Dr. Loyd-Davis President of Alabama’s Nurse Practitioner Alliance!

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ASU's Dr. Joyce Loyd-Davis (photo credit: David Campbell/ASU).

ASU’s Health Services Director Elected First African-American President of Alabama’s Nurse Practitioner Alliance!

By Kenneth Mullinax/ASU

Alabama State University’s senior director of Health Services made history recently with her election as the president of the Nurse Practitioner Alliance of Alabama (NPAA).

ASU’s Dr. Joyce Loyd-Davis, a Millbrook native, who earned a doctoral degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner, is the NPAA’s new president, and the first African-American to hold that position. She will serve as the NPAA president for a two-year term.

“I am deeply honored to be elected to serve as the NPAA President,” said Loyd-Davis. “I am proud of this organization’s record of advocacy for nurse practitioners, and I firmly believe in its mission of helping to eliminate healthcare disparities.” 


Dr, Loyd-Davis practices medicine at Alabama State University, where she is also the University’s official health officer. She received her BSN from Tuskegee University, MSN and MSM from Troy University, and DNP from The University of Alabama. She has worked in the healthcare profession for 25 years. 

She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Beta Nu Omega Chapter, and the Junior League of Montgomery. She also is a member of the Board of the Capital City Club. Loyd-Davis founded the Holiday Smile Project in 2013, which gives holiday gifts each year to less fortunate children in the community.

Loyd-Davis and her staff at ASU have been in the spotlight since the beginning of the pandemic in 2019. She has worked with ASU President, Dr. Quinton T. Ross, Jr., not only to keep the campus population safe, but also to develop initiatives to help keep the local community safe as well. From on-campus clinics offering testing and vaccinations to partnerships with entities such as the Alabama Department of Public Health, the Montgomery Housing Authority, Montgomery Public Schools and Hyundai Motor Manufacturing of Alabama, Loyd-Davis has become one of the recognized local leaders in the fight against the spread of COVID-19.

“I am so proud that I have been able to put my skills as a practitioner to work on behalf of ASU and the surrounding community. Our efforts reflect the mission and vision of NPAA,” said Loyd-Davis.


Among her goals as the new NPAA president is to double the organization’s membership over the next two years.

“I challenge nurse practitioners throughout Alabama to get involved in the state organization that is advocating on their behalf. Together, we can make a difference and have a huge impact on providing quality healthcare across the state of Alabama,” Loyd-Davis said.  


The NPAA is a state organization with the mission to coordinate and provide a venue for all nurse practitioners to advance, support, and promote the high standards and cost-effectiveness of health care for Alabama’s citizens. The NPAA is committed to providing high-quality healthcare services when and where they are needed.  

News media contact: Kenneth Mullinax, 334-229-4104.