Mary Beth Kingston, RN

Mary Beth Kingston is executive vice president and chief nursing officer at Aurora Health Care in Milwaukee, an integrated, not-for-profit, health system serving communities throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois via a comprehensive network of facilities, services and providers including 15 hospitals, more than 150 clinics and 33,000 caregivers. In her position, Kingston co-leads the strategy for integrated services, and provides strategic direction for nursing and clinical education.

Prior to joining Aurora, Kingston was vice president and chief nurse executive at Einstein Healthcare Network in Philadelphia. She is a published author and presents nationally on the nurse leader’s role in care coordination, quality and safety and interprofessional practice.

Kingston is the president-elect of the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and serves on the boards of the Milwaukee Urban League and Mount Mary University. She previously served on the board of directors for AONE, the Pennsylvania Organizations of Nurse Leaders and the LaSalle University School of Health Professions Advisory Board.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing at West Chester University in Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in health policy at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Kingston is a Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow and a recipient of the Pennsylvania Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing Administration. She is board certified as an advanced nurse executive with the American Nurses Credentialing Center.