Sheltering Arms Institute Hires CRO and CNO

After completing an extensive search, two key senior leadership roles have been filled for Sheltering Arms Institute.

“I’m very excited about the future for SAI with these leaders on board,” said Alan Lombardo, CEO of Sheltering Arms Institute. “In addition to their professional and clinical experience, their commitment to servant leadership will be tremendous assets as we pursue our vision of reinventing rehabilitation for life beyond limits.”

Matt Wilks, PT, MSPT, NCS, has been hired as VP, Chief Rehabilitation Officer of Sheltering Arms Institute. Currently, he is the Associate Vice President of Rehabilitation and Wellness Services at Sheltering Arms and, over the past 22 months, has served as a Transitional Team Leader on the SAI project. Matt has a successful track record of leading cross-functional teams, developing leaders, delivering on complex administrative goals, implementing programs that improve patient and clinician satisfaction, as well as partnering with teams that develop industry-leading clinical and administrative programs. He is engaged with and is frequently asked to speak to national organizations and professional associations affiliated with rehabilitation medicine.

Misty Woodward, RN, BSN, MSM, has been hired as VP, Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) of Sheltering Arms Institute. Currently, Misty is the CNO for facilities at Maria Parham Health, a Duke LifePoint Hospital, in Henderson, NC. Those facilities include a 102-bed acute care hospital with an inpatient rehabilitation unit, an 11-bed freestanding emergency department, as well as a 13-bed geriatric behavioral health unit. Her outstanding background in nursing and management demonstrates a track record of leading operational improvements, implementing innovative programs and increasing staff engagement.