Jackie Gaines

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Jackie Gaines is a high-performing senior executive with a progressive career encompassing more than 40 years of sustained leadership and accomplishments with major health systems and organizations. With passion, creative energy, and vision, she motivates diverse groups of people toward success. Jackie specializes in providing guidance to executive leadership.

Jackie has dedicated most of her career to the advancement of quality healthcare programs throughout the United States, particularly those focused on the care of the poor and underserved. Jackie travels all over the country, telling her story and sharing the leadership lessons learned throughout her career. She also continues to give back to the community by serving on numerous boards and task forces.

Areas of Expertise

  • Business Operations
  • Care Transformation
  • Organizational Transformation
  • Strategy and Innovation


  • Healthcare

Professional Associations

  • Member, American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
  • Member, National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE)

Education & Certifications

  • M.S., Primary Healthcare/Healthcare Administration, University of Maryland
  • B.S., Nursing, University of Maryland School of Nursing

Speaking Topics List

  • Alignment and Accountability
  • Change Management and Leadership
  • Communication
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Employee Attraction and Engagement
  • Executive Leadership
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Culture
  • Resilience and Well-Being
  • Patient and Consumer Experience
  • Physician Alignment and Engagement
  • Strategy and Innovation
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I have heard many positive comments from attendees regarding both the content and your passion for excellence and leader accountability! As you are aware, we have struggled to hardwire many of the behaviors and accountability tools. You were able to connect the EBL framework and LEM to the leaders’ everyday work. An ah-ha moment for a number of leaders was your suggestion that leaders not only share their LEM goals with others, but to consider collaborating as the goals and 90-Day Plans are developed. This recommendation alone will likely inspire leaders to approach this work with a different mindset and to make the work more public. We all heard your message that "LEM isn’t just another box to check or thing to do; it IS THE THING YOU DO as a leader!" Thank you for exceeding our expectations and contributing to our organizational success!
Jackie was great! I think everyone took something from her presentation that they could use right away. I really think it was our best LDI yet, a good combination of review and new topics.”
Jackie inspired me in ways I could not have dreamed possible and supported us when our health system went through some major changes, including my immediate area. Jackie not only provided exceptional coaching to our leadership, but she genuinely cared about us as people. Had it not been for Jackie, I would have quit. I was ready to, but she encouraged me to hold on. She was my rock when I did not have any support.”

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