Joan Craigwell, Trailblazer, is a highly decorated Vietnam veteran, a nurse who went on to become dean of a school of nursing. She has devoted herself to counseling veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and improving conditions for nurses, women and people of color. A recipient of the Congressional Black Caucus Veterans Brain trust Award, the National Disabled American Veterans Commanders' Award, and the Congressional Distinguished Service Award, she has been a champion for nurses and women in the military and in the community.
16th Annual San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Reception
Five San Diego women will be honored at the 16th Annual Women's Hall of Fame in March of 2017. Nominations are currently being accepted at the Women's Museum by mail or email.