Karen Bankston

Karen D Bankston

Associate Dean

Procter Hall

413A

CON Practice, Partnership, Comm Engageme - 0038

Proctor Hall 413
3110 Vine St.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45237

Professional Summary

Karen Bankston, Ph.D., M.S.N., FACHE, currently serves as Associate Dean for Clinical Practice, Partnership and Community Engagement of the College of Nursing at the University of Cincinnati. This role is responsible for developing and maintaining partnerships with nursing and other disciplines, while engaging in community based research focused on student and parental success in the urban core.
Dr. Bankston is actively involved in numerous boards including the United Way of Greater Cincinnati, Interact for Health and Interact for Change, Legal Aid Society, The Children’s Home and the Urban League of Southwest Ohio. Also involved in the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber Agenda 360 and the Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee.
Dr. Bankston continues to volunteer in efforts supporting the need for care to the poor and in the development of young African-American professionals. She played a role in getting legislation changed for distribution of medication for the charitable pharmacy established by St. Vincent DePaul, and was a member of its’ founding board. She is founding chair and former member of the board of the Center for Closing the Health Gap.
 Recent awards include: American Nurses’ Association Mary Eliza Mahoney Award 2016, University of Cincinnati Distinguished Alumni Award 2016, and the Kent State University Professional Achievement Alumni Award 2016. Member of Sigma Theta Tau, Delta XI, International Nursing Honor Society and the Cincinnati Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta and a graduate of Leadership Cincinnati Class XXVII.
 

Education

PhD, University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, 2005 (Nursing Research, Organizational Behavior)

MSN, Kent State University Kent, OH, 1990 (Psych-Mental Health/Administration)

BSN, Kent State University Kent, OH, 1984 (Nursing)

AAS, Youngstown State University Youngstown, OH, 1976 (Nursing)

Research Support

Grant: #D19HP25914 Investigators:Bankston, Karen; Glazer, Greer 07-01-2013 -06-30-2016 Health Resources and Services Administration Leadership 2.0: Nursing's Next Generation Program Role:CO-PI $1,028,056.00 Active

Grant: #Cost Share for 008701 Investigators:Bankston, Karen; Glazer, Greer 07-01-2013 -06-30-2016 Interact For Health Leadership 2.0: Summer Bridge Role:PI $10,000.00

Grant: #AAMC Investigators:Bankston, Karen; Glazer, Greer 01-01-2014 -07-31-2014 National Istitute on Minority Health and Health Disparities National Study on Holistic Review in the Health Professions Role:Collaborator $25,000.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #1 CPIMP151094-01-00 Investigators:Bankston, Karen; Glazer, Greer 08-15-2015 -07-31-2020 Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Minority Health Pathways for Emerging Healthcare Leaders Role:CO-PI $2,500,000.00

Investigators:Jones, H., Bankston, K., Norwood, C. 09-2015 -09-2015 Dean's Research Award Targeting Stress Reduction for Black Mid-Life Women Role:CO-PI $10,000.00

Grant: #HRSA-17-063 Investigators:Glazer, G & Bankston, K. 11-2016 Health Resources and Services Administration Leadership 2.0: Nursing's Next Generation Program. Role:CO-PI Pending

Investigators:Bankston, K. 03-2014 -03-2015 University of Cincinnati President's Diversity Incentive Grant Role:PI $10,000

Grant: #HRSA-16-069 Investigators:Bankston, K. 2016 Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) UC Nursing College Access through Realizing Excellence in Scholars. Role:PI Denied

Investigators:Bankston, K. 07-01-2014 -06-30-2015 American Association of University Women, Inclusion in Action Girls STEAM Academy-Parent's University Role:PI $7,000

Grant: #HRSA-16-069 Investigators:Bankston, K. 2016 Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) UC Nursing Encouraging Diversity in Graduate Education Program Role:PI Denied

Investigators:Bankston, K. 03-2013 -03-2014 University of Cincinnati President's Diversity Incentive Grant Implementing a Diversity Education Plan Role:PI $9,000.00

Publications

Published Abstracts

Zavala, E.Y., Marshall, B.S., Bankston, K., Hurst, J., & Woodle, E.S. (09-05-2003. )Transplant Economics in a Complex Payor Market .[Abstracy]Transplantation, 3 (5 ),Co-Author

Bankston, K. (2013. )Collective Self-Esteem and Attitudes Toward Collaboration as Predictors to Collaborative Practice Behaviors Used by Registered Nurses and Physicians in Acute Care Hospitals .[Abstracy]Author

Workman, L. Anderson, D. Cochran, S. Bankston, K. (1999. )Comparison of Nursing Work Within and Across Five Hospitals in a Major Midwestern Urban Health Alliance .[Abstracy]

Gillespie, G. L., Shehab, M., Pritchard, T., Bankston, K., & Glazer, G. (04-2017. )Microaggression in Academic Nursing.

Peer Reviewed Publications

Pritchard, Tracy J; Perazzo, Joseph D; Holt, Julie A; Fishback, Benjamin P; McLaughlin, Michaela; Bankston, Karen D; Glazer, Greer (2016. )Evaluation of a Summer Bridge: Critical Component of the Leadership 2.0 Program.The Journal of nursing education, ,55 (4 ),196-202

Gillespie, G., Pritchard, T. Bankston, K., Burno, J., & Glazer, g. (08-21-2016. )An evaluation of forums for discussions on inclusion in a college of nursing. Nursing Outlook, ,

Glazer, G., Clark, A., Bankston, K., Danek, J., Fair, M., Michaels, J. (2016. )Holistic Admissions in Nursing: We Can Do This. Journal of Professional Nursing, ,32 (4 ),306 -313

Glazer, G., Clark, A., Bankston, K. (2015. )From Policy to Practice: A Case for Holistic Review. OJIN: The Online Journal in Nursing, ,

Glazer, G. & Bankston, K. (2014. )Urban Universities for Health. Holistic admissions in the health professions. Findings from a national survey. http://urbanuniversitiesforhealth.org/media/documents/Holistic Admissions in the Health Professions.pdf .

Bankston, K. (2014. )Op Ed: End the polite silence in Cincinnati: We have a problem with racial disparities.

Bankston, K. & Glazer, G. (2013. )Legislative: Interprofessional Collaboration: What's Taking So Long? .OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing , ,19 (1 ),

Whitmer, K. & Bankston, K. (2004. )Potential Impact of Diversity on Clinical Trials .Chronicles in Research (unpublished), ,

Anderson, D.A., Bankston, K., Stindt, J., Weybright, D.W. (2000. )Interdisciplinary shared governance: A partnership model for high performance. Seminars for Nursing Management, ,8 (3 ),1-12

Bankston, Karen (1997. )Travelers and transition. HT: The Magazine for Healthcare Travel Professionals, ,5 (2 ),46-47

Bankston, Karen (1992. )Power and unity can be ours. Ohio Nurses Review, ,67 (3 ),13

Wood, J., Bankston, K., Bickford, B., Bogdan, B. (1990. )An effort to identify the optimum method of patient care delivery. Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, ,12 (4 ),5-9

Glazer, G. & Bankston, K. (01-15-2017. )Nurse Practitioners can transform primary care now.

Other Publications

Bankston, K. (2016. )Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University .RWJ Social Mission Metrics Advisory Council ,

Glazer, G. & Bankston, K. (2013. )AAMC, National Institutes of Health and Urban Universities for HEALTH .Holistic Review Admissions National Study ,

Bankston, K. (2012. )Journal of Organizational Behavior, Wiley Company

Bankston, K. (2017. )Scholar in Residence, Belmont University, College of Health Sciences, invited Feb. 20-24, 2017 .

Bankston, K. (04-2016. )Focus on Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education.

Presentations

Invited Presentations

(07-2015. )Holistic Review in Pharmacy, Report of the Findings .AACP and AFPC Annual Meeting, National Harbor, MD.

(03-2015. )Holistic Review in Nursing, Report of the Findings to Deans of Nursing .American Association of Colleges of Nursing, moderated panel discussion, Washington D.C..

(04-2015. )Holistic Review in Nursing, Report of the Findings .AACN Graduate Nursing Admissions Professionals, Phoenix, AZ.

Bankston, K. and Glazer, G. (03-2015. )Holistic Review in Dentistry, Report of the Findings .American Dental Educators Association Annual Session and Exhibition, Boston, MA.

Presented with Definity Partners leaders of Riverside Health Systems (08-2008. )"We're not REALLY a Hospital: Changing doctors', associates', patients', and communities' perception of a multi-level post acute care setting" .Columbus, OH .

(04-2012. )"Following to Lead", Keynote Address .Philander Smith College, Little Rock, AK.

(2003. )Keynote Address .Tri-State Perinatal Nurses Annual Meeting Spring,

(05-2003. )Keynote Address, Convocation Ceremony of the College of Nursing .Kent State University, Kent, OH.

(06-2002. )Keynote Address .Ohio Student Nurses Association Annual Convention, Columbus, OH .

(10-2001. )"Courage in the New Millennium", Keynote Address .Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY.

(01-12-2017. )"The Leadership Equation: Systems Thinking in Action" .YWCA Rising Stars, Cincinnati, OH.

(08-2015. )"Culturally Conscious Leadership, Post Millenial Diversity and Inclusion" .Convocation Mount Saint Joseph University, Cincinnati, OH.

(2015. )"It's a Dirty Job and You've Got to Do it" .TEDxUCincinnati, Spring, Cincinnati, OH.

(02-2015. )Keynote Address .Leadership of Fifth Third Bank, Black History Month Breakfast, Cincinnati, OH.

(01-2014. )"Culturally Conscious Leadership in the Millenium of Diversity and Inclusion" .Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH.

(05-2013. )"How Do I Get There From Here: A Systemic Approach to Succession Planning" .Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies, Cincinnati, OH.

(11-2012. )"Love, Spirituality and HIV" .The Greater Cincinnati Chapter of Nurses in AIDS, Cincinnati, OH.

(10-2012. )"Placing Girls at Promise: The State of Health of African American Girls" .Urban League's African American Leadership Development Class, Cincinnati, OH.

(10-2012. )"Social Justice, The Black Church and the State of Health of African Americans in Cincinnati" .Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, Cincinnati, OH.

(08-2012. )"Diversity and the Culture of the Hospital" .Patient Focused Care Committee of the Greater Cincinnati Health Council, Cincinnati, OH.

(05-2012. )Keynote Address, "Lifelong Learning and the Practicing Nurse: The Impact of the IOM Report on the Future of Nursing Practice" .Greater Cincinnati Black Nurses Association, Cincinnati, OH.

(02-2012. )Keynote Address, "Health Care Reform 2010: Can we do it or is it Just Rhetoric" .Ethicon Endo-surgery African American Leadership Council, Cincinnati, OH.

(2011. )Keynote Addess .Heritage Breakfast of the Midwest Black Family Reunion, Cincinnati, OH.

(06-2010. )Keynote Address, "Health Care Reform 2010, Can We Do It? Or is it just rhetoric?" .Alpha Delta Boule, Cincinnati Chapter of Sigma Pi Phi, Cincinnati, OH.

(05-29-2009. )Keynote Address, "The Importance of How Community Based Outreach and the SEAARR Model Significantly Increase Care for those Living with Chronic Illness" .Health Empowerment Symposium of the Urban leage of Greater Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

(02-2009. )Panelist: Women in Leadership Symposium, Leading, Mentoring and Shaping the Future. National Diversity Council held at Hyatt Regency, Cincinnati, OH.

(03-2007. )"Journey to Greatness, Culturally Competent Leadership" .The Reaching for the Stars Program, Diversity Plenary Breakfast of the African American Professional Development Symposium, Cintas Center, Cincinnati, OH.

(11-2006. )Lecture, "Consumerism in Health Care" .Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber Leadership Class XXX, Cincinnati, OH.

(05-2005. )Keynote Address, "Courage in the New Millenium" .Nurse's Day at University of Cincinnati, Raymond Walters School of Nursing, Cincinnati, OH.

(05-2004. )Keynote Address .American Heart Association, Search Your Heart Kick-off, Cincinnati, OH.

(11-2003. )Keynote Address, "Plight of the Uninsured" .Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber Leadership , Cincinnati, OH.

(11-2002. )Keynote Address, "Plight of the Uninsured" .Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber Leadership , Cincinnati, OH .

(11-2001. )Keynote Address, "Plight of the Uninsured" .Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber Leadership, Cincinnati, OH.

(06-2001. )Keynote Address, Commencement Ceremony .College of Nursing, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

Bankston, Karen with Beery PhD, Terry, and Williams MSN, Janet (10-2000. )"Creating a Collaborative Environment - Shared Governance in the New Millennium" .Practice Education and Scholarship in Nursing, sponsored by Beta Iota, Sigma Theta Tau, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

(05-2000. )Keynote Address, "We've Arrived! Nursing in the New Century" .Council of Greater Cincinnati, Nursing Organizations 15th Annual Nurses Day luncheon, Cincinnati, OH.

(03-2017. )Holistic Review in Nursing, A Strategy Whose Time Has Come .presented at the Elsevier Nursing Leadership Educational Conference, Las Vegas, NV,

Symposium

(05-2010. )"Critical Thinking, An Ancient Art Whose Time has Come" .Pine Mountain, GA.

Bankston, Karen and Aug, Tom (10-2004. )"Journey to the new yoU, a Diversity Strategy" .Orlando, FL.

Bankston, Karen and White, Maria (06-2004. )"Improving Customer Service through Greater Cultural Competence" .Chicago, IL.

(BAD DATE. )Culturally Conscious Leadership to associates of Millers Coors Trenton Brewery .Trenton, OH .

(09-2010. )Keynote Address, "The Shifting Ground, Managing Change in the Health Care Environment" .General Butler State Park, KY.

(05-2004. )"Diversity in the New Millennium: Culturally Conscious Leadership" .

(10-2000. )"The State of Healthcare in the New Millennium" .Cincinnati, OH.

Honors and Awards

2016 Second Act Award Cincinnati Business Courier

2016 Professional Achievement Alumni Award Kent state University

2016 Mary Eliza Mahoney Award American Nurses Association

2016 Distinguished Alumni Mosaic Award University of Cincinnati

2015 100th Year of Gathering Heroes Recognition United Way of Greater Cincinnati

2015 125th Year Legacy Award Recognition University of Cincinnati College of Nursing

2013 Kautz Alumni Master Lecturer Award University of Cincinnati

2011 Glass Ceiling Award National Diversity Council

2010 Joseph A. Hall Diversity Leadership Award United Way of Cincinnati

2010 Linda Bates Parker Leadership Legacy Award University of Cincinnati

2009 Athena Award, Finalist Cincy Magazine

2009 Leading Women Award Women's Advocate

2009 Most Influential Who's Who in Black Cincinnati

2008 Ohio's Most Powerful and Influential Women National Diversity Council

2008 Diversity Champion Award Career Training Center, University of Cincinnati

2008 Woman of Distinction Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, Great Rivers Region

2007 Corporate Woman of the Year Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

2007 Community Services Award Talbert House

2007 Most Influential Who's Who in Black Cincinnati

2006 Most Influential Who's Who in Black Cincinnati

2005 Merlin G. Pope Corporate Diversity Leadership Award Cincinnati Human Relations Commission

2005 Manager Winner Cincinnati Business Courier Health Care Hero

2005 Featured Who's Who in Black Cincinnati

2004 Most Influential Who's Who in Black Cincinnati

2003 Image Maker Award Finalist Applause Magazine

2003 Marie Brown Leadership Award Recipient University of Cincinnati Medical Center

2001 Career Woman of Achievement Award Greater Cincinnati YWCA

1996 Black Achiever Cincinnati YMCA

1994 -1995 Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges

1990 Who's Who Among American Nurses

1990 Ebony Achievement Award for Academics Excellence Kent State University

1989 Ebony Achievement Award for Academic Excellence Kent State University

1989 International Nursing Honor Society Induction Sigma Theta Tau

Student Advising

Brown, Ashley (Doctoral )Chair Status:Completed 2016

Roberto, Amy (Doctoral )Advisor Status:Completed 2016

Roper, Daniyel (Doctoral )Chair Status:In Progress

Newkirk, Dayna (Doctoral )Committee Member Status:In Progress

Lanzilotta, Jennifer (Postdoctoral )Committee Member Status:In Progress

Bennett, Stephanie (Doctoral )Advisor Status:In Progress

Service

(PhD Administrative Committee )Type:University/College Service 2014 -To Present

Diversity Advisory Council, College of Nursing Type:University/College Service 2013 -To Present

Kitchen Cabinet Type:University/College Service 2012 -To Present

(College of Nursing Leadership Council )Type:University/College Service 2012 -To Present

(PhD Faculty Committee )Type:University/College Service 2012 -To Present

(Bicentennial Steering Committee )Type:University/College Service 2016 -To Present

(Bicentennial Community Engagement Committee )Co-Chair Type:University/College Service 2016 -To Present

Center for Improvement Science Council Type:University/College Service 2016 -To Present

Governing Council of Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training Type:University/College Service 2016 -To Present

(Executive Committee African American Faculty Association )Type:University/College Service 2014 -To Present

(President's Diversity Committee )Type:University/College Service 2014 -To Present

(CICC )Type:University/College Service 2013 -To Present

(Diversity and Inclusion Resouces Liason Council )Type:University/College Service 2013 -To Present

(Strategic Enrollment Management Committee )Type:University/College Service 2013 -2016

Academic Health Center Type:University/College Service 2012 -To Present

(Diversity and Inclusion Committee )Type:University/College Service 2012 -To Present

Urban Serving Universities Coalition (Holistic Review Project )Co-Director Type:Service to Professional Associations 2014

Urban Serving Universities Coalition (Health Task Force Appointment - Cultural Competence Action Team )Committee Chair Type:Service to Professional Associations 2013

American Nurses Association (Code of Ethics for Nurses revision panel, Advisory )Committee Member Type:Service to Professional Associations 2013

Greater Cincinnati Health Councilq (Governance Committee )Committee Chair Type:Service to Professional Associations 2010

Greater Cincinnati Health Council (Executive Committee )Committee Member Type:Service to Professional Associations 2009 -2010

Greater Cincinnati Health Council (Treasurer/ )Secretary Type:Service to Professional Associations 2009

American Hospital Association (Governing Council on Post Care Services )Council Member Type:Service to Professional Associations 2008 -2010

Greater Cincinnati Health Council (Board of Directors )Board Member Type:Service to Professional Associations 2008 -2010

National Association of Health Services Executives President Type:Service to Professional Associations 2006 -2008

National Association of Health Services Executives President-Elect Type:Service to Professional Associations 2004 -2005

Southwestern Ohio Nurses Association (Delegate to ONA Convention )Type:Service to Professional Associations 2001

American Organization of Nursing Executives (Board of Directors )Type:Service to Professional Associations 2000

Greater Cincinnati Nurse Executives (President )Type:Service to Professional Associations 2000

Greater Cincinnati Nurse Executives President-Elect Type:Service to Professional Associations 1999

American College of Healthcare Executives Type:Service to Professional Associations 1998 -To Present

National Association of Health Services Executives Member Type:Service to Professional Development Programs 1997 -To Present

American Organization of Nursing Executives (Practice and Research Committee )Committee Member Type:Service to Professional Development Programs 1997 -1998

Ohio Organization of Nurse Executives Type:Service to Professional Associations 1996 -2001

Greater Cincinnati Nurse Executives Secretary Type:Service to Professional Associations 1996 -1998

Greater Cincinnati Nurse Executive Type:Service to Professional Associations 1994 -2001

Ohio Nurses Assoc. and Ohio State Medical Assoc. (Ohio Osteopathic Association Liason Committee )Committee Member Type:Service to Professional Associations 1994

Ohio Nurses Association (Board of Directors )Type:Service to Professional Associations 1991 -1995

Southwestern Ohio Nurses Association (Board of Directors )Type:Service to Professional Associations 1991 -1993

American Nurses Association (Advisory Board for the Center of Ethics and Human Rights )Type:Service to Professional Development Programs 1991 -1992

Southwestern Ohio Nurses Association (Delegate to ONA Convention )Type:Service to Professional Associations 1991

Southwestern Ohio Nurses Association Member Type:Service to Professional Associations 1990 -To Present

Greater Cincinnati Black Nurses Association Member Type:Service to Professional Associations 1990 -1995

Ohio Nurses Association (Committee on Human Rights )Type:Service to Professional Associations 1989 -1991

Ohio Nurses Association District #3 (Board of Directors )Type:Service to Professional Associations 1989 -1990

Ohio Nurses Association, District #3 (Legislation Committee )Type:Service to Professional Associations 1989 -1990

Ohio Nurses Association, District #3 (Nurses Lecture Series )Co-Chair Type:Service to Professional Associations 1989 -1990

Delegate to ONA Convention (Ohio Nurses Association, District #3 )Type:Service to Professional Associations 1989

Ohio Nurses Association, District #3 (Nominating Committee Chair )Type:Service to Professional Development Programs 1989

Northeast Ohio Nursing Service Administration Secretary Type:Service to Professional Associations 1989

National Black Nurses Association (Education Committee )Type:Service to Professional Development Programs 1988 -1989

National League for Nursing Type:Service to Professional Associations 1988 -1990

Northeast Ohio Nursing Service Adminstrators Type:Service to Professional Associations 1988 -1990

National Black Nurses Association Executive Board Type:Service to Professional Associations 1988 -1990

American Organization of Nursing Executives Member Type:Service to Professional Associations 1987 -2001

Ohio Nurses Association, District #3 (Nominating Committee Chair )Type:Service to Professional Associations 1987

American Association of Critical Care Nurses Type:Service to Professional Associations 1986 -1987

Ohio Nurses Association, District #3 (Continuing Education Committee )Type:Service to Professional Associations 1986 -1987

Northeast Ohio Association of Critical Care Nurses Type:Service to Professional Development Programs 1986 -1987

Mahoning-Trumbell Council of Black Nurses President Type:Service to Professional Associations 1986 -1988

National Black Nurses Association Type:Service to Professional Associations 1986 -1996

American Nurses Association Member Type:Service to Professional Associations 1977 -To Present

Ohio Nurses Association Member Type:Service to Professional Associations 1977 -To Present

Ohio Nurses Association, District #3 Member Type:Service to Professional Associations 1977 -1990

Cincinnati Child Poverty Collaborative Type:Community Service 2016

Live Well Collaborative Committee Chair Type:Community Service 2016

Success by Six Regional Council Committee Chair Type:Community Service 2015 -To Present

Cincinnati Human Services Advisory Council Committee Chair Type:Community Service 2015 -2016

Interact for Change (Scholarship Committeed )Committee Chair Type:Community Service 2014

Interact for Health (Public Policy Committee )Committee Chair Type:Community Service 2013

Success by Six, Regional Council Vice-Chair Type:Community Service 2013 -2014

Society for St. Vincent de Paul Board Member Type:Community Service 2013 -2015

Live Well Collaborative, University of Cincinnnati Board Member Type:Community Service 2013 -To Present

Collaborative for Infant Health and Infant Mortality Reduction Board Member Type:Community Service 2013 -To Present

Delta Sigma Theta, Cincinnati Alumnae Chapter (Social Action Committee )Committee Chair Type:Community Service 2012 -2013

Interact for Change (Scholarship Committee )Member Type:Community Service 2012

Urban League of Greater Southwest Ohio (Board of Directors )Type:Community Service 2011 -To Present

Office of Mental Health and Infant Mortality Reduction Board Member Type:Community Service 2011 -To Present

United Way of Greater Cincinnati (Strategic Resource Development Cabinet )Type:Community Service 2011 -To Present

Interact for Health (formally Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati) (Program Committee )Board Member Type:Community Service 2010 -To Present

Greater Cincinnati Regional Chamber (Agenda 360 Inclusion Priority Focus Area, Co-Leader ) Class Agent Type:Community Service 2010 -To Present

Cincinnati Humana Services Commission Type:Community Service 2010 -2016

Delta Sigma Theta, Cincinnati Alumnae Chapter (Physical and Mental Health Committee )Co-Chair Type:Community Service 2010 -2012

United Way of Greater Cincinnati (Compensation Committee )Member Type:Community Service 2010 -2011

St. Vincent de Paul (Advisory Board )Member Type:Community Service 2009 -To Present

United Way of Greater Cincinnati (Executive Committee )Member Type:Community Service 2009 -To Present

Office of Mental Health and Infant Mortality Reduction Board Member Type:Community Service 2009 -2011

United Way of Greater Cincinnati (Nominating Committee )Committee Chair Type:Community Service 2009 -2011

YWCA (Racial Justice Committee )Vice-Chair Type:Community Service 2009

United Way of Greater Cincinnati Board Member Type:Community Service 2008 -To Present

USA Regional Chamber of Commerce (HYPE Leadership Council )Council Member Type:Community Service 2008 -To Present

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Board Member Type:Community Service 2008 -2011

Cincinnati Human Services Commission Co-Chair Type:Community Service 2008 -2009

Career and Technical Education (Foundation Board )Board Member Type:Community Service 2008 -2009

Kent State University (Executive Committee, At-Large )Member Type:Community Service

YWCA (Public Relations )Vice-Chair Type:Community Service 2008

University of Cincinnati (College of Business Dean's Advisory Council )Council Member Type:Community Service 2007 -2012

City of Cincinnati (Cincinnati Human Relations Commission, appointed by Mayor )Member Type:Community Service 2007 -2009

Kent State University (National Alumni Board )Board Member Type:Community Service 2007 -2008

Agenda 360 Public health Committee (WE Lead Executive Advisory Committee )Member Type:Community Service 2007

YWCA Treasurer Type:Community Service 2007

Kent State University (College of Nursing Advisory Council )Council Member Type:Community Service 2006 -2010

United Way of Greater Cincinnati (Safety Net Services Review Committee )Committee Member Type:Community Service 2006

Interact of Change (formally Greater Cincinnati Health Foundation Board) Board Member Type:Community Service 2005 -To Present

Greater Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce (Steering Committee )Co-Chair Type:Community Service 2005 -2006

YWCA (Evaluation Committee, Domestic Violence in the Workplace, Racial Justice Committee )Board Member Type:Community Service 2004 -2010

Center for Closing the Health Care Gap Board Member Type:Community Service 2004 -2007

Greater Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce (Steering Committee )Committee Member Type:Community Service 2004 -2007

St. Vincent de Paul (Pharmacy )Board Member Type:Community Service 2004 -2007

Alliance Partners Board Member Type:Community Service 2004 -2005

Alliance Partners Board Member Type:Community Service 2004

Center for Closing the Health Care Gap Board Member Type:Community Service 2004

Babies Milk Fund (Office Operations Committee and Governance Committee )Board Member Type:Community Service 2003 -2008

Alzheimer's Association, Greater Cincinnati Chapter (Leadership Council )Council Member Type:Community Service 2003 -2008

Ohio Hospital Association (Foundation for Healthy Communities )Board Member Type:Community Service 2003 -2007

Greater Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce (Leadership Cincinnati, Class XXVII )Type:Community Service 2003 -2004

Bankers Club (Board of Governors )Board Member Type:Community Service 2001 -2005

United Way of Greater Cincinnati (Oral Health Regional Access Program )Committee Chair Type:Community Service 2001

West End Health Center Board Member Type:Community Service 2000 -2002

West End Health Center (Finance Committee )Committee Member Type:Community Service 2000

African-American Health Network (Founder and )Board Member Type:Community Service 2000

United Way of Greater Cincinnati (Volunteer )Type:Community Service 1999 -To Present

UC Netwellness (Advisory Committee )Committee Member Type:Community Service 1999 -2010

United Way of Greater Cincinnati (Health People Vision Council )Council Member Type:Community Service 1999 -2004

African-American Health Network (Steering Committee )Committee Member Type:Community Service 1999 -2002

National Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (Region Representative to Finance Committee )Type:Community Service 1994 -1996

United Home Care Board Member Type:Community Service 1994 -1995

Kidney Foundation of Greater Cincinnati Board Member Type:Community Service 1992 -1993

University of Cincinnati (UC Women Lead )Type:University/College Service Level:University 04-17-2017

Positions and Work Experience

07-23-2012 -To Present Associate Dean Clinical Practice, Partnership and Community Engagement, Provide leadership and guidance to all undergraduate and graduate programs for the College of Nursing within the context of practice and community engagement., University of Cincinnati, College of Nursing

12-01-2005 -06-30-2011 Senior Vice President/CEO , The Drake Center is a 356 bed provider of specialized medical and rehabilitative inpatient and outpatient long term acute care services, co-located with a SNF and assisted living facilities. Accountable for ensuring that compliance is maintained with all federal, state, local and other regulatory bodies., Drake Center, Cincinnati, OH

09-01-2010 -To Present President and CEO, Consultancy practice focuses on the development of leaders and organizations on issues about change, inclusion/diversity, leadership, management principles and organizational behavior. Assist in the development of strategic visions/plans., KDB and Associates Consulting Service, LLC, Cincinnati, OH

01-11-2004 -11-30-2005 Senior Vice President External Affairs, The Health Alliance was a six-hospital system with one of the largest primary care physician groups in Greater Cincinnati with combined revenues of over $1 billion. Accountable to the CEO, serves as a liason to all external agencies., Health ALliance of Greater Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

03-23-2002 -01-10-2004 Vice President Operations/Chief Operations Officer, Responsible and accountable to the Senior VP for the daily operations of the hospital. Accountable for a $350 million budget to operate acute, tertiary and ambulatory services., The University Hospital, Cincinnati, OH

02-04-1995 -10-15-2001 Vice President Patient Care Services/Chief Nurse Executive, As a member of the senior team, provided overall leadership for patient care delivery, collaborating with governing body, medical staff and other clinical leaders., The University Hospital, Cincinnati, OH

08-12-1990 -02-03-1996 Assistant Administrator Patient Care Services, Responsible for providing leadership and management to the organization, operation, administration and evaluation of the medical areas of nursing and patient care., University of Cincinnati Hospital, Cincinnati, OH

03-2002 -06-2004 Associate, Dean, Clinical Services, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

11-1996 -10-2001 Associate Dean, Clinical Services, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

05-1987 -07-1990 Director of Medical Nursing and Dialysis Services, Western Reserve Case System, Youngstown, OH

09-2011 -08-2012 Adjunct Professor, College of Business, University Of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

08-2007 -06-2010 Adjunct Professor, Department of Nursing, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH

10-2001 -10-2002 Visiting Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

08-1990 -02-1996 Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

2002 -2005 Faculty Research Fellow, Institute for Health Policy and Health Services Research, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

09-1986 -05-1987 Clinical Nurse Manager, Medical Intensive/Coronary Care Unit, Western Reserve Care System, Southside Medical Center, Youngstown, OH

10-1983 -09-1986 Head Nurse, Tower 2 North, Medical Unit Southside Medical Center, Youngstown, OH

02-1979 -BAD DATE Staff Nurse, Emergency Department, Southside Medical Center, Youngstown, OH

05-1977 -02-1979 Staff Nurse, 2 West, Surgical Unit Southside Medical Center, Youngstown, OH

09-1988 -08-1989 Counseling Intern, Catholic Service League Agency, Youngstown, OH

Research and Practice Interests

Health care economics, leadership, African American women's health, change management

Courses Taught

Level:Graduate

Level:Graduate

Level:Undergraduate

Level:Undergraduate

Level:Graduate

Level:Graduate

Level:Graduate

Preferred Information

Associate Dean, Bankston, Karen PhD, MSN, FACHE

Contact Information

Academic - Proctor Hall 413
3110 Vine St.
Ohio, 45237
Phone: 513-558-5390
Fax: 513-558-5054
karen.bankston@uc.edu