Immediate Past President: Andrea Smith-Brooks

Dr. Andrea Smith-Brooks, DNP, MBA, FNP-BC, ENP-C, received her Doctor of Nursing Practice and Master of Science degrees from University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore, Maryland. She completed her Masters of Business Administration from R. H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Family Nurse Practitioner and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner. Andrea has over 14 years of experience in emergency health care including emergency department and urgent care settings. 

Dr. Smith-Brooks currently works as the Director of Clinical Effectiveness at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Division of Quality and Safety. Andrea maintains clinical practice in UMMC’s Adult Emergency Department, UMMC Urgent Care and University of Maryland's Midtown Campus Emergency Department. 

Dr. Smith-Brooks has taught clinical classes as an adjunct professor for University of Maryland School of Nursing’s MSN and DNP programs. Andrea has precepted nurse practitioner students from various nursing schools in the Maryland-DC-Pennsylvania area. Her scholarly interests include process improvement methodologies, interdisciplinary team training and leadership development. Andrea is a certified TeamSTEPPS master trainer and lean six sigma green belt. She has lectured nationally on various clinical, educational and professional topics.

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