Ms. Mary Jaco is the Hospital Administrator for Shriners Hospitals for Children in Galveston. In this position she is responsible for the executive administration of hospital operations. She received her BA in Psychology from Central College in Pella, Iowa and her MSN from the University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing. Jaco has worked in cardiac, surgical, burn and pediatric intensive care units. She taught nursing courses and worked as clinical instructor before moving to Texas. Since 1999 she has been with Shriners Hospital in a variety of positions including Case Manager, Director of Nursing Education and in nursing leadership roles. Jaco has published and lectured nationally and internationally on nursing care, burn care and leadership skills. She has been instrumental in burn care education and building burn centers in Mexico. Jaco is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders.