Marsha Hughes-Rease Change Process Tip


School of Continuing Studies

Marsha's passion is helping organizations, groups, and individuals respond strategically to the demands of a turbulent and unpredictable environment.

Marsha’s passion is helping leaders create work environments that positively engage diverse employees to achieve outcome excellence at the point of service. Marsha Hughes-Rease, who served as a Navy Nurse Corps officer for over twenty years, has over thirty years of progressive leadership experience from front line manager to executive leader. She has over fifteen years of both internal and external consulting and coaching experience. The focus of her work is helping organizations, groups, and individuals respond strategically to the demands of a turbulent and unpredictable environment.

She has provided coaching and consulting support to diverse organizations. Some of her clients have included the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Corning, ESPN, Emory Healthcare System, Georgia Rural Healthcare, HBCU Library Alliance, Health and Human Services, L’Oréal, Minn Dak Farmers Association, National Park Service, USAID, University of Maryland, and ZF Manufacturing in Germany.

Marsha has co-authored articles on organizational change and been invited to present at a number of national and international conferences. She has a graduate degree in Organization Development and graduate certificate in group facilitation from Johns Hopkins University, a graduate degree in Nursing Administration from George Mason University, and a graduate certificate in executive coaching from Fielding Graduate University. She received her baccalaureate degree from University of Kentucky and now serves as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing. Marsha has previously served as an adjunct faculty member at George Mason University and is currently serving as adjunct faculty at Georgetown University Institute for Transformational Leadership.

Marsha stays abreast with the most current research and best practices specific to coaching, healthcare, organizational effectiveness, and leadership development through her professional affiliation with the American Nurses’ Association, American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), American Organization of Nurse Executives, International Coaching Federation, Institute of Coaching, and International Leadership Association (ILA). Marsha lives in northern Virginia with her husband and son.

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