Leeanna McKibben, MSN, RN, CENP, joined the University of Pittsburgh in 2021 as chief of staff for Anantha Shekhar, MD, PhD, senior vice chancellor for the health sciences (SVCHS) and Dean School of Medicine. As a member of the SVCHS senior leadership team and senior-most staff member in the SVCHS office Ms. McKibben works to advance the top priorities of the health sciences.
Ms. McKibben served for 23 years at UPMC most recently as the vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer at UPMC Mercy. Additionally she served as the Executive Lead of the UPMC Emergency Services service line helping to guide system strategy for enterprise-wide emergency services operations.
Ms. McKibben earned a MS in nursing administration and leadership and a BS in nursing from Chatham University. She is a doctoral candidate in healthcare administration with a focus on data analytics utilization to guide decision-making. She is an active member of AONL Southwest PA Organization of Nurse Leaders and Sigma Theta Tau International. She is currently the board president for the American Heart Association Southwest PA region.