Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI): The Honor Society Of Nursing

Vice President, 2007-2009, 2009-2011

GOALS FOR SERVICE as Vice President:

  • Engage and connect┬ámulti-generational, diverse members across global regions by attending to individual and regionally specific needs
  • Promote a vibrant organization by facilitating member development, chapter health, and key partnerships
  • Realize the goals of Vision 2020 through organizaitonal realignment and global regional development

STTI Membership:

  • Zeta Pi (1978), Charter Member
  • Alpha Alpha (2005)

Serving STTI for three decades through:

  • Sustained Chapter Leadership over three decades:
    • Chapter leadership as President, Secretary, and Chair of Program, Nominating, Research, Awards and Celebration Committees
  • Developing Leadership Capacity:
    • Mentor, Nurse Faculty Leader Academy
    • Local Chair, two Regional Assembly conferences including local arrangements for STTI 75th Anniversary
    • Mentor, Omada Board Program
  • Serving Nationally and Internationally:
    • Distinguished Lecturer for 16 years contributing to chapters
    • Two terms International Biennial Convention Program Planning Committee
    • Chair, Judging Panel, International Research Hall of Fame
    • Education Research Award Criteria Committee
  • Expanding Global Scholarship:
  • Facilitating Evidence Base Approaches:STTI Vice President Sherwood presenting Dr. Mendez STTI book
    • STTI Regional Research Utilization Award 2001: Member, The Methodist Hospital Team, Implementing Relationship Centered Care
    • STTI Nursing Media Award 2009 to QSEN Steering Team
    • STTI Information Technology Award 2009 to QSEN Expert Panel
  • Ensuring Sustainability:
    • Sigma Theta Tau Fellow
    • Virginia Henderson Fellow
    • Billye Brown Fellow
  • Served as STTI Vice President:
    • STTI Board Liaison:
      • Advisory Council on Policy
      • TIGER Initiative
      • 2010 Research Congress Planning Committee
      • Research and Scholarship Task Force
      • INDEN Board Liaison and International Post-Doctoral Fellow Selection Committee
    • Magnet Research Conference Planning Committee
    • Chair, Young Leader Development Committee
    • Chair, Communities of Interest Task Force
    • Chartering Officer for New Chapters: Mt. Marty College, Nova Southeastern University, Korea Chapter at Large, California State University San Marcos, Texas A & M University


  • International Association for Human Caring
    • Charter member with sustained service in elected and appointed roles including President and President-elect (2002-2006), Board of Directors, Treasurer, 5 terms International Conference Program Planning Committee, and Developer and Co-Editor of the Newsletter.
  • American Nurses Association,
    • Elected and appointed service through the Texas Nurses Association in State and District 9, and the North Carolina Nurses Association
  • Editorial Reviews and Boards
    • Sustained record of professional publications reflected in appointment to Editorial Review Boards for 4 international nursing journals and reviewer for 9 health care journals.


  • Omega House AIDS Hospice, Volunteer Care Provider, Houston, TX
  • American International Healthcare Alliance, Volunteer New Soviet States
  • Christian Life Commission, Chair, Dallas, TX for Social Justice
  • Institute of Religion and Spirituality, Houston, TX, Board of Trustees, Initiated and Chaired Nursing Program
  • American Heart Association, Canvasser, CPR Instructor
  • Meals on Wheels, Chapel Hill, NC