Jul 14 2021

On Duty with Susan Okuno-Jones & Alice Siehoff: From Survive to Thrive

A webinar series featuring faculty and alumni experts

July 14, 2021

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Virtual via Zoom



Session title

From Survive to Thrive: A Leadership Journey


Susan Okuno-Jones, MS ’06, DNP ’10, Vice President and CNO, AMITA Alexian Brothers Medical Center

Alice Siehoff, DNP '10, MS, NPD-BC, NEA-BC, ACC, Executive & Resilience Coach, Founder and CEO, Siehoff Consulting


  • Describe leadership as a specialty;
  • Identify key elements in making a business case for nursing leaders;
  • Describe leadership lessons from the pandemic; and
  • List one action step to support self-care and well-being for leaders.


Sara Almassian

Date posted

Feb 26, 2021

Date updated

Jun 14, 2021


Susan Okuno-Jones, MS ’06, DNP ’10, | Vice President and CNO | AMITA Alexian Brothers Medical Center

Dr. Susan Okuno-Jones is a proven transformational leader with demonstrated vision, ability to influence and engage, and a strong knowledge base relating to professional nursing practice. She has served in executive leadership roles including System VP of Nursing Practice and Innovation and VP/CNO in a large integrated healthcare system. She currently serves as the VP/CNO of AMITA Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. Additional progressive leadership roles include Magnet Program Director and Executive Director of Service Lines-supporting both in-patient as well as out-patient sites of care. Susan is a licensed Advanced Practice Nurse and earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice and Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Illinois at Chicago and holds ANCC certifications as a Nurse Executive -Advanced and Nursing Professional Development as well as a Fellow in American College of Healthcare Executives.

Alice Siehoff, DNP '10, MS, RN-BC, NEA-BC, ACC | Founder & CEO | Siehoff Consulting

Siehoff has held key nursing leadership positions in health care and academic settings. She has extensive teaching and curriculum development experience. Siehoff is passionate about supporting and coaching nurses and other professionals in resilience-building practices. She earned a DNP from UIC College of Nursing and MS and BS degrees in nursing from Northern Illinois University. She is board-certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center both in Nursing Professional Development and Nurse Executive-Advanced. In addition, Siehoff is a certified Resilience Coach through HeartMath Institute and a Certified Narrative Coach. Alice is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and is a credentialed coach through ICF.