Amy DeMelo-Wutke, Ed.D, will begin her role as Presdient of The Christ College of Nursing & Health Sciences on June 24, 2024.

The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences Hires New President

Amy DeMelo-Wutke Will Begin New Role on June 24

CINCINNATI (April 15, 2024) – The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences has named Amy DeMelo-Wutke, Ed.D, as President beginning June 24, 2024. Dr. DeMelo-Wutke will replace Gail Kist-Kline, Ph.D. who retired in December 2023.

Since 2017, she has served as President of Cox College in Springfield, Missouri. While there, she helped expand degree programs and shepherded unprecedented growth in a variety of healthcare-related educational programs. In her role as President of The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences, she will lead efforts to fulfill the mission of the College, crafting a future-forward vision in healthcare education by building on its reputation as a leader in the Tri-State.

“We are delighted to welcome Amy DeMelo-Wutke to Cincinnati and The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences,” said James Wendel, MD, Board Chair of The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences. “By leading the way in the education of the next generation of healthcare workers, she will set the stage for others to emulate, ensuring that the health network and the community have a robust and talented workforce to care for their needs long into the future.”

“Dr. DeMelo-Wutke’s influence on and dedication to education position her well to enhance our programs allowing us to provide even more value to the community,” said Debbie Hayes, President and CEO of The Christ Hospital Health Network.

Her experiences are diverse and include serving as an Assistant Principal for Springfield Catholic High School, the Director of the Springfield Catholic School System in Missouri where she helped Springfield Catholic High School become nationally recognized as a top 50 school in the country while leading a $14 million renovation and expansion of their campus.

Prior to becoming President at Cox College, Dr. DeMelo-Wutke served for 10 years as their Vice President for Academic Affairs at the school developing innovative programs to ensure excellence in the educational offerings and the preparation of students.

“It’s truly an honor to be joining The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences,” said Dr. DeMelo-Wutke. “The school’s reputation of positively impacting this region in teaching future healthcare workers remains second-to-none. I believe we can continue to grow programs by doing everything it takes to meet the needs of our students, patients and the community we work, play and live in.”

Dr. DeMelo-Wutke was raised in Boston, Massachusetts, has a Bachelor’s degree in History from Providence College, a Master’s in Secondary Administration from Southwest Baptist University and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Amy currently lives in Springfield, Missouri with her husband Sam, who is an athletic director of Logan-Rogersville School District. The two have 4 adult children.

About The Christ College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Affiliated with The Christ Hospital Health Network, The Christ College is a small, private, non-profit college offering degrees in nursing & the health sciences located on The Christ Hospital main campus. The College prides itself on building Career Pathways with their affiliated network that allow students to work while pursuing their undergraduate studies with excellent career connections.

About The Christ Hospital Health Network

The Christ Hospital Health Network consists of an acute care hospital located in Mt. Auburn, a remote hospital location in Liberty Township, five ambulatory outpatient centers and dozens of medical offices throughout the region. For more than 130 years, The Christ Hospital has provided compassionate care to those it serves. Made up for more than 1,300 physicians and more than 6,500 team members, our mission is to improve the health of our community by providing exceptional outcomes in an affordable way. The Network was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the #1 hospital in the Cincinnati Region and named to Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals list in 2024. It is also a Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award recipient, which recognizes top-performing healthcare organizations that achieve the 95th percentile or above of performance in patient experience.