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Board of Directors

Shades of Divinity Board of Directors

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Sammie Inevil DNP, FNP-BC
President

I am an advanced practice registered nurse focusing on community and population health and has worked in various settings including hospitals, health departments, academia, non-profit organizations, and community-based organizations. My professional interests are health education & promotion, health systems strengthening & advocacy, and disaster risk reduction & management. In March 2023, I graduated from the Doctor of Nursing Practice - Population Health and Systems Leadership program at the University of Washington School of Nursing (UWSON). Currently, I am working on completing the capstone for the International Humanitarian Response graduate certificate.

 

As a 2nd generation Haitian American, I am very interested in the issues and concerns impacting racialized communities, immigrants, and refugee populations, both in and outside of the U.S. I intend to focus on these populations throughout my career and use my education, skills, and experiences to remove systemic barriers impairing these populations from reaching their highest state of health and wellbeing.

 

I previously worked in the acute care setting as a critical care nurse and as a nurse consultant in infection prevention for the Washington State Department of Health and CDC Foundation. Currently, I work as the Operations Specialist at the Center for Antiracism and Community Health at UW School of Public Health and as the organizational and communications consultant at the Community Health Board Coalition (CHBC).

 

Outside of school and work, I am a blossoming artist/designer and spend my time checking out art museums and galleries as well as developing my own creative practice. I also enjoy reading comic books, anthologies, & fiction by authors of color.

Summer Hopkins, MN, RN
Vice President

Interim Clinical Nurse Educator at EvergreenHealth!

Univ. Bothell Masters in Nursing Candidate

My name is Summer Hopkins. I began my career as an obstetric nurse at the public district hospital that serves my community. During the Covid-10 global pandemic, I decided to return to school to obtain my master's degree with a focus on nursing education. I now serve as the Clinical Nurse Educator for the labor and delivery and postpartum units where I began my career. My research in graduate school focused on fostering social justice in obstetric nurses, and the inequitable burden of maternal morbidity and mortality on the BIPOC community. I now am an active AWHONN member, a Daisy award recipient, and a finalist in the March of Dimes Heroes in Action awards. I work to inform and empower obstetric nurses to fight racism, oppression, obstetric violence, and the impacts of implicit bias on birthing people and their infants. 

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Gladys Brown, Secretary

My name is Gladys Brown. I was born and raised in Tacoma, Washington, the youngest of 10 children. I learned at an early age the meaning of service. My mom served the community in various ways, from volunteering for food banks to caring for children with special needs. My mom was a great example of compassion and kindness, influencing my work immensely. I went to Bryman College for medical reception in 1998, graduating as Valedictorian at the top of my class. I then worked as a medical receptionist for private offices, MultiCare, and Franciscan Medical Group. I have over ten years of experience working in the medical field, with the ability to work in any environment with kids and adults from all backgrounds.

I look forward to making a difference and helping families and communities better with Shades of Divinity. We can all do our part to unite and improve the world.

Latarian Brown, Treasurer

My name is Latarian Brown, and I am a veteran who has called Washington home for over 30 years. I spent years in the U.S. Navy, traveling and serving my country, and after getting honorably discharged, I continued to serve the state of Washington through my work. Community service is a great value of mine, and I look forward to assisting families in my community.

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Denise Anderson, Assistant Secretary

I have been a Front Office Coordinator for the last ten years at a staffing and recruiting agency in Pierce County along with being an Individual Home Care Provider for a family member for one.

I enjoy dealing with employees and clients to ensure the highest customer service experience. What I love most is that no two days are ever alike and that it's a fast pace and fun environment.

When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and crocheting.

Cieairria Duncan

My name is Cieairria Duncan, I am a 27 years old, a middle school Educator and a mother of three. I am outgoing and very personable. Motherhood is and has been one of the most profound journeys that I have ever been on. It has been most certainly, hands down, one my greatest teachers. Motherhood has shown me versions of myself that translate beautifully to my children. I have mastered the art of flexibility, selflessness and emotional awareness. All of Which allowed me to mold into a version of myself that nurtures their developmental growth in all areas to ensure they become the best and healthiest version of themselves.

I also, work as a RSP ( Resource Support Specialist).

 

This role has validated my theory, that every scholar learns differently and should not be held to a standard that is set to place them at a level that does not guarantee a fair shot at success. This means, getting to know each student that I work with, in order to establish a personal relationship. This helps me to be able to provide them with a learning environment that is conducive for them. Adapting to their preferred method of learning is imperative, even if that means fleetingly reprogramming the way I assist, to ensure the student feels confident in their work, master skills they can use confidently outside of class. I have been able to remove any prejudgment or labels any student has been given to better understand them. Doing this has opened up many avenues for a better relationship and learning environment. I have learned that when a student genuinely feels secure in your leadership ability, you’ll have a greater chance at seeing them flourish into the very person/scholar you knew they were capable of being.

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Samantha Recalde, RNC-OB 

I am a labor and delivery nurse at Swedish First Hill Medical Center and a 2024 Juris Doctor candidate at Seattle University. My graduate work includes serving as Vice President for the If/When/How Seattle chapter, as an International Womxn’s Advocate for the Womxn of Color Coalition, and as an extern for Every Woman Treaty—advocating for international reforms to address violence against womxn. I have over 10 years of experience working in Womxn’s Health and hospital leadership with a strong focus on elevating equity and trauma-informed care. As I conclude my legal studies, I continue to work for ways to address the unique challenges faced by womxn of color in seeking and receiving healthcare and other services. 

Misha Severson, MN, RNC-OB

I am a clinical implementation specialist for the Harvard-based Delivery Decisions Initiative. My graduate work in the Epidemiology department at the University of Washington includes a certificate in Maternal and Child Health. I have worked for 25 years in labor nursing, hospital leadership, and obstetric education. I am currently working with the Team Birth initiative, seeking systemic change in the healthcare system, pursuing dignified, equitable birthing care for all. 

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