Meet the Bargaining Team
Alesia A. Coe
Alesia A. Coe, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE is the Vice President and Associate Chief Nursing Officer for the Adult Inpatient Hospitals at The University of Chicago Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Coe reports to the Senior Vice-President, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer and has oversight for the clinical operations, staff, and programs of two adult hospitals. Dr. Coe has over thirty years of professional nursing experience. In her prior role, she served as the Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Inpatient Services for Chicago’s Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS). There she was responsible for clinical and operational leadership for inpatient nursing across the system. Prior to joining CCHHS, she served for over 14 years in progressive leadership positions within the Veterans Health Administration. Her most recent appointment was 2008-2015 as the Chief Nursing Officer at the VA Illiana Health Care System in Danville, Illinois. Dr. Coe was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago and is a graduate of Englewood High School. She earned her BSN in 1991 and MSN in 2000 from Saint Xavier University in Chicago, Illinois and her DNP from The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa in 2014. She serves as an adjunct nursing professor for Saint Xavier University. Dr. Coe is a board certified nurse executive through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is also board certified in healthcare management as an American College of Healthcare Executive Fellow. Dr. Coe is a 2022 Carol Emmott Fellow and holds membership with the following professional organizations: American College of Healthcare Executives, Chicago Health Executive Forum, Chi Eta Phi Sorority Incorporated: Alpha Eta Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International: Alpha Lambda Chapter, Illinois Organization of Nurse Leaders and American Organization for Nursing Leadership.
Sarah Kundrat, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, is the ACNO and Executive Director of Ambulatory Nursing at UChicago Medicine and affiliates. Sarah has a Master’s in Nursing degree focused on executive leadership and her Nurse Executive Advanced certification. Since joining the organization in 2011, Sarah has been in several nursing leadership roles, including Director or Pediatric Clinics and Magnet Program Director, prior to starting in her current tole 4 years ago. Her focus has been on driving nursing excellence within the Ambulatory setting and optimizing scope of practice for all roles to ensure all are working at top of license/certification. Part of this work has included developing a Nursing Professional Practice Advancement program for Ambulatory nurses, developing opportunities to increase nursing autonomy, elevating medical assistant practice, and driving clinical excellence leading to improved patient outcomes. Sarah has also worked to transform patient care implementing a new Care Team Model and developed Care Team staffing ratios to provide structure to the budget and position control process. Before joining UChicago Medicine, Sarah worked as a clinical nurse educator and assistant patient care manager in the Pediatric ICU at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. And, she started her career out of nursing school at UChicago Medicine and spent the majority of her first 7 years of practice in the Pediatric ICU and Pediatric Cardiology program.
Jeff Murphy, DNP, RN, is currently the Vice President of Comer Children’s Hospital and an Associate Chief Nursing Officer for University of Chicago Medicine. Jeff has been with the organization for just over 5 years. Jeff is a Registered Nurse and spent his clinical career in emergency and trauma nursing. He is also a current board member for Make a Wish Illinois, and just finished serving his 3rd year as President of the Illinois Emergency Nurses association. He is an advocate for the role of nursing at the bedside as well as the role the profession plays in leadership. When not at work Jeff is active in several sports leagues and spends time with his dogs, his family, and loves to travel.
Renee Pucik-Maisura, MSN, RN,’s current role is as the Executive Director and Associate Chief Nursing Officer of Perioperative and Procedural Services. Renee received her Master’s in Nursing degree at Saint Xavier University in 2019 that focused on executive leadership. Renee has been with the organization for over 34 years. Her clinical focus is centered around high-quality care and excellence in operational throughput. Renee’s nursing career started at Michael Reese Hospital as a staff nurse in the Oncology Unit in 1990. Upon joining UCMC in late 1990 she held several staff nurse roles within the Burn Unit, Procedural unit and Mitchell Emergency Room. Renee started her leadership pathway as the Nurse Manger within Radiology and then proceeded onto Director level roles within Perioperative Services. Within her Executive Director role she has had oversite of Patient Access/Scheduling, Operating Rooms and Post Anesthesia Care Units within Center for Care and Discovery , Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine and COMER Children’s Hospital locations, Prep/Recovery, CRNA staff, Gastroenterology Procedures Unit, Center for Endoscopic Research & Therapeutic Unit, Sleep Lab, Interventional Radiology, Cardiac Cath Lab (Adult and Peds), Cardiac and Vascular Imaging, Neurophysiology and Pulmonary Procedures. She is frequently asked what keeps her at the University of Chicago for over 3 decades of service. She very simply says it is because of the staff who work here who provide such exceptional care to our patients.
Sally Walton, DNP, MBA, RN, OCN, NEA-BC, is an innovative nurse leader with 30 years of experience as a Registered Nurse and over 20 years in nursing leadership. She came to the University of Chicago Medicine in 2002 as a Patient Care Manager in Hematology/Oncology/Stem Cell Transplant. Sally has held several Director level roles including Adult Oncology, Comer Pediatrics, Strategic Program Operations, Patient Logistics and Nursing Technology. She is currently the Associate Chief Nursing Officer & Executive Director for Patient Care Services. In her role, she is responsible for the and the departments of Nursing Research, the Center of Nursing Excellence (Shared Governance, Magnet Program, Nursing Quality, Central Nursing Education, Skin Care), Phlebotomy Services, Vascular Access Team, Patient Logistics (Bed Access/Patient Placement and Transfer Center), Staffing Resource Office, Hospital Operations Administrators, Supplemental Float Team, Patient Care Support Nurse team, Respiratory Care Services + Pulmonary Function Lab, Critical Care Outreach/Rapid Response Team, Clinical Nutrition Services and Clinical Nurse Diabetic Educators. In her current role, Sally focuses on excellence in clinical care, Quality and operational throughput. Sally received her Bachelor of Science, Master of Science in Nursing & Master of Business Administration from Saint Xavier University and her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Loyola University Chicago. Sally holds a Nurse Executive Advanced certification, is an Oncology Certified Nurse and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Most recently Sally co-authored ‘Voice of the Nurse’ book chapter in “The Patient and Healthcare System: Perspectives on High-Quality Care” and authored a column ‘Satisfying Your Customers: Designing Inpatient Units for Patient Satisfaction’ published in a recent American College of Healthcare Executives “Healthcare Executive” magazine. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Chicago Healthcare Executive Forum, the America Organization of Nurse Executives, Delta Mu Delta Honor Society in Business Administration (Iota Xi Chapter), the Oncology Nursing Society, the Chicago Chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society, Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing