Mintwab Manaye, RN-BSN, is a third-year Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) student at Walden University. Her commitment to and deep-rooted passion for serving individuals with mental illness began at an early age, after she witnessed the victimization and vulnerability of mentally ill individuals because there were nonexistent mental health services to access in her community. Ms. Manaye has been serving communities with mental illness for over 15 years.
She graduated with honors from both Gateway Community College with an Associate Degree in Nursing and from Grand Canyon University with a B.S. in Nursing. She is currently employed by Valleywise Health, a safety-net hospital serving the underserved communities. Valleywise Health is also the largest provider of inpatient behavioral health care in Arizona.
Ms. Manaye’s current employment has given her an opportunity to provide care for individuals with complex mental health needs in a highly culturally diverse environment. As a Clinical Resource Leader (CRL) she worked closely with multidisciplinary groups, often participating in the decision-making process to help develop Special Treatment Plans and Special Behavior Plans. She has also mentored new graduate nurses, new hires, and clinical resource leaders. Ms. Manaye has a strong commitment and desire to continue serving individuals with mental illnesses. She believes that her dedication, years of service, and her educational success will help her achieve her goal of becoming a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and plans to devote the rest of her professional life serving the underserved.
Ms. Manaye is a member of the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) and the American Nurses Association. She is also a member of Maricopa Health Foundation, a charitable and non-profit organization.