Frankie T. Manning, MN, RN 
Governor’s Interagency Council on Health Disparities 

Frankie T. Manning, currently a consultant to Nursing Service, received her diploma in Nursing from John's School of Nursing. She later completed a B.S.N at Wichita State University and a Master’s degree in Nursing from the University of Iowa. She is a member and Co-Chair of the Governor’s Interagency Council on Health Disparities and retired as a Nurse Executive from the Department of Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System.

She is a retired Lieutenant Colonel and has held a variety of roles in the Department of Veterans Affairs and in the Army, including faculty of appointments where she continues to lecture at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Seattle School of Nursing. In addition, she was selected as the first nurse to serve on the King County Board of Health. She has received numerous awards and recognitions from professional and community groups and is a member of a number of professional organizations. Her ongoing commitment to a variety of boards and community groups support improving the health of the underserved including volunteer positions at a community-based homeless project and the Mary Mahoney Professional Nurses Organization Beauty/Barbershop screening program.