Executive Director, Center for Nursing Excellence, UCLA Health
Dr. Galuska is a nurse leader with more than 30 years of experience in clinical, educational and administrative roles. She is currently Executive Director of Nursing Practice, Education and Research in the UCLA Health Center for Nursing Excellence. In this role, she oversees the professional development of more than 4,500 nurses, academic affiliations, the nursing research and EBP programs, Magnet® recognition program, CNS practice, and multiple clinical programs. She is also an adjunct faculty member of the UCLA School of Nursing.
Dr. Galuska spent most of her career in Connecticut before relocating to Los Angeles in 2013. She received her PhD in nursing, with a focus on nursing leadership development, from the University of Connecticut, and her master’s in nursing administration from the University of Hartford. She has published widely and presented on the subject of nursing leadership development and nurses’ experiences with meaning and joy. Currently on the board of the Association of California Nurse Leaders, Dr. Galuska has held leadership positions in numerous professional organizations.
Judi Hahn, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
Director of Nursing Professional Practice, Yale New Haven Hospital
For the past eight years, Dr. Hahn has been overseeing the professional and educational development of the Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) nurses as the Director of Professional Practice and Nursing Education. In addition, her work spans across the health system. She has created new opportunities for the hospital to thrive by connecting nursing students with YNHH initiatives. Dr. Hahn’s longtime experience and passion for nursing professional practice provided her the leadership opportunity to redesign the clinical nurse advancement program for nurses across the health system. She holds a passion for nursing professional governance and the framework it provides for nurse engagement and autonomy and supports clinical nurses in decision making through council work.
In addition to her work at YNHH, Dr. Hahn also currently lectures at the Yale University School of Nursing on leadership theories and applications in healthcare systems and other organizations, and on evidence-based practice.
As a nursing consultant at Tipton, Dr. Hahn works on new initiatives to drive continued success in nursing and healthcare. She consults with departments of nursing on strategic initiatives such as developing a shared leadership structure, establishing a Center for Nursing Excellence and leading a strategic planning retreat.
Dr. Hahn earned her bachelor’s and master’s of science in nursing; and her doctorate of philosophy nursing. She holds certification with the American Nurse Credentialing Center as a Certified Nurse Executive-Advanced and a professional in healthcare quality. She received a certificate from Yale School of Management in strategic agility and has published in the areas of nursing professional governance and the joy and meaning in work for nursing. Dr. Hahn is currently an ANCC Magnet® Appraiser.