Focus: Nursing, maternal-child health equity, advocacy, creativity, critical thinking

Previous/Other Current Work: Trendle Samuel, MPH, BSN, RN, CLC, has been a registered nurse for more than 25 years. She served as a clinical nurse for 16 years before working at a Federally Qualified Health Center, serving uninsured, underinsured, and/or underserved patients. Most recently, Trendle served as one of five Perinatal Coordinators at the Alabama Department of Public Health who examined infant and fetal mortality as well as maternal mortality as a committee member. She collaborated with agencies, organizations, and advocates to better understand families’ experiences and make recommendations come to life.

Activities of Choice: Traveling, dancing, going to the movies, and spending time with my family

Fun Fact: I am a “Purple Princess” — one of the music artist Prince’s biggest fans!