Exceptional care requires an experienced team. The Department of Nursing at Tufts Medical Center and the Tufts Children's Hospital is helmed by a group of extremely skilled nursing professionals. Together, we share our commitment to optimal health, research, training and education with our patients, colleagues and students.
Therese Hudson-Jinks, RN, MSN
Chief Nursing Officer
Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services at Tufts Medical Center
Terry has clinical and operational oversight over the Adult Critical Care , and CardioVascular & Neuro Sciences patient care areas. She is a long standing member of the Tufts Medical Center leadership team, having worked within Critical Care at Tufts for 24 years. She is passionate about highly reliable systems ensuring safe patient care delivery, and currently is a leader on many priority safety initiatives at the Medical Center.
Terry received her BSN in Nursing and her BS in Biology from Simmons College and her Masters in Nursing Administration from Salem State College. She is a 2009 Fellow of the Center for Collaborative Leadership, College of Management, UMass Boston.
Judith Cullinane, PhD., RN, MSN, CAGS, CCRN-K
Judith Cullinane's nursing career began in pediatric and neonatal intensive care to leadership and scholarship. Currently, she is the Executive Director of Nursing Research, Innovation, Professional Development and Quality at Tufts Medical Center and the Tufts Children's Hospital, where she promotes the science and innovation of nursing and serves as a visible leader assisting within the development of interprofessional collaboration and education. She is also an Associate Professor of Nursing Practice at Simmons University and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine. Judi has also been acknowledged by the International Nurses Association as a nurse leader. She is a current national advisory board member of Becton Dickinson, a founder of the Society of Nurse Scientists, Innovators, Entrepreneurs and Leaders (SONSIEL) and a previous board member of the Organization of Nurse Leaders. Her work is inclusive of the Massachusetts Action Coalition Campaign for the Future of Nursing, assisting within the initiatives for the Nurse of the Future Campaign, the Culture of Health and the Diversity Advisory Council. She is also the past president for Sigma Theta Tau, Theta at Large Chapter from 2011-2013 and the past- president of the Massachusetts “Boston” Chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses.
Heidi Waitkus, MBA, RN, OCN
Executive Director of Patient Care Services
Heidi joined Tufts Medical Center in the spring of 2010. Her nursing career encompasses outstanding clinical skills and strong leadership capabilities within multidisciplinary multicultural healthcare settings. Extensive background in clinical operations, nursing leadership and project management that exhibits excellent communication skills and has the ability to lead a team and build a business. She also has skills in performance improvement, staff development, program planning, and operations management. Heidi has recognized accomplishments in innovative strategies to improve organizational effectiveness.
Mary Beth Williams R.N., M.N.
Executive Director for Patient Care Services
Mary Beth is responsible for all pediatric and perinatal nursing at Tufts Children's Hospital as well as adult psychiatry, nutrition and child life services at Tufts Medical Center.
Mary Beth joined Tufts Medical Center in 2010 with extensive clinical and leadership experience in some of the most prestigious academic medical centers in the nation for pediatric nursing. Areas of focus include patient-focused/ family-centered care; interdisciplinary care models; shared governance for nursing; and child advocacy. She has published and presented nationally on these topics.
Rhodora Reynado RN, MSN, MBA, MSE
Director, Finance Operations
Rhodora has been a member of the Nurse Executive team at Tufts Medical Center since 2009. She previously held positions at Boston Medical Center and Detroit Medical Center. She is experienced in providing leadership and expertise on finance, staffing and scheduling, patient acuity and information management to nursing services.
Rhodora has developed and managed productivity monitoring systems as well as budget development and monitoring tools. She has received her advanced degrees from the University of Michigan and Wayne State University.