Meet The President

Janice-Sanders Janice Sanders’ nursing motto is “To pro- vide the patients in her care a listening ear, healing tender touch, and compe- tent compassionate care.” Janice began her nursing career with the Harris County Hospital District in 1977, while working at Jef- ferson Davis Hospital. She was Unit Preceptor, Assistant Nurse Manager, and Discharge Plan- ning Nurse for the Obstetrical Services at Jeffer- son Davis Hospital. In 1988, she was promoted to Nursing Supervisor for the night shift at J.D. Hospital, which soon became Lyndon Baines Johnson Hospital (1989), a position she held un- til her retirement in 2009.

Janice obtained her BSN in 1977 from Prairie View A&M University School of Nursing; Mas- ter’s degree in Health Management from the University of Beverly Hills distant learning pro- gram in 1983; Master’s of Science degree in Health Education from Texas Southern Univer- sity in 1987, and an Advance Christian Counse- lor Certification from the Institute of Faith Based Counseling in 2011.

Her concerns for women and children’s health motivated her to coauthor several educational pamphlets from 1983 – 1987 as Discharge Planning Coordinator: “The Cesarean Birth Dis- charge Instructions”; “Pre-Op C-Section Infor- mation”; “Female Surgery”; The Total Concept of Wound Care”; “Venous Thrombosis and the Use of Heparin Therapy”; “Head Lice and Your Health”; “A Word About Your Loss”. It was also her privilege to be a contributing author for a self care research article, which was published in Nursing Economics – 1987. Volunteering and helping mankind is second nature to her.

Some of her accomplishments include but are not limited to:

• From 1987 – 1990, she founded the Gamma Sigma Romper Room for Sigma Gamma Rho So- rority, Inc. to assist teen mothers with baby care classes, clothes, and formula.

• In 2007, she developed the guidelines for the Fort Bend County BNA Nursing Youth Outreach

and Mentorship Program and the Annual Youth Career Day Seminar. This program mentors and encourages youth to consider careers in nursing. In 2014 and 2015, she developed the Obesity Challenge Program for students, which was in- spired by the guidelines of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Health Institute “Let’s Move.”

• From 2007 - 2015, she provided health as- sessments and health education classes for the WRC and served as a board member. From 2009 - 2010, she assisted in the development of a grant for WRC that would provide health, nu- tritional, and stress assessments for financially challenged citizens of the inner city.

• From 2007 until today, she serves as a board member and volunteers for the Visions of Rose Outreach Ministries that provide food boxes for families. She received the Community Service Award for the Adopt-A-Family Program.

• From 2010 to the present, she developed the MENtorship program with her husband, Bro. Te- otha Sanders, Jr. This program provides volunteer opportunities for males of all ages to participate in. A stipend is provided to all volunteers who complete the program.

• Since 2010, she has served as the Pre- K Sunday school teacher at the Cloverland Church of Christ. She has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award, Volunteer of the Year, Nurse of the Year, and 2015 Outstanding Leadership and Service Award by the Fort Bend County Black Nurses Association. She is the long-standing chairperson of the Nursing Youth Outreach Program. She currently serves as the President of the Fort Bend County Black Nurses Association.

She has been married to her high school sweet- heart Teotha Sanders, Jr., for 39 years. They have one daughter, Kimberly Hebert RN, MSN, three grandsons: Nicholas, Ruben, and Solomon, and a son-in-law, DaQuaon Hebert.

Janice Sanders, RN, BSN, MSHE, MSHM
President, Fort Bend County Black Nurses Association