Connie Curran RN, EdD, FAAN

Dr. Connie Curran is the president of CurranAssociates, a healthcare consulting group specializing in healthcare services and human resources. She was the founding executive director of C-Change a national organization focused on the eradication of cancer. C-Change participants included the heads of federal and state governmental agencies, for-profit corporations, the motion picture industry, and nonprofit groups whose missions relate to cancer. There were approximately 150 C-Change participants. Former President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush served as co-chairs, with Senator Dianne Feinstein serving as vice chair.

Dr. Curran was the founder, president and chief executive officer of CurranCare, LLC from 1995 to 2000. CurranCare was a national management and consulting services organization that delivered dynamic leadership to the healthcare industry. Cardinal Health acquired CurranCare and she served as President of Cardinal Health Consulting Services providing leadership to approximately 200 consultants.

Dr. Curran has held a variety of executive positions in academic and academic healthcare organizations; she was the Chief Nursing Officer of Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, Vice President of the American Hospital Association, and Dean at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Dr. Curran is also one of the most prolific scholars in the field with more than 200 publications and several research programs to her credit. She served as the director of two of the most comprehensive national studies on staff recruitment, retention, and labor market participation. More recently she has co-authored books on hospital-physician integration, hospital redesign and on optimized home care integration. She served as the editor of Nursing Economic$ for eighteen years.

In addition to having held faculty and administrative positions at several universities, she is a faculty member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. She is a graduate of the Harvard Business School program for company owners and presidents. She serves on the board of directors for Hospira, Inc. DeVry, Inc., Volcano, Inc., DePaul University and is chairman of the board of Silver Cross Hospital