Coletta Barrett, RN, FACHE
Possessing more than 40 years of hospital clinical, health plan medical management and executive leadership, Coletta Barrett serves as vice president of Mission for Our Lady of the Lake Health. A cardiovascular nurse specialist, Ms. Barrett maintains her nursing license and is a fellow in the American Heart Association’s Council on Cardiovascular Nursing. She is the only registered nurse to have served as the national chairman of the board of the American Heart Association. Under her leadership, the Go Red for Women movement was launched. Ms. Barrett currently serves as chairman of the board for the Mayor’s Healthy City Initiative in Baton Rouge, La. Charged with improving the city’s outcome measures for health, she leads an 84-member coalition of community stakeholders. In 2015, The Mayor’s Healthy City Initiative was awarded the 2015 NOVA Award from the American Hospital Association for being the only community in the United States to achieve a joint community health needs assessment and a joint implementation plan among multiple competing hospitals. Bringing competitors together as collaborators for the community’s health is a signature of MHCI’s work. The initiative’s board of directors is assigned to manage social determinants of health through community-based anchor strategies. The collective impact model MHCI uses for community health improvement also extends to grant funders. Ms. Barrett is board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow.