Deborah Garbee

Clinic Administrator

Dr. Deborah Garbee, PhD, APRN, ACNS-BC

Dr. Garbee is an Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing. She received an Associate of Science in Nursing from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Loyola University, a Master in Nursing from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of New Orleans.

Dr. Garbee is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and is board certified as an Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist. Currently, she serves as the Acting Associate Dean for Professional Practice, Community Service, and Advanced Nursing Practice at LSUHSC. She is the clinic administrator for the nurse managed clinics which are funded by a HRSA grant titled “Restoring Primary Care for Underserved Elders in Post-Katrina New Orleans East.” She is a certified reviewer for Joanna Briggs Institute. Dr. Garbee serves as a peer reviewer for The Journal of Mixed Methods, the International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, and the JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports. She serves as committee member and reviewer for many regional and national organizations including Ochsner Clinic Foundation, the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, Louisiana State Nurses Association, and the Louisiana Nurses Foundation.

Dr. Garbee serves as a major professor or committee member on Doctor of Nursing Practice Scholarly Inquiry Projects and Doctor of Nursing Science dissertations. She teaches all levels of nursing students, undergraduate and graduate in the areas of Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist practice, Healthcare Outcomes and Informatics, and research.

Dr. Garbee has 21 years of experience in the operating room and post anesthesia care unit. Research interests and publications include simulation-based educational strategies, communication and teamwork, interprofessional education, and nursing faculty retention. She has received honors and awards such as the Sister Henrietta Guyot Professorship in Nursing, the Nightingale Award for Nursing Educator of the Year from the Louisiana State Nurse Association and Louisiana Nursing Foundation, and the 2014 Alumnus of the Year from LSUHSC School of Nursing Alumni Association.


Constance Bonnet

Family Nurse Practitioner

Constance Bonnet, MN, APRN, FNP-BC

Constance is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner credentialed by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and a member of Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society. She enjoys caring for all patients with special interest in chronic illness, intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Constance earned her Registered Nurse Diploma from Charity Hospital School of Nursing in New Orleans, La. She went on to complete her Masters of Nursing Degree from Louisiana State University Health and Science Center in New Orleans, La. Currently, Constance is a Doctoral Candidate at Loyola University New Orleans in New Orleans, La.

Constance has 25 years of nursing experience from Intensive Care, Developmental Disabilities to Psychiatric Care.

Constance has a strong conviction that encourages her patients to be active participants in their own healthcare through education and a strong patient-provider relationship that can lead to patients reaching their health goals. She feels that the provider’s role is to always provide support for their patient with focuses on disease prevention through health promotion.



Dr. Timothy J. Delcambre, DDS, MHA

Dr. Delcambre graduated from LSU School of Dentistry in 1984, then did a 2-year residency in Hospital Dentistry at Charity Hospital of New Orleans in 1986. He received a Master of Health Administration degree from Tulane University in 1994. He received a Membership in Special Needs Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons of Ebinburgh, Scotland in 2004.

Dr. Delcambre has been honored with many awards with his work at LSU School of Dentistry and in organized dentistry. He is a member of the O.K.U. Honorary Dental Society, the Pierre Fauchard Honorary Dental Society and the C.E. Kells Honorary Society. He is a past president of the LA Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Delcambre is a Master of The Academy of General Dentistry, a Diplomate of the American Board of General Dentistry and the American Board of Special Care Dentistry. He is a fellow in the American Association of Hospital Dentists. He has memberships in the American Dental Association, the Louisiana Dental Association, the New Orleans Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the three components of the Special Care Dentistry Organization.

Latanja Divens

Family Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Latanja Divens, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

Dr. Latanja L. Divens is an Instructor of Nursing in both the undergraduate and graduate Nursing programs at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Divens earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Xavier University of Louisiana (1996) and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Our Lady of Holy Cross College (2001). She has also received both a Master in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner (2007) and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (2012) from Loyola University New Orleans. She is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Dr. Divens’ has acute care nursing experience in surgical intensive care. As a Family Nurse Practitioner, Dr. Divens has extensive experience in the areas of family practice, nephrology and gastroenterology. Her passion lies in caring for patients with chronic diseases and serving underserved populations. Her capstone project for completion of the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, entitled “Living Healthily with Chronic Hepatitis C Virus: Strategies to Improve Health,” was focused on chronic Hepatitis C in vulnerable populations and methods to reduce disparities in within that population.

Dr. Divens is a member of the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the Doctors of Nursing Practice Associations. She is also a member of Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society. Her research interests include mentorship and chronic diseases.

Nanette LeBlanc-Morales

Family Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Nanette LeBlanc-Morales, DNP, FNP-BC

Dr. Nanette LeBlanc is an Instructor of Clinical Nursing in the Doctor of Nursing Practice, Nurse Practitioner program at LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing.

She received her Doctor of Nursing Practice and Master in Nursing from Loyola University- New Orleans where she was recognized for academic excellence with graduate student induction into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Our Lady of Holy Cross College where she was initially inducted in the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society and awarded the Spirit of Nursing award.

Dr. LeBlanc has a total of 18 years in nursing and is Board Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner for the last 10 years. Her experience includes practicing within primary and urgent care settings and specializing in Hepatology and Liver Transplant advanced practice nursing. Her research interests surround NP practice within Hepatology and lifestyle Medicine.

Susan Lee

Family Nurse Practitioner

Susan Lee, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC


Jennifer Manning

Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist

Dr. Jennifer Manning, DNS, APRN, CNS, CNE

Dr. Manning graduated from LSUHSC School of Nursing with her BSN in 2000. She worked as a staff nurse in the ICU for 8 years before taking a full time position as a nursing faculty at LSUHSC School of Nursing. She completed her Masters in nursing in late 2007 and successfully passed her Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist Board Exam in early 2008. In 2014, Dr. Manning obtained her certification as a nurse educator. In 2014, she graduated from the Doctor of Nursing Science Program at LSUHSC School of Nursing.

She served as president of the Epsilon Nu chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor society from 2013-2015. She served as a director of the articulation program at LSUHSC School of Nursing from 2012-2015 and is currently the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Nursing Programs. Her research interests include critical care nursing, nursing leadership, undergraduate nursing education, and gerontology.

Summer Marshall

Family Nurse Practitioner

Summer Marshall, MN, APRN, FNP-C



Family Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Demetrius Porche, DNS, PhD, FACHE, FAANP, FAAN

Dr. Demetrius James Porche is Professor and Dean of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing. He also holds an appointment in the School of Public Health at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. He received his undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Nicholls State University and his Master of Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Science from Louisiana State University Medical Center. He completed Family Nurse Practitioner post-graduate coursework at Concordia University Wisconsin. Dr. Porche earned a Doctorate of Philosophy from Capella University in Organization and Management with a specialization in Leadership.

Dr. Porche is certified as a Clinical Specialist in Community Health Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner. He practices as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Village D’Jardin on Thursdays. Dr. Porche has a passion for providing primary care services to underserved populations with a specialty interest in men’s health. Dr. Porche serves on the Editorial Board of The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. He is currently the Chief Editor of American Journal of Men’s Health. He has served as the President of the American Assembly for Men in Nursing for two terms of office.

Dr. Porche is a gubernatorial appointed member of the Louisiana State Board of Nursing. He currently serves as President of the Louisiana State Board of Nursing. Dr. Porche has chaired the Louisiana State Nurses Association Continuing Education Committee. He served at the national level on the Governing Council of the American Public Health Association and served as Chair of the Public Health Nursing Section Development Committee. Dr. Porches served on the Research Committee of the Association of Community Health Nurse Educators, Education Committee of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, Doctoral Conference Planning Committee of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, and Treasurer of the Southern Nursing Research Society. He is a Virginia Henderson Fellow of Sigma Theta Tau International and a Fellow in Society of Luther Christman Fellows for Contributions to Nursing by Men. He has served as a national mentor in the Sigma Theta Tau International Chiron mentoring program and as a mentor to novice Deans for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. He serves as the national University Representative on the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs. Dr. Porche was inducted as a fellow in the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the American Academy of Nursing, and the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Dr. Porche provides local, state, national and international consultation in the areas of governance, leadership, regulation, and program development and evaluation. He has provided expert witness in legal cases. He serves as a men's health consultant to the Men's Health Network in Washington, DC.


Dawn Sweeny

Dental Clinical Coordinator

Dawn Sweeny, COMSA

Jennifer Tulko

Dental Assistant

Jennifer Tulko, EDDA

Nina Rascoe

Patient Service Representative

Nina Rascoe

“This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administrator (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) under grant number D11HP22193 , Nurse Education Practice, Quality, and Retention, for $575,381.00. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.”