(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – As Nationwide Children’s Hospital continues to accelerate our commitment to population health locally and regionally, two successful internal leaders have been tapped for expanded leadership roles.
Nick Jones and Angela Mingo have been named Vice President of Community Wellness and Vice President of Corporate Affairs, respectively. The promotions reflect Nationwide Children’s commitment to its ongoing investment in population health and fostering its culture of cultivating talent.
“We are incredibly fortunate to have two outstanding leaders in this space who have the experience and talent to take our programs to the next level,” said Patty McClimon, senior vice president of strategic and facilities planning for Nationwide Children's. “Nick and Angela have built reputations for building authentic and meaningful partnerships both internally and externally. We could ask for no better representatives for our population health efforts.”
Jones previously served as the director of the Healthy Neighborhoods Healthy Families initiative, a place-based partnership focusing on affordable housing, economic development, wellness, community enrichment and education. He was responsible for strategy development, staff supervision, budgeting, resource-gathering and more, partnering to bring more than $10 million in support for the program’s expansion. Jones developed career pathway programming that opened opportunities for employment, free tax preparation services that resulted in more than $1 million in refunds for Columbus-area residents, a match-savings program and a math and science program for high school students on Columbus’ South Side. A Wooster University and Capital Law graduate, Jones held senior leadership roles in a variety of Columbus-based non-profit organizations before joining Nationwide Children’s.
In his new role, he will continue leading Healthy Neighborhoods Healthy Families, which recently expanded into the Linden area, along with overseeing community relations, social determinants of health and social justice-related projects.
“I’m excited by the chance to expand my work beyond the Healthy Neighborhoods Healthy Families initiative,” Jones said. “The principles we’ve established in that initiative and the lessons we’ve learned will enable us to continue to build even more programs to help create positive health outcomes in the community.”
Mingo previously served as director of community relations for Nationwide Children’s. She directs the hospital’s community engagement efforts, working closely with neighborhood and civic organizations that provide valued input to the hospital. She was instrumental in the implementation of Nationwide’s Children’s Healthy Neighborhoods Healthy Families initiative, helping to spearhead affordable housing initiatives on the South Side. Before her time at Nationwide Children’s, Mingo served as community affairs director for Columbus City Council and was a mayoral-appointed commissioner with the City of Columbus Community Relations Commission. A graduate of The Ohio State University, she serves as a gubernatorial appointment to the Ohio Lottery Commission and sits on the boards of the Parsons Avenue Redevelopment Corporation, Leadership Columbus, Habitat for Humanity MidOhio, and Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing.
Her new role comes with a special focus on northwest Ohio, where Nationwide Children's took ownership of Mercy Children's Hospital in March to bring compassionate and quality care close to home for the children of Toledo. Mingo’s role will emphasize communication and integration within the Toledo community, where she will continue the tradition of integrated community partnership first embraced by Mercy Health.
“I’m passionate about serving our Ohio communities, and I’m excited to assume a role that lets me broaden my impact,” she said. “I’m looking forward to continuing the great work being done in Toledo, where I’ll be actively listening to the community to better understand their needs and continue building upon a robust history of high-quality, family-centered care at Mercy Health.”
To further engage with the community, Jones and Mingo will be reaching out to community leaders and organizations throughout the areas they serve.
About Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2021-22 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit free-standing pediatric health care systems providing unique expertise in pediatric population health, behavioral health, genomics and health equity as the next frontiers in pediatric medicine, leading to best outcomes for the health of the whole child. Integrated clinical and research programs, as well as prioritizing quality and safety, are part of what allows Nationwide Children’s to advance its unique model of care. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 that provides state-of-the-art wellness, preventive and rehabilitative care and diagnostic treatment during more than 1.6 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded free-standing pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.