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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.
Awards & Recognition
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.