Our Nursing Leaders

Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Maggie Lundberg, MSN, MPA, RN, CCRN

Chief Nursing Officer

Maggie LundbergMaggie Lundberg, MSN, MPA, RN, CCRN, Chief Nursing Officer, oversees all aspects of the Nursing Division and the more than 1,000 nurses employed by Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC). Maggie joined SBMC in 1994 as the Nurse Manger of the Intensive Care Unit. In 1996, she became Director of Critical Care, followed by Director of Nursing Finance in 1998. In 2001, she became Director of Cardiac Patient Care Services and in 2012 the Intensive Care and Cardiac Care Units. Prior to being named Chief Nursing Office in 2019, she was Director of Cardiac and Critical Care Services. Throughout her tenure, Maggie has been integrally involved with the building of Cardiac Services, working collaboratively with physicians to continually expand and enhance the types of services and procedures offered at SBMC. Whether it was expanding the Cardiac Catheterization Lab, building a Hybrid Operating Room to facilitate complex cardiac, vascular, and neurosurgical procedures, including transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), or creating dedicated inpatient units that specialize in the care for cardiac patients, she is passionate about delivering outstanding cardiac care to our community. She is also committed to fostering continuous quality improvement in patient safety and quality of care. She was the driving force behind the development and implementation of SBMC’s Heart Failure, Acute Coronary Syndrome and Cardiac Rehabilitation programs which, under her leadership, continue to receive Disease-Specific Certification from The Joint Commission. She has a master’s degrees in Public Administration from Farleigh Dickenson University and in Nursing from Felician University. She holds a national board certification in critical care.

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 Brilhante, MSN, FNP-BC, CMSRN

Director of Nursing, Patient Care 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.

Sheila Collier, MSN, RN-MNN

Administrative Director of Nursing, Maternal/Child Services

Sheila Collier

As Director of Maternal Child Services, Sheila has administrative and leadership oversight of the obstetrical and pediatric service lines which include Labor and Delivery, High Risk Maternity, Family Centered Care, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatrics, the Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Pediatric Health Centers, Lactation Department, Birth Certificate Department, as well as the Women’s Health Education Department. Sheila is responsible for developing, implementing, leading, and evaluating all aspects of management and ensures the provision of quality patient and family centered care for the maternal/child patient population. She provides administrative leadership for the Neonatal Intensive Care Family Advisory council and the Maternity Family Advisory council and is an integral member of the RWJBarnabas Health OB Collaborative.

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.

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.

Dawn Howard-Mistry, DNP, APN, ANP-C

Administrative Director of Nursing Practice, Care Coordination & Advanced Practice Nursing

Dawn HowardAs the Director of Nursing Practice, Care Coordination and Advanced Practice Nursing (APN), Dawn has administrative and leadership oversight of the Transitions of Care program and advanced practice nurses. Dawn is responsible for developing, implementing, leading, and evaluating all aspects of management and ensures the provision of quality patient centered care. She is responsible to maintain, report and present quality metrics encompassing hospital readmissions, length of stay and areas of throughput improvement. Dawn ensures the delivery of high-quality care from the APNs based on evidence-based practice and research. Dawn oversees and ensures that the Transition Of Care APNs provide continuity of care for patients admitted with high-risk DRGs throughout a patient’s episode of acute care from enrollment during hospitalization through a maximum of 31 days post hospitalization. In addition, Dawn oversees nursing operations for several units 5200 Pulmonary and 5300 and 5700 Renal Transplant.

Dawn is the Co-Chair of the Advanced Practice Provider Council at SBMC and the Chair of the Transitions of Care Committee for RWJBarnabas Health. She leads the Transitions of Care Collaborative, and is a member of the Credentialing Committee. Dawn is alumni of Hunter College, obtaining her BSN in 2003, her MSN in 2008 becoming certified as an APN-C, and in 2018 completed her DNP in Leadership at Drexel University.

Leo Lunney, BSN, RCIS

Director of Cardiac Catheterization Lab

Leo LunneyLeo Lunney joined St Barnabas Medical Center in 2017 as the Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab. He came to the organization with 30 years of Cardio-Pulmonary and Vascular leadership experience. Mr. Lunney started working in the cath lab setting in 1979 and advanced to a leadership role in 1988. During those 30 years Leo started several cath/ vascular programs in the state of New Jersey and directed the cath lab at Maimonides Medical Center where they were top 1% in cardiac quality measures nationally. Leo’s leadership experience extends to Respiratory Therapy, Critical Care, Telemetry, Sleep Medicine, Neurology, and Vascular Services. Leo received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree through Phoenix University.

Carmelita Manning, BA, MSN, RN

Director of Emergency Department

Carmelita Manning

Carmelita has worked in healthcare for over 20 years. Her career with Saint Barnabas Medical Center began in 2007 as a staff nurse on the pulmonary unit. She transferred into the Emergency Department as a staff nurse, and then transitioned with the department into different roles of ED Clinical Coordinator, ED Educator and as a Nurse Manager. After overseeing the Department of Nursing Education, for a period of time, she transitioned back to the ED as the current Administrative Director. She is passionate about the professional development of our nurses as well as ensuring that they are lifelong learners through continuing education offerings. She is focused on bringing evidence based research into the clinical practice and care of our patients.

She received her Masters’ Degree in Nursing Education from the College of Saint Elizabeth.

Lisa Quinn, RN, MSN, CNOR

Administrative Director, Operating Room

Lisa QuinnLisa, Administrative Director of the Operating Room, oversees 22 operating rooms and has direct administrative leadership and operational responsibility for over 110 full-time employees. Lisa received her MSN in Nursing Administration from Ramapo College of New Jersey and has been a CNOR for over 5 years. Lisa is highly skilled with interpersonal relationship building and strives to incorporate fun in the workplace while maintaining high quality care for patients.

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.

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.