Janice G. Brewington
PhD, RN, FAAN
Janice G. Brewington is a trailblazer devoted to building leadership capacity and championing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Dr. Brewington is the Chief Program Officer at the National League for Nursing (NLN) and serves as the Director of NLN’s Center for Transformational Research. Prior to joining NLN, Dr. Brewington served in many roles at the North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University (NC A&T) School of Nursing. She honed her leadership skills at NC A&T and became the first nurse to serve as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Institutional Planning, Assessment and Research. In this role, she also was selected as the first executive on loan from a university with The Gillette Company where she served as the Manager for University Relations in Global Shared Services for North America. As Provost at NC A&T (a Historically Black College and University), she worked collaboratively with the Provost at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro to establish the first Joint School for Nanoscience and Nanoengineering.
Dr. Brewington is an innovator committed to designing and implementing impactful programs. While at NC A&T, she launched the Health Outreach Project (HOP), an innovative interdisciplinary, university-wide student community service program, designed to be a catalyst for strengthening relationships between the university and the Black community. Partnerships were established with the Office of Student Affairs, deans, department chairs, fraternities and sororities, and community agencies. Over 600 students donated more than 15,000 volunteer hours for the project. Additionally, she established a community-based health promotion and prevention service for elderly African Americans through an interdisciplinary clinic in a Black church. Dr. Brewington led the establishment of the Family Life Empowerment Center (FLEC) for the Prevention of Violence and Drug Abuse Among African American Families. In her role at NLN, she started the NLN/Johnson & Johnson project for senior nursing students in HBCU schools of nursing transitioning into clinical practice. Leadership development and mentoring are hallmarks of Dr. Brewington’s career. Currently, she implements a yearlong program designed for nurses in education and practice who have recently been challenged with rapid transition into leadership positions, those in leadership positions who desire a formal leadership program, and those emerging and aspiring to lead. Throughout her career, she has mentored students, faculty, administrators, staff, and colleagues and has secured over $30 million in funding.
Major awards and recognitions include Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing; Distinguished Alumni, Founding College of Health Sciences, NC A&T; Cone Health System Board of Trustees Leadership Award; United Way of Greater Greensboro Board of Directors Exemplary Service Award; Guilford Technical Community College Board of Trustees Service Award; Great 100, Inc.; ANA Ethnic Racial Minority Fellowship Award; Bennett College Belle Ringer Image Award; and the Gold Seal Award for NC A&T School of Nursing Family and Community Violence Prevention Program, Violence Prevention Consortium.
Dr. Brewington was inducted as a Fellow into the American Academy of Nursing in 1994. She earned a BSN from NC A&T, an MSN from Emory University, and a PhD in Health Policy and Administration with a minor in Organizational Behavior from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.