Joan Corder-Mabe, NP, RN, MS
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose - 02/04/2022

Joan Corder-Mabe, RN, M.S., W.H.N.P. is recently retired from the Virginia Department of Health where she worked in several leadership roles in the Office of Family Health Services. Ms. Corder-Mabe has a master’s in nursing and is a retired women’s health nurse practitioner and has enjoyed an extensive career in acute care, teaching and for the past 22 years in public health.  She spent sixteen years teaching nursing at the diploma and bachelor’s level participating in all activities regarding curriculum development and implementation. As a programs manager and director at VDH, she was responsible for all programs regarding women’s health, maternity care, breast and cervical cancer screening, newborn screening which included sickle cell disease, home visiting/nurse case management, family planning, and teen pregnancy prevention and care. She has published several articles and contributed to several nursing textbooks on topics regarding women’s health with a focus on reproductive health, perinatal depression, screening for substance abuse in pregnancy and roles of community health workers. In the last few years of employment at VDH, she served as the lead staff for the Health Commissioner’s Infant Mortality Workgroup providing support and consultation on many innovative projects including text4baby and A Healthy Baby begins with You.  Since retirement, she has remained active by teaching Community Health Nursing and conducting simulation laboratories at the Longwood University School of Nursing.  She also developed an online Community Health Nursing Course for Aspen University School of Nursing. Her role at the Virginia Commonwealth University has been to develop and assist in the implementation of the training program for the patient navigators in the sickle cell disease program.