About Dr. Cynthia

Dr. Cynthia Jean Hickman is a proud retiree of St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital (SLEH) in Houston, Texas. She retired in 2013 after walking and sometimes running the halls caring for patients and their families; first as a bedside nurse, ending her tenure as a case manager for medical and interventional cardiology patients. Retirement occurred due to need to care for her aging mother (thinking; I can get another job. I cannot get another mother). After retirement, while the caregiver for her mother, she completed two degrees, a Master of Nursing with a specialization in education (2009) and her Ph.D. in Health Services with a specialization in leadership (2016) from Walden University.

Dr. Hickman has her speaker shoes on, and microphone in hand, waiting to share her expertise on topics aligned with her lived experiences. She has spoken in intimate settings and at national conferences sharing proactive strategies that will support others in navigating caregiving challenges while celebrating the role's successes.

Let us go forward in this battle fortified by conviction that those who labour in the service of a great and good cause will never fail.