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Our Team

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Hannah Spell, PhD


Hannah Spell, Ph.D., has always had a deep passion to understand how to help organizations solve their toughest people challenges. During her time working specifically within the healthcare industry a common theme continued to be elevated by clients “How can we better prepare first-time nursing leaders for success?”. Reflecting on her experience, as well as her academic backing, Hannah has partnered with healthcare industry leaders to develop an easy to use, micro-learning system that equips frontline nurses with the tools to be successful whether they transition to leadership roles or stay at the bedside.

A seasoned author, Hannah has published several articles on topics including mentoring in the workplace, developmental climate, and turnover. She holds a master’s degree and doctorate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Georgia.


Heidi Kamm


Heidi Kamm is responsible for strategic business development and marketing efforts at Lead for Care. As a seasoned healthcare professional focused on helping organizations reduce turnover and improve clinical infrastructure and process, Heidi has seen firsthand the impact of high performers that move into positions of leadership and struggle. The impact on turnover, operations, burnout, and financials are what drove her to connect with colleague, Hannah Spell to solve this costly and frustrating issue within healthcare.

Her work experience includes various sales operations, business development, and marketing positions in the field of healthcare, software, and HR consulting. Heidi has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.


Jonathan Fullerton


Jonathan D. Fullerton has been studying the health care industry for 25 years, partnering with  the nation’s top health systems on a broad range of strategic initiatives that impact clinical, financial, and operational outcomes.  Jonathan served as part of the team that launched the nursing research division at the Advisory Board Company in the late 1990s, and is passionate about solving a challenge that, twenty years later, continues to bedevil the industry.

As an Advisor to the Lead for Care team, Jonathan is focused on expanding the reach of Lead for Care’s revolutionary microlearning solution that will help solve the issue of preparing first-time nurse managers. 

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Ashley Wilkens, MSN, RN APRN, FNP-BC

Clinical Advisor

Ashley brings a wealth of knowledge to the LFC team having started her career as an acute care frontline nurse. While on the frontline, Ashley discovered the gaps in the clinical path to nurse management and leadership, and witnessed the positive impact of strong mentor relationships on nursing success. Following her frontline nursing experience, Ashley transitioned to the business-side of healthcare where she brought a voice to nursing and patient experience through implementing change management strategies that enhanced clinical adoption and improved patient safety outcomes. As an ANCC certified Family Nurse Practitioner, Ashley was excited to join the Lead for Care team in continuing the path of nursing innovation and advancement to the frontline by better equipping and preparing nurses to lead in healthcare whether at the bedside or in management.


Ashley received her undergraduate at University of North Caroline at Chapel Hill and her Masters of Science of Nursing at Frontier Nursing University.   

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