About Kimberly McNally

Kimberly McNally

Kimberly McNallyMN, RN, BCC, leads McNally & Associates, a consulting firm specializing in healthcare leadership and governance development. As an experienced leader and certified executive coach, she helps senior executives accelerate their leadership skills and build strong teams. She works with organizations to achieve board-management alignment and to increase board effectiveness.

Kimberly has worked with leaders across the health care spectrum, including hospitals, health systems, community health centers, ambulatory surgery centers, home care agencies, long term care facilities, physician practices, medical technology companies, research institutions and health plans.  In addition, she has served leaders in higher education, public school districts, trade associations, housing authorities, and public utilities.  Since 1998, she has served more than 100 organizations nationally and internationally.

She co-authored The Nurse Executive’s Coaching Manual, published by Sigma Theta Tau.  The book was recognized with an American Journal of Nursing 2010 Book of the Year Award (leadership/management category).  For the National Association of Community Health Centers, she wrote the Health Center Program Governing Board Workbook (Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Primary Health Care (HRSA/BPHC), 2015).  See Resources Tab for complete list of publications.

Prior to launching McNally & Associates, Kimberly led training and organization development initiatives at a community medical center.  She held executive positions in service delivery and account management for a start-up company working with employers and benefits professionals throughout the country.  In addition, she held clinical and nursing leadership positions in two academic medical centers and a for-profit psychiatric facility.

Community Service/Governance

Kimberly has served on community boards for three decades.  Currently, she serves on the boards of the American Hospital Association (AHA), Health Research and Education Trust (HRET), UW Medicine Health System, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) and the National Board of Advisors of the AHA Center for Healthcare Governance.  At UW Medicine and SCCA, Kimberly chairs the board level Patient Safety, Quality, Service Committees.  She is a governance consultant to the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) and a national speaker on the following governance topics: “Nurses on Boards”, “Engaging Trustees in Quality and Safety Initiatives”, and “Strengthening the Board Chair-CEO Partnership”.

Education and Training

  • MN, Nursing/Business, University of Washington
  • BSN, Saint Anselm College
  • Board Certified Coach (BCC) with specialty designation as a Executive/Corporate/Business/Leadership Coach through
    Center for Credentialing & Education
  • Certified professional coach through New Ventures West
  • Additional training in multiple leadership theories and models, governance, somatics, and wellness coaching
  • Certified to administer the following instruments:
    The Leadership Circle Profile, EQ in Action Profile, Conflict Dynamics Inventory, Using the Enneagram in Business
  • Professional association affiliations:
    American College of Healthcare Executives, American Organization of Nurse Executives, Institute of Coaching (Harvard Medical School affiliate)