From childhood, Dr. LaVerne M. Green has had her heart in community healthcare. Born in New Orleans, she pursued degrees in nursing from Dillard University and William Carey College, then capped off her education with a doctorate in nursing practice. Throughout her career, she’s sought opportunities to care for underserved populations.
In 1986, following nursing positions with Veteran’s Hospital in New Orleans and Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Denver, Green began her career as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS). Her first assignment was in mental health at St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, D.C., a division of the National Institute of Mental Health and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
Green retired from the USPHS in 2012, but not for long—she took a position as associate professor of nursing at Trinity University in D.C.
Now 66, Green put down roots in Bradenton