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Virtual TABPHE Talks: COVID-19 Planned for June 10

Wednesday, June 09, 2021 10:20 AM | Adrian Jackson (Administrator)

TABPHE Talks, a panel of black professionals, will tackle COVID-19 on June 10, 2021 at 5:30 p.m., with guest panelists Dr. Quevarra Moten and Dr. Joyce Tolofari. 

Dr. MotenDr. Quevarra Moten originally from Houston, Texas is an international expert in leadership, learning and teaching, and mental health support. She currently serves as the Deputy Executive Director of NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Illness) Central Texas. Dr. Moten received her doctorate of Education in Transformational Leadership at Concordia University, Portland, Oregon.

She received her Masters of Science in Leadership from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Quevarra received her Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Prairie View A&M University.

Dr. Quevarra believes that transformation first begins with a thought. She has traveled the world sharing her journey gracefully navigating the hurdles of personal mental health, while supporting a loved one's mental illness. Her journey encourages others to obtain support and resources to help them through their personal journey.

Dr. TolofariDr. Joyce Tolofari earned her Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research focus is a needs assessment for retention of African American students in the Associate Degree of Nursing program at Austin Community College. She joined ACC Professional Nursing department as a professor in 2015.

From 2015 to 2016, Dr. Tolofari served by teaching fundamentals in nursing to first-year students. From 2016 to 2017, she taught the sophomore students. She was then assigned to fill in the mobility track program to teach paramedics, surgical techs, and LVN nurses in 2017.

One of her goals as a nurse leader is to collaborate with leaders and experts on healthcare teams and the Austin community to impact change. To that end, she collaborates with a diverse group in the Greater Austin - Leadership Austin Essential 41, where they work towards a community-wide system change.

In nursing, she serves on the Texas Nurses Association District 5 as the Director of Programs and Continuing Education, 2019 -2021. She is a mentor to the Texas DNP members and as a facilitator of Nurses Together. When she worked as a floor nurse and as a circulation nurse in the Interventional Radiology department, during resuscitation with the healthcare team, and now in academia, she has often felt a strong sense of teamwork. Her motto is, there is strength in numbers!!!

Her leadership vision is to discover her capacity for self-actualization by cultivating professional leadership skills that lead to higher ability in educating and encouraging college students to persist to graduation. Her overall goal is to collaborate with interprofessional leadership and stakeholders in formulating innovative policies to engage and motivate individuals to comprehend the value of pursuing good health and self-care.

Join the conversation: June 10, 2021, 5:30-6:45 p.m.

ZOOM Meeting ID: 9510 343 9389, Passcode: 351440

Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education provides opportunities for professional development that enrich higher education personnel and improve the quality of our career growth. Join us within a local chapter and at our annual conference as we continue to make strides to improve higher education for African Americans in the state of Texas: tabphe.org.

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