Dr. Lucas has been recognized as one of the foremost leaders in Women’s and Children’s Health for over 25 years. She has served on the boards of every major women’s health organization, including: International Congress on Women’s Health, National Association of Women’s Health, American Hospital Association Maternal Child Governing Council, Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) Consulting Group, Spirit of Women National Foundation and Ireland Report on Women’s Health. Dr. Lucas was Chairman of the Division of Women and Childbearing Families at the University of Texas and has held academic appointments at six major universities throughout the United States. Dr. Lucas is currently adjunct faculty at Johns Hopkins University. She co-edited AWHONN’s book on Women’s Health and has published more than fifty articles and chapters on women’s and children’s health in peer reviewed publications. She is highly sought after as a keynote speaker and has presented more than 250 speeches across the United States and abroad. Dr. Lucas has served in senior executive positions over the past 15 years in Women’s and Children’s Services in two large health systems each with more than 11,000 annual births. She has been responsible for $800M in annual revenue and has managed major building projects of $75M and above. Dr. Lucas has provided consultation services to hundreds of clients across the United States and Europe and has procured over $5M in grant funds throughout her career.
Her combined expertise in clinical, finance and business allows her to successfully bridge the gap between business and clinical concerns. Dr. Lucas has extensive experience in strategic planning, risk reduction, business development, process improvement, market research, market planning, brand identification, facility planning, program development, product development, provider development, integration strategies and women’s and children’s service line development. She has conducted extensive market research and maintains a clearinghouse of data, white papers and strategies. Dr. Lucas has served as an advisor for the following organizations: CDC, NIH, HHS, State of Texas, State of Maryland, State of Pennsylvania, ANA, AHA, Center for American Nurses, The Advisory Board, The Jacobs Institute, The Snowmass Institute, The Ireland Report on Women’s Health, Spirit of Women Hospital Network, American Medical Exchange, AAP, ACOG and AWHONN.