Dr. Kathleen Gallo, RN, PhD, is senior vice president and chief learning officer for Northwell Health. Under her leadership, the Center for Learning and Innovation, Northwell Health’s corporate university, and the Patient Safety Institute were created to transform the health system into a learning organization by strategically focusing on workforce development. Dr. Gallo is also the founding dean of the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. Dr. Gallo is responsible for leadership development throughout the organization as well as the creation and implementation of a comprehensive learning strategy. She has more than 25 years experience in emergency nursing, having held a variety of clinical and administrative positions in tertiary care hospitals on Long Island. A noted author and speaker, Dr. Gallo has collaborated in a Springer publication entitled, Building a Culture of Patient Safety Through Simulation: An Interprofessional Learning Model. She also speaks on a wide range of topics including “Future Workforce Requirements,” “Preparing Tomorrow’s Clinicians for Tomorrow’s Healthcare System,” “Enhancing Patient Safety Through Interprofessional Education and Collaboration,” “Heralding in a New Era: Patient Safety at the Forefront,” “Transforming Healthcare into Higher Reliability Organizations,” and “Creating a Culture of Safety: Lessons Learned from Aviation.” Dr. Gallo is a board member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Futures Task Force, the American Nurses Foundation Board of Trustees, the National Advisory Council for the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, the Advisory Council for Career and Technical Education for the New York City Department of Education and the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education. She previously served on the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice for the US Department of Health and Human Services. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the New York Academy of Medicine, and is a distinguished scholar and fellow of the National Academies of Practice. In 2005, she was inducted into Adelphi University’s College of Nursing and Public Health and she received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Stony Brook University. Dr. Gallo received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Excelsior College, a Master of Science in Nursing from Stony Brook University; and a PhD in Nursing and MBA from Adelphi. Connect with Kathleen on LinkedIn.