Meet the Board: Charlotte Ipsan

Charlotte Ipsan, DISCOVER Class of 2015

Charlotte Ipsan is the Chief Administrative Officer of Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital (Louisville, KY), and life-long resident of Floyds Knobs, IN.

Please describe your professional journey—where you started to where you are now.

I have worked in several roles at Norton Children’s Hospital, Norton Audubon Hospital and Norton Suburban Hospital, including staff nurse; Nurse Manager, Neonatal Intensive Care unit; and Director of Women’s Services. In November of 2009 I was named Vice President of Norton’s Children’s Medical Center, the first pediatric outpatient surgical center in the state of Kentucky.  In January of 2011, I was promoted to System Vice President of Pediatric Services for Norton Health Care/Norton Children’s Hospital.  In May of 2012 I was named Chief Administrative Officer of Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital and led the creation of the first women’s and children’s facility within the Louisville area where I continue to improve care for men, women, and children across their lifespan.

What was your LeadershipSI experience like? Why did you get involved?

I got involved with LeadershipSI because I have a passion for growing leaders so that they may contribute to our great community.  I also wanted to further connect with the great work going on here in Southern Indiana as a lifelong resident.  The connections and collaborative work has been incredible.

What are some favorite moments with LeadershipSI?

My favorite moments with LeadershipSI include hearing from NEXGEN students, DISCOVER participants, and watching the input LeadershipSI has had on the development of leaders.

Why is LeadershipSI important to the region and its professionals?

To engage, develop and mobilize regional leaders is the most impactful tactics we can use to transform our community.  This improves lifestyles for our children, neighbors, businesses, educators and peers.

Do you have any advice for current LeadershipSI participants?

Get involved and stay involved. We need YOU!

What are some of your community involvement activities? 

  • Perinatal and Infant Health Network (PIHN) Advisory Committee for the City of Louisville
  • Council Member, St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Charities; member Adoption Committee
  • Board Member, Louisville Fund for the Arts; member Allocations Committee, Communications & Engagement Committee, Nominating & Governance Committee and NeXt Liaison
  • Habitat for Humanity (Louisville & Southern Indiana)