I have always thrived on helping others, and with a complicated medical history myself, I know what it is like to receive extraordinary care, and I strive to provide that to others! I love interacting with patients and hopefully making their health journey a little easier and simpler. I have been with Duke for three years and have loved every minute of what I am able to directly provide to my patients. I look forward to assisting with your care.
Prior to coming aboard PHMO, I recently graduated from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia where I obtained my Master’s degree in Public Health. I also sat for and obtained certification as a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES). I was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio where I also attended The Ohio State University for my undergraduate studies, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. My passion lies in addressing health disparities across a variety of populations, as well as improving the health and well-being of those I serve.
I enjoy helping others no matter the capacity, but especially those less fortunate and senior population. My background is non-profit and community outreach work. Making a difference one person at a time is my goal long-term goal in life.
I’ve been in healthcare for a little over ten years. It’s a passion of mine to help others. I started as a housekeeper, and at that moment in my life I learned what I feel to be the most important trait to have working in healthcare: Empathy! I’ve progressed over the last ten years, but no matter my role helping and serving others has always been at the foreground for me. I’m excited to have the opportunity to fulfill that passion here at Duke! Something I heard years ago will forever stick with me: "treat the janitor with the same respect as the CEO." Duly Noted!
I am a mom and a G'ma. I have a wonderful family. I worked for Regional Pediatrics for nine years. I am a Peer Support Specialist and a Certified Nursing Assistant. I love helping people. Now, I'm working as a Resource Center Care Coodinator; I am working my dream job!
I started my healthcare journey as a volunteer at WakeMed Raleigh and later became a CNA I while attending Wake Early College of Health & Sciences in Raleigh during high school in 2011. Since then, I have worked across a diversity of healthcare systems in NC in a diversity of roles on both the clinical and administrative side in clinical research, behavioral health services, and emergency medicine. I’m passionate about connecting patients with resources and organizations within the local community that can help transform healthcare and improve their overall well-being.