Dr. Donna Nowak

Dr. Nowak is SVP, Clinical Operations for Advantia Health, bringing over 30 years of experience as an Advanced Nurse Executive in clinical nursing, hospital and outpatient operations, management, and education in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings.

As a skilled problem solver and self-starter, with an orientation towards goal achievement and outcomes assessment, Dr. Nowak’s career has demonstrated success in project completion, team building, and organizational design.  Experienced in revision, redesign, and development of surgical program expansion and health care construction, she has demonstrated successful combination of advanced nursing with administrative practice.

Before joining Advantia Health, Dr. Nowak held a top leadership position in a shared governance environment responsible for three high-revenue producing environments (perioperative services, in-patient surgical units, perinatal services) at a tertiary care, university medical center supervising 800 FTEs, 11 Director reports, and managed a $70 million budget. Responsibilities included: budget development and attainment, staff recruitment and development, adherence to JCAHO standards, PI planning, strategic planning, various program development and implementation including trauma, bariatric surgery, and physician relations.

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Hometown: Long Island, NY

Education: PhD: Capella University (Minneapolis, MN); MSN: Stony Brook University (Stony Brook, NY); Masters in Professional Studies, Focus on Health Service Administration: New School for Social Research (New York, NY); BSN: Niagara University (Niagara Falls, NY); Certification: NEA-BC: Advanced Nurse Executive