Master of Science degree from the Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business, and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Gwynedd-Mercy College. She is board-certified in Nursing Executive Advanced by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

The PONL Board and members extend a warm welcome to Liz and look forward to working closely with her and witnessing the positive impact she will undoubtedly make for the organization and the healthcare communities we all serve in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders (PONL) is a non-profit, personal membership society
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