Chief Nursing Officer
Hella Ewing, RN, MSM, is chief nursing officer at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. Ewing has significant leadership experience at major children’s hospitals and is a well-respected nursing leader. She most recently served as CNO at Lucille Packard / Stanford Children’s Hospital in California and prior to that was CNO at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital in Knoxville, Tenn. Ewing earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Florida State University, and a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration Management from Troy State University.
Associate Chief Nursing Officer
Lisa McClane is the Associate Chief Nursing Officer at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. She holds a BSN from University of Louisiana at Monroe, and an MSN from Northwestern State University. Lisa has worked her entire career in maternal/child nursing, serving in various education and leadership roles for over 30 years, with the occasional side trip into healthcare construction and consulting. Her clinical background is neonatal and pediatric intensive care. Lisa has spent much of her career in large teaching hospitals. She holds certification as a Nurse Executive, Advanced, from ANCC. She is a member of ANA and AONL. Lisa is married, with three grown children and five grandchildren. In her spare time, she loves to read, write and do home improvement projects.
Senior Nursing Directors
Darrell D. Daniel is former Marine and Teacher that adopted Nursing as his second career. He is a career father with three children ranging from 9 years old to 30. He enjoys Motorcycles and Fitness outside of his role as Senior Director of Surgical Services. His passions are to serve and help others. Prior to moving to Memphis, Darrell was a youth minister and soccer coach in Fort Worth, Texas. Darrell has a Masters of Nursing and is a Certified Perioperative Nurse. Darrell has led multiple Committees to improve the Quality and Safety of patients undergoing healthcare. One of his proudest moments in his professional growth was the authoring and presentation of a patient safety improvement named PIVIE (Peripheral IntraVenous Infiltration Extravasation), which was accepted and implemented by the Solutions for Patient Safety. The PIVIE is now implemented at Pediatric Institutions across the nation. Darrell has also implemented AORN education for nursing and associative operating room disciplines at three institutions, with an emphasis on Zero Harm in patient care. Throughout his nursing career, he has had experience in all areas of the hospital with an expertise in Surgical Services Leadership.
La-Kenya Kellum is currently the director of professional practice and nursing excellence at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. She first received her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Nursing from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 1999. She then went on to obtain her Master of Science in Nursing Administration through University of Memphis before getting her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in Executive Leadership in 2011 from Union University. Dr. Kellum is responsible for leading the activities of the Magnet journey re-designation process and ensuring the structures and processes are in place that demonstrate a culture of nursing excellence at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. She also serves as a faculty member at Western Governors University as an evaluator for the leadership and management graduate nursing program. Her experience includes adult and pediatric oncology and pediatric orthopedics and hematology. Dr. Kellum is a member of the American Organization for Nursing Leadership and was State Ambassador for 2018 – 2020. She is also an active member of the American Nurses Association/Tennessee Nurses Association and has served in numerous leadership roles at both the local and state level.
Chuck McGlasson is the Senior Director of Outpatient Clinical Services at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital as well as UT Le Bonheur Pediatric Specialists. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Baptist College of Health Sciences, and a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from Central Michigan University. Chuck came to Le Bonheur 10 years ago to help create and build/expand our outpatient program through the creation of UT Le Bonheur Pediatric Specialists. His proudest achievement is the significant growth that the Outpatient Program has seen over the past ten years including the number of patients seen, number of specialty providers employed, number of associates employed and the overall number of specialty clinics that Le Bonheur now has located throughout our region. Prior to his work here at Le Bonheur, Chuck served another large system here in Memphis for over 20 years as a Head Nurse, Nurse Manager, Administrative Director and Chief Nursing Officer in several of their hospitals and in various service line areas including inpatient med-surg, emergency services, nephrology, neurology and pediatrics. Chuck has spent 25+ years of his career in large teaching hospitals. He holds certification as a Nurse Executive, Advanced, from ANCC. He is a member of AONL and AMGA. Chuck has been married to his wife for 25 years (she is also an MLH nurse). In his spare time, he loves to coach kid’s baseball and travel as much as possible with his wife and family.
Barbie Stewart is the Senior Director of Emergency Services for Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. She is proud to lead the emergency departments and the Pedi-Flite critical care transport team. Stewart joined the Le Bonheur Family in 2013 as a transplant from Tampa, FL. She is a member of AONL, CHA ED Director’s Forum, and ENA. Stewart earned her BSN from Florida State University and her MSN from University of South Florida. She is a board-certified nurse executive and a Clinical Nurse Leader. Stewart’s favorite thing about Le Bonheur is our commitment to patients, families and the communities we serve. Working at Le Bonheur feels as much a calling as it does a commitment to the children of Memphis, and being a part of the Le Bonheur mission has been incredible. Stewart is passionate about the professional development, empowerment, and future of nurses. She decided she would be a pediatric nurse at just four years old, and she has enjoyed all of the experiences and opportunities her chosen field has brought thus far. While nursing leadership was never on her radar early on, she has found great fulfillment in being a voice for front-line staff members, an advocate for the safety and well-being of children, and a catalyst for the advancement of nursing practice.
Hillary Arnold serves as the Clinical Director for Intermediate Care, Surgical Orthopedics, Vascular Access and Wound Care. Hillary started working at Le Bonheur 25 years ago as a bedside nurse working nightshift. During her time at Le Bonheur, she has been surrounded by people who encouraged and challenged her to grow. It started with the Patient Care Coordinator leadership development program and has continued through two degrees, some certifications and now working as a Clinical Director. Hillary holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from the University of North Alabama and a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree from the University of Memphis.
Jessica Fleener is the clinical director for the Neuroscience and Infant Toddler units at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. Jessica earned both her BSN and Executive MSN from the University of Memphis. She is a board-certified pediatric nurse, nurse executive and a Clinical Nurse Leader. Beginning her nursing career more than 20 years ago at Le Bonheur, Jessica is most proud of the patient-family centered care provided throughout the institution. Her greatest privilege in nursing leadership is being able to invest in associates, seeing them learn and grow in their profession while providing safe and compassionate care to all patients.
Mary Gaston is the Clinical Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). She received her undergraduate degree in nursing from the University of Maryland and her Executive Master’s in Nursing from the University of Memphis. She has over 37 years of NICU, pediatric and nurse leader experience. She joined the Le Bonheur team in 2011. Gaston is a board certified nurse manager and leader. She is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Leaders (AONL), the American Nurses Association (ANA), the Tennessee Nurses Association (TNA) and the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) where she has served on several committees. Gaston completed a nurse director fellowship with AONL in 2020 and has been recognized as one of the 50 leaders in 50 years by the University of Memphis.
Michelle Grandberry is the Clinical Director for the Cardiac Care Unit and Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. Michelle started her nursing career in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Le Bonheur in 1997. Since that time, she has also held leadership positions in the Emergency Department. She has been a part of the CVICU since its opening in February 2008. Michelle is a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), the Pediatric Cardiovascular Intensive Care Society and the Children’s Hospital Association Cardiac Director’s Forum and certified as a pediatric critical care Registered Nurse (CCRN) by the AACN. During her time as a nurse, Michelle has participated in research, co-authored journal articles and presented at a national conference. Michelle has had a love for pediatric patients but especially cardiac patients since she became a nurse. “The heart is the most complex organ in the body. The advanced knowledge and skill required to care for this fragile patient population drove me to become a lifelong learner and always strive to find ways to better care for our patients.” As a nursing leader, Michelle fosters the same in the members of her teams. She encourages bedside nursing as a destination as well as supports pursuit of advanced nursing degrees for those interested. She has an innate ability to foster growth in those who come into contact with her. Michelle considers herself a “lifer" at Le Bonheur and frequently shares the pride that she takes in being part of an organization that has an impeccable reputation in the community. She lives the mission, vision, and values of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare on a daily basis and considers it a great honor to be able to call Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital her home.
Karen Hensley is the Clinical Director of the Medical Specialties and Pulmonary Units at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. She has been with Le Bonheur since 1997, completing her nursing degree from Arkansas State University and her Master’s degree from University of Memphis. Karen is proud and humbled by the exceptional care delivered to our patients. She is inspired by the amazing teams she works with every day.
Kimberly Lewis is the Director of Clinical Practice for the Outpatient Clinics at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. She began her career at Le Bonheur 33 years ago as a Nurse Tech and has worked as a registered nurse since 1990. Kimberly has a BSN from the University of Memphis and holds a MSN in Nursing Management and Leadership from Western Governors University. She is board certified as a nurse executive and holds a certification as a pediatric nurse. Kimberly has a passion for mentoring new nurse leaders or nurses aspiring to become a nurse leader. Kimberly stays at Le Bonheur because of the exceptional work Le Bonheur does for pediatric patients locally, regionally and nationally. She also states that Le Bonheur has the best culture and teamwork anywhere!
Jennifer Winfield currently serves as the Clinical Director of our Emergency Department and Fast Track areas. She earned her BSN from Union University and her MSN from the Loewenberg College of Nursing. She joined Le Bonheur in 2006. She is board-certified as a Pediatric Nurse and as a Pediatric Emergency Nurse. She is a member of ENA, an instructor for TNCC and actively involved in community outreach. She has a passion for pediatric emergency medicine and trauma care. She has played an active role in helping us become a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center and Magnet designated facility. As a nursing leader, Jennifer enjoys empowering and supporting others in providing the highest quality of care to our patients and families. She is a strong patient advocate always working to enhance processes, provide education and promote excellent patient care and outcomes. She believes that the most rewarding thing about working at Le Bonheur is the difference we make in the lives of children, families and this community every day. Jennifer has spent her entire nursing career at Le Bonheur and cannot imagine working anywhere else.
Natasha Ball is a BSN graduate from the University of Memphis as well as a Certified Emergency Room Nurse. She has 20 plus years of nursing experience in the pediatric world at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. She is presently the Clinical Manager of Le Bonheur’s Otolaryngology specialty clinic that serves pediatric patients locally and in other surrounding states. She has also worked in Emergency Trauma and as Hospital Duty Administrator. Her daily goal is to provide children that come to our clinic a pathway to wellness via access to patient-family centered care.
Rebecca is the Clinical Manager for the Neurology Clinic. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Mississippi University for Women. Rebecca has over eight years of nursing experience that includes pulmonary, pediatric ICU, neuro ICU, neonatal ICU and medical/surgical. She also spent over two years as a travel nurse and had the privilege to work at some of the top pediatric hospitals in the country. A childhood hospital experience was the starting point of Rebecca’s interest in the medical field. Her passion for helping patients, families, and associates is what keeps her going even on the hardest days.
Katrina Pollard Easley is the clinical manager of the General Pediatrics Clinic. She developed an interest in nursing while serving as a medical laboratory technician in the U.S. Army. Katrina joined the Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare family over 20 plus years ago as a nursing education clerk. After completing an Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Shelby State Community College in 2001, Katrina attended the University of Memphis Loewenberg School of Nursing where she earned a Bachelors of Science in Nursing and a Master’s of Science in Nursing. Katrina has years of pediatric nursing experience that includes neuro and pulmonary med-surg nursing, along with more than 10 years dedicated to both inpatient and outpatient clinical education. Katrina’s innate desire to serve and her love of pediatrics shines through as she brings empathy, compassion, an easy going communication style and sweet sense of humor to every associate, physician, patient and family she encounters at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.
Candace Harris currently serves as the Clinical Manager for the Pulmonology and Sleep Clinics. Candace attended the University of Memphis and received her nursing degree from Lowenberg College of Nursing. Candace has over 14 years of nursing experience that includes adult medical/intensive care with eight of those years dedicated to the specialty of Pulmonology at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. Her love of the healthcare profession is a driving force for her, and she remains passionate in her care of our patients and families at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.
Krystle currently serves as the clinic manager for our Dermatology and Gastroenterology Clinics. She has a Master’s degree in Nursing Leadership and Management. She is a Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse and Nurse Executive Board Certified. Krystle has over 15 years’ of experience at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. Her passion for pediatric nursing started at a very young age with a personal experience at Le Bonheur. That experience continues to fuel Krystle’s compassion, empathy, patient advocacy and willingness to learn to this day.
Alyson is the Clinical Manager for our Allergy/Asthma and Rheumatology Clinics. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Arkansas State University and is a Certified Pediatric Nurse. Alyson began her nursing career in 2008 here at Le Bonheur where she worked in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit until 2015. From that time until the present, Alyson has worked in the outpatient clincs.
Shanna is the Clinical Manager for ULPS Pediatric Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Genetics and Vascular Anomalies Clinics. She has a Master’s degree in Nursing Leadership and Management and is a Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse and a Board Certified Nurse Executive. Shanna has worked at Le Bonheur since 2003. Her experience includes pediatric emergency medicine, critical care patient transport and ambulatory care. She has a true passion for serving the pediatric population and knew this is where she belonged when she began as a nurse extern.
LaShunda Skipper has a true passion and dedication for nursing. She currently serves as the clinical manager for the Infectious Disease and Orthopedic Clinics. She has a Master’s degree in Nursing Leadership and Management and a certification in Pediatric Nursing. LaShunda has 10 years’ of experience within the Methodist system. She has been employed with Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital for eight years.
Salleye “Leigh Ann” Spencer serves as the Clinical Nurse Manager for the ULPS Developmental Pediatric, Nephrology, and Tuberous Sclerosis Center of Excellence clinics. Leigh Ann has served in many roles in both the inpatient and outpatient pediatric setting throughout her 22 years with the Methodist Le Bonheur family. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and is nationally certified in Pediatrics. She has always loved pediatrics and enjoys taking care of the patients and their families. Leigh Ann enjoys hanging out at home and watching movies with her family and two dogs in her free time.
Martha Thomas has been committed to caring for children at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital since 1979. She started working as a nurse tech in a one-room clinic area within the Le Bonheur Emergency Department. The clinics at Le Bonheur have now grown to two locations in Memphis and three different satellite locations in the Mid-South. Her present position is the Manager for the University of Tennessee Le Bonheur Pediatric Specialist Endocrine Division as well as the American Diabetes Association approved education program and the Healthy Lifestyle program. Caring for children and their families continues to be her passion. Her role has been a joy not only because of being able to care for the children and their families but also because of the excellent teamwork by all of the Le Bonheur associates. Her passions outside of work are spending time with family, her dogs and her garden.
Jane has served in clinical nursing with Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare since 1979. She has worked at Methodist University and Le Bonheur’s NICU’s as a staff nurse and patient care coordinator. Currently Jane is the program manager for Le Bonheur’s Maternal Fetal Center. Her education includes a Master of Science in Nursing with certifications in Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing and AONE’s Nurse Manager and Leader.
Delayne Williams is the Clinical Director for Same Day Surgery, Post Anesthesia Care, and Pre-Surgical Screening Units at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital. She received her BSN in 1994 from Capstone College of Nursing at the University of Alabama and her Master of Science in Nursing from Western Governors University in 2022. She holds advanced certifications as a Certified Pediatric Nurse, Nurse Executive - Board Certified, and is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality. Williams is responsible for leading patient care activities, patient throughput, quality improvement, patient safety, and the professional development of frontline staff. She joined Le Bonheur in 1995 as a staff RN in the PICU, serving as Charge Nurse, ECMO Specialist, and Pedi Flight Nurse. She has since proudly worked in many nursing roles at Le Bonheur, including ECMO Coordinator, MEG Coordinator, PACU Staff RN, SDS/PACU PCC, and SDS/PACU Manager. Williams is a member of the American Organization for Nursing Leadership and the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses. She is an active member of Getwell Church in Southaven, Mississippi, where she volunteers as a Middle school girls' small group leader, has previously served on the church Missions Committee and participated in several international mission trips to Africa and Honduras.
Cindy has served patients and families at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital for more than 30 years. Initially, she has worked as a staff nurse and enjoyed floating to most every unit in the hospital. Currently, she is the clinical leader for Radiology Nursing and the GI Lab. Cindy has a master’s in nursing with a concentration in executive leadership and enjoys facilitating a team approach to patient care.