Janet Smith Meeks has devoted nearly four decades of her professional life to the healthcare and financial services industries. As a C-suite executive and corporate director, she has vast experience in finance, strategy, operations, marketing, business development and leadership effectiveness.

Janet has served in executive roles for four nationally known healthcare systems, including Trinity Health (the second largest Catholic Healthcare system in the nation) and the prestigious Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Janet spent nine years as president of Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville, Ohio where she led the organization to peak performance through applying the key ingredients of Gracious Leadership.

As co-founder and CEO of Healthcare Alignment Advisors, Janet uses her experience to guide C-suite executives across multiple industries in strategies that are designed to optimize corporate performance within a positive work environment.

Janet is a transformational leader and an innovator who lends her analytical wisdom and business acumen to help organizations become “brilliant at the basics” of business. An award-winning C-suite leader, Janet has employed the key ingredients of Gracious Leadership throughout her career. She has consistently led highly engaged teams to generate sustained value, profitability, and customer satisfaction through facilitating a culture of compassionate accountability.

Janet enjoys corporate board service as she loves learning about new businesses and industries as well as the challenges they face. In her capacity as a board member, she aspires to ask the right questions with kind candor and grace to help management arrive at the best decisions to optimize organizational performance.

Additionally, Janet demonstrates a deep commitment to empowering women in business and leadership. She is a member of Women for Economic and Leadership Development (WELD), Women Corporate Directors, National Association of Corporate Directors and Women at the Table (WATT).

Janet reveres her family and treasures the precious time she spends with them. An avid jogger and cycler who enjoys international travel, Janet is a sought-after speaker regarding a broad range of leadership topics. Her quarterly column “Leadership to Inspire Results,” is featured in Smart Business magazine.