Bernice J. Washington, MBA, MT (ASCP), CMC is a veteran trustee having served on Texas Health Resources Boards for nearly 20 years. Texas Health Resources has 24 hospitals, 20,500 employees in Dallas-Fort Worth, North Texas. In addition, Washington has served on more than 18 other boards of directors holding major leadership roles on most and is a member of Women Corporate Directors. She currently services on DFW Airport Board, Salvation Army Board and Texas Healthcare Trustees state Board.

Washington is CEO/Owner of BJW Consulting Group and Urgent Plus Care.  She is a nationally recognized successful businesswoman with more than three decades of experience in sales, marketing and management. Washington is a retired executive from Bayer Healthcare, an International Healthcare Company. Her responsibilities included sales and marketing of more than $50 million annually of diagnostic healthcare products to key clients. Washington is a highly regarded keynote presenter and a sought after television and radio talk show commentator who has been featured in magazines and news stories. Mrs. Washington holds an M.B.A-University of Missouri (Economic Policy and Public Planning); is a Registered Medical Technologist, MT (ASCP) Research Hospital and Medical Center-Kansas City, Missouri; has a B.S. from Southern University-Baton Rouge, LA in Bacteriology/Microbiology and is a Certified Master Coach by the Behavioral Coaching Institute and is a member of The International Coaching Council (ICC).

Bernice is the stone that when dropped in water creates a vast expanse of ripples, influencing the lives of others, figuring out difficult issues, creating solutions, and connecting multiple business and social communities.  She has an innate ability to connect with people professionally and personally and a natural talent for public speaking, translating complex ideas into easy to understand concepts.  At the same time, she demands a disciplined approach to reaching objectives, evaluating results, and measuring outcomes.  With a distinctive style and persona, her passion and commitment to seeing a job through and never yielding to challenges has given her the reputation as a force of nature. 

She has been married to Lt. Col. (Ret) Lymon Washington, Jr. for over 40 years and they have two adult children Andrea Renee and Michael Benjamin.

Featured Presentations

Delivering Results in a Challenging Healthcare Environment
The healthcare industry is facing many challenges due to the implementation of all the regulatory changes and is the #1 Topic of discussion in the U.S. today. This is the year healthcare organizations need to transform the old way of doing business and find solutions and answers. Resources and talent are going to be stretched but healthcare organizations can make it a relatively seamless process if they get focused on the key success factors. Healthcare organizations must embrace this change and contribute to the model of the future.

Balancing YOUR FBI (Family, Business, and Interest) in a Competitive Healthcare Environment
Individuals sometimes get bogged down in the endless details of work or everyday living.  They believe they haven't the time or the energy to invest in themselves, adding even more undesirable activities to daily "To Do" list. Good choices contribute to a happier, healthier, saner life. Life can be a pleasure and much more satisfying when individuals learn to consciously choose well. We live in a world of mass communication. However, information alone does not persuade people to deliver results in a high performance environment. Self-confidence is the unshakable belief that failure is not an option. We must learn how to master self-confidence by controlling self-defeating behavior. Perception is reality. And the reality is that we must constantly seek to improve ourselves as well as those around us. In this humorous, expressive, thought provoking presentation, audiences learn how to balance their lives which delivering solid performance at work.

Speaker Topics

  • Diversity and Equity of Care
  • Governance
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Culture

Speaker Type

  • Breakout Presenter
  • Group Facilitator
  • Keynote Presenter