Nursing Leadership

Nursing Connect is proud to introduce the Premier Health Nursing Leadership. Meet our leadership team, and learn more about them and their philosophy of care.

Peggy Mark, PhD, MBA, BSN, RN

Peggy MarkChief Nursing Officer, Premier Health

As the Chief Nursing Officer, I am responsible for ensuring excellence in nursing practice across Premier Health.  I am passionate about nursing and the incredible value that nurses bring to so many health care settings.  I have great admiration for the nurses at Premier who provide compassionate, evidence-based, excellent care to our patients and their loved ones every day. Being a Daytonian, I care deeply for the community-at-large. I am here to provide positive leadership, advocate for nursing, mentor future leaders and to keep the patient at the center of all of our worthwhile work. My love for nursing comes from my belief that the greatest tool we bring to our profession is ourselves.  Our human connection and the sacred encounters we create form the very foundation for healing.  Nurses have the great honor to walk with others through the healing process – of the body, the mind and the soul.  There is truly no better profession.

Christie J. Gray, MS, APRN, CNS, NEA-BC

Christie GrayChief Nursing Officer, Miami Valley Hospital, Miami Valley Hospital North, and Miami Valley Hospital South

I am a certified nurse executive for Premier Health, responsible for all of nursing services across Miami Valley Hospital, Miami Valley Hospital North, and Miami Valley Hospital South. I am privileged to lead a profession that builds strong relationships to ensure outstanding patient outcomes. I find passion in the strength shared governance brings to nursing and the ability to ground our practice in evidence. It is my mission to lead with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience – to bring out the best in myself and others. 

Kim Hensley, MSN, BSN, RN, NEA-BC

Chief Nursing Officer/ Chief Operating Officer, Atrium Medical Center

I am a certified nurse executive at Premier Health, responsible for all of nursing services and daily operations across Atrium Medical Center. I am committed to leading the delivery of high quality, cost-competitive health care services. Building strong, collaborative and trusting relationships is key to success in my role. I enjoy mentoring team members to be successful during such a changing environment as health care.

Darin Taylor, MSN, BSN, RN-BC

Chief Nursing Officer, Vice President of Operations, Fidelity Health Care

I am a nurse executive at Premier Health, responsible for all of nursing services and daily home health clinical operations at Fidelity Health Care. Nursing is my passion, and I knew at a young age that nursing was my calling. I am honored to provide leadership to an outstanding, experienced, and compassionate team of nurses, therapists, social workers, home health aides, and operations teams. I believe nurses are in a great position to address social determinants of health, improve our patient outcomes, apply evidence-based practice, and foster strong collaborative relationships with our wide array of health care teams to build healthier and stronger communities. My approach is to consistently find ways for team members to support one another in pursing our goals and achieving the highest quality patient care possible. I am devoted to providing leadership to Fidelity Health Care’s nursing and clinical teams with integrity, innovation, mentorship, compassion, and teamwork.

Trish Wackler, MSN, MHA, RN

Trish WacklerChief Nursing Officer, Upper Valley Medical Center/Vice President, Education, Premier Health

I am a nurse executive at Premier Health, responsible for all nursing services at Upper Valley Medical Center. I have been in nursing for 28 years and I am passionate about high quality patient care and the role professional nurses play in healthcare. I feel that nurses are key to driving excellent patient outcomes through evidence-based practice, collegial relationships, and professional development. Our work is challenging, rewarding, and important to our communities. Nursing requires dedication and compassion to do what is best for patients and colleagues. I am committed to lead Upper Valley Medical Center nursing by creating an inclusive, trusting culture that fosters teamwork and autonomy.