Dr. Janie Canty-MichellChair, Board of Directors, CFCC Foundation
Dr. Janie Canty-Mitchell
Dr. Canty-Mitchell’s career includes clinical, teaching, and leadership experiences in hospitals, public health departments, and higher education. She earned a diploma in nursing from Lincoln Hospital School of Nursing (Durham, NC); associate degree from Sante Fe Community College (Gainesville, FL): B.S. degree in nursing from Florida State University; M.S. and PhD degrees from the University of Miami (FL).
Her early clinical experiences include: staff and assistant head nurse in psychiatric/mental health nursing at Duke University Medical Center; clinical research nurse at the University of Florida Medical Center; and public health nursing supervisor/assistant county nursing director at the Broward County Health Department in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
In her 30 plus years of work in higher education, she held assistant professor, tenured associate and full professor, and endowed professor ranks. Her areas of teaching included research, leadership, community health nursing, and doctoral mentorship. Among academic leadership positions, she served as assistant dean for research and community partnerships at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and as department chair in the School of Nursing, University of Texas (UT) Health Science Center San Antonio (now UT Health San Antonio). She currently works part-time at Capella University as a dissertation mentor, dissertation committee chair, and member on multiple dissertation committees for doctoral candidates in the PhD in Nursing Education Program.
Dr. Canty-Mitchell published numerous peer-reviewed manuscripts, book chapters, and presented at national and international conferences, focusing on children and adolescents, women’s health, health disparities, and urban stressors.
Dr. Canty-Mitchell was one of 25 nurse executives selected to the 2009 cohort of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows program. In 2013, she was selected as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN). She was founding board member and chair of the National Healthcare Diversity Council (NHCDC), formed to promote diversity among healthcare professionals.
She is a member of Wilmington (NC) Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, where she serves as chair of the Physical and Mental Health Committee. She served four years on the Investment Committee of the United Way of the Cape Fear region. Currently, she is co-chair of the Cape Fear Community College Foundation Board; supply pastor for the Presbytery of Coastal Carolina; and elder at Chestnut Street Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, NC.
Dr. Canty-Mitchell served as an officer in the United States Army as an officer from 1990 to 1998.