Ashley VonNida, DNP, MBA, MSN

Chief Nursing Officer


Ashley is the Chief Nursing Officer for Equum Medical. In this role, she leads all nursing, clinical leadership, and quality performance activities across the Equum Medical business and professional services portfolio. She heads Equum Medical’s Virtual Care Collaboration Center in Nashville, TN, where clinical teams deliver both the Virtual Nursing and Virtual Sitter services. As CNO, Ashley is an integral part of the clinical leadership team of Equum Medical driving the development of the virtual nursing and sitting portfolios as well as providing thought leadership in this evolving field of hybrid care. Ashley splits her time on strategic telehealth service product development as well as successfully implementing these services in Equum’s growing client base nationally.


Ashley has over 25 years in the Healthcare setting, most recently serving in leadership roles at Community Health Systems and Tenet Healthcare. She has spent her career in the Acute Care setting improving patient outcomes and engaging Nursing to make a difference every day. VonNida has been responsible for leading operations within large medical systems with results including improving employee metrics such as improved satisfaction and reduced turnover, achieving clinical targets such as hospital acquired condition rates and improved throughput, as well as organizational financial initiatives to reduce utilization costs. Ashley started her nursing career in the critical care setting as a Level 1 Trauma Nurse at Vanderbilt Medical Center and has grown to open multiple programs including several cardiac programs and even an award-winning Mother Baby Center in South Carolina. She brings her experience and passion for improving patient outcomes and innovating care delivery as the CNO of Equum to integrate technology and people to innovate care delivery. Recognized as a hands-on highly visible executive, VonNida’s extensive leadership and motivational skills promote effective connections with staff, patients and physicians as well as within the academic and practice communities through public speaking.


Ashley holds both Bachelor and Masters of Nursing Science degrees from Belmont and Chamberlain Universities respectively. She has gone on to integrate her business acumen through an MBA in Health Care Management from the Keller School of Business. VonNida was awarded the Doctorate of Nursing from Chamberlain University most recently to position herself as a Leading Woman in Healthcare with deep knowledge in Executive Leadership and change management.


Ashley devotes her professional time on delivery of quality care and elevating the Voice of Nursing to promote and inspire the next generation of healthcare providers. Personally Ashley spends time with her husband and two sons traveling and exploring, with a moral compass targeting the motto “do your best and treat others better than you want to be treated”


I want to use innovation with technology to bridge the nursing shortage to provide quality care and improve the outcomes of patients.