Panel Discussion

The "Healers Healing Healers" Strategy to Building Workplace Resilience


9:45 am - 11:00 am

Donna Leno Gordon, RN, MS, Executive MPA

Associate Executive Director, Behavioral Health Nursing, Kings County Hospital Center

Donna Leno Gordon has a broad portfolio of nursing leadership experience in healthcare managing programs and projects as a Senior Nursing Executive in behavioral health, acute care, ambulatory and palliative care services. Ms. Leno Gordon led programs that have reduced patient and staff injuries, improved patient and staff engagement, and worked with senior leadership through successful Joint Commission survey preparation as well as meeting CMS, State and local compliance standards. Her team established the first Palliative Care Program in NYC Health + Hospitals that was deployed system-wide to all 11 acute care facilities and earned the Circle of Life citation award in 2010. In 2012 Ms. Leno Gordon received the City of New York Sloan Public Service Award for Healthcare. Ms. Leno Gordon’s nursing career also includes community health nursing, hospice, emergency medicine and critical care. Currently, Ms. Leno Gordon leads Wellness Programs at NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County where she works with interdisciplinary staff, second victims, who have been emotionally or psychologically affected by traumatizing events in the workplace to restore resilience and well-being.