Professor and Chair of the Department of Nursing at Lehman College, City University of New York(CUNY), Dr. Georges is an educator, practitioner, and community activist. She has worked in a variety of professional roles in New York City with a career that spans more than three decades and is a sought-after speaker on nursing and health care issues throughout the United States, Africa, South America, Europe, and the Caribbean.
A formidable leader committed to eliminating disparities and improving the health of minorities and the disadvantaged, Dr. Georges was the fifth president of the 150,000-member National Black Nurses Association. She currently serves as President of the National Black Nurses Foundation. An advocate and activist as a member of the Children's Aid Society Health Advisory Committee, she is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and a member of a number of national and-based organizations including the American Public Health Association and the National Black Nurses Association. She holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Nursing from ; a Master of Arts (MA) in Community Health Nursing Administration and Supervision from ; and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the .