Linda J. Knodel, RN, FACHE, FAAN
Senior Vice President/Chief Nursing Executive
Linda Knodel is senior vice president/CNE for Kaiser Permanente, based in Oakland Calif. She leads 59,000 nurses across eight states serving 11.8 million members. Previously, she served as senior vice president/CNO for Mercy; vice president/CNO of Mercy’s Springfield communities; and senior vice president/CNO at St. Alexius Medical Center, Bismarck N.D. Ms. Knodel has served in various local, regional and national capacities, most recently serving as president of the American Organization of Nurse Executives. She is a past member of ACHE’s Board of Governors. Ms. Knodel holds a master’s degree in healthcare administration from the University of Minnesota and a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Mary and is a Wharton nursing executive fellow. She has published and spoken extensively, and in 2011, her book Nurse to Nurse: Nursing Management was published by McGraw Hill. She is board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow.