Debra Hagerty has been involved in Geriatrics for more than 40 years and has been a Director of Nursing for more than 30 and is a certified Dementia Practitioner. She has been active in NADONA for approximately 20 years and serves as Georgia State President.
Awarded the Long-term Care and Rehabilitation Nightingale Award for Nursing, member of the Academy of Fellows and is a Certified Director of Nursing are some of her accomplishments.
Debra is currently a member of the NADONA Educational Planning committee. She also sits on the NADONA Director’s Advisory Board as well as being an Assistant Professor teaching full-time at Armstrong State and part-time at Boise State University.
Some of her community activities include:
- Vice President, on the Riverview Health and Rehabilitation Board in Savannah.
- Savannah area Senior Citizens organization providing education.
- Teaches at the Edel Caregiver Institute
- Very active in her church.
She has been actively speaking nationally and internationally, is a consultant to nursing homes as a Director of Nursing and Administrator. Debra has published articles, is a legal expert, and a content expert for advisory boards on a variety of subjects.
Quote from Debra:
” I love NADONA and the support we give to nurses in the long-term care area and I am so glad I am a part of this wonderful organization.”