Dr. Cecelia Gatson Grindel is a co-founder and former President of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses. Cece is also Professor Emeritus in the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions at Georgia State University. Her area of clinical practice and research is adult health with foci in oncology, HIV/AIDS, and cardiovascular care. Throughout her many years in nursing, Cece has worked as a staff nurse, a nurse researcher, and a faculty member. She is currently the Chair of the AMSN Task Force for the Clinical Leadership Development Program.