Lurelean B. Gaines, RN, MSN

Immediate Past President, Health Care & Education

Lurelean B. Gaines is Chair, Department of Nursing, East Los Angeles College.

She was the Western Region Coordinator for the International Nursing Honor Society and she is Chairperson-Elect for the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges in the Western Region. She is also Retired LTC, USAR, Assistant Chief Nurse 349th General Hospital. In addition, she has been affiliated with the Los Angeles Community College District (the largest in the country), LAC-USC Medical Center, Downey Regional Medical Center, White Memorial Medical Center, Garfield Medical Center, St. Vincent's Medical Center, St. Francis Medical Center, Monterey Park Hospital and the Metropolitan Hospital. She is currently serving on the board of the American Diabetes Association and as Chair of the Latino Initiatives Subcommittee and is a member of the Community Initiatives Committee. She also represents the Association as a volunteer spokesperson during the Virgin Islands Lifestyle Festival.

Locally, she is Immediate Past President and Executive Committee Member of the Los Angeles Community Leadership Board. Gaines is a member of the American Diabetes Association's Pinnacle Society.