Meet the Committee
Using the Stories in Nursing Education, Organizing, and Advocacy
The Reckoning with Racism in Nursing Committee brings together a collection of long time colleagues, friends, and allies from diverse institutions and fields.
Dr. Lucinda Canty was born and raised in Connecticut. Dr. Canty’s work is fueled by the synergy between science and creativity, justice, and healing, in order to envision a more equitable future where nurses and new mothers are able to thrive.
Frankie Manning, MSN, RN, is a nurse devoted to public service, with a nursing career in roles within the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, on professional boards, as a faculty member for several academic nursing programs, and through her service in the U.S. Army. She has been characterized by her nursing colleagues as a strong leader, visionary nurse, mentor, coach, and guide.
Dr. Gayle Robinson is an assistant professor at Seattle U College of Nursing. In her role as a nurse educator in the College of Nursing, she demonstrates the use of PPE in the different settings nurses will be working in to break the cycle of infection transmission. Gayle has been involved in community work in Seattle for over 30 years.
Dr. Sue Hagedorn is a nurse practitioner and educator whose career has been dedicated to social justice as a nurse educator, practitioner, philanthropist, filmmaker, and activist. She has practiced and taught psychiatric, pediatric, and public health nursing, as well as pediatric and women’s health nurse practitioners.
Dr. Melissa Mokel is a graduate of the PhD program and an associate professor at the University of Saint Joseph. Her program of research focuses on the scholarship of teaching and learning cultural competency to improve health care provision and communication between nurses and their patients.
Dr. Raeann LeBlanc holds a PhD in Nursing and a Doctorate in Nursing Practice in Public Health Nurse Leadership. She uses a Storied Justice model to advance clinical education, practice, and research, advancing the use of narrative approaches in health, healing, and compassionate health care.
Story Center Support Staff
StoryCenter Founder and Executive Director
StoryCenter Registrar and Media Specialist
StoryCenter Program Support