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Colonel Irma Hagans-Cooper, US Army Retired to Receive 2015 Villager Award
Lifting as we Climb!
Long Beach, CA. -- Apr 17, 2015 --

Colonel Irma Hagans-Cooper, US Army Retired - Nursing Manager at Methodist Hospital, Arcadia, CA to Receive a “2015 Villager Award”

The Village P.r.o.j.e.c.t.s is pleased to announce the selection of Colonel Irma Hagans Cooper to receive a “2015 Villager Award.” Colonel Hagans-Cooper has actively found a way to make a positive difference in many lives across decades. Her strategies are informed by years of education, enriching professional and personal life experiences; strong faith, and a commitment to lifting others as she climbs.

She is a retired US Army Veteran with 30 years of honorable service (combined active duty and reserves), and a graduate of the US Army War College where she earned a Master’s in Science Degree in Strategic Studies, Military Strategic Studies. During her military career she held three commands including one command while serving in Iraq.


Colonel Cooper earned a Master of Science degree in nursing from UCSF School of Nursing, a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Sonoma State University, A Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health from University of California, Berkeley; and an Associate of Science Degree from Merritt College.

She is currently the Manager, Transitional Care Services & Acute Rehab Unit at the acclaimed Methodist Hospital, Arcadia, Ca; and a respected leader in many community organizations and initiatives. Her nursing career has been one of increasingly responsible positions to include having served previously as a distinguished Director providing oversight and management of the entire Transitional Care Services at Citrus Valley Medical Center. Prior to that she served as an Assistant Department Manager, Non-invasive Cardiology and Invasive Electrophysiology at Kaiser Permanente, one of the largest HMO systems in Southern California. Prior to those roles she was a Transitional Unit Manager and Care Coordinator; nursing instructor, Clinical Nurse Specialist, nursing consultant, and in various staff nurse roles. She is also a recognized expert in the areas of meeting accreditation and regulatory standards (JCAHO federal and state standards); and is also an expert labor negotiator.

Colonel Hagans-Cooper is currently the President, LA Chapter, National Association Black Military Women (NABMW) and has launched a landmark project to document the often untold stories of Black Military Women in Southern California. She is a trusted mentor who willingly shares her life experiences to assist others to move forward. She “lifts as she climbs” as a member of the Board of Directors of the LA Council of Black Nurses, a local affiliate of the National Black Nurses Association; as a member of Psi Eta Chapter Chi Eta Phi Sorority Inc - an international professional nursing organization. !

She is also a member of UCSF and UC Berkeley Alumni; Blacks in Government (BIG), NAACP, American Legion, Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS), Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, and other organizations.!

The Village P. r..o.j.e.c.t.s is a project group of Afram Global Organization Inc. [Tax ID#: 20-0578346] a 501c (3) nonprofit charitable organization. Your donations are tax deductible as defined by the IRS. The mission: “To create environments in which persons from diverse circumstances and experiences can come together and co-learn with each other in a way that bridges the opportunity gaps, retains the respective cultures, and ultimately benefits society.”

She and her husband reside in Covina, California. 

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