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Bettye Davis-Lewis

Bettye Davis-Lewis, American nursing educator. Recipient Distinguished Research award International Society Hypertension, Distinguished Crystal award, Impact award Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church; fellow International Leadership Forum, American Leadership Forum; named one of Most Influential Black Americans, Ebony magazine, 2005, 06.


Davis-Lewis, Bettye was born on September 19, 1939 in Egypt, Texas, United States.


Bachelor of Science, Prarie View Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1959. Bachelor in Psychology, University Houston, 1972. Master of Education, Texas Southern University, 1974.

Doctor of Education, Texas Southern University, 1982.


Director education, Houston International Hospital, since 1987;director nurses, Mental Health & Mental Retardation authority Harris County, Houston, 1982-1987;director nurses, Riverside General Hospital, HoustonChief Executive Officer, owner, Diversified Health Care Systems, Inc., Houston, since 1985;assistant clinical professor psychiatric nursing, University Texas, 1987-1988;assistant professor allied health science, Texas Southern U., Houton, since 1989. Adjunct Professor College Nursing, Prairie View (Texas) Agricultural and Mechanical U., since 1986. Lecturer in field; leadership extern.


Member Harris County Council Organizations, since 1987. Member political action committee Coalition 100 Black Women, since 1988. Founder, member Hattie White Auxiliary branch National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1988.

Member grievance committee State Bar Texas, since 1988. Chairman Southwest Regional National Black Leadership Initiative on Cancer, since 1988. Graduate Leadership Texas.

Board directors Theatre Under the Stars. Fellow International Society Hypertension in Blacks. Member American Nurses Association, National Black Nurses Association (past member board directors, past president), Sigma Theta Tau, Chi Eta Phi.


Daughter of Henry Senior and Eliza (Baylock) Davis. Divorced; children: Kim Michelle, Roderick Trevor.