Juanita Akinleye serves as Clinical Coordinator/Nurse Consultant for the Healthy Environments Action Team with the Community and Clinical Connections for Prevention and Health Branch (CCCPH) where her roles and responsibilities include working with health systems (local health departments, hospitals, Federally Qualified Health Center and free clinics) providing support for Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) and hypertension prevention programs statewide. She graduated from Howard University School of Nursing with a bachelor’s degree in nursing.
She received her master’s degree in Health Services Administration from Central Michigan University and post-master’s certificate in Nursing Education from University of North Carolina-Wilmington. She has many years of professional experiences in medical-surgical nursing and critical care nursing. Juanita has served as hospital supervisor at a level III trauma and acute care hospital, an educator in institutions of higher learning, and as a public health nurse where she developed and coordinated two preventive health programs (Men’s Preventive Health and Diabetes Prevention and Management). The Diabetes Prevention and Management program was approved to join the Diabetes Recognition Program-Cohort IV. She has served as Nurse/Clinic Manager for a federally qualified health center, has co-authored a training curriculum and learning module for a college preparation for health careers for high school students and has also worked with several non-profit organizations to develop educational materials and facilitation of healthy living educational sessions. Juanita is married to Johnson Akinleye. She has two lovely young adult children, Omonike “Nikki” and Peter.