Lovelace Women's Hospital

Dawn Kregel

Chief Nursing Officer


Dawn Kregel, DNP, MSN-HCM, RN, CCRN, is the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) at Lovelace Women’s Hospital. Dawn will be responsible for the nursing operations of our hospital. She most recently served as Lovelace Women’s Hospital’s interim CNO.

Dawn’s career has spanned almost 24 years, with roles including clinical nurse, supervisor, associate chief nurse and chief nursing officer positions.

Prior to joining Lovelace, she worked as the Regional Resource Chief Clinical Officer for Vibra Healthcare in Mechanicsburg, PA, Chief Nursing Officer for Mercy Medical Center in Massachusetts and Associate Cheif Nursing Officer for Women and Infant's Hospital of Rhode Island, where she was responsible for performance improvement for nursing-sensitive indicators, such as falls, medication administration, pain management, and HCAHPS maintenance. She also assessed knowledge gaps and regulatory compliance and readiness for The Joint Commission (TJC), the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Det Norske Veritas (DNV) Healthcare, Inc. and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) surveys.

Dawn completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) at Texas Women’s University and a Bachelors in Business Administration at the University of Texas, both in Denton, TX and her Master of Science degree in Nursing (MSN) from Loyola University in Chicago, IL. She will be receiving her Doctor of Nurse Practice – Executive Leadership (DNP) from Chamberlain University. Dawn is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the American Organization of Nursing Leadership, American Association of Critical-Care Nursing (AACN) and has been invited to join Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

Misty Gordon

Chief Financial Officer


Misty has 20 years’ experience in health care, serving in financial leadership roles. She joined Lovelace Women’s Hospital in 2015 as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Misty is responsible for the fiscal health of Lovelace Women’s Hospital, as well as providing administrative management for Finance, Health Information Management, the Business Office, Materials Management/Purchasing, Case Management, IT and Admitting. 

Prior to joining Lovelace, Misty was the chief financial officer for Community Health Systems (CHS) at Mat-Su Regional Hospital in Palmer, Alaska, where she provided top-level financial guidance for a hospital and clinics with over 100 providers and 550 employees. Misty has also worked for Universal Health Services (UHS) in Las Vegas, Nev. and Dignity Health (formerly Catholic Healthcare West) in Henderson, Nev.

Misty completed her Bachelor of Science degree in both Business Administration and Accounting from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. She also has a minor in merchandising from Colorado State University.

Dawn Tschabrun, RN

Chief Operating Officer


Dawn has been with Lovelace ten years and has more than 33 years of nursing experience with 17 years of progressive managerial experience. She has been instrumental in improving efficiencies in the ICU, Birthing Center and improving patient satisfaction scores. She has led efforts to expand services and technology at the hospital, including expanding beds in the Emergency Department.

Prior to joining Lovelace Women’s Hospital executive leadership team, Dawn served as the Chief Executive Office, Chief Nursing and Chief Operating Officer at the Lovelace Regional Hospital in Roswell..

Dawn earned her master’s degree in Business Administration from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas, and has a bachelor’s of nursing degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Dawn is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and was also a Women of Influence nominee in 2013 from Albuquerque Business First. She has also served as the Region IV Director of the New Mexico Organization of Nurse Executives.

Sheri Milone

Chief Executive Officer


Sheri earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in speech pathology/audiology from the University of Arkansas, a master's degree in speech and hearing sciences from the University of Arizona in Tucson, and her Master of Business Administration from the University of New Mexico.

She has been with Lovelace Health System since 1992, beginning her career with the system as manager of acute therapy services with the Rehabilitation Hospital of New Mexico (now Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital). Sheri took the reins as chief executive officer of Northeast Heights Medical Center (now Lovelace Women’s Hospital) in 2003 and has since overseen significant changes to the hospital. Under her direction, the hospital transitioned from being a general services hospital to one that caters to the needs of women. Sheri pioneered the additions of a Breast Cancer Center, a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, a robotics surgical program, and a Natural Birthing Center.

Prior to joining Lovelace Health System, Sheri helped a rural Pennsylvania hospital system expand its services to include physical, occupational, and speech therapy, audiology, and sports medicine rehabilitation departments.

Community Engagement

  • American Heart Association, Board Member
  • New Mexico Hospital Association, Board Member
  • United Way of Central New Mexico, Director