Project Description

Holly Hall EdD., RN, MSHA and Linda Belton

Belton- Director, Organizational Health, VHA National Center for Organization Development

Dr. Holly Hall is a self-employed consultant. She earned a doctorate from Indiana Wesleyan University in Organizational Leadership. She attended Lou Tice’s, The Pacific Institute, internationally known for developing leaders. As a veteran nurse, Dr. Hall has clinical experience in both hospital acute care and home healthcare settings and gained extensive knowledge as an industry leader. She has served the healthcare industry in various leadership roles for over 30 years. Among her accomplishments is research which lead to the development of an innovative home infusion, Dobutamine Therapy. This intervention was the first of its kind and its practice was adopted throughout the U.S. In addition, Dr. Hall is a leading authority on nurse servant-leadership and is currently exploring research for the development and validation of a multi-dimensional instrument designed to measure nurse leader’s servant-leadership behaviors.

In 2014, Dr. Hall participated in the inaugural International Women and Leadership Colloquium, Utah Valley University’s Women and Leadership movement, designed to stimulate rigorous and sustained scholarly research, an internationally competitive colloquium. Dr. Hall’s related research interests focus on nursing leadership, healthy work environment, and purpose and calling.

Additional works include From Bedside to Boardroom, There’s Always a Place for Servant-Leaders (2017), and An Exploration of the Relationship Between Servant-Leadership Characteristics of Nurse Leaders and the Perception of Empowerment Among Their Followers (2015).

Linda W. Belton served as a Senior Executive in the Veterans Health Administration for twenty years: from 1995 to 2008, as Director, Veterans Integrated Service Network, leading a region of VA hospitals and clinics in the Midwest; and from 2008 until 2015, as VA’s first Director of Organizational Health and Deputy Director, National Center for Organization Development. In these roles she has presented broadly on topics of Organizational Health, including civility and servant leadership. She co-created the CREW initiative (Civility, Respect and Engagement in the Workplace), which has been widely used in VA, endorsed by The Joint Commission, and replicated internationally. She introduced programs in servant leadership within the Veterans Health Administration, building the foundation for VHA’s intensive and ongoing efforts. Prior to her work in VA, Linda was appointed by the Governor of Wisconsin to lead the State Hospital system, a post she held for nine years; and served in executive leadership positions at a variety of private sector health care organizations. Linda holds an R.N. from Jameson School of Nursing, a B.S. from the University of the State of New York, and an M.S. from Columbia Pacific University. She was a Johnson Fellow at Harvard University’s JFK School of Government (Senior Executives in State and Local Government), and completed the University of Rochester’s program in Leading Organizations to Health. During her career, she received three Presidential Rank Awards (Meritorious and Distinguished Executive).

She served on the Board of Trustees of the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership (2011-2015). Linda is a Lifetime Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (LFACHE), and a lay Associate of the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother. She has authored A Nobler Side of Leadership: The Art of Humanagement (2016), A Nobler Side of Leadership: The Workbook (2017), The First Shall Be Last: Servant Leadership in Scripture (in publication), and has co-authored publications on Servant Leadership, CREW (Civility, Respect and Engagement in the Workplace), Organizational Health, and workplace violence. Linda currently lives with her husband in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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