Marie O. Etienne, PhD (North Miami Beach) is a tenured full Professor of Nursing at Miami Dade College (MDC) Benjamín Léon School of Nursing. Dr. Etienne became a Full-time Faculty in1999. Her experience includes pediatrics, geriatrics, family practice, community health nursing, leadership, and course developer of online teaching for the RN-BSN program at the College. She is a certified Professional Legal Nurse Consultant. Dr. Etienne earned the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from University of Miami in 2010. In August 2018, Dr. Etienne created Global Innovative Foundation, Inc., a non profit organization to create global awareness for the prevention of crimes of Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, Bullying, Child and Elder Abuse, Gun Violence, etc. Dr. Etienne’s most recent awards include the Daisy Award for being an extraordinary faculty, January 2019, President’s Choice Award from HANA of Florida, April 2019, Unsung Hero Award by Miami-BNA, May 2019, Health Care Hero Finalist by Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce; and the 2019 Faculty Changemaker of the year Award of the Miami Dade College Medical Campus, Florida Action Coalition “Most Valuable Leader”, October 2019, Lifetime Achievement Award from Community Health & Empowerment Network, Inc., November 2019. Currently, she is serving as the elected Chairwoman for the Commission of Women of the City of North Miami.