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CHI CHI CHI of CHI ETA PHI Sorority, INCORPORATED is a nursing sorority chartered in Memphis, TN on July 16, 2016, by 17 professional nursing leaders. CHI ETA PHI Sorority, Incorporated was founded in 1932 at Freedman's Hospital in Washington, DC. The motto for the organization, "Service for Humanity" mirrors the sentiment of each of the 17 charter members in Memphis. Our mission is the encouragement of the pursuit of continuing education, recruitment programs for health careers, stimulation of close and friendly relationships among members, development of working relationships among other professional groups, and identification of core nursing leaders who affect social changes at the regional, national, and local levels.

Chartering Members: 

Dr. Tracie L. Moore, Kisha Pickford. Patrice Tolton, Dr. Dina Darby, Vikki Phillips, Dr. Artangela Henry, Sharon Isabel, Dr. Felesha Perry, Charlotte Halkiades Dr. Culeta Byars, Iris Taylor, Dr. Kristie Peggins, Tiffany Luckett, Dr.Tamaryn Cornelius-Wells, Aimee Branch, Dr. Tina Williams, and Dr. LaTasha Patillo-Jones

Guided by a mission: SERVICE FOR HUMANITY

President

Dr. Dina Darby AG/ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, RNFA

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     Dr. Darby is a Christian wife and mother of two who works as a nurse practitioner in Memphis, TN. Her nursing career spans 18 years and began after she received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Memphis. Her Master of Science in Nursing degree also came from the University of Memphis in 2006. After 7 years of practice as a family nurse practitioner, she returned to postgraduate education to earn a Doctor in Nursing Practice degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Darby is now dually certified in family practice and adult gerontology/acute care of the adult patient by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.   Her clinical experience includes Cardiology, Primary Care, Emergency Medicine, Hospital Medicine, and for the past 3 ½ years, Surgical Oncology.  She is employed by UT Methodist Physicians in the division of Surgical Oncology where she manages the care of patients with cancers of the abdominopelvic cavity. One of her clinical focuses is care of the patient with a rare pattern of disease spread known as peritoneal surface malignancy (PSM). She works with a multidisciplinary team to ensure patients with this disease process receive the highest quality of care available. She also serves her patients in the operating room working as a first assistant when needed. Dr. Darby is published in the April 2018 issue of the Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology in an article titled Early experience with cytoreduction and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy at a newly developed center for peritoneal malignancy. She has also helped to develop patient guidebooks for surgical management of PSM and of melanoma, a form of skin cancer. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Darby works diligently to promote the growth and stability of advanced practice nursing through continuing education and policy reform.  

     Dr. Darby is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, American Nurses Association, Tennessee Nurses Association, Greater Memphis Area of Advanced Practice Nurses (where she is one of three board members for 2018-2020), Sigma Theta Tau, and Society of Surgical Oncology. She proudly serves as President of her local chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Incorporated for the 2019-2021 fiscal years. In her spare time, she loves to watch movies with her family, travel, and transform spaces with home design.

Vice-President

Dr. Artangela Henry AG/ACNP-BC, FNP-C

      Dr. Artangela Henry is a nurse practitioner with certifications in Adult Gerontology, Acute Care and Family Practice.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2004.  She later pursued a career in nursing and obtained a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2006.  Her desire for healthcare development, patient education, treatment of complex disease processes and improved patient outcomes led her to obtain both masters and doctoral degrees in nursing from her alma mater in 2008 and 2015 respectively.  She has practice experience in internal medicine, acute care services and underserved outpatient population centers. Her focus is preventative care and management of sickle cell disease in the adult population. Dr. Henry comes with over fifteen years of experience in the healthcare field with the most recent years being devoted to understanding the natural history of sickle cell disease and involvement as co-investigator in clinical research. 

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     Dr. Henry is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, American Nurses Credentialing Center, Sigma Theta Tau, Greater Memphis Area Advanced Practice Nurses and serves locally on the Board of Directors for Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Incorporated, a professional nursing organization. She is the 2019 UTHSC Inaugural NightinGala Advance Practice Nurse Hero Award Recipient.

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     Dr. Henry is a provider at Methodist Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare where she enjoys educating patients about their disease processes and being a change agent for sickle cell disease.  Dr. Henry is a frequent speaker on the topic of sickle cell disease management. She delights herself in building her faith, spending quality time with her supportive husband, two children and friends and family. 

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