Kara-Ann Hensey

I am a registered nurse who “grew up” in the Emergency Department. I love making a meaningful connection with patients and their families, explaining how to use the health care system to care for yourself in the best way possible. Healthcare access and health literacy—along with the importance of discharge instructions—are what lead me to obtain my MPH with a concentration in Leadership in Practice. Being a point-of-contact to help make decisions and understand health concerns, as well as EMPOWERING others in their medical journey, brings me JOY!

Kelsey Markie

I grew up just down the road in Pittsboro, North Carolina and am excited to be back in the area after living in Baltimore, Maryland for the last 13 years. I have been a licensed social worker for over 12 years and have spent my career working in healthcare. I am a strong advocate for trauma-informed care in medicine and am passionate about helping patients navigate and engage the healthcare system so they can thrive both physically and mentally. 

Shauntae Bowers

I am a Carolina native, born in Columbia, SC. I relocated to Duluth, Minnesota before landing in North Carolina permanently. I received my Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice from North Carolina Central University and my Masters of Science Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist. I enjoy helping people get to where they want to be in life in whatever capacity they choose. I love the arts and exploring new places with my family. 

Oriyomi Awosanya

I am originally from Nigeria. After obtaining my master's degree from Minot State University, I transitioned into nursing, because I truly wanted to be a part of the positive change in people's lives. I am particularly passionate about mental health wellness and optimizing patient healthcare outcomes through collaborative efforts with a multidisciplinary team. Transitioning from an inpatient setting to a care coordination role—which involves addressing the needs of a diverse population and the idea of bringing resources together for those who need it—most resonates with me the most.

Bei Ye

I have 25 years of nursing experiences and a willingness to help others, as well as a dedicated and determined work ethic.

Shauntae Gause

I am originally from New Jersey, but I grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. I came to NC for school and made it my home. I am a nurse by trade with a specific background in gerontology and public and community health. I look forward to being part of the team focusing on keeping adults and seniors safe, healthy, and within their communities of choice.

DeAndra Young

I was born and raised in NC. I earned my ADN from Vance-Granville Community College and earned my BSN and MSN from the University of Mount Olive. I have over seven years of experience in care management, as well as experience in hospice and dialysis. I transferred from the 7800: Pulmonary Stepdown unit at Duke University Hospital (DUH) to DukeWELL, and I am excited to return to care management. I love helping patients navigate the complexities of the healthcare system. In my down time, I enjoy spending time with my children, watching scary movies, and going to the beach.

Shea S

I am a licensed clinical social worker. I have been practicing for the last ten years. I have worked with children and adults in both inpatient and community settings.