Bio: Dr.-Eugenia-Millender


Dr. Eugenia Millender ~ Board Member at Large

Associate Professor, Florida State University College of Nursing, Tallassee, Florida
Associate Professor, Florida State University, Republic of Panama, Panama

Dr. Eugenia Millender’s career in health has been dedicated to increasing access to quality care, decreasing health and mental disparities, and providing a culturally sensitive environment for both patients and their communities.  She has 20 years of experience working with community-based teams and vulnerable populations. Dr. Millender is a psychiatric nurse practitioner and a doctorally prepared nurse scientist. Her program of research includes stress and trauma that is often expressed through mental illness, substance abuse and chronic disease among indigenous, minority and underserved groups. She is working with community-based organizations to study the efficacy of mental health, diabetes and substance abuse prevention and treatment interventions for underserved populations. Dr. Millender is the Founding Director for the Florida Atlantic University Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing Community Health Center located in Westgate, West Palm Beach.  Armed with deep community connections, bilingual skills (Spanish and English) and extensive clinical experience, she is able to not only provide quality psychiatric services locally, but also bridge the gap of health disparities across state and international borders.

Past and Present Memberships:  She is currently the immediate past President for the West Palm Beach Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Center for Child Counseling Center, member of the Board of Directors of the Westgate CRA and member of the Palm Beach County Black Nurses Association.  She is past Board of Director for Leadership Palm Beach and member of the class of 2010, past Board of Director for FAU Clinical Practice Organization, Inc. and Inaugural Chair for the Palm Beach County Diabetes Coalition.

Philosophy/Mission Statement:  “Excellence is frequently measured by titles and accomplishments but so often heart, passion and commitment are ignored. I believe in order to advocate for change, you must first place yourself in areas where you can make a difference.  Change the world where you stand!”   — Dr. Eugenia Millender

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