DaJanae Gresham-Ryder, MSN, RN, PHN
DaJanae Gresham-Ryder is from Stockton, California, and attended Cesar Chavez High
School. As a high school student, DaJanae enrolled in the healthcare careers track and served as a volunteer tutor for students with special needs. She first became interested in nursing after witnessing her grandmother serving as a caregiver for her great-grandmother. Before obtaining a B.S.N from California State University, East Bay, in 2019, DaJanae served one year in the US military. DaJanae currently serves as a Clinical Nurse II for UC Davis Medical Center, Trauma One hospital in Northern California. She recently returned to her California State alma-mater to pursue graduate education in Nursing Leadership and Administration, where she currently serves as a class representative. As a newly appointed Vice President of Capitol City Black Nurses Association, DaJanae hopes to strengthen her leadership skills while advocating to improve the diversity and equity of healthcare workers. As an emerging nurse leader, her goal is to decrease workplace oppression for healthcare workers of color.