Press - October 17th, 2017


For Immediate Release
Media Contact:
Name: Dr. Millicent Gorham
Phone: 301-589-3200
October 17, 2017
NBNA Elects New Board of Directors and Nominations Committee Members 
NBNA is pleased to announce its newly elected Officers, Board Members and Nominations Committee Members.

Officers Eric J. Williams, DNP, RN, CNE, FAAN, President, Assistant Director/Department Chair and Professor of Nursing, Santa Monica College, Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Williams is serving his second term as the NBNA President. Kendrick T. Clack, MS, APRN, FNP-C, Secretary, Nurse Practitioner, Howard Brown Health, Chicago, IL. Martha Dawson, DNP, RN, FACHE, Historian, Assistant Professor and Coordinator, Nursing and Health Systems Administration and Senior Scholar, PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center on International Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing, Birmingham, AL. Dr. Dawson was appointed by the NBNA President.

Board of Directors

Shenelle Tate, Student Representative, Southern University and A&M College, New Orleans, LA.

Sheldon D. Fields, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, AACRN, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN, Dean and Professor of the School of Health, New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, NY. Dr. Fields was appointed by the NBNA President to fulfill a vacated board seat by the newly elected Secretary. 

Thomas Hill, RN, RN Care Manager, Lyons VA Medical Center, Lyons, NJ. 

Kim Scott, RN, MSN, MBA, Chronic Conditions Service Unit Manager, Kaiser Permanente, Richmond, CA.

Katherine Tucker, DNP, RN, APRN-BC, NE-BC, Clinical Program Director for Outpatient Programs at the Heart and Vascular Center, Yale New Haven Health, New Haven, CT.

The remaining Officers and Board Members are: Lola Denise Jefferson, First Vice President; Dr. Birthale Archie, Second Vice President; Trilby Barnes-Green, Treasurer; Reverend Deidre Walton, Immediate Past President; Dr. Patricia McManus, Parliamentarian; Dr. Angela Allen; Kim Cartwright; Sasha DuBois; Dr. C. Alicia Georges; Deborah Jones; and, Joni Mae Lovelace. 

New Nominating Committee Members 

Rebecca Harris-Smith, EdD, MSN, RN, Dean of Nursing and Allied Health, South Louisiana Community College, Lafayette, LA.

 Rowena Trim, RN, BSN, MPH, Retired, President, Southern Nevada Black Nurses Association, Las Vegas, NV.

The continuing Nominating Committee Members

Dr. Lovene Knight, Chair; Laurie Reid; and, Dr. Annette Gibson.

The NBNA mission is “to serve as the voice for black nurses and diverse populations ensuring equal access to professional development, promoting educational opportunities and improving health.”