Linda Knodel is Senior Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive for Kaiser Permanente, Oakland CA. She leads 59,000 nurses across eight states serving 11.8 million members. Linda is past president of the American Organization of Nurse Executives and past member of the Board of Governors for the American College of Health Care Executives, Regent’s Advisory Council. Linda holds a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Minnesota, a Master’s Degree in nursing from the University of Mary and is a Wharton Nursing Executive Fellow. She authored Nurse to Nurse: Nursing Management and speaks extensively as nurse leader and exemplar.