Deborah Zastocki, DNP, Ed.M., MA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE

Executive Coach

Deborah, is an Executive Coach with the Healthcare Experience Foundation and the Founder and President of Legacy Healthcare Management Consulting in North Carolina. She has accumulated extensive experience as a healthcare executive by leading organizations through strategic planning, innovative new community services, hospital, and foundation board governance, developing alliances with other healthcare systems as well as organizational mergers.

Formerly, Deborah was the president and CEO of Chilton Medical Center, in Pompton Plains, NJ and successfully led the organization and medical staff by developing and implementing prescriptive and focused strategic plans. She maintains board member and board leadership status on not for profit, for profit, academic, and professional boards at both the state and national levels. She has also authored an article about transforming board governance in healthcare.

She received her BSN from the University of Rhode Island; both Masters’ degrees from Teachers College Columbia University, and her DNP from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ. Debbie has accrued over 30 years of experience in healthcare where her professional career has emphasized a clinical and professional journey from clinical nurse to nurse executive roles, author, academic educator, and healthcare executive. Her multifaceted experience provides her the ability to authoring professional educational solutions, national presentations, healthcare consulting, organization and leadership transformational change, physician engagement, and executive, business and personal coaching.