A Chapter of the National Black Nurses Association
Dr. Johnson has been a RN for 15 years and is home-based primary care/high intensity transitional care expert. He received his Doctor of Nursing Practice from The University of Miami (The U!!!), and his BS and MS in nursing from Binghamton University. He is currently a FNP Program Director and Assistant Professor of nursing at Long Island University-Brooklyn, practicing in house calls, and the co-founder of DrNurses.com
Dr. Brown-DeVeaux is a Director of Nursing at NYU Langone Health. She earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Yale University, M.S., from New York University, BSN from Molloy College and BS from Stony Brook University. She has over 16 years of professional nursing experience as a leader, educator, consultant, policy specialist and clinician.
Dr. Fields has been a RN for 30 years and is an HIV/AIDS prevention research expert. He received his PhD in nursing science from the University of Pennsylvania, and his BS and MS in nursing from Binghamton University. He is the founder and President of his own healthcare consultant firm known as "The S.D.F Group, LLC" http://www.thesdfgrp.com/about.html
Dr. Bryant has over 20 years of teaching experiences and 11 years as a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner. She received her doctorate of nursing practice in nursing education from Case Western Reserve University, and MS and BS from Stony Brook University. She is currently the Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs & Simulation and Associate Professor at Columbia University School of Nursing.
Leon has been a nurse for over 20 years and has worked in Nursing leadership for over 8 years. He obtained his BSN from Hunter College (City University) in 2001, and his MBA in healthcare Leadership from Baruch College in 2014. He currently works as a Director of Nursing overseeing two medical-surgical units, Case Management, Nursing Quality, and Nursing Professional Development.
Jewel has been a nurse for 36 years. She is a Nurse Manager and Clinical Instructor who is passionate about improving the work environment so that nurses can provide the best care. After the past year of providing leadership on a medical-surgical unit, it is so clear how important the role nurse will be in the future of healthcare. The pandemic revealed inequities in health care that need to be address. As a nurse, she hopes to be a part of the solution to improve access to healthcare in underserved communities. GNYCBNA is a great organization that provides an opportunity to work together for the greater good. A proud lifetime member of NBNA.
Jose Perpignan has been a RN for 4 years as a Cardio-Thoracic ICU Nurse and a Transplant Coordinator with LiveOnNY. He received his BA in Africana Studies from Binghamton University and his BS in Nursing from University of Rochester School of Nursing.
Dr. Ennis is a mentor, leader, clinician and visionary thinker with over 16 years of experience in healthcare. She earned her Bachelors and Masters degrees from State University of New York at Buffalo, and a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Yale University which focused on leadership and policy. She is currently a Senior Director of Nursing at The Mount Sinai Health System.
Dr. Qaabidh has over 20 years of nursing experience which includes clinical practice in Med-Surg, ICU, and Emergency Medicine. She entered into academia 15 years ago and worked as Assistant Professor at many local colleges. She received her BS in Nursing from New York University, Masters in Nursing Education from Mercy College and a PhD in Nursing from CUNY Graduate Center. Dr. Qaabidh will also be completing her Post Masters Degree in Family/Individual Across the Lifespan Nurse Practitioner program from Drexel University in August 2021. Dr. Qaabidh is the President of the Omicron Chi Chi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority Inc. and VP of the Association of Black Women in Higher Education. She is also a member of: ANA Education Committee, Nurses on Boards, Zeta Omega At Large and the Delta Zeta Chapters of Sigma Theta Tau International, and the Emergency Nurses Association. Dr. Qaabidh is currently the Dean of the School of Nursing at Monroe College located in Bronx, NY.
Angela Adjetey Appiah has over 23 years of healthcare experience and for the past 12 years, she has been in health care leadership. She is currently the Associate Vice President of Oncology Services and the Cancer Program Administrator for Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center and an Adjunct Faculty at Pace University.
Dr. Barnes has been a RN for 14 years and is a Founder/Owner of Barnes Health Affiliates, LLC at www.bhapro.com She completed her Doctorate (DNP) and Masters (MS) degrees at the University of Rochester, School of Nursing. She also graduated from Binghamton University with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing and minor in Spanish. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Long Island University - Brooklyn and a clinician at Northwell Health.
Dr Selena A Gilles is Clinical Associate Professor and Associate Dean of the Undergraduate Program a New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing. Dr Gilles is a certified Clinical Nurse Educator and is also certified in Critical Care Nursing. She has been a Nurse Educator for 11 years. Dr Gilles has been an Adult Nurse Practitioner for 11 years, specializing in Neuro and Pain Management. Dr Gilles is passionate about the management of acute and chronic pain, as well as opioid overdose prevention. She is the Program Director of the Greater NYC Black Nurses Association Opioid Overdose Prevention Program. She has strong community advocacy and passion for global health, currently working with organizations aimed to serve the underprivileged and underserved communities in Haiti and Ghana.
Dr. Richards is a Clinical Instructor and an Assistant Professor working diligently to educate the next generation of nurses. She completed her Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees at Columbia University. She is also a member in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated..