My Heart

I am a God-fearing Hispanic woman, Puerto Rican born. Servant Leader Life. Aspire to meet people where they are in life, creating an atmosphere of love, compassion, family, and peace in an untypical healthcare setting. I am an Orphan, my mother passed away when I was 9 years old, due to mental health disease. I was in 22 foster homes (separated from my siblings). Emancipated at the age of 15 with an Advocate Supervising Social Service Agency.

Learned early in life that Charity, Compassion, and Mercy Ministries were vital to the survival and ability of fellow broken people to effectively transition out of the Social Welfare System. Random compassionate givers made an impact on my life and mentored me to success. From lived experience cultivated by educational knowledge, I understand first-hand that poverty encompasses complex social problems.

What keeps me grounded: Jesus is Number 1. My husband (Emergency Department RN / Navy Veteran). My son’s quality of life actively concerns me. Joey is a 20-year-old special needs young man, who dreams of being a Police Officer. I want that for him!


  • Nurse since 2005
  • Nurse practitioner (NP) since 2014
  • In healthcare since 1999
  • Worked my way up the ladder from a home health assistant (1 year)
  • Certified nurse’s assistant (CNA) (5 years)
  • Licensed practical nurse (LPN) (2 years)
  • Registered nurse (RN) (7 years)
  • Family nurse practitioner with my Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP, FNP-C) (7.5 years)
  • 22.5+ years in healthcare


  • Ordained Chaplain through the International Fellowship of Chaplains (I.F.O.C)
  • Board Certified By: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANP) (FNP-C)
  • Doctorally-Prepared Nurse Practitioner
  • Virginia Autonomous Practice Rx Authority
  • Nurse Practitioner License in Virginia
  • Authorization to Prescribe in Virginia
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) License
  • Registered Nurse in the state of Virginia: Multi-State Privilege
  • Department of Transportation (DOT) Certified for: Federal Physical Exams
  • Certified Physical and Aggressive Management Trained (PMT)
  • Crisis Prevention Management (CPI) trained
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) Certified (Basic Life Support – BLS)
  • National Provider Identifier (NPI) number, Medicare compliant, and Medicaid compliant


Chaplain Dr. Carmen I. Johnson-Martell is Doctorally Prepared. She is a dual-licensed Family Nurse Practitioner and Ordained Chaplain with a passion for serving vulnerable populations.

Experienced Family Nurse Practitioner: Dr. Johnson-Martell boasts over 24 years of experience in healthcare, treating patients of all ages. Her expertise spans primary care, correctional medicine, and more. She earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Chatham University in 2018, a Master’s of Science in Nursing from Southern Connecticut State University in 2014, and a Bachelor of Nursing Science from Saint Joseph College in 2007.

Compassionate Chaplain: Driven by her faith, Dr. Johnson-Martell offers spiritual support to patients in their time of need.

Dedicated to the Underserved: Dr. Johnson-Martell is committed to providing quality healthcare to underserved communities.