ICCHNR Charity Trustees

In April 2023 ICCHNR appointed the new Board of Trustees.

Chair of the Board: Pam Smith MBE, Professor Emerita, Nursing Studies, University of Edinburgh.

Treasurer of the Board: Ros Bryar, Professor Emerita Community & Primary Care Nursing University of London.

Emina Hadziabdic, Associate Professor Linnaeus University Sweden.

Gina HigginbottomCo-Director ICCHNR, Vice President CPHVA Prof Emerita University of Nottingham. Read more

Sally Kendall, Professor of Community Nursing & Public Health University of Kent. Read more

Yvonne Parry, Associate Professor Flinders University, Australia.

Meet Our Trustee…

Deborah C. Stamps, EdD, MBA, MS, RN, GNP, NE-BC, CDE®

Founder and CEO

Dr. Deborah Stamps’ is the founder and chief executive officer of Deborah Stamps Consulting, LLC. Dr. Stamps has over thirty years of progressive healthcare leadership and is an internationally recognized authority on workforce development, diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, nursing education, and leadership.  She has held a variety of roles, from LPN, RN, Chief Nursing Officer, Vice President of Quality, Patient Safety and Innovation, including founding President of the Rochester General College of Health Careers and the inaugural Chief Diversity Officer at Rochester Regional Health. Dr. Stamps created the professional academic workforce (PAW) model to advance the educational and economic mobility of underrepresented minorities in nursing through establishing partnerships between healthcare, community, and academic organizations. This fall, Dr. Stamps will receive the NYS Center for Nursing Driscoll Award, which is their highest honor given to an individual who stands out through their dedication and determination in supporting the mission of the Center for Nursing in their efforts to increase public knowledge and understanding of nursing, the nursing profession, and the arts and sciences upon which human health depends. In November 2022, Dr. Stamps was inducted into the Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process. In 2021 Dr. Stamps was named among 50 of the nation’s most influential diversity leaders, receiving the prestigious Leadership Excellence Award at the 2021 National Diversity and Leadership Conference. As a speaker and trainer, she uses her expertise and influence to deliver engaging training to teams and individuals. Dr. Stamps is the co-lead for the NYS Action Coalition and chairs the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee. She is a member of the AARP’s Historically Black College and University’s Learning Collaborative for Diversifying the Nursing Workforce. She is a life member of the National Council of Negro Women, the National Black Nurses Association, and Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. Dr. Stamps has published in peer-reviewed journals on the innovative, collaborative nurse leadership model, the Chief Nursing Officer Council and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, workforce development and academic clinical practice partnerships. She earned her associate degree in nursing from Monroe Community College, bachelor’s degree in nursing from SUNY College at Brockport, master’s degree in the Gerontological Nursing Practitioner program at Nazareth College, a master’s degree in business administration from Rochester Institute of Technology, and an education doctorate in executive leadership from St. John Fisher College. She is nationally certified as a Nurse Executive by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and recently achieved the credentials of Certified Diversity Executive (CDE®) through the Institute for Diversity System at the Society for Diversity. Dr. Stamps became an independent certified coach, teacher, and speaker with the John Maxwell Team.

Affiliation –  Deborah Stamps Consulting, LLC

Country – USA

Expertise and ICCHNR Trustee role if applicable  – I am able to bridge health, nurse education, and clinical practice.  Progressive nurse leadership of more than 30 years began. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) programming; organizational leadership training to maximize critical skills; professional skills building; coaching, mentoring and equipping individuals, organizations, and communities with tools to thrive personally, professionally, and assist in the achievement of health equity.

Community Nursing Research Interests – Health equity, eliminating health care disparities, and increasing the diversity of the nursing workforce.

Twitter Handle-  @DeborahStamps9