Sharon L. Powell, MS, RN, CPHQ
Senior Director – Sibley Memorial Hospital (Hopkins)
Sharon Powell serves as the Senior Director of Patient Safety, Quality and Performance Excellence for Sibley Memorial Hospital, part of the Johns Hopkins system. She has been a leader in patient safety, quality, and performance for over 30 years. Utilizing her extensive leadership experience and nursing background, she established a record for developing, implementing, and managing various programs to ensure comprehensive organization-wide patient safety and quality initiatives. She was a frequent speaker at Premier Breakthroughs conferences for many years and has spoken at many other conferences as well. She uses her experiences as a breast cancer survivor to enrich her passion for patient safety. Early in her career, she was a member of NAHQ and an elected leader of MAHQ employing that platform to further the quality strategy. Now that her children are grown and COVID-19 is improving, she is renewing her connection with these quality associations.