Clients & Testimonials

What Audiences and Clients Are Saying About Donna Cardillo and Her Presentations


“Donna’s presentation was the best keynote address our association has ever had. She was uplifting, inspiring, and honest. Her comments were timely and just what we needed. Thank you, Donna!”

Dawn Seek, Former Executive Director
Maryland-National Capital Homecare Association, Inc.

“Donna is an outstanding speaker for nurses.  She engages the audience and tells both entertaining, heartfelt, and inspiring stories.  She left us with a “toolbox” of tips and techniques for managing stress and refilling our cups!”

Jennifer Chiusano, MA, BSN, RN, NE-BC, Chief Nurse Executive
Deaconess Health System

“Donna was the keynote speaker at our annual nurse networking dinner. She made our nurses feel supported, important, and proud. Thank you, Donna. You were just what we needed!”

Christine Utegg, MS, RN-BC, Nursing Academic Partnership Liaison and NICHE Site Coordinator
Bassett Healthcare Network

“Donna, you are such a Dynamic Speaker and touched the hearts of many in the room! I fully understand why my colleague insisted we have you as our 1st Annual Case Management Week Guest Speaker! Thanks so much for a great presentation!!!!!!!!”

Phyllis A. Joseph, LMSW, Supervisor, Care Management

“Donna was the perfect fit for our ASC Nurse Leadership Conference. Her uplifting and humorous insights struck just the right tone to energize and inspire our attendees and kick off our conference. Donna remained at the conference for the entire day and evening reception, which offered a great opportunity for participants to interact with her one on one.”

Regina Boore, MS, BSN, RN, CASC, Senior VP, Executive Consultant
Progressive Surgical Solutions

“Our community of nurses and nurse leaders were inspired by your talk and fortunate to have the opportunity to hear you speak at UCF. Your presentation and presence on campus has truly raised the bar for us to find next year’s speaker. Your standing ovation will be hard to beat!”

Mary Lou Sole, PhD, RN, CCNS, CNL, FAAN, FCCM
Dean and Professor, Orlando Health Endowed Chair in Nursing

“Thank you for bringing your energy, expertise, and power to our nurses at the NCNA convention.”

Tina Gordon, MPA, CAE, FACHE
CEO North Carolina Nurses Association

“We appreciate your help in motivating and inspiring our nurses, students, executives, and attendees. You kept everyone engaged by your honesty and personable approach. Your presentation built a bridge between the IOM recommendations and nursing bedside reality. Ninety-five percent of attendees stated that this event would change their nursing practice.”

Joseph Berumen, DNP, MS, RN, CCRN-K Ulondia Lee, MSN, RN, CNEP; Jennfier West, MBA, RN, BSN
South Texas Team Co-Leads

“Donna was lively, engaging, funny… really understood our home visitation nursing world. She is a delight to work with, professional and EVERYTHING she portrays herself to be. A woman of integrity and vision with a sense of humor. What more could you ask for?”

Georgette McMichael, Curriculum Development, Training and Event Management
Nurse-Family Partnership

“Thank you for providing us with excellent presentations for Nurses’ week this year. The feedback we received from staff was very positive! Your ability to identify the struggles and challenges we are all facing in healthcare, and share realistic approaches to help us deal with these challenges, was really quite amazing! You have been able to give us clear guidance in navigating our future with many issues, including those of the heart. Thank you for your time, good humor, warmth, and professionalism.”

Phyllis Capiaghi, Patient Care Director Behavioral Health
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center

“Thank you, thank you and thank you for the joy you brought to so many in Austin last Friday. I am SO pleased that you joined us for our annual Nursing Symposium and contributed in a significant way to the success that day. Verbal feedback was extremely positive; and the written evaluations certainly confirm that with numerous positive comments like “she is great,” “excellent speaker,” love her,” “great catch,” “inspirational,” “very fun & energetic,” and “thoroughly enjoyed this speaker,” just to cite a few. The planning team and I are just thrilled with how everything went so smoothly. I hope you enjoyed your visit to Texas and that you will join us again in the future.”

Kenn M. Kirksey, RN, MSN, PhD, Director
The Center for Nursing Research, SETON Family of Hospitals

“I just want to thank you for delivering such an inspiring talk at the Governor’s Conference on Women last week. You were engaging and humorous, but your biggest strength was your message. It was powerful and honest—words that can only be spoken by someone who has lived to tell the story. Again, thanks for being a beacon of light!”

Michelle Maccia


A partial list of clients includes:

  • Mayo Clinic
  • Lahey Clinic
  • Albert Einstein Medical Center
  • Princeton Medical Center
  • Penn State Children’s Hospital
  • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
  • Holy Name Hospital
  • Atlantic Health Systems
  • Geisinger Health System
  • Baylor Health Care System
  • Methodist Medical Center
  • Hackensack University Medical Center
  • Morristown Memorial Hospital
  • Bergen Pines County Hospital
  • Catholic Medical Center
  • Bayshore Community Hospital
  • JFK Medical Center
  • St. Clare’s Health System
  • St John’s Episcopal Hospital
  • HMO Blue
  • United Healthcare
  • SCIentific Communications Insights
  • OhioHealth
  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center
  • Veteran’s Administration Hospitals NY/NJ

Educational Institutions/Companies

  • New York University
  • University of Southern Maine
  • Seton Hall University
  • St. Peter’s College
  • DeVry University
  • Educational Enterprises
  • Jersey City State College


  • Small Business Development Center

Media Companies


Professional Associations

  • National Student Nurses Association
  • Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN)
  • National Association of Health Care Recruiters
  • American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nurses
  • College Health Nurses Association
  • School Nurses Association
  • Oncology Nursing Society
  • Vegetable Growers Association
  • Business & Professional Women
  • NJ Society of CPAs-Women’s Group
  • NJ Association of Health Care Executives
  • National Nurses in Business Association
  • Managed Care Network
  • Philippine Nurses Association
  • New Jersey Nursing Students, Inc.
  • Connecticut Student Nurses Association
  • NJ Association of Healthcare Quality Professionals
  • South Florida Nursing Consortium
  • NJ Consortium of Nurse Educators
  • New England Regional Black Nurses Association
  • New Jersey Nurses Union
  • New Jersey State Nurses Association
  • Ohio Nurses Association
  • Healthcare Recruiters of Metro Detroit
  • National Association of Women Business Owners
  • American Nurses Association
  • Sigma Theta Tau International
  • New Jersey Library Association
  • New Jersey Hospital Association