Professional Summary

  • Karen Bankston, Ph.D., M.S.N., FACHE, currently serves as Associate Dean for Clinical Practice, Partnership and Community Engagement of the College of Nursing at the University of Cincinnati. This role is responsible for developing and maintaining partnerships with nursing and other disciplines, while engaging in community based research focused on student and parental success in the urban core.
    Dr. Bankston is actively involved in numerous boards including the United Way of Greater Cincinnati, Interact for Health and Interact for Change, Legal Aid Society, The Children’s Home and the Urban League of Southwest Ohio. Also involved in the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber Agenda 360 and the Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee.
    Dr. Bankston continues to volunteer in efforts supporting the need for care to the poor and in the development of young African-American professionals. She played a role in getting legislation changed for distribution of medication for the charitable pharmacy established by St. Vincent DePaul, and was a member of its’ founding board. She is founding chair and former member of the board of the Center for Closing the Health Gap.
     Recent awards include: American Nurses’ Association Mary Eliza Mahoney Award 2016, University of Cincinnati Distinguished Alumni Award 2016, and the Kent State University Professional Achievement Alumni Award 2016. Member of Sigma Theta Tau, Delta XI, International Nursing Honor Society and the Cincinnati Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta and a graduate of Leadership Cincinnati Class XXVII.
     

Education

  • AAS: Youngstown State University, 1976
  • BSN: Kent State University, 1984
  • MSN: Kent State University, 1990
  • PhD: University of Cincinnati, 2005

Research/Clinical Interests

  • Health care economics, leadership, African American women&39;s health, change management

Credentials

  • Fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives, American College of Health Care Executives, 2007
  • Certified in Healthcare Management, American College of Healthcare Executives, 2006
  • Certified Nurse Adminstrator, American Nurses Association, 1990-1994
  • Basic Life Support Instructor, 1977-1991
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider, 1984-1987

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Positions and Work Experience
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  • 07/23/2012-to Present,Associate Dean Clinical Practice, Partnership and Community Engagement,Provide leadership and guidance to all undergraduate and graduate programs for the College of Nursing within the context of practice and community engagement.,University of Cincinnati,College of Nursing
  • 12/01/2005-06/30/2011,Senior Vice President/CEO ,The Drake Center is a 356 bed provider of specialized medical and rehabilitative inpatient and outpatient long term acute care services, co-located with a SNF and assisted living facilities. Accountable for ensuring that compliance is maintained with all federal, state, local and other regulatory bodies.,Drake Center,Cincinnati, OH
  • 09/01/2010-to Present,President and CEO,Consultancy practice focuses on the development of leaders and organizations on issues about change, inclusion/diversity, leadership, management principles and organizational behavior. Assist in the development of strategic visions/plans.,KDB and Associates Consulting Service, LLC,Cincinnati, OH
  • 01/11/2004-11/30/2005,Senior Vice President External Affairs,The Health Alliance was a six-hospital system with one of the largest primary care physician groups in Greater Cincinnati with combined revenues of over $1 billion. Accountable to the CEO, serves as a liason to all external agencies.,Health ALliance of Greater Cincinnati,Cincinnati, OH
  • 03/23/2002-01/10/2004,Vice President Operations/Chief Operations Officer,Responsible and accountable to the Senior VP for the daily operations of the hospital. Accountable for a $350 million budget to operate acute, tertiary and ambulatory services.,The University Hospital,Cincinnati, OH
  • 02/04/1995-10/15/2001,Vice President Patient Care Services/Chief Nurse Executive,As a member of the senior team, provided overall leadership for patient care delivery, collaborating with governing body, medical staff and other clinical leaders.,The University Hospital,Cincinnati, OH
  • 08/12/1990-02/03/1996,Assistant Administrator Patient Care Services,Responsible for providing leadership and management to the organization, operation, administration and evaluation of the medical areas of nursing and patient care.,University of Cincinnati Hospital,Cincinnati, OH
  • 03-2002-06-2004,Associate, Dean, Clinical Services,University of Cincinnati,Cincinnati, OH
  • 11-1996-10-2001,Associate Dean, Clinical Services,University of Cincinnati,Cincinnati, OH
  • 05-1987-07-1990,Director of Medical Nursing and Dialysis Services,Western Reserve Case System,Youngstown, OH
  • 09-2011-08-2012,Adjunct Professor, College of Business,University Of Cincinnati,Cincinnati, OH
  • 08-2007-06-2010,Adjunct Professor, Department of Nursing,Xavier University,Cincinnati, OH
  • 10-2001-10-2002,Visiting Assistant Professor, College of Nursing,University of Cincinnati,Cincinnati, OH
  • 08-1990-02-1996,Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Nursing,University of Cincinnati,Cincinnati, OH
  • 2002-2005,Faculty Research Fellow, Institute for Health Policy and Health Services Research,University of Cincinnati,Cincinnati, OH
  • 09-1986-05-1987,Clinical Nurse Manager, Medical Intensive/Coronary Care Unit,Western Reserve Care System, Southside Medical Center,Youngstown, OH
  • 10-1983-09-1986,Head Nurse,Tower 2 North, Medical Unit Southside Medical Center,Youngstown, OH
  • 02-1979-BAD DATE,Staff Nurse, Emergency Department,Southside Medical Center,Youngstown, OH
  • 05-1977-02-1979,Staff Nurse,2 West, Surgical Unit Southside Medical Center,Youngstown, OH
  • 09-1988-08-1989,Counseling Intern,Catholic Service League Agency,Youngstown, OH
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Research Grants
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  • D19HP2591407/01/2013-06/30/2016. Health Resources and Services Administration. Leadership 2.0: Nursing's Next Generation Program, CO-PI, Active.
  • Cost Share for 00870107/01/2013-06/30/2016. Interact For Health. Leadership 2.0: Summer Bridge, PI
  • AAMC01/01/2014-07/31/2014. National Istitute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. National Study on Holistic Review in the Health Professions, Collaborator, Awarded.
  • 1 CPIMP151094-01-0008/15/2015-07/31/2020. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Minority Health. Pathways for Emerging Healthcare Leaders, CO-PI
  • 09-2015-09-2015. Dean's Research Award. Targeting Stress Reduction for Black Mid-Life Women, CO-PI
  • HRSA-17-06311-2016. Health Resources and Services Administration. Leadership 2.0: Nursing's Next Generation Program., CO-PI, Pending.
  • 03-2014-03-2015. University of Cincinnati President's Diversity Incentive Grant, PI
  • HRSA-16-0692016. Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS). UC Nursing College Access through Realizing Excellence in Scholars. , PI, Denied.
  • 07/01/2014-06/30/2015. American Association of University Women, Inclusion in Action. Girls STEAM Academy-Parent's University, PI
  • HRSA-16-0692016. Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS). UC Nursing Encouraging Diversity in Graduate Education Program, PI, Denied.
  • 03-2013-03-2014. University of Cincinnati President's Diversity Incentive Grant. Implementing a Diversity Education Plan, PI
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Peer Reviewed Publications (in chronological order)
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  • Pritchard, T. J., Perazzo, J. D., Holt, J. A., Fishback, B. P., McLaughlin, M., Bankston, K. D., & Glazer, G. (2016). Evaluation of a Summer Bridge: Critical Component of the Leadership 2.0 Program.. The Journal of Nursing Education, 55 (4), 196-202. doi:10.3928/01484834-20160316-03
  • Glazer, G., Clark, A., Bankston, K., Danek, J., Fair, M., Michaels, J. (2016). Holistic Admissions in Nursing: We Can Do This.. Journal of Professional Nursing, 32 (4), 306, 313.
  • Glazer, G., Clark, A., Bankston, K. (2015). From Policy to Practice: A Case for Holistic Review.. OJIN: The Online Journal in Nursing.
  • Glazer, G., & Bankston, K. (2014). Urban Universities for Health. Holistic admissions in the health professions. Findings from a national survey. http://urbanuniversitiesforhealth.org/media/documents/Holistic Admissions in the Health Professions.pdf .
  • Bankston, K. (2014). Op Ed: End the polite silence in Cincinnati: We have a problem with racial disparities..
  • Bankston, K., & Glazer, G. (2013). Legislative: Interprofessional Collaboration: What's Taking So Long?. OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 19 (1).
  • Whitmer, K., & Bankston, K. (2004). Potential Impact of Diversity on Clinical Trials. Chronicles in Research (unpublished).
  • Anderson, D.A., Bankston, K., Stindt, J., Weybright, D.W. (2000). Interdisciplinary shared governance: A partnership model for high performance.. Seminars For Nursing Management, 8 (3), 1-12.
  • Bankston, Karen (1997). Travelers and transition.. HT: The Magazine For Healthcare Travel Professionals, 5 (2), 46-47.
  • Bankston, Karen (1992). Power and unity can be ours.. Ohio Nurses Review, 67 (3), 13.
  • Wood, J., Bankston, K., Bickford, B., Bogdan, B. (1990). An effort to identify the optimum method of patient care delivery.. Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, 12 (4), 5-9.
  • Gillespie, G., Pritchard, T. Bankston, K., Burno, J., & Glazer, g. (08/21/2016). An evaluation of forums for discussions on inclusion in a college of nursing.. Nursing Outlook.
  • Glazer, G., & Bankston, K. (01/15/2017). Nurse Practitioners can transform primary care now.. [Nurse Practitioners can transform primary care now.]
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Published Abstracts
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  • Zavala, E.Y., Marshall, B.S., Bankston, K., Hurst, J., & Woodle, E. (09/05/2003). Transplant Economics in a Complex Payor Market. Transplantation, 3 (5).
  • Bankston, K. (2013). Collective Self-Esteem and Attitudes Toward Collaboration as Predictors to Collaborative Practice Behaviors Used by Registered Nurses and Physicians in Acute Care Hospitals.
  • Workman, L. Anderson, D. Cochran, S. Bankston, K. (1999). Comparison of Nursing Work Within and Across Five Hospitals in a Major Midwestern Urban Health Alliance.
  • Gillespie, G. L., Shehab, M., Pritchard, T., Bankston, K., & Glazer, G. (04-2017). Microaggression in Academic Nursing..
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Other Publications
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  • Bankston, K. (2017). Scholar in Residence, Belmont University, College of Health Sciences, invited Feb. 20-24, 2017. .
  • Bankston, K. (2016). Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University. RWJ Social Mission Metrics Advisory Council . .
  • Glazer, G., & Bankston, K. (2013). AAMC, National Institutes of Health and Urban Universities for HEALTH. Holistic Review Admissions National Study . .
  • Bankston, K. (2012). . Journal of Organizational Behavior. : Wiley Company.
  • Bankston, K. (04-2016). Focus on Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education.. School of Nursing, John Hopkins University.
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Invited Presentations
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  • (07-2015). Holistic Review in Pharmacy, Report of the Findings.AACP and AFPC Annual Meeting ,National Harbor, MD.
  • (03-2015). Holistic Review in Nursing, Report of the Findings to Deans of Nursing.American Association of Colleges of Nursing, moderated panel discussion ,Washington D.C..
  • (04-2015). Holistic Review in Nursing, Report of the Findings.AACN Graduate Nursing Admissions Professionals ,Phoenix, AZ.
  • Bankston, K. and Glazer, G. (03-2015). Holistic Review in Dentistry, Report of the Findings.American Dental Educators Association Annual Session and Exhibition ,Boston, MA.
  • Presented with Definity Partners leaders of Riverside Health Systems (08-2008). "We're not REALLY a Hospital: Changing doctors', associates', patients', and communities' perception of a multi-level post acute care setting". ,Columbus, OH .
  • (04-2012). "Following to Lead", Keynote Address.Philander Smith College ,Little Rock, AK.
  • (2003). Keynote Address.Tri-State Perinatal Nurses Annual Meeting Spring
  • (05-2003). Keynote Address, Convocation Ceremony of the College of Nursing.Kent State University ,Kent, OH.
  • (06-2002). Keynote Address.Ohio Student Nurses Association Annual Convention ,Columbus, OH .
  • (10-2001). "Courage in the New Millennium", Keynote Address.Northern Kentucky University ,Highland Heights, KY.
  • (01/12/2017). "The Leadership Equation: Systems Thinking in Action".YWCA Rising Stars ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • (08-2015). "Culturally Conscious Leadership, Post Millenial Diversity and Inclusion".Convocation Mount Saint Joseph University ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • (2015). "It's a Dirty Job and You've Got to Do it".TEDxUCincinnati, Spring ,Cincinnati, OH. [You Tube Video]
  • (02-2015). Keynote Address.Leadership of Fifth Third Bank, Black History Month Breakfast ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • (01-2014). "Culturally Conscious Leadership in the Millenium of Diversity and Inclusion".Environmental Protection Agency ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • (05-2013). "How Do I Get There From Here: A Systemic Approach to Succession Planning".Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • (11-2012). "Love, Spirituality and HIV".The Greater Cincinnati Chapter of Nurses in AIDS ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • (10-2012). "Placing Girls at Promise: The State of Health of African American Girls".Urban League's African American Leadership Development Class ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • (10-2012). "Social Justice, The Black Church and the State of Health of African Americans in Cincinnati".Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • (08-2012). "Diversity and the Culture of the Hospital".Patient Focused Care Committee of the Greater Cincinnati Health Council ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • (05-2012). Keynote Address, "Lifelong Learning and the Practicing Nurse: The Impact of the IOM Report on the Future of Nursing Practice".Greater Cincinnati Black Nurses Association ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • (02-2012). Keynote Address, "Health Care Reform 2010: Can we do it or is it Just Rhetoric".Ethicon Endo-surgery African American Leadership Council ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • (2011). Keynote Addess.Heritage Breakfast of the Midwest Black Family Reunion ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • (06-2010). Keynote Address, "Health Care Reform 2010, Can We Do It? Or is it just rhetoric?".Alpha Delta Boule, Cincinnati Chapter of Sigma Pi Phi ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • (05/29/2009). Keynote Address, "The Importance of How Community Based Outreach and the SEAARR Model Significantly Increase Care for those Living with Chronic Illness".Health Empowerment Symposium of the Urban leage of Greater Cincinnati ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • (02-2009). Panelist: Women in Leadership Symposium, Leading, Mentoring and Shaping the Future..National Diversity Council held at Hyatt Regency ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • (03-2007). "Journey to Greatness, Culturally Competent Leadership".The Reaching for the Stars Program, Diversity Plenary Breakfast of the African American Professional Development Symposium, Cintas Center ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • (11-2006). Lecture, "Consumerism in Health Care".Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber Leadership Class XXX ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • (05-2005). Keynote Address, "Courage in the New Millenium".Nurse's Day at University of Cincinnati, Raymond Walters School of Nursing ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • (05-2004). Keynote Address.American Heart Association, Search Your Heart Kick-off ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • (11-2003). Keynote Address, "Plight of the Uninsured".Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber Leadership ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • (11-2002). Keynote Address, "Plight of the Uninsured".Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber Leadership ,Cincinnati, OH .
  • (11-2001). Keynote Address, "Plight of the Uninsured".Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber Leadership ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • (06-2001). Keynote Address, Commencement Ceremony.College of Nursing, University of Cincinnati ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • Bankston, Karen with Beery PhD, Terry, and Williams MSN, Janet (10-2000). "Creating a Collaborative Environment - Shared Governance in the New Millennium".Practice Education and Scholarship in Nursing, sponsored by Beta Iota, Sigma Theta Tau, University of Cincinnati ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • (05-2000). Keynote Address, "We've Arrived! Nursing in the New Century".Council of Greater Cincinnati, Nursing Organizations 15th Annual Nurses Day luncheon ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • (03-2017). Holistic Review in Nursing, A Strategy Whose Time Has Come.presented at the Elsevier Nursing Leadership Educational Conference, Las Vegas, NV
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Symposium
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  • (05-2010). "Critical Thinking, An Ancient Art Whose Time has Come". Keynote Address Georgia HFMA Spring Institute ,Pine Mountain, GA.
  • Bankston, Karen and Aug, Tom (10-2004). "Journey to the new yoU, a Diversity Strategy". National Association of Health Services Exectives Educational Conference and Annual Meeting ,Orlando, FL.
  • Bankston, Karen and White, Maria (06-2004). "Improving Customer Service through Greater Cultural Competence". The Institute for Diversity in Health Management 2004 Leadership and Educational Conference ,Chicago, IL.
  • (BAD DATE). Culturally Conscious Leadership to associates of Millers Coors Trenton Brewery. Diversity and Inclustion Awareness Week ,Trenton, OH .
  • (09-2010). Keynote Address, "The Shifting Ground, Managing Change in the Health Care Environment". Kentucky Occupational Therapy Association ,General Butler State Park, KY.
  • (05-2004). "Diversity in the New Millennium: Culturally Conscious Leadership". Health Alliance Patient Care Services Symposium
  • (10-2000). "The State of Healthcare in the New Millennium". Grassroots Leadership Conference ,Cincinnati, OH.
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Recent Awards/Honors
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  • Second Act Award.Cincinnati Business Courier,2016
  • 2016 Professional Achievement Alumni Award.Kent state University
  • 2016 Mary Eliza Mahoney Award.American Nurses Association
  • 2016 Distinguished Alumni Mosaic Award.University of Cincinnati
  • 2015 100th Year of Gathering Heroes Recognition.United Way of Greater Cincinnati
  • 2015 125th Year Legacy Award Recognition.University of Cincinnati College of Nursing
  • 2013 Kautz Alumni Master Lecturer Award.University of Cincinnati
  • 2011 Glass Ceiling Award.National Diversity Council
  • Joseph A. Hall Diversity Leadership Award.United Way of Cincinnati,2010
  • Linda Bates Parker Leadership Legacy Award.University of Cincinnati,2010
  • Athena Award, Finalist.Cincy Magazine,2009
  • Leading Women Award.Women's Advocate,2009
  • Most Influential.Who's Who in Black Cincinnati,2009
  • Ohio's Most Powerful and Influential Women.National Diversity Council,2008
  • Diversity Champion Award.Career Training Center, University of Cincinnati,2008
  • Woman of Distinction.Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, Great Rivers Region,2008
  • Corporate Woman of the Year.Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber,2007
  • Community Services Award.Talbert House,2007
  • Most Influential.Who's Who in Black Cincinnati,2007
  • Most Influential.Who's Who in Black Cincinnati,2006
  • Merlin G. Pope Corporate Diversity Leadership Award.Cincinnati Human Relations Commission,2005
  • Manager Winner.Cincinnati Business Courier Health Care Hero,2005
  • Featured.Who's Who in Black Cincinnati,2005
  • Most Influential.Who's Who in Black Cincinnati,2004
  • Image Maker Award Finalist.Applause Magazine,2003
  • Marie Brown Leadership Award Recipient.University of Cincinnati Medical Center ,2003
  • Career Woman of Achievement Award.Greater Cincinnati YWCA ,2001
  • Black Achiever.Cincinnati YMCA,1996
  • Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges,1994,1995
  • Who's Who Among American Nurses,1990
  • Ebony Achievement Award for Academics Excellence.Kent State University,1990
  • Ebony Achievement Award for Academic Excellence.Kent State University,1989
  • International Nursing Honor Society Induction.Sigma Theta Tau,1989
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Human Protocols
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  • Co-Investigator
    HEALTH Pathways
    College of Nursing

    Staff: Bankston, Karen (Sub-investigator); Grimley, Karen (Coordinator); Pritchard, Tracy (Sub-investigator)
    Approval Date:11/23/2015
  • Principal Investigator
    Needs Assessment for Nursing Workforce Diversity-Time Sensitive
    CON AD for Nursing Research
    University of Cincinnati
    Staff: Pritchard, Tracy (Coordinator); Mentzel, Tammy (Other); Perazzo, Joseph (Other); McGinnis, Kimberly (Coordinator); Fishback, Benjamin (Other); Maddox, Krista (Other); Glazer, Greer (Other); Flanagan, Laura (Other); McLaughlin, Michaela (Other); Shehab, Mohammad (Other); Hopgood, Daniel (Other)
    Approval Date:03/04/2016
  • Co-Investigator
    AA Women Migraines
    College of Nursing

    Staff: Bankston, Karen (Other)
    Approval Date:12/16/2016
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Student Advising
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  • Brown, Ashley (2016). Determining Provider Attitudes on Shared Governance. Completed ,Doctoral. Chair.
  • Roberto, Amy (2016). Understanding Women and Transformational Leadership. Completed ,Doctoral. Advisor.
  • Roper, DaniyelAfrican American Men's Exerience in the U.S. Healthcare System. In Progress ,Doctoral. Chair.
  • Newkirk, DaynaA Grounded Theory of the Influences of Black Greek Lettered Organizations on the Persistence of African Americans at Predominantly White Institutions. In Progress ,Doctoral. Committee Member.
  • Lanzilotta, JenniferWhat is the Experience of Black Women Living with Migraine Headaches. In Progress ,Postdoctoral. Committee Member.
  • Bennett, StephanieIn Progress ,Doctoral. Advisor.
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Courses Taught
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  • AY08-09 ,Nursing 754 Leadership Concepts. Graduate
  • AY09-10 ,Nursing 636 Financial Mgmt for Nursing Admin. Graduate
  • 380001 ,Management .
  • 38004 ,Management. Undergraduate
  • 7036001 ,Accelerated Leadership. Undergraduate
  • 8072003 ,Independent Study. Graduate
  • 8072009 ,Independent Study. Graduate
  • 9042006 ,Capstone Seminar. Graduate
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Service
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  • University/College Service ,PhD Administrative Committee(2014-to Present).
  • University/College Service ,Diversity Advisory Council, College of Nursing(2013-to Present).
  • University/College Service ,Kitchen Cabinet(2012-to Present).
  • University/College Service ,College of Nursing Leadership Council(2012-to Present).
  • University/College Service ,PhD Faculty Committee(2012-to Present).
  • University/College Service ,Bicentennial Steering Committee(2016-to Present).
  • University/College Service ,Bicentennial Community Engagement Committee ,Co-Chair(2016-to Present).
  • University/College Service ,Center for Improvement Science Council(BAD DATE-to Present).
  • University/College Service ,Governing Council of Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training(2016-to Present).
  • University/College Service ,Executive Committee African American Faculty Association(2014-to Present).
  • University/College Service ,President's Diversity Committee(2014-to Present).
  • University/College Service ,CICC(2013-to Present).
  • University/College Service ,Diversity and Inclusion Resouces Liason Council(2013-to Present).
  • University/College Service ,Strategic Enrollment Management Committee(2013-2016).
  • University/College Service ,Academic Health Center(2012-to Present).
  • University/College Service ,Diversity and Inclusion Committee(2012-to Present).
  • Service to Professional Associations ,Urban Serving Universities Coalition ,Holistic Review Project ,Co-Director(2014).
  • Service to Professional Associations ,Urban Serving Universities Coalition ,Health Task Force Appointment - Cultural Competence Action Team ,Committee Chair(2013).
  • Service to Professional Associations ,American Nurses Association ,Code of Ethics for Nurses revision panel, Advisory ,Committee Member(2013).
  • Service to Professional Associations ,Greater Cincinnati Health Councilq ,Governance Committee ,Committee Chair(2010).
  • Service to Professional Associations ,Greater Cincinnati Health Council ,Executive Committee ,Committee Member(2009-2010).
  • Service to Professional Associations ,Greater Cincinnati Health Council ,Treasurer/ ,Secretary(2009).
  • Service to Professional Associations ,American Hospital Association ,Governing Council on Post Care Services ,Council Member(2008-2010).
  • Service to Professional Associations ,Greater Cincinnati Health Council ,Board of Directors ,Board Member(2008-2010).
  • Service to Professional Associations ,National Association of Health Services Executives ,President(2006-2008).
  • Service to Professional Associations ,National Association of Health Services Executives ,President-Elect(2004-2005).
  • Service to Professional Associations ,Southwestern Ohio Nurses Association ,Delegate to ONA Convention(2001).
  • Service to Professional Associations ,American Organization of Nursing Executives ,Board of Directors(2000).
  • Service to Professional Associations ,Greater Cincinnati Nurse Executives ,President(2000).
  • Service to Professional Associations ,Greater Cincinnati Nurse Executives ,President-Elect(1999).
  • Service to Professional Associations ,American College of Healthcare Executives(1998-to Present).
  • Service to Professional Development Programs ,National Association of Health Services Executives ,Member(1997-to Present).
  • Service to Professional Development Programs ,American Organization of Nursing Executives ,Practice and Research Committee ,Committee Member(1997-1998).
  • Service to Professional Associations ,Ohio Organization of Nurse Executives(1996-2001).
  • Service to Professional Associations ,Greater Cincinnati Nurse Executives ,Secretary(1996-1998).
  • Service to Professional Associations ,Greater Cincinnati Nurse Executive(1994-2001).
  • Service to Professional Associations ,Ohio Nurses Assoc. and Ohio State Medical Assoc. ,Ohio Osteopathic Association Liason Committee ,Committee Member(1994).
  • Service to Professional Associations ,Ohio Nurses Association ,Board of Directors(1991-1995).
  • Service to Professional Associations ,Southwestern Ohio Nurses Association ,Board of Directors(1991-1993).
  • Service to Professional Development Programs ,American Nurses Association ,Advisory Board for the Center of Ethics and Human Rights(1991-1992).
  • Service to Professional Associations ,Southwestern Ohio Nurses Association ,Delegate to ONA Convention(1991).
  • Service to Professional Associations ,Southwestern Ohio Nurses Association ,Member(1990-to Present).
  • Service to Professional Associations ,Greater Cincinnati Black Nurses Association ,Member(1990-1995).
  • Service to Professional Associations ,Ohio Nurses Association ,Committee on Human Rights(1989-1991).
  • Service to Professional Associations ,Ohio Nurses Association District 3 ,Board of Directors(1989-1990).
  • Service to Professional Associations ,Ohio Nurses Association, District 3 ,Legislation Committee(1989-1990).
  • Service to Professional Associations ,Ohio Nurses Association, District 3 ,Nurses Lecture Series ,Co-Chair(1989-1990).
  • Service to Professional Associations ,Delegate to ONA Convention ,Ohio Nurses Association, District 3(1989).
  • Service to Professional Development Programs ,Ohio Nurses Association, District 3 ,Nominating Committee Chair(1989).
  • Service to Professional Associations ,Northeast Ohio Nursing Service Administration ,Secretary(1989).
  • Service to Professional Development Programs ,National Black Nurses Association ,Education Committee(1988-1989).
  • Service to Professional Associations ,National League for Nursing(1988-1990).
  • Service to Professional Associations ,Northeast Ohio Nursing Service Adminstrators(1988-1990).
  • Service to Professional Associations ,National Black Nurses Association ,Executive Board(1988-1990).
  • Service to Professional Associations ,American Organization of Nursing Executives ,Member(1987-2001).
  • Service to Professional Associations ,Ohio Nurses Association, District 3 ,Nominating Committee Chair(1987).
  • Service to Professional Associations ,American Association of Critical Care Nurses(1986-1987).
  • Service to Professional Associations ,Ohio Nurses Association, District 3 ,Continuing Education Committee(1986-1987).
  • Service to Professional Development Programs ,Northeast Ohio Association of Critical Care Nurses(1986-1987).
  • Service to Professional Associations ,Mahoning-Trumbell Council of Black Nurses ,President(1986-1988).
  • Service to Professional Associations ,National Black Nurses Association(1986-1996).
  • Service to Professional Associations ,American Nurses Association ,Member(1977-to Present).
  • Service to Professional Associations ,Ohio Nurses Association ,Member(1977-to Present).
  • Service to Professional Associations ,Ohio Nurses Association, District 3 ,Member(1977-1990).
  • Community Service ,Cincinnati Child Poverty Collaborative(2016).
  • Community Service ,Live Well Collaborative ,Committee Chair(2016).
  • Community Service ,Success by Six Regional Council ,Committee Chair(2015-to Present).
  • Community Service ,Cincinnati Human Services Advisory Council ,Committee Chair(2015-2016).
  • Community Service ,Interact for Change ,Scholarship Committeed ,Committee Chair(2014).
  • Community Service ,Interact for Health ,Public Policy Committee ,Committee Chair(2013).
  • Community Service ,Success by Six, Regional Council ,Vice-Chair(2013-2014).
  • Community Service ,Society for St. Vincent de Paul ,Board Member(2013-2015).
  • Community Service ,Live Well Collaborative, University of Cincinnnati ,Board Member(2013-to Present).
  • Community Service ,Collaborative for Infant Health and Infant Mortality Reduction ,Board Member(2013-to Present).
  • Community Service ,Delta Sigma Theta, Cincinnati Alumnae Chapter ,Social Action Committee ,Committee Chair(2012-2013).
  • Community Service ,Interact for Change ,Scholarship Committee ,Member(2012).
  • Community Service ,Urban League of Greater Southwest Ohio ,Board of Directors(2011-to Present).
  • Community Service ,Office of Mental Health and Infant Mortality Reduction ,Board Member(2011-to Present).
  • Community Service ,United Way of Greater Cincinnati ,Strategic Resource Development Cabinet(2011-to Present).
  • Community Service ,Interact for Health (formally Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati) ,Program Committee ,Board Member(2010-to Present).
  • Community Service ,Greater Cincinnati Regional Chamber ,Agenda 360 Inclusion Priority Focus Area, Co-Leader , Class Agent(2010-to Present).
  • Community Service ,Cincinnati Humana Services Commission(2010-2016).
  • Community Service ,Delta Sigma Theta, Cincinnati Alumnae Chapter ,Physical and Mental Health Committee ,Co-Chair(2010-2012).
  • Community Service ,United Way of Greater Cincinnati ,Compensation Committee ,Member(2010-2011).
  • Community Service ,St. Vincent de Paul ,Advisory Board ,Member(2009-to Present).
  • Community Service ,United Way of Greater Cincinnati ,Executive Committee ,Member(2009-to Present).
  • Community Service ,Office of Mental Health and Infant Mortality Reduction ,Board Member(2009-2011).
  • Community Service ,United Way of Greater Cincinnati ,Nominating Committee ,Committee Chair(2009-2011).
  • Community Service ,YWCA ,Racial Justice Committee ,Vice-Chair(2009).
  • Community Service ,United Way of Greater Cincinnati ,Board Member(2008-to Present).
  • Community Service ,USA Regional Chamber of Commerce ,HYPE Leadership Council ,Council Member(2008-to Present).
  • Community Service ,Cincinnati State Technical and Community College ,Board Member(2008-2011).
  • Community Service ,Cincinnati Human Services Commission ,Co-Chair(2008-2009).
  • Community Service ,Career and Technical Education ,Foundation Board ,Board Member(2008-2009).
  • Community Service ,Kent State University ,Executive Committee, At-Large ,Member
  • Community Service ,YWCA ,Public Relations ,Vice-Chair(2008).
  • Community Service ,University of Cincinnati ,College of Business Dean's Advisory Council ,Council Member(2007-2012).
  • Community Service ,City of Cincinnati ,Cincinnati Human Relations Commission, appointed by Mayor ,Member(2007-2009).
  • Community Service ,Kent State University ,National Alumni Board ,Board Member(2007-2008).
  • Community Service ,Agenda 360 Public health Committee ,WE Lead Executive Advisory Committee ,Member(2007).
  • Community Service ,YWCA ,Treasurer(2007).
  • Community Service ,Kent State University ,College of Nursing Advisory Council ,Council Member(2006-2010).
  • Community Service ,United Way of Greater Cincinnati ,Safety Net Services Review Committee ,Committee Member(2006).
  • Community Service ,Interact of Change (formally Greater Cincinnati Health Foundation Board) ,Board Member(2005-to Present).
  • Community Service ,Greater Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce ,Steering Committee ,Co-Chair(2005-2006).
  • Community Service ,YWCA ,Evaluation Committee, Domestic Violence in the Workplace, Racial Justice Committee ,Board Member(2004-2010).
  • Community Service ,Center for Closing the Health Care Gap ,Board Member(2004-2007).
  • Community Service ,Greater Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce ,Steering Committee ,Committee Member(2004-2007).
  • Community Service ,St. Vincent de Paul ,Pharmacy ,Board Member(2004-2007).
  • Community Service ,Alliance Partners ,Board Member(2004-2005).
  • Community Service ,Alliance Partners ,Board Member(2004).
  • Community Service ,Center for Closing the Health Care Gap ,Board Member(2004).
  • Community Service ,Babies Milk Fund ,Office Operations Committee and Governance Committee ,Board Member(2003-2008).
  • Community Service ,Alzheimer's Association, Greater Cincinnati Chapter ,Leadership Council ,Council Member(2003-2008).
  • Community Service ,Ohio Hospital Association ,Foundation for Healthy Communities ,Board Member(2003-2007).
  • Community Service ,Greater Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce ,Leadership Cincinnati, Class XXVII(2003-2004).
  • Community Service ,Bankers Club ,Board of Governors ,Board Member(2001-2005).
  • Community Service ,United Way of Greater Cincinnati ,Oral Health Regional Access Program ,Committee Chair(2001).
  • Community Service ,West End Health Center ,Board Member(2000-2002).
  • Community Service ,West End Health Center ,Finance Committee ,Committee Member(2000).
  • Community Service ,African-American Health Network ,Founder and ,Board Member(2000).
  • Community Service ,United Way of Greater Cincinnati ,Volunteer(1999-to Present).
  • Community Service ,UC Netwellness ,Advisory Committee ,Committee Member(1999-2010).
  • Community Service ,United Way of Greater Cincinnati ,Health People Vision Council ,Council Member(1999-2004).
  • Community Service ,African-American Health Network ,Steering Committee ,Committee Member(1999-2002).
  • Community Service ,National Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network ,Region Representative to Finance Committee(1994-1996).
  • Community Service ,United Home Care ,Board Member(1994-1995).
  • Community Service ,Kidney Foundation of Greater Cincinnati ,Board Member(1992-1993).
  • University/College Service ,University of Cincinnati ,UC Women Lead ,University(04/17/2017).
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