My professional career began in retail as an apparel buyer, but I found those business skills to be equally useful as I transitioned into health care management. For fourteen years, I worked in various health care settings including small and large clinics, a hospital, and a comprehensive cancer center. During this time, I completed a master’s degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Community Health. Upon completion of my degree, I began teaching at Pitt Community College where I taught for ten years before coming to ECU. I also taught for Lenoir Community College and the University of Mount Olive.
I am interested in health care policy and managed care. Health care policy is especially interesting as it has become a fundamental component of our national political and economic discussions.
|July 2017–Present||Clinical Assistant Professor, Health Services and Information Management, East Carolina University|
|January 2007–May 2017||Instructor, Health Care Management Technology, Pitt Community College|
|August 2007–May 2017||Adjunct Instructor, University of Mount Olive|
|April 2015–May 2016||Program Associate, East Carolina University Center for Telepsychiatry and E-Behavioral Health|
|January 2011–July 2011||Instructor, Medical Office Administration, Lenoir Community College|
|July 2003–December 2006||Managed Care Contract Analyst, Lenoir Memorial Hospital|
|November 2001–July 2003||Business Manager, Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center, Brody School of Medicine|
|December 1999–November 2001||Clinical Administrative Manager, Brody School of Medicine|
|May 1996–December 1999||Patient Relations Representative/Supervisor, Brody School of Medicine|
|March 1993–May 1996||Insurance Manager, Kinston Head & Neck Physicians|
|May 1991-March 1993||Buyer, Brody's|