Sharon B. Hampton, PhD, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

Chief Nurse Executive
Kaiser Permanente San Leandro Medical Center
WCSI Caritas Coach®
KP CCEP Faculty

Dr. Sharon B. Hampton, PhD, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, WCSI Caritas Coach® has been an active Caritas Coach since 2018. She is an accomplished nursing executive and an inspirational nurse leader. Dr. Hampton’s nursing career spans over 35 years where she served in various patient care service and leadership roles dedicated to nursing excellence at prestigious institutions such as Stanford University Medical Center, UC Davis Medical Center, MD Anderson Cancer Center (Texas) and Kaiser Permanente. She is currently the Chief Nurse Executive at Kaiser Permanente, San Leandro, and is responsible for maintaining excellence in nursing practice and efficiency of nursing operations while overseeing the nurse leaders, nurse staff and ancillary support teams in the inpatient environment.

Dr. Hampton is a Master Trainer for TeamSTEPPS, an evidence-based teamwork program aimed at optimizing patient outcomes by improving communication and teamwork skills among health care professionals. She is a transformational and inclusive leader and as such, promotes personal and professional development and growth utilizing evidenced based leadership development models. She provides mentorship to informal and formal nursing leaders, nursing students and health service practitioners. She is a member of and participates on several organizations that promote leadership and leadership enhancement. She uses the philosophy of Caring Science to lead Diversity, Inclusivity & Health Equity (IDHE) initiatives and to promote practice and health equity research at the bedside. She is guided by her vision to create a diverse and inclusive culture of fairness and respect that is safe and open, in which individuals feel included and valued and have a sense of belonging. Dr. Hampton embraces differences and strives to elevate the voice of the voiceless, allowing for creative approaches toward change and dynamic pathways toward health.

Dr. Hampton is the Co-Founder and served as the inaugural Chair of Stanford’s Health Care’s first Black Employee Resource Group (ERG) with the mission of promoting inclusion, diversity, and health equity for Stanford Medicine employees. Her vision-driven leadership ushered the historical milestone of having a Stanford Medicine Black Nurses Association chapter of the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA). The chapter was inducted in July of 2021 with Dr. Hampton serving as the founding chapter president of this prestigious organization. Dr. Hampton is a member of , and served as, a board and inaugural member of Stanford Medicine’s Sigma Theta Tau Chapter-Alpha Alpha Lambda, which seeks to develop nurse leaders anywhere to improve healthcare everywhere. Dr. Hampton’s is an accomplished author with published works on implicit bias in health care. She has presented to local and national organizations on implicit bias and health outcomes and uses every opportunity to educate health professionals on their roles in perpetuating health inequity and their responsibility to promote health equity.

Dr. Hampton earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science from Texas Woman’s University, a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix, and a Bachelor of Nursing from San Jose State University.