Ms. Bienemy is a full-time doctoral student in the Graduate Nursing Program at Southern University and Agricultural & Mechanical College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana-the first nursing program in Louisiana to offer a PhD in nursing and the second Historically Black College to do so. Ms. Bienemy has been an active member of both the Louisiana State Nurses Association and the Baton Rouge District Nurses Association for approximately 12 years, and was the 1995 recipient of the Baton Rouge District Nurses' Association Outstanding Professional Achievement in Nursing Award. She received her MSN from McNeese State University in Cardiovascular Adult Health Nursing. She began her tenure in nursing education in the School of Nursing at Southern University and A & M College where she has served as senior level coordinator, Interim Chair of the Undergraduate Nursing Program, and chair of the School of Nursing's Program Evaluation Committee.
Ms. Bienemy is actively involved in her community serving as speaker, moderator and coordinator of activities related to enhancing the cardiovascular health of African American women. She serves as coordinator of the Health Care Ministry at her church, which is located in an impoverished, African American, inner city community. The focus of Ms. Bienemy's research is to explore the role of spirituality as a barrier to stress reducing behaviors in elderly African American females who have been diagnosed with high blood pressure. Ms. Bienemy is married and has three children.
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