Deborah C. Stamps EdD, MBA, MS, RN, GNP, NE-BC, CDE, FAAN

Dr. Stamps is the founder and chief executive officer for Deborah Stamps Consulting, LLC. Dr. Stamps has over thirty years of progressive healthcare leadership and is an internationally recognized authority on workforce development, diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, nursing education, and leadership. She has held a variety of roles, from LPN, RN, Chief Nursing Officer, Vice President of Quality, Patient Safety and Innovation including founding President of the Rochester General College of Health Careers and the inaugural Chief Diversity Officer at Rochester Regional Health. Dr. Stamps created the professional academic workforce (PAW) model to advance the educational and economic mobility of underrepresented minorities in nursing through establishing partnerships between healthcare, community, and academic organizations. Dr. Stamps has published in peer-reviewed journals on the innovative, collaborative nurse leadership model, the Chief Nursing Officer Council, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, workforce development and academic clinical practice partnerships. Dr. Stamps is a 2023 Academy of Nursing Fellow and the recipient of the Center for Nursing NY Driscoll Award.

She earned her AAS in Nursing from Monroe Community College, BSN from SUNY College at Brockport, MS and the Gerontological Nursing Practitioner at Nazareth College, a MBA from Rochester Institute of Technology, and an EdD from St. John Fisher College. She is nationally certified as a Nurse Executive by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and Certified Diversity Executive (CDE®) through the Institute for Diversity System at the Society for Diversity. Dr. Stamps became an independent certified coach, teacher, and speaker with the John Maxwell Team.