Anabell Castro-Thompson, MSN, RN, ANP-C, FAAN

Anabell Castro Thompson is a Nurse Practitioner and Vice President of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Equality Health. Anabell also serves as the President of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses.

Anabell’s leadership exemplifies sustained commitment towards improving healthcare to the Hispanic community. Her work features a practice focused on integrating concepts related to access to care and cultural competence to facilitate delivery of culturally congruent care. Determined to bridge health care disparities, she is responsible for building and managing innovative programs and strategic initiatives which enhanced education & outreach and guaranteed equality in diagnostic and treatment options for all.

As President of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses, Anabell is seasoned in governing, and has deep experience in influencing resource development and diversification of funding revenues, leading projects that reduce barriers in access to care for vulnerable populations, and is passionate about principles of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

Anabell serves on multiple national and regional boards and is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the 2015 University of Arizona Alumni – “Young Professional Achievement Award”, the 2011 Valle del Sol “Latino Excellence in Health and Science Award”, the 2010 Arizona State University- Los Diablos Hispanic Alumni, “Horquilla Award” and the 2010 National Association of Hispanic Nurses “Janie Menchaca Wilson Leadership Award”. Anabell was selected for Fellowship into the American Academy of Nursing on October 2016.