AWHONN Delegation Leader

Delegation Leaders are selected by the professional association to represent the members and the goals of the association.  Delegation leaders provide the initial vision and guidance in the development of the professional program. Delegation Leaders assist in facilitating the professional dialog, greeting hosts and representing the delegation members while in the field.

Sandra K. Cesario, Ph.D., MS, RNC, FAAN

Dr. Cesario is the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) 2022 President and the recipient of their 2012 Distinguished Professional Service Award.  Dr. Cesario is the PhD Program Director, and a tenured Professor in the College of Nursing at Texas Woman’s University in Houston, USA, is a woman’s health specialist with more than 40 years of clinical, research, education, and policy development experience. She has provided care to women and newborns throughout the US and internationally and was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in 2008. Her certification in Inpatient Obstetrics by the National Certification Corporation (NCC) assures competence in labor, birth, and women’s health.
Dr. Cesario’s program of research centers on improving nursing care in the areas of management of labor and birth, gynecologic cancers, intimate partner violence, and reproductive health of persons with HIV. Dr. Cesario is a well-published author, speaker, and mentor. On a personal note, Dr. Cesario was the caregiver and advocate for her daughter who battled stage IV ovarian cancer for over 5 years