Katherine Pearson, Director of Operations, Northside Hospital Cherokee.
Katherine Pearson put herself through college and took a non-traditional career path on her way to becoming director of operations at Northside Cherokee. She worked as a business consultant for Accenture, SAP and Compaq, and as an ICU nurse before transitioning into healthcare leadership.
"Once in leadership, my career began to evolve very quickly," Pearson said. "...The ability to pull from my business consulting background and pair it with clinical knowledge proved to be a very effective combination in my career."