Amanda (Mandy) Richards, MSN, RN, APRN- ACNS-BC, NEA-BC

Amanda Richards 
Executive Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
Hartford HealthCare

Amanda (Mandy) Richards, MSN, RN, APRN- ACNS-BC, NEA-BC is Hartford HealthCare’s first Executive Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer (CNO). She joined the organization in January 2021.

Richards is a high-performing nursing leader who has been repeatedly recognized for leveraging clinical and business skills to consistently deliver results. Her background includes 15 years of management experience over multiple inpatient and outpatient clinical areas, including six years’ experience as a CNO.

Prior to Hartford HealthCare, Richards spent 15 years at Allina Health, a not-for-profit system with 12 hospitals, more than 90 clinics and 15 pharmacy sites in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Most recently, she served as the Allina system’s system CNO, where she was accountable for the performance of more than 8,000 Registered Nurses and allied health professionals. Previously, she served at Allina’s flagship, Abbott Northwestern, a 627-bed teaching and specialty hospital in Minneapolis. At Abbott Northwestern, she had also served as Vice President of Clinical Operations, after four years as Vice President of Patient Care at United Hospital in St. Paul.

Richards also has had experience as a clinical leader for robust service lines, including neuroscience and spine, intensive and critical care, and respiratory care.

She received her training in Australia, receiving her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Deakin University in Melbourne, and her Masters of Science in Nursing at the University of Technology in Sydney. She holds certifications and licenses as a Registered Nurse, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, and board- certifications as a Clinical Nurse Specialist, Neuroscience Registered Nurse and as an Advanced Nurse Executive.


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