By AFRO Staff
Kennedy Krieger Institute, a non-profit organization internationally known for providing a wide range of health and education services for children, adolescents and adults with diseases, disorders or injuries that impact the nervous system, is pleased to announce the promotion of Jacqueline Stone, PhD, MPA, PT to be the inaugural chief clinical officer, a new senior leadership position at the Institute. In this newly expanded role, Stone will oversee the Institute’s clinical operations of non-medical clinical services, and work closely with the CEO and COO in strategic planning and implementation for the organization.
Dr. Jacqueline Stone
“Dr. Stone has provided stellar leadership in a variety of areas over her 24 years with Kennedy Krieger including directing our clinical programs, managing business development and contracting; guiding community programs and medical provider relations; her recent work with our telehealth expansion efforts; and our diversity and inclusion initiatives,” said Dr. Brad Schlaggar, president and CEO of Kennedy Krieger Institute. “Her impact reaches across departments and programs to benefit all of our patients, students and their families and we look forward to the valuable contributions we know she will make as a key member of our senior leadership team.”
During her tenure at Kennedy Krieger, Stone has served in various positions including acting director of physical therapy, co-director for the Center for Diversity in Public Health Leadership Training and as a key faculty member in the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (LEND) program at Kennedy Krieger. For the past 18 months, Dr. Stone has served as vice president for clinical programs.
A New Jersey native, Stone graduated from the University of Maryland Baltimore with a Bachelor of Science in physical therapy. She received a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Baltimore and a doctoral degree in organizational leadership from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Originally from Elizabeth, N.J., Stone currently resides in Ellicott City, Md.
About Kennedy Krieger Institute:
Kennedy Krieger Institute, an internationally known, non-profit organization in the greater Baltimore/Washington, D.C. region, transforms the lives of more than 25,000 individuals a year through inpatient and outpatient medical, behavioral health and wellness therapies, home and community services, school-based programs, training and education for professionals and advocacy. Kennedy Krieger provides a wide range of services for children, adolescents and adults with diseases, disorders or injuries that impact the nervous system, ranging from mild to severe. The Institute is home to a team of investigators who contribute to the understanding of how disorders develop, while at the same time pioneer new interventions and methods of early diagnosis, prevention and treatment. Visit KennedyKrieger.org for more information about Kennedy Krieger.