Contact: Dr. Danielle McCamey, President


ALEXANDRIA, VA (August 22, 2022) – DNPs of Color welcomes its second cohort of advisory committee members. “I am so thrilled to have this group of diverse, uniquely talented, and influential individuals on our advisory committee” said Dr. Danielle McCamey, Founder, CEO, & President. “They will be instrumental in helping take us to the next level of growth and deepen our impact in building community and creating opportunities for DNPs of Color to ultimately help diversify nursing practice.”

Congratulations to the 2022 advisory committee members:


      1. Alysia Adams, DNP, APRN, AGACNP-BC, CCRN, NE-BC, Division Director of Professional Practice, Research and Magnet University of Florida Health
      2. Marshall Blue, Sr., DNP, MS, RN, CNL, Director of Pediatric Services, Dignity Health/St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Stockton, CA
      3. Winifred Y. Carson-Smith, JD, FAAN, Healthcare Mediator/Neutral (AHLA)
      4. Bryan Champion, EdD,BCC, CEIC, Professor, Public Sector Leadership, American University – School of Public Administration
      5. Shakira Daley, DNP, RN, NE-BC,CPPS, Director, Magnet Program and Nursing Quality Director, Northwell Health, Long Island, NY
      6. James LaVelle Dickens, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, Manager CMS SOG Long Term Care-Regional Office Dallas
      7. Lozay Foots III, DNP, MS, MSA, RN, FACHE, Assistant Professor/Clinical School of Nursing University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
      8. Wendy Garvin Mayo, APRN, ANP-BC, Associate Director, Oncology Program Team Lead Johnson & Johnson Research & Development
      9. Selena Gilles, DNP, ANP-BC. CNEcl, FNYAM, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Program NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing
      10. Avesta Khursand, DNP, MS,PMHNP-BC, RN, BS, Adelphi University, School of Public health and Nursing
      11. Jana Pauldin, Vice President, Membership & Chapter Relations, American College of HealthCare Administrators
      12. Shade Reid, DNP, PNP, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
      13. Geoffrey M. Roche, MPA,Senior Vice President, National Health Care Practice & Workforce Partnerships at Core Education PBC
      14. LaTizia Smith, DNP, PMHNP-BC, MSN, Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University
      15. Cheryl Thaxton, DNP, MN, APRN, CPNP, FNP-BC, CHPPN, ACHPN, FPCN, FAANP, DNP Program Director/Associate Clinical Professor, Texas Woman’s University



DNPs of Color (DOCs), is a 501c3 nonprofit nursing organization, whose mission is to serve doctors of nursing practice of color through networking, mentorship and advocacy to increase diversity in doctoral studies, clinical practice, and leadership. Visit our website, follow us @dnpsofcolor on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram