Sharen Kimmet

I am glad to have the opportunity to work with Duke staff, providers, and patients. Although I am new to Duke, I have years of experience working in case management with diverse populations. Meeting people where they are is a good starting point to develop a beneficial relationship.

Irina Romanova

I have a little over ten years of experience in healthcare and have worked in various settings within the healthcare system. I first started off as a nursing assistant and have worked my way through many different roles to gain knowledge and familiarity with all sides of healthcare. I have had the opportunity to work in inpatient hospitals, physician offices, and outpatient clinic settings. These experiences have allowed me to grow my skills as a nurse and caregiver but have also helped me understand the numerous challenges many patients face while trying to navigate the healthcare system.

Chelsea Tart

I have been a nurse for five years. I worked for two years with adults and three years in pediatric oncology and bone marrow transplant. My favorite part of being a nurse is feeling like my job makes a difference. Nursing is one the few professions in which we make a difference, no matter the role.

Alexa Dean

I have been a nurse for 10 years. I started my career working in an ICU; then I transitioned to an ambulatory and procedural clinic. After my family and I relocated to North Carolina, I started working in an outpatient neurology clinic, both on the floor and in the telephone triage office. I am very passionate about helping others, and I am very excited to continue this work at DukeWELL.

Ayana Spearman

I have a been a registered nurse for eight years with a background in long-term care, sub-acute rehab, med-surg, specialty infusion, and multi-specialty clinic. What I most enjoy about nursing is the ability to oversee patient care and ensure the highest level of service for our patients and their families. It is especially fulfilling to see our patients' overall health improve.

AmandaLane E Earls

After graduating from Watts School of Nursing here in Durham, I started my nursing career at Duke University Hospital (DUH) on 8300: Adult Medicine in March of 2012. In November of 2013, I joined the DUH emergency department, where I was able to hone my critical thinking skills while caring for a diverse and complex patient population. I love problem solving, being a part of a team, and helping others.

Ashley Weaver

I graduated from Watts School of Nursing in 2011 and have been part of the Duke family ever since! I graduated in 2016 with my BSN from the University of Mount Olive. I have worked in both inpatient and ambulatory settings throughout my career, specifically in general medicine and infusion nursing. In my spare time, I enjoy gardening, cooking, decorating, and spending time with my fur babies. I am passionate about quality, patient-centered care and what DukeWELL has to offer patients and their families.

Tara Grissom

Nursing is actually my second career. I was a commercial underwriter for a title company in Chapel Hill for about 11 years before changing careers to nursing. My nursing career started at Duke Regional Hospital on general surgery. I later transferred to postpartum where I thoroughly enjoyed working with new moms. I briefly worked as a home health nurse. I was in my last position for eleven years at NC Specialty Hospital in their preop department where I served as charge nurse and preceptor until accepting this new opportunity with PHMO.

Tiuna Frith

I have been a registered nurse for approximately four years with the majority of my nursing career in the emergency department. Being able to connect with our patients and families on such an intimate level and being able to positively directly impact the lives of others makes this a truly rewarding career.

Talia Petrizzo

I graduated from East Carolina University with my BSN in 2019. I have worked in multiple emergency departments throughout North Carolina during my nursing career. I am passionate about health education and promotion, and I am excited to be part of the Duke family.