Luanne Thomas Ewald, M.H.A., FACHE
Chief Operating Officer
Luanne Thomas Ewald, FACHE, serves as Chief Operating Officer of C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Marquette University and a Masters in Hospital and Health Administration from Xavier University.
Previously, Ms. Thomas Ewald served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Children’s Hospital of Michigan (CHM). Prior to her role as CEO, she was Regional Vice President of Business Development at the Detroit Medical Center (DMC) while simultaneously serving as Vice President of Business Development at CHM. She also held positions as DMC Corporate Vice President, Business Development and Marketing, Chief of Staff to the DMC President and CEO, Administrative Director at Hutzel Hospital for the Women’s Health Initiative, DMC Senior Planning and Marketing Analyst.
Ms. Thomas Ewald has won many awards over the past fifteen years. Most recently, in 2018, she was named as one of the Notable Women in Healthcare by Crain’s Detroit Business and one of Becker’s Hospital Review’s Women to Watch, and in 2019, she was awarded the Leadership Detroit Inspirational Leadership Award by the Detroit Regional Chamber.
Kimberly Monroe, M.D., M.S.
Interim Chief Clinical Officer
Kimberly Monroe, M.D., M.S., is the interim Chief Clinical Officer of C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital. Dr. Monroe received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a Specialization in Health and Humanities from Michigan State University and her medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in 2000. Dr. Monroe completed her pediatric residency training at the University of Chicago in 2003. In 2011, Dr. Monroe received her Master of Science degree in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety from Northwestern University and, in 2015, she joined the University of Michigan faculty in the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine within the Department of Pediatrics. She has also served as the MPLAN medical director for 12 East and 12 West since 2016.
Dr. Monroe is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, and a practicing pediatric hospitalist. Her research interests include healthcare quality and patient safety, sepsis, family-centered rounds, newborn care, and cue-based feeding. In fall 2022, she began serving as interim Chief Clinical Officer of C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital.
Dr. Monroe has demonstrated history of working in the hospital and health care industry and is especially skilled in quality improvement, patient safety, medical education and pediatric inpatient care.
Kelly Baird-Cox, DNP, RN, CPNP, CPEN, CEN, TCRN, NEA-BC, CENP, CPPS
Chief Nursing Officer
Dr. Kelly Baird-Cox currently serves as the Interim Chief Nursing Officer for C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital. Before this role, Kelly served as the Associate Chief Nursing Officer for Pediatrics the previous three years and the Clinical Nursing Director for Children’s Emergency Services the prior eight years during her tenure at Michigan Medicine.
Kelly has 34 years of progressive pediatric and women’s clinical and nursing leadership experience. Her background is extensive in implementing and advancing evidence-based and autonomous nursing practice. Kelly’s vision for nursing is that we are an inclusive team, influencing one another through compassion, integrity, and innovation while embracing a model of caring that recognizes and values the honor of being invited into the lives of patients, families, and staff who entrust us with their care.
Dr. Baird-Cox earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The Ohio State University. She earned a Master of Science in Nursing Administration from Madonna University and a clinical Master of Science in Nursing from Wayne State University. She earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice in Leadership from Madonna University. Kelly is a member of many professional organizations, is involved in various activities, and has earned several awards.
Dee E. Fenner, M.D.
Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dee Fenner, M.D., is the Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Bates Professor of Diseases of Women and Children at the University of Michigan. She holds a joint appointment as Professor of Urology. As a Missouri native, she attended undergraduate and medical school at the University of Missouri – Columbia. She completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan followed by a fellowship in Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery and Urogynecology at the Mayo Clinic-Scottsdale.
In 2001, Dr. Fenner returned to the University of Michigan where she continues her work in female pelvic floor dysfunction and medical education. She is nationally recognized as an expert in defecation disorders, surgical education, and reconstructive surgery.
She is the past President of the Association of Professors of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American Urogynecologic Society. As Director of the Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Board for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American Board of Urology, she was instrumental in obtaining official recognition of the Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery from the American Board of Medical Subspecialties.