Mrs. Agee is a servant leader with over 20 years of leadership experience. A member of Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Incorporated® over 13 years serving in leadership roles and contributing to education on the local, regional, and national levels. Her immediate past position as Assistant Regional Director of the Southwest Region of Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Incorporated® has granted an insiders look of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accreditation process and requirements.
A native of Georgetown, Guyana and reared in New York, she enlisted in the Army in 1997, served as a Medic and License Practical Nurse (LPN), then entered a Reserve Officer Training Commissioning (ROTC) Program in 2001. Since commissioning to active duty in 2004, as a Distinguished Military Graduate from Hofstra University (NY), Lieutenant Colonel Agee serves in the Army Nurse Corps as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.
Mrs. Agee received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Adelphi University, Garden City, NY (2004), a Master of Science in Nursing Education from Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ (2010), and a Master of Science in Nursing Anesthesia from the U.S. Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing and Northeastern University, Boston, MA (2013).
Mrs. Agee held numerous civilian and military staff and leadership positions in Telemetry and Orthopedic Units at Nassau County Trauma Hospital, Long Island, NY; Post Anesthesia Care Unit at Eisenhower Army Medical Center (EAMC), Fort Gordon, GA; Intensive Care Units (ICU) while deployed with the 21st Combat Support Hospital to New Orleans, LA and Camp Bucca, Iraq, conducting Detainee Healthcare in austere environments; Surgical Intensive Care/Open Heart Recovery Unit at EAMC; and Nursing Anesthesia in operating rooms in Hawaii, Kentucky, and South Korea.
In the ICU, Mrs. Agee earned national certification as a Critical Care Registered Nurse, while serving as staff and charge nurse, the unit scheduler, and preceptor of ROTC nursing cadets and medics. Her additional duties were President of the Junior Officer Council for two consecutive years with emphasis on officer development via mentorship and leadership. Thru the Hospital Education and Training Department, she served as coordinator and assistant instructor of a two-day Pediatric Workshop and presented continuing education courses on topics to include Guillain Barre Syndrome and Detainee Healthcare. As the senior nursing officer of a Forward Resuscitative Surgical Team, she developed and implemented a clinical rotation system which ensured Soldiers remained medically proficient and competent. While serving as Assistant Chief of the Anesthesia Department in South Korea, Mrs. Agee developed and implemented policies governing anesthesia services to a 60,000-patient population. She is serving a second term of Chapter Presidency (HI and KY) for ROCKS, Incorporated, an internationally recognized military mentorship organization.
Mrs. Agee published and served as keynote speaker on topics to include The Effects of QuikClot Combat Gauze on Hemorrhage Control in The Presence of Hemodilution in The AMEDD Journal of Medicine and the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. She earned multiple awards and attended numerous military and civilian leadership and communication courses to include COL C.J. Reedy and Command and General Staff College. Working to improve the community, increase awareness, and decrease disparities, she continues active membership in St. Anselm Episcopal Church; American Association of Nurse Anesthetist; Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society; National Black Nurses Association, Life Member; NAACP, Life Member; ROCKS, Incorporated, Life Member; The Order of the Eastern Star; Daughters of the Imperial Court; and The Order of the Golden Circle.
Mrs. Agee became a member of Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Incorporated® with an invitation and induction by the phenomenal Phi Chi Chapter of Augusta, GA in 2008; chartered Kappa Chi Chi Chapter of Honolulu, HI with 12 dynamic nurses in 2015; and provides “Service for Humanity” as a member of the awesome Alpha Chi Chapter of Nashville, TN.
Mrs. Agee is most proud of being married to Willie Agee III, MD, PhD and parenting their two daughters.