Nursing Leadership

Nursing leaders play a critical role in the daily functioning of hospital operations and care delivery by designing, overseeing, and monitoring patient care services while assuring strong practice environments, engagement with nursing staff and driving quality and safety outcomes. Nurses are involved in the daily functioning of Lawrence General at every level of the organization. Every hospital has a chief nurse who is required to be a member of the senior executive team, to attend board meetings, and to report on measures of nursing performance. Nursing directors are responsible for strategic development in their areas, and nurse managers are unit-based and work directly with the nursing staff and interdisciplinary team in specialty areas.

At Lawrence General, we have given special focus on the role and scope of nurse managers so they can be available to patients, families, and staff.

Meet Our Nursing Leaders

Kathy Caredeo, RN, BSN, MM, CCCC, Director of Cardiovascular Services

Kathy has more than 24 years of experience working in the Cardiac Cath Lab, which was preceded by 10 years in Critical Care. For the past six years, she has served as director of cardiovascular services, and became director of cardiovascular services in 2017. In 2008, Kathy developed a very successful 24/7 angioplasty program for the hospital. She is extremely passionate about quality and patient outcomes, having successfully achieved the following accreditations through the American College of Cardiology: Chest Pain with PCI, Cardiac Catheterization, and Heart Failure. Kathy is a certified cardiovascular patient care coordinator through the American College of Cardiology.

Michelle Harrington, RN, MS, Director of Critical Care Services

Michelle has worked in telemetry and critical care for most of her nursing career. She also has experience with quality improvement and patient flow. Michelle graduated with a BSN in Nursing from Mount Saint Mary College and also earned a master's in leadership and administration from Salem State University.

Russell Martin, MSN, RN, CNE, CEN, Director of Clinical Resources

Russell started his journey at Lawrence General Hospital in August 2021. As the director of clinical resources, he leads our department of professional development, wound and IV teams, and the Hospital Operation Center, which includes the nursing supervisors, patient safety monitors, and transporters. The professional development team is responsible for hospital-wide yearly competencies, onboarding and orientation of nursing staff, education and clinical skills competencies, and programs such as the new grad nursing program. The Hospital Operations Center is responsible for patient throughput, daily staffing, bed placement for admitted patients, and ensuring operational standards are met.

Prior to joining the hospital, Russell led both hospital and college-based education departments. He has taught in the nursing program at Bay State College in Boston for the past 10 years and served as chairperson of the ADN and RN to BSN programs. Russell has a master’s in nursing education from Salem State University. He holds certifications in emergency nursing and in nursing education. Russell is a member of the National League for Nursing, Emergency Nurses Association, and Sigma Theta Tau International.

Kim Moriarty, RN, Director, Emergency Services

Kim started her career at Lawrence General in 1987 and has been in emergency nursing since 1989. As director of emergency services, Kim oversees the Emergency Center staff, the Level III Trauma Program, and the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) partnership with Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Additionally, Kim also manages the hospital operations center, which includes the staffing/bed management team, float pool, and patient safety monitors. She is passionate about emergency nursing and is committed to delivering high-quality, patient-centered care. Kim received a BSN at St. Joseph’s College in Maine and a master’s degree in management at Cambridge College.

Lorna Rajkowski, RN, BSN, Nurse Manager, Maternity, Pediatrics, Special Care Nursery, and Lactation

Lorna has been with Lawrence General Hospital since 2007, starting as a staff member in the Special Care Nursery and advancing into a leadership position in 2012. She received her nursing degree from Endicott College in 2018. Lorna believes in building a team atmosphere with her staff to promote patient safety, high quality care to patients, and operating in a family centered care atmosphere.

Amanda Souliotis, RN, BSN, Nurse Manager, Hamblet 4

Amanda is the nurse manager for Hamblet 4 and has been with Lawrence General since 2006. She is currently working toward completing her MSN in Nursing Leadership at Rivier University. She received her trauma certification in 2017.

Chris Tsioulis, RN, BSN, EMT, Nurse Manager, Emergency Center

Chris started his health care career as an EMT in 1998 and proudly served the Merrimack Valley until 2015. He graduated from Rivier University in 2004 with an Associate of Science in Nursing degree. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 2010 at the same institution. Chris began his journey at Lawrence General in December 2011 in Emergency Center and became administrative nursing supervisor in 2015 before earning his current designation as nurse manager in September 2019. 

Leanne Wallace, RN, BSN, Nurse Manager, Russell 4

Leanne has worked at Lawrence General as nurse manager of Russell 4, a medical-surgical unit, since 2015. She believes in providing safe, high-quality care to patients and their families. Leanne received her BSN from Fitchburg State College.