Estelle Bailey Hunter, MSN, RN, CE
Born and raised in Elizabeth City County (Hampton,VA), she graduated from George P. Phenix School, on the campus of Hampton Institute (Hampton University) in 1954. She followed her pursuit for a college degree and graduated with a LPN in 1965, associate degree (RN) in 1973, and a Bachelors Degree in 1976 with honors. She received her Masters of Science with a major in Nursing and a minor in education, which was very unique at the time, in 1982 from the Medical College of Virginia/VCU with honors. She entered the Veterans Administration, now the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Hampton, atthe lowest level (gs-1) and worked her way up to Assistant Chief Nurse in 1984. She left the VA system as Interim Chief Nurse in 1984. At each level of her career she has been the recipient of numerous honors for superior service. Sheearned Who’s Who in Executive Women and Recognition for playing a major role in bringing first time Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations at the District of Columbia Department of Corrections, DC Jail. Other recognition's include those from the Clinton and Obama president administrations, and the Democratic National Committee.