Amy O'Deen

Amy O'Deen

Senior Associate Director, UI Hospitals and Clinics; Interim Executive Director, UI Stead Family Children's Hospital


Amy O’Deen, BSN, MHA, serves as senior assistant director at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and interim executive director of UI Stead Family Children's Hospital. She joined the Hospital Administration team in 1983 and is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Her current responsibilities include: neurosciences (neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry), ophthalmology, oral surgery and hospital dentistry, orthopedics and sports medicine, otolaryngology, pathology, radiology, and women’s health.

Amy also has devoted considerable time to a number of University of Iowa and community organizations throughout her tenure, including serving as chair of the UI Alumni Association Board; vice chair of the Iowa Women Lead Change Board; program committee chair for the Iowa Women’s Leadership Conference; vice chair of the Presidential Committee on Athletics; membership on the Boards of the Iowa Women’s Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce, the Leadership Iowa Alumni Association, the Hawkeye Area Council—Boy Scouts of America; and service with the Johnson County United Way Allocations Committee, Go Red for Women steering committee, the Iowa City Noon Rotary, and the Carver Hawkeye Arena Enhancement Campaign. She was selected by the Corridor Business Journal as a “Woman of Influence” in 2013.





  • American College of Healthcare Executives, Fellow
  • Iowa Association of Business and Industry


  • MA, Hospital Administration, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
  • BSN, University of Iowa, College of Nursing, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Executive Development Program, University of Iowa, Henry B. Tippie College of Business, Iowa City, Iowa