Mary Eleanor Phelps is Director for Nursing Quality Improvement at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in the Office of Quality, Safety, and Outcomes Education. She holds a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership and Development from Biola University. Ms. Phelps manages and facilitates system-wide quality improvement projects with institutional priority. Her duties include mentoring and coaching interprofessional teams as they plan and execute projects to improve healthcare quality and safety. Her extensive experience in Nursing, healthcare operations, student advocacy, project management, and program development enable her to provide practical knowledge and insight to quality improvement and patient safety research.