Frankie Manning: 2020 Nurses of Influence awardee
Ms. Manning was awarded the Dr. C. June Strickland Distinguished Diversity & Transcultural Nursing Advocate Award by the University of Washington School of Nursing.
This award honors a nurse who advocates for the needs of underrepresented populations and communities, encourages dialogue and reflection regarding societal power imbalances; and demonstrates leadership in promoting diversity in nursing. This award is named in honor of C. June Strickland, Ph.D., RN, Cherokee, from the family of Hawkins and her career-long work in prevention science and translation/transcultural research with American Indians in the Pacific Northwest.
We are part of the world and the world is part of us…global is local.Frankie Manning, retired nurse executive
As one of the leaders in nursing, Frankie Manning plans and design systems to increase the number of nurses of color in nursing. She is a retired nurse executive from VA Puget Sound Health Care System and a retired Army nurse.
After retirement, she started a consultant service with a focus on eliminating health care disparities and homelessness. She works with for healthcare organizations, where she provides guidance relative to executive leadership and labor relations.
She serves on numerous boards and community organizations, where she directs her efforts to improving the lives of underserved people We are proud that she serves as the Mary Mahoney Professional Nurses Organization outreach coordinator.
I am proud to be a nurse because of the gift of giving and serving. The ability to care for others and to develop the next generation of nurses.Frankie Manning