NPHF/Procter & Gamble Endowed Scholarship in Community Service
Katheryne Tifuh Amba, RN
Graduated May 2009 with a Master of Science in Nursing with an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner concentration from Marquette University College of Nursing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Tifuh is originally from Cameroon and speaks multiple languages—her original degree was in Linguistics. Presently, she works as an ICU Travel Nurse and engages in volunteer activities in the Milwaukee Inner City Area. She is the Treasurer of the Milwaukee Chapter of the Black Nurses Association, volunteers at Underwood Baptist Church for monthly blood pressure screening and health education events, is a Medical Staff Volunteer for an annual RunWalk, and serves as Secretary for the Milwaukee chapter of the Critical Care Nurses Association. She has also served globally, in Haiti and Africa. Tifuh intends to practice as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in a teaching hospital and work with patients with critical and complex illnesses. She also hopes to become a consultant regarding disparity issues and create educational programs to train healthcare workers in how to provide culturally competent care.
Diane Nuñez, MS, ANP
Diane teaches at Arizona State University and works at the Escalante Health Center as the coordinator for a program emphasizing the functional health, physical fitness and quality of life of older adults. She also does fundraising to ensure that the service is free to Phoenix residents. As part of her doctoral studies, she is developing a Chronic Disease Disability Prevention program for older adults with the aim of improving quality of life and reducing health care expenses.