Tavell L. Kindall, PhD, DNP, APRN, FNP

Dr. Tavell L. Kindall is a board-certified family nurse practitioner and the
Director of HIV Prevention and Treatment at St. Thomas Community Health Center
in New Orleans, LA. He provides primary and specialty care; and education and
prevention services to adolescents and adults at risk for and/or living with
HIV and other infectious diseases. He became a professional nurse in 1998 and
has practiced in a variety of settings including medical/surgical nursing,
critical care nursing, emergency nursing, air medical transport, nursing
education, and advanced practice nursing. Aside from his LSBN duties, Dr.
Kindall currently serves on the Louisiana Commission on HIV, AIDS, and
Hepatitis C Education, Prevention and Treatment, and the Louisiana COVID-19
Health Equity Task Force. He is active locally and nationally in numerous
professional organizations in nursing. He speaks locally and nationally on a
wide range of nursing and healthcare topics.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Nursing Education, 2020, William Carey University, Hattiesburg, MS
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice, 2015, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL
  • Post-Master’s Certificate (FNP), 2012, Grambling State University, Grambling, LA
  • Master of Science in Nursing, 2009, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 1998, Grambling State University, Grambling, LA


  • Advanced HIV/AIDS Certified Registered Nurse (AACRN)
  • HIV Specialist (AAHIVS)


  • American Nurses Association
  • Louisiana State Nurses Association
  • National Black Nurses Association
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Association of Nurses in AIDS Care


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17373 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70810

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