The 2022 SCU Commencement Speaker will be Shirley Evers-Manly, PhD, RN, FAAN is the founder and President of All Health Care, Imani’s in Oakland, California.
Shirley Evers-Manly, PhD, RN, FAAN is the founder and President of All Health Care, Imani’s in Oakland, California, and former Senior Managing Director of Clinical Development at Paladin Healthcare Management, in El Segundo, California, where she served as Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient services at six hospitals across the country. Presently she is serving as Interim Dean and Professor of Alcorn State School of Nursing in Natchez, Mississippi. She earned a PhD from the University of California, San Francisco, Bachelor of Science Nursing degree and a Master of Science Nursing degree from Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, California.
Dr. Shirley D. Evers-Manly, has more than 37 years of experience developing and implementing clinical, academic, and community-based health promotion and prevention programs; as well as working with vulnerable populations and speaking about diversity locally and abroad. She served as the Principal Investigator for the Aim 2 Care Multiple Chronic Conditions training grant, Bridges to the Doctorate and Song Brown Student Success grants.
She has won numerous prestigious awards for her accomplishments and contributions to improve clinical practices, inpatient and community health outcomes, and academia success and was awarded Congressional Recognition for Outstanding Community Service by the California State Senate and United States Congress. In 2014, she was given the prestigious honor of induction into the Inaugural Leadership Hall of Fame, Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing, Alpha Eta Chapter (UCSF).
Dr. Evers-Manly is an internationally recognized expert in oncology and health disparities throughout the life span. She has made significant contributions in advocating to eliminate health disparities and inequities throughout the world. She gives voice to those who feel they have no voice. Dr. Evers-Manly’s understanding of underserved populations brings a humanistic approach to strategic, safe, high quality and cost-effective healthcare—she has leadership assets and skills from which the health care arena will benefit.
For her significant contributions in the areas of service, scholarship, community, and leadership, she was inducted as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, which was established to serve the general public and nursing profession by advancing health policy and practice through the generation, synthesis and dissemination of nursing knowledge. Dr. Evers-Manly is on faculty at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing, is a former Regional Chair for Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor society where 26 nursing honor society chapters reported to her. Currently she serves as member of the National Black Nurses Association and is the Chair of the Association’s Ad hoc Committee on the Global Health.