Lindsay Williams, RN, NEA-BC, PHN, PMP, BS '10, MS '14, PhD '15

Award Year: 2019

Well before Lindsay Williams, RN, NEA-BC, PHN, PMP, BS '10, MS '14, PhD '15, joined UCLA Health’s Center for Nursing Excellence as a manager, she earned three degrees from the School of Nursing: bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate. As a student Bruin, she developed expertise in quality, population health, ambulatory care, performance improvements, and research. As an undergraduate, she was elected president of the Nursing Students at UCLA in 2011. She later completed a qualitative dissertation, “Women Veterans’ Perceptions of Mental Health Outpatient Services,” and became the first nurse scholar in the VA Quality Scholars Program at the Veterans Administration West Los Angeles Medical Center. She also serves as a Parish/Faith-Community Nurse serving uninsured, underinsured, homeless, and undocumented people in the Greater Los Angeles area. Dr. Williams came to the Center from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she led performance improvement projects in population health, operations, and patient experience projects, including the creation of several data management systems. In her current role, Dr. Williams serves as the Magnet Program Director, managing Magnet Designation program activities for the entire UCLA Health System, focusing on the achievement of organizational goals related to nursing excellence.