Care Specialists

Joshua Alexander

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CHES
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I am very excited to be working with DukeWELL. I graduated from North Carolina Central University, where I received a BS in Public Health Education. I enjoy helping others, being outdoors, traveling and spending time with my family and friends.

Malik Kennedy

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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.

Tara Ilsley

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MPH
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"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."

Melissa Zuromski

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“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."

Tashira McGill

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MS
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I was born and raised in Durham, and I am an avid Duke Basketball fan! I have a masters in General Psychology and a long history of serving patients with behavioral health needs, as well as those experiencing homelessness. I don’t believe we can adequately help patients address their internal needs without first addressing those external Social Drivers of Health needs. Helping others by making them feel respected, heard, and important is at my professional core. Currently, I help my new PHMO colleagues get acclimated to the amazing work we do within population health! I enjoy listening to rap and R&B music (I am the biggest Beyoncé and Drake fan!). I like almost anything that sparkles, as well as traveling with my family and friends, reading, and cooking.