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Deborah Kilday, MSN, RN

Senior Advisor Maternal and Infant Health,
Office on Women's Health

Deborah (Deb) Kilday is a Senior Advisor for Maternal and Infant Health, within the Office on Women's Health (OWH), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

She brings over 35 years of healthcare experience in clinical care, leadership, organizational management, professional development, compliance, research, performance improvement, and team training.

Over the last decade she has been instrumental in developing, coordinating, and facilitating population focused state and national perinatal initiatives and collaboratives designed to test and adopt evidenced-based improvement strategies that can be replicated, standardized, measured, and scaled nationally. Together these successful programs reach thousands of clinicians, hospitals and health systems across the country who are focused on building highly reliable teams, proven structures and delivering safe, cost-effective care.

Deb is a nationally recognized subject matter expert in maternal infant populations and instrumental in the launch of national campaigns uniting thousands of U.S. hospitals, health systems, providers and organizations to transform healthcare for women and infants. Working with leading thought experts and national organizations, she has furnished insights to the development of population focused analytics and business intelligence used to advance opportunity identification, process reengineering that is innovative and transforming.

She holds a Bachelor of Science, Nursing and Master of Science, Nursing, Leadership and Organizational Management from Brenau University and is an active member of numerous professional organizations and honor societies. Deb is a peer reviewed author and frequently presents at national and international conferences, Lean certified, Advanced TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer and holds several select professional nursing certifications.