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Inspire Nurse Leaders | Our Team

Our Team at Inspire Nurse Leaders

The exceptional members of our team here at Inspire Nurse Leaders have the experience to propel other nurse leaders to the top of their organization. Our whole team participates in consulting and coaching different areas of nursing leadership throughout your process.

Lori Armstrong

DNP, RN, NEA-BC

CEO & Chief Clinical Officer

Dr. Lori Armstrong serves as the CEO & Chief Clinical Officer at Inspire Nurse Leaders.  With the vision of transforming healthcare through exceptional leadership, Lori leads the Inspire Nurse Leaders’ team with a deep commitment to elevating nurse leaders and their teams to deliver extraordinary results.  ​For over 25 years, Dr. Armstrong has held executive level and senior leadership roles at several of our Nation’s top hospitals.  Most recently her passion for the link between leadership and patient/staff outcomes led Lori to create the IMPACT group coaching program and the on- demand Nurse Leader Academy (NLA).  Both are designed to help leaders achieve top decile performance.

Lori earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice- Executive Leadership @ Drexel University and is a graduate of Harvard’s Executive Leadership Program.  Lori serves on several national boards and is the recipient of multiple awards including Silicon Valley Woman of Distinction and the Jennifer L. Howse Leadership Award.  ​Lori has also earned the elite designation of Certified Master of The Leadership Challenge; having achieved excellence in leadership development, coaching and speaking for clients nationwide.

Diane Stuart

MBA, AC-HCM, PMP

Chief Operating Officer

In her role as Chief Operating Officer, Diane focuses on optimizing daily operational efficiencies, aligning strategic objectives, nurturing client relationships, and providing unwavering support to the client service delivery team. With a robust background as a Healthcare Operations Executive, Diane brings extensive expertise in leading healthcare and nursing operations, financial management, and strategic planning for Academic Medical Centers nationwide.  Her passion lies in equipping healthcare leaders with the essential support and foundation required to cultivate a sustainable, highly engaged, and future-ready workforce.  Drawing from her multifaceted healthcare expertise, she drives decision-making as Chief Operating Officer, keenly attuned to the needs of the patients served, the Healthcare Leaders supported, and the systems in which they operate.  Her responsiveness to the dynamic and rapidly changing healthcare landscape ensures that Inspire remains adaptive and proactive in meeting evolving industry demands. 

Diane holds a Master of Business Administration and an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management and Public Policy.  She is a certified Project Management Professional and holds multiple Leadership and Management Certificates from The Wharton School further solidifying her commitment to excellence in healthcare leadership. 

Leslie Schafer

MBA, BSN, RN, NC-BC, RNC-NIC

Director of Coaching Operations

Serving as the Director of Coaching Operations, Leslie is responsible for the overall quality of both the executive coaching and IMPACT group coaching programs ensuring excellent experiences for our clients. Leslie is a seasoned healthcare executive and board-certified nurse coach with a passion for supporting nurse leaders in complex and high stress environments. Her mission revolves around helping leaders harness their strengths while building resilience in the face of demanding healthcare landscapes. Leslie’s career has been particularly distinguished by her extensive nursing experience in Women’s and Children’s healthcare. Leslie has steered focused and high-performing teams but also spearheaded sustainable solutions for quality improvement. She excelled in cross-functional collaboration, establishing processes, and defining strategic goals aimed at enhancing patient and employee satisfaction. Notably, Leslie’s impact extended beyond operational excellence. She nurtured effective communication within her teams and mentored numerous professionals in their journey towards career advancement. Under her leadership, a culture of accountability, communication, and continuous improvement thrived, earning national recognition at her organizations.

Leslie holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelors of Science in Nursing. She is a Board-Certified Nurse Coach and achieved her RNC Certification for Neonatal Intensive Care.

Robert Green

MBA, CAL E+T, CSPO

Director, Client Service Delivery

As Director of Client Service Delivery, Robert is responsible for overseeing Inspire Nurse Leaders client engagements and consulting practices, developing resources and sound processes that meet the unique needs of our clients.  Focusing on transformational change, continuous improvement and growth, Robert brings a wealth of experience and passion for process excellence to Inspire Nurse Leaders. Robert has extensive experience in the Customer Experience space, successfully designing and executing service delivery models in healthcare and information technology industry.  With a background in C-Suite consultation and strategy advisory, Robert is a disciplined tactician with a diverse skill-set.

Robert holds a Master of Business Administration with dual concentration in Financial Management and Information Systems as well as a Bachelor’s of Science in Business from Iona College. Robert is also an Agile and Scrum certified leader that has successfully transformed service delivery throughout his career.

Jennifer Hall

MSN, MBA, RN

Nurse Leader Consultant and Coach

In her role as a Nurse Leader Consultant and Coach, Jennifer brings over 22 years of leadership experience, including service in the United States Air Force. Her wealth of experience is reflected in her remarkable track record of fostering successful nurse leaders and achieving remarkable milestones like Level II Trauma Designation and Leapfrog A Rating. Jennifer’s approach is marked by a blend of operational excellence and a passion for growing leaders, all underscored by unparalleled empathy. She attributes her success to her focus on relationship-building, employing strategies such as active listening, coaching, and implementing best practices to devise formalized development and succession plans.

Jennifer holds a Master of Business Administration and a Masters of Science in Nursing.

Keshia Lynn

Project Manager

In her role as a Project Manager, Keshia works directly with seasoned nurse and healthcare leaders to help empower hospital teams across the country through management of end-to-end client-facing project delivery for all project phases: planning & initiation, kickoff, execution, and wrap up. Keshia coordinates with project team members to produce necessary project documentation, delivery, and support throughout the lifecycle of the project.

Keshia obtained a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Environmental Engineering and Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida.

Our Network of Experts

Our network is always expanding and contains decades of healthcare executive experience. From financial acumen training to recruitment and retention optimization, Inspire Nurse Leaders is committed to bringing the right experts to address our client’s most impactful challenges. The below represents a sample of the expertise we bring to our clients as both coaches and consultants.

Pamela Hunt

MSN, RN, NEA-BC

Brigit Zamora

DNP, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

Carolyn Swinton

DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, NCC, ACC

Patricia Bondurant

DNP, RN

Karen Strauman

DNP, MHA, MPH, RN, NEA-BC

Rebecca Schiff

MBA, RN, NE-BC