I was born and raised in the Great Lake state and am very new to the Triangle area! I received my Bachelors of Science in Interdisciplinary Health Service at Western Michigan University, located in Kalamazoo, Michigan. I have worked in various health care settings during and after college. Specific areas include behavioral health, veteran care, and geriatric care. Ever since I was kid, I knew that I had wanted to help others in any way I could, so I am so excited to be working in a department that will allow me to continue following my passion.
I am a Greensboro native and a graduate of UNC Greensboro, where I received my BS in Nutrition and Health Coach certification. I have recently completed a Master’s Degree in Public Health Nutrition at Appalachian State University. Prior to joining DukeWELL, I spent six years with NC State University, providing nutrition education programs and leading health initiatives to youth and adults across the Triad. I enjoy building relationships with patients and helping them break down complex needs into small, tangible steps towards their healthcare goals! In my free time, I enjoy cooking, hiking, playing competitive kickball, and paddle boarding on the lake.
I was raised in Rocky Mount, NC and attended UNC Greensboro, where I received my bachelors degree in social work. I obtained my Masters of Science in Social Administration (accredited MSW) from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. I have worked in a healthcare setting for over 10 years and started with Duke Health System in January of 2014. I enjoy building relationships with patients and hope to continue making a positive impact with their healthcare needs.
I’m a north Carolina native. I have experience working with individuals with Mental Health and Substance Use challenges experiencing homelessness. I enjoy giving back to the community through volunteer work. I’m excited to be a part of the DukeWELL Team.
I am a graduate of North Carolina Central University with a BS in Psychology. I have many years of experience in healthcare, and I enjoy engaging with patients. I am very excited to be working with DukeWELL, being able to make a difference in patient outcomes. I also enjoy crafting and going to the movies with my family!
"I have worked in direct patient care and specifically with low-income individuals, pregnant women, families and immigrants. Prior to my position at Duke, I worked in HIV/AIDS research at University of San Francisco California and at community clinics overseeing a CDC funded HIV testing project in clubs in Oakland, CA. In a past life I worked in global health across Africa and Latin America. I hold a Masters of Public Health from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Through these diverse experiences, I have developed a passion for identifying creative and engaging tools to facilitate and promote patient centered engagement in the public health sphere. Outside of work I enjoy gardening, birth doula work, and planning detailed travel itineraries then going on those vacations."
“I graduated from James Madison University (GO DUKES!) in Harrisonburg, Virginia with a degree in Health Services Administration. My husband and I lived in Washington, D.C. before moving to the Triangle in 2014. We have two children that keep us busy with dance, rowing, sailing, music, and band. We love spending time together with our family and friends and our two pets, the great outdoors, and traveling the world together experiencing new cultures. I have been at Duke since 2018 and really enjoy the people and working here at Duke."