Work experience

Work experience

Lactation Peer Counselor

Apr 2013 - Jul 2014
Stokes County Health Department

Case Management for breastfeeding women enrolled in the Stokes County North Carolina Women, Infant and Children Nutrition Program (WIC). Duties included providing support and encouragement to participants, breastfeeding/infant feeding education,  consistent contact and community referrals.

Social Worker II

Jul 2007 - Sep 2012
Stokes County Health Department

Case/Care Management for both the Pregnancy Care Management and the Care Coordination for Children Programs in Stokes County, North Carolina.  Duties included recruitment of participants, developing care plans based on observation, assessment and the needs of clients,  providing referrals, social and counseling services, monthly home visits and maintaining client files.

Family Advocate

Jul 2006 - Jun 2007
YVEDDI Head Start

Family Advocate duties include recruitment of families, assessment of children for placement, selection of families and enrollment of participants

Co-owner and Operator

Dec 1996 - Dec 2003
Dozing D Ranch

Co-owner and operator for a  family farm located in Bainbridge, Indiana.  Duties included daily maintenance of property and livestock, bookkeeping, personnel management, inventory, advertising and  sales.



Bachelor of Arts

Sep 1982 - Jun 1986
Elmhurst College

 Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, with an emphasis in Education, from a  private liberal arts college in Elmhurst Illinois.



Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect

Jul 2011 - Dec 2011
NC Department of Health and Human Services

North Carolina Family Support Credential

May 2007
Duke University

 Empowerment Skills for Family Workers Certificate of Achievement

May 2007
Forsyth Technical Community College

Certificate of Achievement

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training Certificate of Completion

Nov 2006
Northwest AHEC/Wake Forest