Stephanie Smith

I grew up in Parkersburg, WV and graduated from Marshall University. I was a travel nurse off and on for six years. I am very excited for this new role as a Care Manager so I can help patients get the resources they need to make their everyday lives easier.

Latoya Harris

I am a native of North Carolina, and I have fifteen years of social work experience in various practice settings to include BSW, MSW, and LCSW levels of care in mental health, school systems, Department of Social Services, CAP-C case management for medically fragile children, and medical social work.  As a social worker, I continue to have a passion for providing patient-centered, holistic, and effective services to those that I serve. I strive to continue to advocate, elevate, educate, and motivate those around me.

Shay Alderman

I have had the honor of working in community mental health, social services, and healthcare since 2002 with people of all ages and backgrounds. I enjoy partnering with patients to find creative and practical ways to support their wellbeing.

Natalie Gay

I am a board-certified registered nurse with over 20 years experience and an acute nurse case manager since March 2011. I have many years of experience providing comprehensive and quality patient care, improving patient outcomes while developing solid relationships with patients and their families. My direct nursing patient care background includes working at WakeMed Acute Rehab Hospital, WakeMed Raleigh Hospital Telemetry Unit, WakeMed Home Health, infusion therapy, private duty nursing, and various skilled nursing rehab facilities. 

Elizabeth "Liz" Taylor

After growing up in Maryland, I graduated with my BSN from Liberty University in Virginia. Armed with my new degree, I immediately started looking for new ways to help nurture and help the community. I now have experience in oncology, school nursing, and management, and I have been with Duke Health since 2021. We want to see this community thrive! In my free time, my husband and I enjoy traveling and camping just for fun.

Siera Merritt

Even at a young age, I knew I wanted to do something with my life where I was able to work with children. I began my nursing career in pediatric oncology and bone marrow transplant. As my love for children and healthcare continued to grow, so did my desire to be able to use my abilities in more of a community aspect. Duke Health has allowed me to intertwine my passion for children, healthcare, and the community. I love being able to make a meaningful and lasting difference in the lives of children and their families.

Kathryn Keicher

I’m a Durham native with 18 years of clinical social work experience. My background is in maternal fetal health care, pediatrics, and infectious disease. I enjoy partnering with patient families to meet their health goals and building strong relationships with health care teams.

Amanda Atkins

Eighteen years ago, I started my career as an RN in the Duke Intensive Care Nursery. While caring for the most fragile of patients in the unit, I valued the relationships and education of the families of those patients. The sometimes long road to recovery can be made more bearable for a family by a staff focused on education and understanding.

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.