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About Me

Deborah C. Stamps

EdD, MBA, MS, RN, GNP, NE-BC, CDE®, FAAN (She, Her, Hers)

Meet Deborah Stamps

Deborah Stamps’ progressive career advancement started in 1989 as a LPN and has included roles such as Nurse Manager, Vice President Quality, Patient Safety and Innovation, Chief Nursing Officer, and Chief Nursing Education Officer. Deborah 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.

Deborah, Founding President of the Rochester Regional College of Health Careers and the Inaugural Chief Diversity Officer at Rochester Regional Health.

Deb is passionate about health equity, eliminating health care disparities and increasing the diversity of the nursing workforce – she is an active participant in many local, regional and national initiatives and committees working to impact poverty, Health Equity, Racism and workforce development in the field of nursing.

Certified Maxwell Trainer

Dr. Stamps became an independent certified coach, teacher, and speaker with the John Maxwell Team. As a John Maxwell Certified Member, Deborah Stamps is qualified to train others on The Maxwell DISC Method and other John Maxwell leadership topics. For more information, CLICK HERE.

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Awards & Recognition

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Rochester Business Journal, Circle of Excellence Award, 2022
University Preparatory Charter School, Woman of Substance Award, 2021
National Diversity Conference, Top 50 Healthcare Professionals Award, 2021
Young Women’s College Preparatory Community Leadership Award, 2019
APIC, Healthcare Administrator Award, 2019
Rochester Business Journal, Women of Excellence, 2018
Greater Rochester Community of Churches, Faith in Action Award, 2017
Rochester Business Alliance Women’s Council Athena Award Finalist, 2017
SUNY Brockport College Alumni Association Hall of Heritage Distinguished Alumni Award, 2016
Chi Eta Phi Sorority Incorporated Dedicated Leadership in the Northeast Region, 2015
Genesee Valley Nurses Association Nurse Administrator Award, 2014
National Council of Negro Women Incorporated Legacy Life Membership, 2014
Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education Arthur L. Walton, Jr. Distinguished Executive Leadership Alumnus Award, 2014
March of Dimes NY State Chapter Genesee Valley Finger Lakes Division Volunteer of the Year and Revenue Chair, 2013
Rochester Business Alliance Women’s Council Athena Award Finalist, 2012
Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education Leadership Award, 2011
Genesee Valley Chapter of the Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club, 2010 Sojourner Truth Award
Monroe Community College Foundation’s Alumni Hall of Fame Honoree, 2011
National Association of Negro Women Professional Women’s Club National Sojourner Truth Meritorious Service Award 2010
American Heart Association Women of Distinction, Finalist, 2010
City of Rochester 150th Anniversary of Women, 2009
MEDSUG Nursing Research for Practice Writers Award, 2007
Chit Eta Phi Sorority, Inc., Beta Chi Chi Chapter Founder’s Day Award, 2007
New York Organization of Nurse Executives Leadership Award, 2006
ViaHealth Nursing Research Nursing Administrator Award, 2003
Genesee Valley Nurses Association Nursing Administrator Award, 2003
Excellence as a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, 2001
Nurse Trainee Scholarship, 1999 – 2001
Hurlbut Foundation Gerontological Scholarship, 2001
Sigma Theta Tau – Pi Psi, 2000
ViaHealth Nursing Research Award, 1999
Sigma Theta Tau – Omicron Beta Award, 1998
Monroe Community College Excellence in Nursing Award Nominee, 1997
Monroe Community College 2008 Alumni Giving Back/Contributing to the Community Award
Driscoll Award, 2023

Bridging Health, Education, and Clinical Practice

Deb has developed paths and partnerships to provide diverse individuals with the social resources, education, skill development that they require to advance in a health care career leading to employment. She has implemented and continues to lead the Health Ministry of Genesee Baptist Church providing ongoing health promotion prevention, education and screenings for the congregation, Rochester Community and the Northeast Region of the US.

Deb was recently elected to the NYS board of nursing for a five-year term. She is a member of the AARP’s Historically Black College and University’s Learning Collaborative for Diversifying the Nursing Workforce, a subcommittee member for the ANA’s National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing. Deb is currently a member of the Rochester Academy of Medicine board of directors. Past board chair for the Rochester/Finger Lakes division of the March of Dimes. She is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, New York Organization of Nurse Executives and Leaders. She is on numerous advisory boards such as NorthStar Advisory Board and many colleges of nursing, and a trustee board member for Genesee Baptist church. Deb has also held numerous elected positions at the local, regional and national levels of Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. Deb has published in the American Association of Critical Care Nurses Procedure Manual, in the Medsurg Nursing Journal, the Critical Care Journal, Nurse Leader and Advances. Deb has published on the innovative collaborative nurse leadership model, the Chief Nursing Officer Council and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as well as workforce development. She has conducted research on the topic of Horizontal Violence.

Deb earned her associate’s degree in nursing from Monroe Community College and her bachelor’s degree in nursing from SUNY College at Brockport. She earned a master’s degree in the Gerontological Nursing Practitioner program at Nazareth College in Pittsford, 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.

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Awards & Recognition

Deborah C. Stamps

EdD, MBA, MS, RN, GNP, NE-BC, CDE®, FAAN (She, Her, Hers)

  • Rochester Business Journal, Circle of Excellence Award, 2022
  • University Preparatory Charter School, Woman of Substance Award, 2021
  • National Diversity Conference, Top 50 Healthcare Professionals Award, 2021
  • Young Women’s College Preparatory Community Leadership Award, 2019
  • APIC, Healthcare Administrator Award, 2019
  • Rochester Business Journal, Women of Excellence, 2018
  • Greater Rochester Community of Churches, Faith in Action Award, 2017
  • Rochester Business Alliance Women’s Council Athena Award Finalist, 2017
  • SUNY Brockport College Alumni Association Hall of Heritage Distinguished Alumni Award, 2016
  • Chi Eta Phi Sorority Incorporated Dedicated Leadership in the Northeast Region, 2015
  • Genesee Valley Nurses Association Nurse Administrator Award, 2014
  • National Council of Negro Women Incorporated Legacy Life Membership, 2014
  • Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education Arthur L. Walton, Jr. Distinguished Executive Leadership Alumnus Award, 2014
  • March of Dimes NY State Chapter Genesee Valley Finger Lakes Division Volunteer of the Year and Revenue Chair, 2013
  • Rochester Business Alliance Women’s Council Athena Award Finalist, 2012
  • Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education Leadership Award, 2011
  • Genesee Valley Chapter of the Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club, 2010 Sojourner Truth Award
  • Monroe Community College Foundation’s Alumni Hall of Fame Honoree, 2011
  • National Association of Negro Women Professional Women’s Club National Sojourner Truth Meritorious Service Award 2010
  • American Heart Association Women of Distinction, Finalist, 2010
  • City of Rochester 150th Anniversary of Women, 2009
  • MEDSUG Nursing Research for Practice Writers Award, 2007
  • Chit Eta Phi Sorority, Inc., Beta Chi Chi Chapter Founder’s Day Award, 2007
  • New York Organization of Nurse Executives Leadership Award, 2006
  • ViaHealth Nursing Research Nursing Administrator Award, 2003
  • Genesee Valley Nurses Association Nursing Administrator Award, 2003
  • Excellence as a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, 2001
  • Nurse Trainee Scholarship, 1999 – 2001
  • Hurlbut Foundation Gerontological Scholarship, 2001
  • Sigma Theta Tau – Pi Psi, 2000
  • ViaHealth Nursing Research Award, 1999
  • Sigma Theta Tau – Omicron Beta Award, 1998
  • Monroe Community College Excellence in Nursing Award Nominee, 1997
  • Monroe Community College 2008 Alumni Giving Back/Contributing to the Community Award
  • New York Organization of Nurse Executives – Phoenix Award, September 2022
  • Driscoll Award, 2023