Meet Our Mentors

"Mentoring is the Core of the Nursing Profession"

Alethea Hill, PhD, ACNP-BC, ANP-BC

Community Outreach Coordinator/Board Member/Mentor

   Alethea Hill received her PhD in Nursing from the University of Alabama in Birmingham, Alabama.  In addition, she received both her Bachelor's and Master's of Science degree from the University of South Alabama, College of Nursing in Mobile, Alabama.  

   Her career experiences span direct patient care as a primary care provider, educating undergraduate and graduate nursing students, serving on many professional and advisory boards; as well as participating in several community projects aiming to reduce health disparities and addressing social determinants of health, with a research focus on self-management of diabetes and promoting heart health.

Anjanetta Davis, EdD, CNL, WHNP-BC

Board Member/Mentor

   Anjanetta Davis is an Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of Assessment and Evaluation for the University of South Alabama Simulation Program.  Her research interest includes improving breastfeeding outcomes and simulation. 

   Anjanetta earned a Doctor of Education degree in Instructional Leadership for Nurse Educators (2014) from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama, and she obtained her Women's Health Nurse Practitioner certification (2019) from the University of South Alabama.  She is a member of the following professional organizations:  Sigma Theta Tau International, Alabama Breastfeeding Committee, and the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. She enjoys mentoring and educating healthcare students. 


Janie Brooks, MSN, RN, CNOR

Treasurer/Board Member/Mentor

     Janie is a certified operating room nurse (CNOR) and is a member of the Association Operating Room Nurses (AORN).  Janie nursing career begin more than 20 years ago as a nursing assistant and she quickly fell in love with the healthcare industry and obtained her License Practical Nurse certification to Registered Nurse.  In 2014 she received her Master's in Nursing Education and Administration from the University of Mobile in Mobile, Alabama

    Janie have worked in a variety of settings and in surgery for a numerous of years starting as a scrub technician, circulator, educator, nursing mentor, and is currently serving as a Surgical Director at the University of South Alabama Medical Center Hospital.

    In Janie spare time, she mentor high school and new graduate nursing students that has the desire to work in the surgical settings and spending time with her family.


Tracy Nelson, MSN, RN

Secretary/Board Member/Mentor

 Tracy started her nursing career in 2000 as a Licensed Practical Nurse from Bishop State Community College. Tracy received her Associate Degree in Nursing from Bishop State Community College (2010). In addition, she received her Bachelor's (2015) and Master's (2018) in Nursing from University of West Florida. Keeping up with her passion for education, Tracy is currently pursuing her Family Nurse Practitioner and Doctorate in Nursing from Maryville University. Tracy's nursing career has given her experience from Medical-Surgical bedside nursing, long-term care, geriatrics, community/public health, home health, and hospice. In Tracy's spare time, she enjoy traveling with her family and mentoring young adults.

Terri Burroughs, MSN, RN

Board Member/Mentor/Chaplain

Terri serves as a Case Manager for Kindred Home Hospice and is a Clinical Nursing Adjunct Instructor at Bishop State Community College in Mobile, Alabama.  Terri received her Associate Degree in Nursing from Bishop State Community College several years ago.  Terri continued her nursing education at the University of Mobile in Mobile Alabama by obtaining her Bachelor in Science Degree in Nursing and her Master's in Nursing Education and Administration in 2014.  Terri received Cum Laude Honor Society and was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society (2014).  Terri is currently working diligently toward her Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate at Troy University, with an ultimate goal to obtain her Doctorate in Nursing to do research in Mental Health Behavior.   In Terri spare time she enjoy mentoring and ministering the word of God to the world.

Dr. Hope Pritchett Wilson, Assistant Professor in Pediatrics

Board Member/Mentor

   Hope Pritchett Wilson M.D. received her undergraduate studies from Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  She graduated Summa Cum Laude (2008) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.  In 2012 she earned her Medical Doctorate from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.  Hope completed her Pediatric residency training at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and Children's Hospital of New Orleans and she is currently working at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology.  She is a native of Walker Springs, Alabama and in her spare time she loves mentoring, giving back to the community, and spending time with her family.

Onyinye Amanari, NurseEd, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC

Mentor

 Onyinye received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama (2011).  In addition, she received both her Master's of Science Degree in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner (2016)and her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from the University of Alabama (2017).

Onyinye career experiences from many different areas in nursing and span direct patient care as a primary care provider.  In Onyinye spare time, she enjoy spending time with her family and mentoring.

Kimarie Bugg, DNP, FNP-BC, IBCLC, CLC

Mentor

     Kimarie Bugg, is President and CEO of Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere (ROSE), a National nonprofit created in 2011 to address breastfeeding inequities in the African American community.

     Kimarie previously worked for Emory University, School of Medicine, as a nurse practitioner. She has worked at the state level, as a perinatal nurse consultant and in the hospital in the pediatric emergency center, special care nursery, and as a bedside breastfeeding consultant. She is a member of the faculty for CHAMPs, a Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, and chair of the ethics committee of United States Breastfeeding Committee. She provides health equity through breastfeeding training, education and resources for healthcare providers, lactation support providers and community transformers nationwide.

     Kimarie completed a Community Health Leadership Program, within the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine that stressed best practices to provide global health equity and eliminating health disparities through action-oriented projects. In 2016, Kimarie received a Legacy Award from the United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) for her work in the lactation arena for 38 years.

     Kimarie lives in the Atlanta area with her husband, Dr. George W. Bugg Jr, a neonatologist and they are the parents of 5 adult children. In Kimarie spare time, she enjoy spending time with her family, traveling, and mentoring future healthcare providers. 

Kimberly Bright, MSN, RN, APRN, FNP-C

Mentor/Legal Nurse Consultant Specialist

     Kimberly has been a nurse for 13 years. Kimberly received her Associate Degree in nursing from Jefferson Davis Community College (2005).  In addition, she received her Master's in Nursing and Clinical Nurse Leader from Springhill College (2011) and her second Master's in Nursing and Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner from Maryville (2016), Kimberly is also a Legal Nurse Consultant Specialist.  Keeping up with her passion for education, Kimberly is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Nursing from Samford University. Kimberly is an advocate of continuing education and she is also currently working towards becoming a certified Health Coach to help others to achieve their health goals. She has a strong passion for all individuals to become and maintain healthy lives.

     Kimberly has spent most of her career working as a Pediatric Nurse. She has experience as a Nurse Educator, as well as, Emergency medicine, home health, Geriatric Psych, and adult medical surgical. She is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner.

      Kimberly is the author of Discover the World of Nursing: Kaden Gets a Checkup. She was inspired to write this book to educate kids on the things that are being done while they are at the doctor’s office. Kids have lots of questions for parents about what is going to happen to them at the doctor office. The fear of not knowing what a checkup can consist of, could possibly make a simple office visit terrifying for kids. Her hope is that this book will decrease this fear and allow kids to be more prepared for their trip to the doctor’s office.

     Kimberly is originally from Monroeville, Alabama, where she currently resides with her family.

Onesmus K. Too, MSN, CRNA, RN

Mentor/Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

         Onesmus journey in the field of nursing began at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama where he graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing in 2010. Thereafter, he worked in a long-term care setting and then an acute care setting, mainly in the Intensive Care Unit at Springhill Medical Center in Mobile, Alabama until joining Samford University in 2016 to study Nurse Anesthesia.

      Onesmus graduated from Samford University May 2018, with his Masters of Science Degree in Nursing and Nurse Anesthesia.  Onesmus is Board Certified Nurse Anesthesia (CRNA) practicing in a local hospital in Mobile, Alabama.  Onesmus is delighted to continue the spirit of caring for humanity in the field of nursing and it is his desire to encourage others, especially those interested in the health profession, to pursue a career in nurse anesthesia.

     Onesmus is a member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists and Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society.  In Onesmus spare time, he enjoys mentoring, spending time with his wife, daughter, family, and, friends.

Irene Ondieki, DNP, RN-BC

Mentor

         

     Irene Ondieki DNP RN-BC, is a dedicated and effective nurse leader who has exceled in using evidence-based practice and cutting-edge technology to lead clinical operations, achieve nursing goals, and deliver excellence in patient care. Irene currently works as a Director of Nursing for Medical Surgical units in a not for profit hospital in New Jersey. Other positions held include Assistant Director of Nursing, Nurse Management, Charge Nurse, Staff Educator, and Preceptor. 

     Dr. Ondieki graduated with her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Grand Canyon University in 2018. She received her Masters degree in Nursing Leadership and Organizational Management from American Sentinel University in 2013 and her Associate Degree in Nursing from Bishop State Community College in 2007. 

     Dr. Ondieki is certified in Medical Surgical Nursing. She is a member of Organization of Nurse Leaders NJ chapter (ONL), where she serves on the Mentorship Committee. In 2016, she received the hospitals Transformational Leadership Award for nursing excellence for her exemplary leadership skills.      Dr. Ondieki was born and raised in Kenya prior to relocating to the United States. In her spare time, she is active in her community as a public health educator. Dr. Ondieki serves as a health and temperance leader for her local church. In this role, she has helped organize health-screening services for her fellow church members. Dr. Ondieki goal in life is to ensure the youth are mentored into the career of choice to promote professional growth and improve social and economic dynamics.

Kiwana Brooks, MSN, FPMHNP-BC

Mentor

         

     Kiwana is a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (FPMHNP). She received her Post-master’s Certificate (2018) from Saint Louis University. In addition, she received her Master’s in Nursing Education and Administration (2014) from the University of Mobile and her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (2004) from the University of South Alabama. Currently, she is a member of American Psychiatric Nursing Association, Alabama State Nurses Association, American Nurses Association and Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society.


   Kiwana has worked in a variety of settings in nursing: Coronary Critical Care, Women’s Health, Mental Health, Industrial Nursing and Nursing Education and Administration. Her passion is mental health and she plans to continue providing services to our community working as a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, educating nurses of the next generation and continuously advancing her knowledge in psychiatric care.

Her ultimate goal is to obtain her Doctorate in Nursing in Behavioral Health. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, traveling and mentoring young adults.