Qualenta Kivett and Wendi Goodson-Celerin of Tampa General Hospital recognized as black healthcare leaders to know

Tampa General Hospital’s Executive Vice President and Chief People and Talent Officer, Qualenta Kivett, and Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive, Wendi Goodson-Celerin, have been recognized on Becker’s Hospital Review’s 2024 list of “231+ Black Healthcare Leaders to Know.”

The list spotlights Black health care leaders who are helping to shape the health care industry. Kivett and Goodson-Celerin are the only two leaders in the region on the list and are two of just 12 leaders recognized statewide.

John Couris, president and CEO of Tampa General, says that they are lucky to have “two exceptional leaders who make a difference every day.”

Kivett leads Tampa General’s People and Talent team, using evidence-based strategy to amplify the experiences and voices of its people. Under Kivett’s leadership, Tampa General has implemented next-generation strategies to engage, grow, retain and develop the academic health system’s workforce.

Goodson-Celerin leads nursing services across Tampa General, with a focus on further developing cross-functional collaboration among nursing teams throughout the hospital. She also spearheads compliance with accrediting bodies and regulatory groups, systemwide. Additionally, Goodson-Celerin leads the nursing shared governance councils as well as the strategic redesign of the clinical education model for the nursing teams.

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