Cherilyn Ashlock is an Advisory Consultant with Chartis Clinical Quality Solutions. She has more than 22 years of consulting and healthcare experience related to nursing, patient safety and quality, and performance improvement. Her expertise also includes regulatory affairs and hospital governance, clinical program development, policy, research, as well as operations and health system alignment.
Cherilyn serves as a member of the nursing advisory board for Mobella Health, a newly formed nursing technology start-up looking to revolutionize nursing documentation for both efficiency and compliance. Through this work, she supports nurses' deep desire to connect with patients through increased time at the bedside, versus time at the computer. Cherilyn also serves as appointed faculty at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.
Prior to joining Chartis Clinical Quality Solutions, Cherilyn was Senior Director of Patient Safety and Quality at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. She successfully facilitated the organization's initial Magnet designation, as well as led professional practice and nursing research. Prior to her work at Johns Hopkins, Cherilyn was Director of Consulting for implementation, analytics and research, and organizational development at Versant Holdings, LLC. There, she supported the initial development and deployment of nationally standardized RN Residency for new nursing graduates’ transition to practice.
Cherilyn received her Doctor of Nursing Practice with a focus on executive leadership from Old Dominion University. Her primary research focus was on fundamental nursing care and the impact of missed care on pediatric clinical nurse sensitive outcomes. She received a Master of Science in nursing education from California State University and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Georgia Baptist College of Nursing.