Nurse from Virtua Joint Replacement Institute in Marlton new president of NJ Nurses Association

The New Jersey State Nurses Association (NJSNA) has welcomed Kate Gillespie, RN, MBA, NE-BC, as its 47th president.

The New Jersey State Nurses Association (NJSNA) has welcomed Kate Gillespie, RN, MBA, NE-BC, as its 47th president.

“I am honored to lead New Jersey’s nurses at this critical time in our health care system,” Gillespie said. “In spending time with nurses throughout the Garden State, I know there are many nursing practice and patient care issues to be addressed. I look forward to working on key legislative matters, including combatting the opioid crisis and working through the impact of potential legalization of recreational marijuana in New Jersey.”

Gillespie is the assistant vice president, Orthopedic/Spine Service Line at the Virtua Joint Replacement Institute in Marlton, where officials say she has a significant impact on the operations, strategic growth and physician alignment strategies.

She has been with Virtua for 35 years, where she started as a critical care nurse, then moving into nursing management. She is a Six Sigma Black Belt Certified leader with almost 40 years of nursing experience.
She earned a BSN from The College of New Jersey and an MBA in health administration from Eastern University.