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AAS, Germanna Community College
BS, University of Virginia
MS, University of Virginia
PhD, George Mason University
Dr. Lewis has more than 30 years of nursing experience in healthcare service and management, association management, and education. She is a skilled leader in organizational transformation, and has an extensive background in formal educational strategies and substantive knowledge of state and national policy planning. She was an associate professor of nursing at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing, where she taught graduate nursing courses. She also served as the executive director of UK’s Chandler Medical Center for Continuing Education. She has served in other administrative academic positions as the Assistant Dean of the Nursing Division at Bluegrass Community and Technical College, and Chair of Nursing for Spalding University.
In addition, she was the recipient of a gubernatorial appointment to the Kentucky Apprenticeship and Training Commission, a Pioneer Nursing Award from the Virginia Nurses Association, as well as a Distinguished Alumna Award from George Mason University, and a Governor’s Commonwealth Fellow Award from the Virginia Council of Higher Education. During her academic nursing career, she has received $4,000,000 in grant funding.
Masters in Nursing Education, Walden University
Bachelors of Science in Nursing, King College
Associates Degree in Nursing, Virginia Highlands Community College
Tammy Pennington is a nurse with over 14 years of experience in healthcare service, management, and education. She was an Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Part-Time Evening/Weekend Nursing Program at Virginia Highlands Community College, where she taught first, second, and third-year nursing courses and served on many committees for the college.
In addition, the Part-time Evening/Weekend Nursing Program was recognized and received the Rural Healthcare Award by the Virginia’s State Rural Health Plan Workforce Organization for the innovation and excellence of the program, and for its significant contribution to rural communities.