Deena Williamson, MSN, MBA-HCA, RN is the Executive Director for Behavioral Health Services and Interim for Nursing Professional Practice at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. She is responsible for the strategic and operational planning of clinical and administrative service line goals in collaboration with physician leadership throughout the organization. Deena has served as the chairman for the Mental Health Chapter of Connecticut Hospital Association since 2010. Deena was awarded the honorary Nightingale in Nursing Excellence Award in 2010 and the University of Phoenix Alumni Community service award in 2013. Deena has published numerous evidence based articles in a variety of medical journals, as well as co-authored and edited an academic book titled “Fundamentals of Geriatric Psychiatry”. Deena has presented at multiple national and state conferences.