Columbus, GA is my home. I attended Hardaway High class of 1977. I join the USAR (United States Army Reserve) in 1978 and was a Medical Lab Specialist (Med. Tech). I started working for Columbus Regional while I was in the Reserves in 1982. Unfortunately I couldn’t get a job as a Clinical lab assistant and I was hired as a phlebotomist. That would be the first of many doors I would walk through at Columbus Regional Healthcare. I was the Accessioning Manager when the department was 1st established. Later, on the job trained to become a certified Histology Technician. The next step was to join Physician division as an office manager and I really loved taking care of those patient but as that department phase out so did that position, and I landed in SOURCE. It was a great opportunity to work with disabled clients and their families.
In December 2003 a week before Christmas I broke my ankle and found a new calling – Nursing.
I graduated from Columbus Technical College with my ADN 2006. I have worked in Surgery as a circulator, Medsurg nurse in neuro., Research took me to John B. Amos Cancer Center and today I am the Breast Health Navigator. I achieved my BSN from Capella University 2019. I have work with two Community health-based programs; West Central Georgia Cancer Coalition (adult focus) and Columbus Wellness (Adult and Children focus). I am a member of Pinehurst Baptist Church and have been a Sunday School teacher for single ladies’ class and the 4th grader class.
I am blessed to have my children here in Columbus as well as my six grandchildren. I love my 4- legged babies too. My animal are rescues but I think they may have saved me.
It has been about 15 years since I started working with WCGCC. I remember my 1st case when the young lady had an abnormal test result and how I was able to help get her to a physician to
work with her. And she is still around to share that story. It is a blessing to be part of an organization that centers on helping our community to a healthier lifestyle. I love being able to tell about upcoming events or activities within our community. A community health advisor are the branches of the WCGCC that sows the seeds in our community. It is an awesome role!
Q: How did you get involved with West Central Georgia Cancer Coalition (WCGCC) -What is your role?
A: I am a community Health Advisor. I can educate our community about services we have available to promote client health and prevention/intervention activities to reduce the episodes of cancer.
Q: Special interest- What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
A In my quiet time I enjoy several different crafting activities, crocheting and I truly enjoy my four-legged babies.
Q: One word that best describes the West Central Georgia Cancer Coalition?
A: Resourceful. They are very creative in helping clients. I really like the resourcefulness of our team to get clients the care they need.