Latonya D. Hughes, PhD, MSN, RN, LNHA


Masters of Healthcare Administration

Lester Hall


Dr. Latonya D. Hughes, a healthcare professional with  three decades of experience – including 23 years as a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, has served as an Accreditation Surveyor with The Joint Commission, inspecting over 200 healthcare organizations across the United State. She holds a PhD in Health Services with a concentration in Leadership and a Masters in Nursing Administration. Dr. Hughes currently serves on the Board of the Hampton University Gerontology Center of Excellence as well as the Governor’s COVID-19 Task Force. She was recently recognized by the Mid-Atlantic Region for her published research on the caregiver's perception of the person-centered care.  Dr. Hughes, a published author of three books, has served in many healthcare leadership roles to include positions within the Department of Veteran Affairs, Sentara Healthcare and Riverside Health System.

Courses Taught

HADM 600 - Introduction to Healthcare Systems

MPH 723/HADM 601 - Policy and Politics of Health

MPH 632/ HADM 605 -Health Law and Ethics

HADM 606 - Health Economics

HADM 611 - Operations Management and Performance Improvement

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