Brandy Mathews

Brandy Mathews currently serves as the Assistant Chief Nurse Executive at UK HealthCare for the Samaritan, Emergency Services, Medicine and Trauma service lines.  Prior to assuming this role, Brandy was the administrator for capacity management and responsible for managing throughput activities and resources for the healthcare enterprise.   She has over 20 years of nursing experience, including more than 10 years of progressive leadership experience. 

She received her Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science degree in nursing, and doctorate in nursing practice all from the University of Kentucky College of Nursing.  She also received a master of health administration from the University of Kentucky Gatton School.  Her research interests are primarily focused on the care of patients with mental health and behavioral issues in the hospital setting – specifically nurses’ perceived competency and clinicians’ self-efficacy and attitudes toward this patient population.

Brandy maintains national certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a certified nurse executive.  She is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, American College of Healthcare Executives, Kentucky Organization of Nurse Leaders, and a lifetime member of the University of Kentucky alumni association.  She is currently serving on several committees, including KONL’s conference planning committee and scholarship committee and has previously served on the AONE nurse director fellowship committee.  She currently serves on the Epsilon Omega chapter of Kappa Delta collegiate advisory board, advising both the operations and standards chair in building confidence and leadership skills of college women.

Funding for this initiative was made possible  by grant no. 1H79TI081720 from SAMHSA.  The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by DAODAS.