We are the Sacramento chapter of the National Black Nurses Association Non-Profit Organization

Our Mission

The Capitol City Black Nurses Association (CCBNA) aims to advocate for the needs of nurses and optimize health outcomes in communities where health disparities persist by promoting recruitment, retention, and enhancing the nursing education pipeline.


Our Vision

Create sustainable programs that improve allocation of opportunities for nurses, nursing students, and future generations of nurses through scholarship, accountability, and health equity.

2018-2020 Strategic Plan!

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    Carter Todd, MS, RN, CCRN


    Carter is a bedside nurse in the Pediatric ICU/Cardiac ICU at UC Davis Medical Center. His route into the nursing profession has taken him through all levels of the California education system. After completing college athletics, Todd obtained an AA degree at the Junior College level in Merced, CA, then transferred to Sacramento State University where he was a first-generation college graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Health & Safety. He is a recent graduate of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing's Master of Science in Healthcare Leadership and Nursing at UC Davis where he founded and grew the Capitol City Black Nurses Association (CCBNA).

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    Sheree Criner, MS, RN-BC

    Vice President

    Sheree Criner is Vice President of the Capitol City Black Nurses Association of Sacramento, California. She serves as an inaugural board member, and is dedicated to the mission and vision of the National Black Nurses Association. Sheree is passionate about reducing health inequity and decreasing the social determinates of health. Currently, as nurse manager, she leads a team at the UC Davis Spine Center and Neurosurgery Clinic. Her career spans duties as a bedside nurse in various inpatient and outpatient settings, clinical nurse coordinator, and leadership roles earning promotion and new titles along the way. As a community activist she volunteers, mentors, and partners with community initiatives for social justice and health equity. Criner earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Grand Canyon University, Arizona. She earned a Master of Science in Health Care Leadership and Nursing from Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at the University of California, Davis.

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    Aron King, BSN, RN, MS(c)


    Originally from San Diego, Aron moved to Sacramento with his family in 2000 and attended Encina High School. His interest in science led him to join the school’s Health Academy where he was first exposed to the nursing profession. Leaving Sacramento to attend Shasta College in Redding, Aron organized the community college’s first nursing club. As president of the Shasta College Nursing Club, he worked to engage members in community service that was particularly focused on public health. 

    As a registered nurse, Aron has had the opportunity to work in both cardiac telemetry and medical intensive care units. He currently serves as an Assistant Manager on a medical telemetry floor at UC Davis Health. He has gone on to receive his Bachelor of Science in Nursing and is currently working on his Master of Science at University of California, Davis. As a nurse leader, his goal is to increase diversity in the nursing workforce through outreach particularly in Hispanic and African American communities.

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    Joanyett Mays-Scott, MSN, RN, PHN


    Joanyett is the Treasure of the Capitol City Black Nurses Association of Sacramento, California.  She serves as an inspiration to those who desire to lead in nursing.  She is an Air Force Veteran and came to nursing following an honorable discharge. Currently, she is the Nurse Manager at One Community Health, a Federally Qualified Health Center that serves the HIV population, uninsured, and disadvantaged populations in Sacramento. Her 17-year nursing career has spanned over three different states in various roles such as inpatient and outpatient nursing, charge nurse roles, nursing leadership, as well as owning a local home health agency in Sacramento. She has volunteered in various community events focused on improving health disparities in Sacramento.

    Mays-Scott earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from California State University, Fullerton. Later she was selected by and earned a Master of Science in Nursing from University of San Francisco sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. Currently, she is attending Walden University working towards a Doctorate in Healthcare Administration, focusing on innovative ways to help improve health care systems for minorities


We appreciate your interest in our organization and invite the opportunity to partner and collaborate.

Email: capitolcitybna@gmail.com

Phone: (916) 248-0853

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