Assistant Professor of Nursing, St. John Fisher College
President, Rochester Black Nurses Association
Years in current role: 1.5
What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned in your career?
That it doesn’t matter how much knowledge I have, if I am not giving back to others and offering up myself, no one wins.
What’s been your biggest success?
Raising my 21-year-old Black son.
Who have been the biggest mentors in your career?
I have many mentors and coaches who support me depending on where I am in my life. These include Dr. Ann-Marie John, Dr. Sheldon Fields, Dr. Marilyn Dollinger, and Dr. Sarah Miner, to name a few.
What are your hopes for the Rochester community this year?
My hopes for the Rochester community in 2021 and beyond include a sense of belonging for all who live in this area. Unity in every way imaginable is so vital right now. I want the Rochester community to be able to heal and help other communities similar to us.
What do you do to unplug in your free time?
Unplugging is so important. Things I like to do include spending time with family (when I can), getting a massage, reading a book, listening to music or journaling, writing down goals and how I will achieve them.