Local Leadership

President

Bonnie Graham, DNP, RN, APRN, FNP-BC

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Education:

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center—Memphis, TN
Doctor of Nursing Practice in Public Health—2010
The University of Tennessee—Knoxville, TN
Master of Science in Nursing—1993
Family Nurse Practitioner
The University of Tennessee—Knoxville, TN
Bachelor of Science in Nursing with honors—1984
Registered Nurse
The University of Tennessee—Knoxville, TN
Bachelor of Science in Education with honors—1982
Public Health 
Knoxville College—Knoxville, TN
Associate of Arts in Pre-Nursing—1977

Memberships & Offices:

Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc.—Upsilon Chi Chapter—1990-present.
Offices held: President, Recording Secretary, Financial Secretary, Chaplain; Regional Chaplain.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.—Knoxville Alumnae Chapter—1978-present.
Offices held: 2nd Vice-President.
American Nurses Association/Tennessee Nurses Association—1984-present.
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing—1993-present.

Vice-President

Carolyn Tabors, ASN, RN

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Carolyn Tabors has 42 years of surgical experience.  She currently specializes as a private scrub nurse for plastic surgeon, Dr. Tom Gallaher. She has trained staff to have an effective and strong presence in the operating room. She is a member of Mt Calvary Baptist Church where she serves on the Usher Board and on the Health and Wellness Committee.

  • Education:

    Lincoln Memorial University
    Associates of Science in Nursing (ASN) 1995
    Registered Nurse
    Knoxville Adult Vocational School
    Certified Surgical Technologist 1979

  • Membership & Offices:

    Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc.—Upsilon Chi Chapter—1999 to present
    Offices held: Vice-President

    Zeta Amicae—Nu Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
    Offices held: President, Secretary; Corresponding Secretary for the South-Central Region

National Event Planner / Chapter Treasurer

Darneta Brown, MSN, RN, APRN, ANP-BC

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Education:
  • The University of Tennessee Health Science Center—Memphis, TN
    Postgraduate studies in the DNP program 2008-2009
  • The University of Tennessee—Knoxville, TN
    Master of Science in Nursing—Clinical Nurse Specialist Mental Health Nursing 1992
  • Meharry Medical College—Nashville, TN
    Diploma—Nurse Practitioner in Adult Medicine 1982
  • The University of Tennessee—Knoxville, TN
    Bachelor of Science—Education 1977
  • Tennessee State University—Nashville, TN
    Associate of Arts—Nursing 1972
Memberships & Offices:

Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc.—Charter Member of Upsilon Chi Chapter 1975-present

Offices held:

National level: National Board of Directors, Treasurer, Event Planner

Regional level: Southeast Regional Director
Local-level: President x 8 terms; Vice-President; Treasurer

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated 1995
Offices held: Chair of the Board of Trustees

American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA)19

Offices held:

Treasurer of the local chapter

American Nurses Association (ANA)

 

Dean of Membership

Donna Billingsley

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Historian

Debra Julius, MSN, Ed., BSN, RN

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Debra Julius has in-depth knowledge of the managed care industry having worked as a care coordinator with a private insurance company. Her experience as a psychiatric nurse for over 35 years for a local mental health hospital gives her a passion to advocate for persons with mental health issues. She currently works as an adjunct nursing professor at Pellissippi State Community College and volunteers with area organizations to share her knowledge and skills as a nurse. Ms. Julius is an active member of Trinity Tabernacle Church of God in Christ where she is the Faith Community Nurse and serves on the Usher Board.

Education:
  • Western Governors University—Franklin, TN
    Master’s in Nursing Education—2019
  • Purdue University Global (formerly Kaplan University)—West Lafayette, IN
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing—Nursing Leadership Summa Cum Laude—2011
  • Walters State Community College—Morristown, TN
    Associate of Science in Nursing—1994
    Registered Nurse
Memberships & Offices:
  • Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc.—Upsilon Chi Chapter—1996-present.

Chaplain

Betty Blackman, MPH, BSN, BS, Ed., RN

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Mrs. Blackman has been a nurse and educator in several healthcare settings and has served as a consultant for corporate and private organizations. She is the owner of Health Spectrum Worksite Solutions (HSWS), a health and safety business. She remains involved with the People Empowering People Project (PEPP) where she continues to fulfill her purpose of building a culture of wellness and spiritual well-being within the community. She is the author of DIET & LIVE, a way to live life from the inside out. Mrs. Blackman is an active member of Payne Avenue Baptist Church of Knoxville and serves in the Health and Wellness Ministry.

Education:

Catholic University of America—Washington, D.C.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing–1988
Registered Nurse

The University of Tennessee—Knoxville, TN
Master of Science in Public Health—1980

The University of Tennessee—Knoxville, TN
Bachelor of Science in Education–1979

Certifications:

Case Managment
Faith Community Nurse
Health Edu

Memberships & Offices:

Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc.—Upsilon Chi Chapter—1996-present.
Offices held: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Historian, Chaplain

Tamiochus

Janice Deathridge

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Corresponding Secretary

Lisa Faulkner, ASN, RN, CNN

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Education:

Walters State Community College—Morristown, TN
Associates of Science in Nursing—1988
Registered Nurse

Certifications:
Nephrology Nurse
Parish Nurse
Search Your Heart Instructor
Technical Coordinator for National Kidney Foundation
Super Dimension Bronchoscopy using i-Logic System-program biopsy equipment and CT scan/Proton–patient tracking and treatment analysis
Abdominal Incision for PEG Tube placement

Memberships & Offices:

Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc.—Upsilon Chi Chapter—1990-present.
Offices held: President x 8 years, Vice-President x 8 years; Membership Chair, Regional Committee Chair for Time & Place.

Recording Secretary

Lois Dave, ASN, RN

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Education:
  • Walters State Community College—Morristown, TN
  • Associates of Science in Nursing—1983
    Registered Nurse
  • Attended The University of Tennessee—1986
Memberships & Offices:
  • Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc.—Upsilon Chi Chapter—1986-present
  • Offices held: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Historian, Treasurer, and Financial Secretary
  • Parish Nurse—Payne Avenue Baptist Church