Our Nursing Leaders

Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Sheila Collier MSN, RNC-MNN

Interim Chief Nursing Officer

Sheila Collier

She has over 30 years of experience within the Maternal Child Division. During her tenure she has grown the OB service line by 2 percent year over year and has implemented several cost-saving initiatives. She is passionate about professional growth and has mentored numerous nurses who have transitioned into leaders within the organization. Sheila received her Master of Science and Nursing Degree in Executive Leadership from Felician University and hold a specialty certification in Maternal Newborn Nursing.

Theresa Vaughan, RN, MSN, MBA

Vice President, Surgical Services

Theresa VaughanTheresa, currently Vice President for Surgical Services, has over 20 years of experience as a clinical operations leader. Her philosophy is to always learn from mistakes, drive excellence, and be transformative in leadership. Theresa is a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt from Villanova University, earned her Master of Nursing Science in Leadership from Chamberlain School of Nursing and her Executive Master of Business from Drexel University in Philadelphia. Tops skills in her area of expertise lie in strategic planning, execution, operational workflow and team building.

Maria A. Brilhante, MSN, APN, CMSRN

Assistant Vice President of Nursing Operations & Emergency Services

Maria BrilhanteMaria has worked in healthcare for over 21 years. Through her career she has held various roles including; staff nurse in the Medical-Surgical areas, Clinical Education, Nursing Supervisor, Nurse Manager, and Nursing Administration. Maria joined Saint Barnabas Medical Center in 2009 as a Nursing Supervisor, with more recent positions in Nursing Education and Nurse Manager. As a nurse manager, she represented SBMC at Press Ganey Conference 2015 and at The Studer Conference – What's Right in Health Care® 2016.

As Director of Nursing, Patient Care Services, she has oversight of the Burn and Wound Care Centers, the Bariatric and Stroke Step-down Unit, Nursing Supervisors, Rapid Response, Hemodialysis, Radiology Nursing, and Nursing Quality. She serves as co-chair on Point of Care, Code Blue/White, Falls and Safe Patient Handling Committee and is active participant in hospital-based committees: Nursing PI, Leadership Development Institute, DAISY, Magnet Steering, Clinical Excellence and Effectiveness, Infection Control, Blood Management, Safety, Ethics, Donor, Administrative Policy & Procedure, Patient Education, Fetal Death and Quality Council.

She received her Master’s Degree in Nursing from University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ and is a licensed Family Health Nurse Practitioner. She also holds a specialty certification in medical-surgical nursing.

Lindsay Cianciotto, MSN, RN, CNL

Assistant Vice President, Nursing Resources & Labor Relations

Lindsay CianciottoAs the Administrative Director of Nursing Finance, Lindsay has oversite of all nursing resources and serves as the Medical Center’s nurse liaison for the New Jersey Nurses Union. Lindsay received specialty training through the Institute of Patient and Family Centered Care and serves as the co-chair of the Parkinson’s Patient Family Advisory Council. She is a member of the Patient Satisfaction and Staffing Committee, Resurgence Committee, Throughput Committee and Workforce Committee.

Lindsay joined Saint Barnabas Medical Center in 2008 as a nurse extern. Through her career, she has held various roles in the nursing profession including Medical-Surgical bedside nurse, Clinical Nurse Leader, Nurse Manager, and most recently in Nursing Administration. She received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Leadership from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ and holds a certification as a Clinical Nurse Leader.

John Dillman, BSN, RN

Administrative Director of Nursing, Business Operations for the Perioperative Department

John DillmanAs the Administrative Director of Business Operations for the Perioperative Department, John has the responsibility to establish and develop the business office for the Surgical Services at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. The Surgical Services Business Office has oversight of surgical scheduling, surgical billing, analytics and perioperative budgets with the goal to reduce costs and streamline the billing and scheduling process.

John started his nursing career at Saint Barnabas in 2010 in the Emergency Department, where he worked as staff, patient care coordinator and nurse manager. He transitioned to the Perioperative Division in 2017 as Nurse Manager of Operations, and most recently accepted the role of establishing the Surgical Services Business Office in early 2020.

Naomi Fox, MSN, RN, CCRN

Director of Nursing Education & Research

Naomi FoxAs Director of Nursing Education & Research, Naomi oversees nursing, nursing assistant and tech onboarding and orientation, annual and ongoing staff competencies, assessment, implementation and evaluation of continuing education for nursing staff, the Professional RN Residency Program, nursing school affiliations, nursing student clinical placement, and professional development opportunities for staff.

Naomi has worked as a staff nurse in the Burn Unit and the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit prior to joining nursing education.

Naomi received her bachelor’s of science in nursing from Rutgers University and her Master’s Degree in Nursing Education from Thomas Edison State University. She holds a specialty certification in critical care nursing.

Selina S. Lavache DNP, MSN, RN

Administrative Director of Patient Care

Selina is a recognized servant leader with over 25 years of clinical/leadership experience. Her passion for evidence-based nursing practice coupled with her collaborative leadership style and drive for best clinical practice, quality, operational practices, and patient experience, has led to her progressive leadership roles throughout the past two decades.

At Saint Barnabas, Selina has direct oversite of all medical surgical departments including: 2 West Oncology, 4 West Orthopedics, 6700 Inpatient EEG, 4100/4700 Medical Surgical, 2200/2700 Medical Surgical, 5200 Pulmonary, 5300/5700 Renal Transplant, Float Pool, and the IV Therapy Team.

Selina earned her Doctorate in Healthcare Systems Leadership with High Distinction Honors from Chamberlain University in Illinois, where her doctoral thesis focused on The Art of Servant Leadership for Nurse Managers: Improving Organizational Culture and Nursing Leadership. She received her MSN in Executive Leadership from Benedictine University in Illinois, and her BSN from Felician University in New Jersey.

She is a member of several professional organizations including the American Organization for Nursing Leadership, American Nurses Association, New Jersey State Nurses Association, Association of Rehabilitation Nurses, and the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Selina is also a member on the National Guldmann Advisory Board, and is the recipient of the Felician University Excellence in Leadership Award and the Allan T. Brown Foundation Standing Tall Award.

Jocelyn Tablazon, BSN, RN

Administrative Director for Invasive and Non- Invasive Cardiovascular Services

Jocelyn Tablazon Jocelyn Tablazon received her BSN from Ramapo College and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree. She transferred to Saint Barnabas Medical Center in 2016 where she started as a Cath Lab staff nurse. In 2019, Jocelyn was promoted to the position of Clinical Director of the Cath Lab and has most recently served as Interim Administrative Director. Jocelyn’s drive and passion for patient care, process improvement and communication with her team has helped develop a change in culture that is one of support and mentorship.

Kim Rosales, MSN, RN, CNML

Administrative Director of Nursing, Clinical Excellence and Innovation

Kim RosalesAs the Magnet Program Director, Kim has direct responsibility for the strategic and tactical development, implementation, sustainability, and maintenance of the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program. She provides leadership and oversight to the planning, integration, implementation and evaluation of all nursing excellence initiatives. She coordinates and manages innovation in clinical nursing practice to include nursing care delivery model, achievement of Nursing Strategic Plan and alignment with corporate goals. She provides administrative leadership for the SBMC nursing shared governance, professional development and the advancement of patient care excellence through research, evidence based practice and quality improvements. Kim also has administrative oversight of the Clinical Nurse Leaders.

Kim started her career at Saint Barnabas medical Center in 2003. She has experience working as a staff nurse and as a clinical coordinator for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and as the clinical director for the Family Centered Care department. Kim has always had a passion for nursing research and has served as an investigator for several research studies and has implemented numerous evidence-based practice initiatives and quality improvement project in her various roles. Kim received her Master of Science and Nursing Degree in Executive Leadership from Felician University. She holds the AONL Nurse Manager and Leader specialty certification.

Lauren Story, MSN, RN, CCRN

Administrative Director of Cardiac & Critical Care Services

Lauren StoryLauren has spent her entire nursing career in the acute care hospital setting. In 1996, Lauren joined the nursing team at SBMC as a night Administrative Nursing Supervisor. In that role, she worked with and supported the nursing staff. This experience provided exposure to all the specialized areas of the medical center. She then spent 18 months as an OB Clinical Coordinator, where she taught cardiac monitoring and learned the inner workings of a high acuity OB department. It was then that she returned to her nursing passion, Critical Care, as the Nurse Manager of the Coronary Care Unit. A few years later, the ICU was added to her responsibilities.

Since 2019, she has held the position of Administrative Director of Cardiac, Critical Care, Stepdown, and Burn Service, overseeing all of the adult critical care units, stepdown, burn services, telemetry, oncology, surgical, and cardiac services administration. The diversity of this positions has leant itself to a great deal of job satisfaction and heightened her great respect for the professional nurses at SBMC. Lauren participates in many committees that impact patient care in the organization. She completed her MSN at Felician University and has held the national critical care certification (CCRN) for over 30 years.

Ginger Weatherston, BS, MAS

Administrative Director

Ginger WeatherstonGinger, Director of Unit Management, has been at Saint Barnabas Medical Center for over 25 years. She began her career at the Medical Center as the department’s educator. She currently oversees the unit representatives who provide the clerical support for our nursing units. Her other duties include oversight of providing services for our deaf and hard of hearing patients and the Electronic Death Registration system for the State. Ginger currently is the facilitator for the Physician Collaboration Team which works to improve our communication with doctors. She was also the liaison for our physicians during the implementation of the electronic medical record. Previously, she served as director of Patient Transport and Bed Management.

Ginger received her bachelor’s of science in business administration from Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey, and her master’s degree in administrative science from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey. She currently is an online facilitator for the University of Phoenix in the School of Health Sciences.