Sharon H. Pappas, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Chief Nurse Executive

Emory Healthcare


Sharon H. Pappas, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, is the chief nurse executive (CNE) for Emory Healthcare. She joined Emory in 2016.

Pappas came to Emory from Centura Health in Denver, Colorado, where she served as the system's chief nurse executive and the chief nursing officer for Porter Adventist Hospital, one of the health system's hospitals. She had been part of the Centura system since 1991 in a variety of leadership roles. Prior to that, Pappas worked at the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon. Originally from Canton, Georgia, Pappas looks forward to returning to her roots and being a part of the Emory Healthcare leadership team.

Pappas received her BSN from the Medical College of Georgia, her MSN from Georgia College and her PhD in nursing from the University of Colorado.