Nancy Valentine, PhD
Principal, Valentine Group Health
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

Prior to her current role, Nancy Valentine was Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer of Main Line Health (MLH), a five-hospital group member of the Jefferson Health System, located in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. MLH is one of a few ANCC Magnet Health Systems in the United States.

In this role she brought strategic and leadership/management expertise to the development of an expanding system of healthcare serving two million people in southeast Pennsylvania.

Prior to her current roles, Dr. Valentine has also served as CIGNA HealthCare’s first Vice-President, National Nursing Executive.

From 1993-2001 she was appointed to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs national role of Assistant Chief Medical Director for Nursing Programs (CNO) and later, Special Assistant to the Secretary for Health Affairs and Advisor to the Undersecretary for Health in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Valentine served as VP for Nursing at McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA and Director of Nursing at Boston City Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.

A former health policy fellow with the Department of Health and Human Services, she has earned degrees in nursing (BSN and MSN), public health (MPH) and economics and health policy (Ph.D.) from Rutgers University, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and Wharton School of Finance, Harvard University and Brandeis University, Florence Heller School; respectively. She has been elected a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) and the National Academy of Practice (FNAP).

Dr. Valentine is past president and founding member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, and past president of the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research.