Exceptional care requires an experienced team. The Department of Nursing at Tufts Medical Center and the Floating Hospital for Children 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.
Diane M. Gillis, RN, MS
Director, Clinical Education, Professional Development
Diane is a dynamic leader in professional development with extensive experience in a continuum of healthcare settings. Her expertise in adult learning, program development, mentoring, healthcare quality and systems and process improvement contribute to supporting the overall mission and goals of Tufts Medical Center. Clinically, in addition to overseeing the on boarding, continuing education, and training of healthcare professionals, Ms. Gillis has a clinical specialty in Gerontological Nursing.
Diane received the Anne K. Kibrick Leadership Award from the Theta Alpha Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society @ the University of Massachusetts Boston, College of Nursing & Health Sciences where she has served as a past president, adjunct faculty and guest lecturer. In addition, she has been the past president of the Southeastern Chapter of the Association of Nursing Professional Development (NICE). She is published in the areas of orientation and gerontonlogical nursing education.
Justin Precourt, RN, MSN
Executive Director for Patient Care Services
Justin is the Executive Director for Patient Care Services. Justin has clinical and operational oversight of the Cardiovascular Center, Neurosciences Center, Adult Intensive Care and Inpatient Surgical Services. Justin joined Tufts in 2014 and his passion is creating a healing environment for patients and families that produces the best clinical outcomes and an exceptional patient experience.
Justin graduated from Northeastern University with a BSN in 1999, and from Saint Joseph’s College with a MSN in 2009.
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. She is a member of Healthcare Information Systems Society and the Boston Area Nursing Informatics Consortium.
Patricia Sullivan RN,MSN
Director, Nursing Clinical Information Systems
Pat is responsible for managing and coordinating the delivery of Clinical Informatics and the link between Information Services and Nursing. Provides leadership and direction to the Clinical Service area regarding selection and budget for information systems. Provide clinical input to the development and/or modifications of software applications. Provide education and user support for clinical Information Systems applications. Provides feedback to Information Service to assure a user friendly, comprehensive and integrated network, which meets the needs of clinicians, non- clinicians and patients.
Pat has forty years experience in the nursing field, twelve years experience in the clinical informatics field and previous experiences consisting of staff RN, Clinical Nursing Director, Nurse Supervisor, Nurse Educator, and Director of Nursing Professional Development.
Heidi Waitkus, RN, MBA, OCN
Executive Director of Patient Care Services
Heidi joined Tufts Medical Center in the spring of 2010. She has a twenty-nine year 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 nursing services provided at Floating Hospital for Children and for Tufts Medical Center’s perinatal nursing services.
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.