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Work experience

Apr 2013Jul 2014

Lactation Peer Counselor

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.

Jul 2007Sep 2012

Social Worker II

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.

Jul 2006Jun 2007

Family Advocate

YVEDDI Head Start

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

Dec 1996Dec 2003

Co-owner and Operator

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.


Sep 1982Jun 1986

Bachelor of Arts

Elmhurst College

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


Jul 2011Dec 2011

Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect

NC Department of Health and Human Services
May 2007

North Carolina Family Support Credential

Duke University
May 2007

 Empowerment Skills for Family Workers Certificate of Achievement

Forsyth Technical Community College

Certificate of Achievement

Nov 2006

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training Certificate of Completion

Northwest AHEC/Wake Forest