About OCALA CHAPTER
The mission of the Ocala Chapter is to assist driven, determined, and dedicated nurses of Ocala to grow professionally, while addressing healthcare disparities within the Ocala/Marion County area. We are committed to making a difference because our chapter members are empowered, engaged, and ready to embrace the needs of the community.
Our chapter was incorporated in April 2016, and chartered in Chattanooga, TN at the first Black Nurses Rock National Convention in October 2016.
Black Nurses Rock, Inc. is an organization with a focus to foster a positive environment of professional growth and development. We provide support and mentorship to nurses in an effort to elevate our profession and improve our communities by focusing on reducing and eliminating healthcare disparities.
Ocala Chapter Officers:
DRUMEKA ROLLERSON, BSN, RN
Founder of BNR Ocala Chapter
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”
– Maya Angelou
JOKISHA “JOJO” KING, RN
“You have to be willing, at any moment, to sacrifice who you are for who you will become.”
– Eric Thomas
TONYA L. PRICE-ASHLEY, MSN ED.
“Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears.”
– Gillian Anderson
JOAN CLARK, RN
“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.”
– Maya Angelou
TONI BEHN, BS HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION
“Believe your beliefs and doubt your doubts.”
– F. F. Bosworth
Members include ARNPs, CRNAs, RNs, LPNs, and student nurses currently enrolled in LPN or RN programs.
We are seeking nurses and nursing students to apply for membership.There are no restrictions on race or ethnicity; we only ask that members respect and align with the mission of BNR.
Key Initiatives for BNR Ocala:
HIV/ AIDS Initiative
Health & Wellness