Barbara Sapp Davis

Barbara Sapp Davis, MSN, RN, CNOR, is currently the Minority Veterans Program Coordinator at the MEDVAMC Houston. Ms. Davis has more than 35 years of preoperative experience in cardiothoracic surgery, and serves as the Service Coordinator, a position she has held for the past 20 years. She is an educational and motivational speaker, patient advocate, mentor and community activist. Ms. Davis serves as a consult to Cardiothoracic Surgery departments and staff within the Texas Medical Center, VA hospitals in VISN 16 and several other community groups as well. She is a volunteer with the American International Health Alliance where she serves as educator/consultant and ambassador to visiting medical staff from partnership hospitals in Sakalin, Russia.

Ms Davis is a former Executive Committee member and Secretary of the Houston Branch, NAACP, positions she held for 16 years and 4 years, respectively. She is the immediate past president of the National Kidney Foundation Southeast Texas, which serves over 47 counties. In addition, Ms. Davis was recently re-elected Secretary of the Intercultural Cancer Council Board of Governors. She is a founding member of the MD Anderson Center for Research on Minority Health Disparities Consortium and a member of the Houston area American Heart Association Advisory Council. Ms. Davis is a member of the Payne Chapel AME Church where she serves as a mentor to young adults.

A graduate of the University of Texas, where she received her bachelor's and master's degrees and continues her doctoral studies, Ms. Davis is board certified in operating room nursing.