Jill Larkin


Accredited Program Director, Clinical Services

Ovation Healthcare

Experienced Nurse Leader in rural, community and large academic health systems with a broad skill set in a variety of areas such as operations, education, quality, patient and employee engagement and strategic planning.

Areas of Expertise

  • Strategic Planning
  • Quality Improvement
  • Patient and Employee Engagement
  • Education/Mentoring/Coaching
  • Implementing/Supporting Technology Solutions
  • Leading Multidisciplinary Teams
  • Leader in multiple operational areas

Previous Experience

  • UPMC
    Sr. Director of Strategic Initiatives, Center for Nursing Excellence
  • UPMC Presbyterian and UPMC Shadyside
    Executive Director of Quality Improvement
  • UPMC Passavant and UPMC Passavant Cranberry
    Clinical Director of Professional Practice
    Director of Education & Development
    Clinical Systems Coordinator
    Professional Staff Nurse (Med/Surg, Telemetry, and Critical Care)


  • DNP
    Chatham University
  • MBA
    Duquesne University
  • MSN
    Duquesne University
  • BSN
    Duquesne University


  • Certified Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence, ASQ (American Society of Quality)
  • Past Baldridge Performance Excellence Examiner

Professional Affiliations

  • Southwestern Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders (SWPONL), Past Chair
  • Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders, Past Board Member
  • Duquesne University School of Nursing Executive Nurse Leader Advisory Board
  • American Society of Quality (ASQ)
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing