One Team on a Journey to Best Outcomes
The staff and leadership of Nationwide Children’s are driven by a passion for their work. A passion that stems from the hospital’s century-old mission. A passion that is the reason why more than 10,000 people come to work each day. Our leadership team is constantly striving to make Nationwide Children’s the best pediatric hospital in the world. Learn more about our leadership below.
Dr. Steve Allen is Chief Executive Officer of Nationwide Children's Hospital, which includes The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation and The Center for Family Safety and Healing at Nationwide Children's Hospital.
John A. Barnard
John A. Barnard, MD, is chief of Pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, president of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s and holds the Ann I. Wolfe Endowed Chair in Pediatric Research Leadership.
Richard J. Brilli
Chief Medical Officer Rich Brilli, MD, FAAP, MCCM joined Nationwide Children’s to lead the hospital’s quest to achieve zero preventable harm. Today, our Zero Hero programs have made Nationwide Children’s a national leader in pediatric safety.
Rhonda Comer serves as Senior Vice President of Legal Services for Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Rhonda’s background includes both law and health care —she started her career as a nurse before becoming a lawyer.
Patricia J. “Patty” McClimon is the Senior Vice President of Strategic and Facilities Planning for Nationwide Children's Hospital. She is responsible for the development and tracking of Nationwide Children’s long range strategic plan and its related master facilities plan.
Rick Miller is President and Chief Operating Officer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, a position he has held since 2006. Rick has been employed by the hospital since 1985, and previously held several different administrative positions prior to being appointed COO.
Mr. Robinson currently holds the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial and Administrative Officer at Nationwide Children's Hospital.
Linda Stoverock, DNP, RN NEA-BC has been Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital since 2000. The hospital is nationally recognized as one of the best children’s hospitals.
Donna Teach is Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Her role includes oversight of all marketing, communication and digital functions.
Steve Testa was appointed President of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation in January 2018. He joined the Nationwide Children’s team in 2014 and served as Senior Vice President and Executive Director.
Olivia W. Thomas, MD, currently holds the position of Chief Diversity and Health Equity Officer at Nationwide Children's Hospital.
Chair, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Inc./Nationwide Children's Hospital
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Ann I. Wolfe
Chair, Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation
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