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Embracing Change: Indiana Center for Evidence-Based Nursing Practice Welcomes New Leadership


Change is a constant in any organization, and leadership transitions are an integral part of this process. The Indiana Center for Evidence-Based Nursing Practice (ICEBNP) is no exception to this rule. Recently, ICEBNP experienced a significant shift in leadership, marking a new chapter in the organization's journey. In this blog post, we will explore the details of this leadership change, highlighting the importance of this transition and the promising future it heralds for evidence-based nursing practice in Indiana.

The Departure of Dr. Lisa Hopp

Since it's inception, Dr. Lisa Hopp served as the Executive Director of ICEBNP. Her dedication, vision, and unwavering commitment to advancing evidence-based nursing practice and evidence translation played a pivotal role in the organization's growth and impact. Dr. Reynolds's leadership was instrumental in establishing ICEBNP as a recognized hub for evidence-based nursing research and education.

Under Dr. Hopp's guidance, ICEBNP initiated several groundbreaking projects, participated in global initiatives, contributed to systematic review methodologies that shaped best nursing practices, and provided invaluable resources to the nursing community in Indiana. However, as all great leaders must eventually do, Dr. Hopp made the decision to pass the torch and begin a new chapter in her career, creating an opportunity for fresh leadership to continue the organization's legacy.

The Arrival of Dr. Beth Vottero

To fill the leadership void left by Dr. Hopp, ICEBNP welcomes Dr. Beth Vottero as the new Executive Director. Dr. Vottero has served as the Deputy Director of the ICEBNP, learning from Dr. Hopp. Dr. Vottero brings a wealth of experience and knowledge about systematic reviews and implementation science to the role. Dr. Vottero's professional journey is marked by her commitment to evidence-based nursing practice and a passion for enhancing the quality of patient care. Her arrival signifies a seamless transition that ensures ICEBNP's core mission remains steadfast and future-oriented.

What to Expect from Dr. Vottero's Leadership

Dr. Vottero is poised to build upon the foundations established by her predecessor. Key expectations for her tenure include:

  1. Continued Commitment to Evidence-Based Nursing: Dr. Vottero will emphasize the importance of robust evidence-based practice, ensuring that Indiana's nursing community remains at the forefront of patient care innovations.

  2. Educational Advancements: ICEBNP will continue its role as an educational resource hub, providing nurses in Indiana with the latest tools, research, and knowledge to improve their practice.

  3. Strategic Collaborations: Dr. Vottero's leadership is expected to foster collaborations with universities, healthcare institutions, and research centers to bolster ICEBNP's impact on the nursing community.

  4. Innovative Initiatives: The organization will explore new initiatives and research projects to address emerging healthcare challenges and improve patient outcomes.

  5. Diversity and Inclusion: Dr. Vottero has expressed a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion, ensuring that ICEBNP's work addresses the needs of all communities within Indiana.


The transition of leadership at the Indiana Center for Evidence-Based Nursing Practice represents an exciting moment in the organization's history. Dr. Vottero's arrival marks the continuation of a legacy of excellence, dedication, and innovation, while Dr. Hopp's contributions will always be celebrated. Together, they embody the spirit of nursing leadership and the ongoing quest to provide the best possible care for patients in Indiana.

As we look to the future, we anticipate that ICEBNP will thrive, contribute to the growth and development of evidence-based nursing practice in Indiana, and ensure that the organization's legacy remains strong and vibrant. The change in leadership is a testament to the organization's resilience and adaptability in an ever-evolving healthcare landscape.

Beth Vottero PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF Professor, College of Nursing Indiana Center for Evidence-Based Nursing Practice


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