Colleen A. Chapp, DSL, MHA, MSN, RN, CENP, FACHE

Executive Vice President, Interim Leadership & Executive Advisory Services

Colleen Chapp is an accomplished healthcare executive with over thirty years of diverse and progressive clinical and operational leadership experience. Colleen has served as Chief Nursing Officer, Vice President of Patient Care Services, Regional Services Consultant, Senior Vice President for a national Interim Leadership Services Firm, and an Executive Healthcare Advisor. She provided Interim CEO and CNO executive services in Oregon, Nebraska, and Ohio. As Executive Vice President, Interim Leadership Services and Executive Advisory Services, with Kirby Bates Associates, Colleen builds on her foundation as an Interim Leader in healthcare organizations and ten years as a Leadership Advisor and Senior Vice President for an Interim Leadership Services Firm.

Colleen has operational leadership experience in acute care, continuum of care service lines, and professional services settings. Previous roles encompassed multi-campus medical centers, community hospitals, critical access hospitals in public, not-for-profit and for-profit health systems. Colleen has demonstrated success in performance and organizational improvement, professional relationship building, business development and growth, clinical-financial communication with positive results, and leadership development. She is recognized for creating collaborative environments, leading teams through change and transition, engaging interdisciplinary teams to effectively achieve organizational goals, working with Boards and Executive Teams on integration of community and regional resources, along with aligning strategic initiatives and community assessments resulting in plans for action.

Colleen has an expansive professional network. She is Certified in Executive Nursing Practice through the American Organization of Nurse Leaders. She is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and has been a long-standing member of ACHE. Colleen is also Certified as an Organization Transition Management Consultant. She is an active member of both the American Organization of Nurse Leaders and the Northwest Organization of Nurse Leaders. Additionally, Colleen is a member of the Healthcare Finance Management Association and Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Society. Colleen was the first recipient of the Nebraska Rural Health Association President’s Award.

Colleen received her Diploma in Nursing from Bryan Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and Master’s Degree in Nursing Leadership from Seattle Pacific University, and a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from Chapman College. Colleen earned the Doctor of Strategic Leadership degree with concentration in Healthcare Leadership and Strategic Leadership at Regent University in 2020.

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