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Contact: Dr. Danielle McCamey, President


Dr. Wallena Gould Will Deliver DNPs of Color 2022 Virtual Commencement Speech

ALEXANDRIA, VA (May 16, 2022) – DNPs of Color will be recognizing the class of 2022 graduates at its Virtual Commencement on Saturday June 18, 2022 at 11am EST.

It is with great pleasure that the DNPs of Color community will welcome Wallena Gould, EdD, CRNA, FAANA, FAAN to deliver the 2022 Commencement address. Dr. Gould is the founder of the non-profit organization, Diversity in Nurse Anesthesia Mentorship Program and former Chief Nurse Anesthetist. Dr. Gould was the recipient of the 2019 AANA Agatha Hodgins Award for Outstanding Accomplishment. In August 2021, Dr. Gould was inducted in the inaugural cohort as a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology. Presently, she serves as the Vice Chair of the American Academy of Nursing Diversity & Inclusivity Committee and Co-Chair for the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for the Education and Innovation Committee. Dr. Gould is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida College of Nursing.

“She’s a trailblazer in nursing and has made a significant impact in diversifying the CRNA profession. We are inspired by her passion and dedication to this mission. It is fitting that she be Virtual Commencement keynote, because this aligns with our mission as DNPs of Color as well,” said Dr. McCamey, Founder, President, & CEO of DNPs of Color. “We could not be more excited to have her join us in celebrating the graduating Class of 2022.”

The event is free and all graduates and viewers are welcome to attend. Register for the event at under events.


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 for nurses. Please visit our website and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @dnpsofcolor