Full Name
Alicia Hernandez
Job Title
Administrative Director - Nursing Professional Development
Harris Health System
Speaker Bio
Alicia Hernandez is a professional Registered Nurse with over 25 years of experience who oversees Nursing Professional Development for Harris Health System. Alicia’s past experiences have allowed her to lead the acute care service line at LBJ hospital before transitioning to system nursing professional development.

Alicia is a Harris Health trained leadership coach. She comes to this role with over 20 years of leadership experience serving in a consultant role both within the hospital arena and internationally. She is committed to helping to grow and develop others to their fullest potential and serves as the career coach for nursing for all of Harris Health nursing staff or any employee interested in pursuing a career path within nursing. She is passionate about helping others see the gifts they possess and utilizing them as a strength.

Alicia enjoys collaborating with executive leadership and frontline staff to help create innovative solutions and programs to support the patient and family with the best care service and experience. She thrives to utilize the evidence to support best practices to promote patient safety and to recognize Harris Health System as a high reliability organization

Alicia relies on three operational principles to guide her leadership development efforts:
(1) A good leader models excellent behavior and must be able to motivate and encourage others.
(2) A leader requires humility and someone who can admit when they made a mistake and learns from each experience to help to continue to grow.
(3) Fulfillment in serving and adding value to others.
Alicia Hernandez