As a registered nurse for more than three decades, Vicky Locey believes in total health – mind, body and spirit. That is why she has dedicated both her personal and professional life to making lives better.
Vicky has worked at Kaiser Permanente for over 30 years. She currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Officer at the Santa Rosa Medical Center where she is responsible for day-to-day hospital operations as well as patient care services for more than 170,000 members.
An active community member, Vicky has been a past board member for the Volunteer Center of Sonoma County, Redwood Empire Food Bank, Aldea Children and Family Services, Press Democrat Youth Service Awards and Canine Companions for Independence. With a life-long passion for learning, she has spent time in Vietnam and Costa Rica teaching and mentoring the next generation of nurse leaders.
Vicky holds an Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Los Angeles County School of Nursing, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing through the Consortium of the California State University, Dominguez Hills, a Master’s Degree in Nursing Administration and Business Administration from Sonoma State University, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Duke University. She is also an active member of numerous professional associations, including Sigma Theta Tau, the Association of California Nurse Leaders (ACNL) and the American Organization of Nurse Leaders (AONL).