Children’s Inn CEO Jennie Lucca to Receive The 2022 Women in Leadership Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jennie Lucca, the Chief Executive Officer of The Children’s Inn at NIH, has been named a recipient of the 2022 Leading for Impact, Women in Leadership Award presented by FedHealthIT. Lucca will be honored at the Leading for Impact, Women in Leadership Conference and Award Ceremony on Tuesday, November 1 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.


In spite of the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, Lucca has spearheaded and executed an ambitious #INN2025 Strategic Plan to create an “Inn of the future” which will continue The Inn’s mission of providing a “place like home” for children, teens, young adults, and their families as they participate in groundbreaking research at the National Institutes of Health. Lucca and The Inn are working towards a state-of-the-art living environment with increased adaptability to serve all pediatric and young adult patients and their families, free of charge.


As part of the #INN2025 initiative, Lucca and her staff have led a technology systems implementation to consolidate and upgrade all major software systems in place at The Inn. She has also overseen the introduction of Smart Rooms and Robotics to help streamline the hospitality services provided by The Inn.


At the same time, Lucca has led an Inn-wide Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiative that promotes awareness and knowledge of DEI to cultivate a culture that better represents the families The Inn serves.


The 5th Annual Leading for Impact, Women in Leadership Conference and Award Ceremony recognizes women creating IMPACT and leading organizations and mission-focused strategic programs across the Federal Civilian, Federal Health, and Military Health, Technology, and Consulting Community.