Sandra Madubuonwu

2018 cohort, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Sandra Madubuonwu, MSN, CLC, APRN, MT-CDSMP, is the Director of Maternal Child at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital Memphis, Tennessee. She is the 2019 John William Runyan, Jr. Community Nursing Award recipient. Sandra oversees community and hospital-based prevention programs and is known for her implementation of rigorous evidence-based and best practices programs.

She is recognized at the local, state, and national levels for producing verifiable positive outcomes for families and children with multiple health and well-being risk factors in her programs. Sandra’s programs include Nurse Family Partnership, Healthy Families America, Le Bonheur Breastfeeding clinics, the Family Resilience Initiative, LENA program and Triple P. The Family Resilience Initiative program augments traditional well-child pediatric visits with family wrap-around services to address social determinants of health and adverse childhood experiences by connecting families to community resources and infant-child mental health specialists.

Sandra serves as both a leader in the Methodist- Le Bonheur Healthcare system and in the Shelby County community. Sandra is a member of many state initiatives that address the needs of vulnerable infants, children and families in the community, including Home Visitation Leadership Alliance of Tennessee; Association of Infant Mental Health Tennessee, Tennessee Breastfeeding Coalition; and Building Strong Brains Private Sector group, among many others.

Sandra has a passion for education and teaching. She was a former a Clinical Instructor with the College of Nursing University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She is a Master Trainer on Chronic Disease Self-Management. She holds a Master of Science in Parent Child Clinical Nurse Specialist from Lehman College of the City University of New York, and is currently attending University of Tennessee Health Science Center to obtain her PhD in Nursing.