The Sacramento Black Nurses Association was founded in 1978 by nurses Geri Hunter, Ruth Love, Sharyn Sephus and Bernice Walton. They had a special concern for the health needs of the Black community of Sacramento and the retention of Blacks in the field of nursing.
The Sacramento Black Nurses Association has continued to be a community-based organization, which works to maintain health awareness for the Sacramento community. We have stayed committed to the goals of our founding members by keeping the following objectives:
Providing scholarships to nursing students
Counseling and mentoring of nurses
Serving as role models
Collaborating with other community organizations on health related issues
Supporting the professional growth of nurses
Providing various health screenings throughout the Sacramento community
Sacramento Black Nurses Association is a 501c3 nonprofit.
Board of Directors:
Lynn Bradley, RN – President
Robyn Chatman-Bolds, RN – Vice President
Aissata Morton, RN – Vice President
Barbara Mitchell, RN – Corresponding Secretary
Glenna Brown, RN – Recording Secretary
Jo Ann Shaw, RN – Treasurer