Dr. Anna Kiger, DNP, RN, NEA-BC

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Dr. Kiger is the System Chief Nurse Officer for Sutter Health, a not-for-profit integrated healthcare system operating in the Northern California and San Francisco Bay area.  As the system’s first Chief Nurse Officer, Dr. Kiger is accountable for executive nursing leadership, clinical nursing practice, education, nursing research, and workforce labor optimization.    

Anna holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Texas Tech University School of Nursing, a Doctorate of Science in Public Health, Health Systems Management, from Tulane School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, an MBA from Averett University, Danville Virginia and a Master of Science in Nursing from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA.  Her undergraduate BSN is from West Virginia University School of Nursing.

Dr. Kiger serves as a Board Regent for Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, California, as Board member for MedicAlert Foundation in Turlock, CA and as a Board member for HealthImpact in Oakland, CA.  Finally, Dr Kiger also serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Nursing Administration (JONA) and for Voice of Nursing Leadership, both publications of the American Organization for Nurse Leaders (AONL).