I have worked in a OB-GYN office for 12 years. During that time, I took some billing classes and obtained my CPC license. I worked as a OB-GYN coder for 5 years and decided I wanted to have more patient contact, and that is why I decided to come to DukeWELL. I am a mom of two boys—one is a senior, and the other is in 8th grade. We keep very busy with sports and church.
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.
Since 1996, I have collaborated with learners in traditional and non-traditional classrooms, including community college, university, elementary, intergenerational, homeschool, and early childhood. The contiguous thread throughout my work is to co-create mindsets, heart-sets, environments, and practices that enliven learning and wellness among young children and adults. In my new role as a Pediatric Community Health Worker with Duke, I hope to expand the ways I am able to contribute to integral health.
I am an experienced Credentialed EPIC Consultant with a strong background in training, healthcare, organizational management, customer service, and sales. My healthcare, corporate, and entrepreneurial experience, along with EPIC Ambulatory and Inpatient training and activation support, gives me a unique and practical understanding of healthcare technology and business operations. I am self-motivated with proven leadership skills, a team player, and an extraordinary communicator. My ability to learn and adapt to the ever-evolving healthcare work environments makes me an outstanding addition to DukeWELL.
I am a Durham, NC native, born to Salvadoran parents. I am passionate about healthcare and the improvement of our community. I enjoy walks in nature and listening to music.
I graduated from Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, NC (J-C-S-U!!!) with a bachelors degree in Political Science, and I'm currently working on a masters degree in Public Administration from Strayer University. I have been a part of Duke Health since 2015, and my absolute favorite part of working for Duke is caring and assisting my patients with their healthcare needs. In my down time, I love spending time with my family and watching my children grow and flourish into little awesome people.
I have worked with Duke Access Services as an appointment coordinator and referral specialist. I have also worked with Duke PRMO as a Financial Care Counselor. I am excited to work with DukeWELL to build a healthier community by assisting with coordination of preventive care.
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 am a Chapel Hill native, and I have experience in the ealthcare field and telecommunications. I am a mother of one, and in my free time, I enjoy creating art, having family time, and watching movies.