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Office of Healthy Aging Research, Education, and Services (OHARES)
Chronic Disease Self-Management Program Leaders

The Office of Healthy Aging Research, Education, and Services (OHARES) aims to advance population health by increasing access to and utilization of Stanford University's evidence-based Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs [i.e., the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP), Chronic Pain Self-Management Program (CPSMP), and Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP)].  Studies evaluating the effects of CDSMP participation among adults with a myriad of chronic conditions (e.g., cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) across the lifespan have documented the following: (1) improvements in participants' health behaviors, health status - - i.e., well-being, quality of life, symptom intrusion, and level of functioning; (2) improvements in self-efficacy - - i.e., individual's belief that he/she has the knowledge and skills to effectively self-manage his/her chronic conditions; and, (3) decreases in participants' emergency department and inpatient hospital utilization.  As a licensed provider of these programs, OHARES partners with various community-based organizations to (1) increase access to and utilization of such programs by residents in rural and often impoverished parts of eastern North Carolina and (2) train Leaders to implement such workshops in these often under-served areas.  Emphasis is placed on the implementation of barrier-free access to CDSMP workshops - - i.e., all workshops are free-of-charge for participants and all leader trainings are free for people who are interested in running these workshops for under-served populations.

The following is a partial listing of trained CDSMP Leaders.  To book a free CDSMP Workshop or Leader Training for your community, please contact the program coordinators - - i.e., Dr. John Kerbs (kerbsj@ecu.edu or call 252-328-5546) or Dr. Jennifer Jolley (jolleyj15@ecu.edu or call 850-212-1291).

Maudia Ahmad Name: Maudia Ahmad, MSW, LCSWA
Organization: Koinonia Christian Center Church
Shana Barnes Name: Shana Barnes, Medical Assistant
Organization: Metropolitan Community Health Services, Inc.
Vandora Barrett Name: Vandora Barrett, H.Ed,B.S. (Health Educator, Teen Pregnancy Prevention)
Organization: WATCH Health Care Program
Jacklon Beard Name: Jacklon Beard, RN,BSN,CDE (Diabetes Center Coordinator)
Organization: Diabetes Community Center, Lumberton, NC
Shantell Cheek Name: Shantell Cheek, MAEd, RN
Organization: Koinonia Christian Center Church
Naisha Coley Name: Naisha Coley, MPH (WATCH Health Educator)
Organization:
WATCH Health Care Program
Kelli Corbett Name: Kelli Corbett, FNP-C (Family Nurse Practitioner-Certified)
Organization: WATCH Health Care Program
Lisa Croom Name: Lisa Croom, Medical Assistant
Organization: Metropolitan Community Health Services, Inc.
Dr. Frank Debrah Name: Dr. Frank Debrah, Pharmacist
Organization: Metropolitan Community Health Services, Inc.
Shawn Desmond Name: Shawn Desmond, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Organization: Metropolitan Community Health Services, Inc.
Debbie Dison Name: Debbie Dixon
Vidant Medical Center
Organization: Eastern Carolina Injury Prevention Program
Paige Field Name: Paige Field, BS Public Health (Case Manager)
Organization: WATCH Health Care Program
Tonya Foreman Name: Tonya Foreman
Organization: Koinonia Christian Center Membership Services Director
Gwen Gilbert Name: Gwen Gilbert, Perinatal Clinician for Medication Assisted Treatment
Organization: Metropolitan Community Health Services, Inc.
Brandy Green Name: Brandy Green, Clinical Director, Substance Abuse Program
Organization: Metropolitan Community Health Services, Inc.
Taylor Hammonds Name: Taylor Hammonds, B.S. (Healthy People, Healthy Carolinas Outreach Assistant)
Organization: Southeastern Health
Keith Harris Name: Keith Harris, Member, Board of Directors
Organization: Metropolitan Community Health Services, Inc.
Wendy Harris Name: Wendy Harris, Medial Assistant, Clinical Coordinator
Organization: Metropolitan Community Health Services, Inc.
Vina Hassell Name: Dr. Vina Andrews Hassell, B.A, M.A., D.Min
Associate Pastor
Organization: Sycamore Hill Missionary Baptist Church
Cathy Hunt Name: Nancy Catherine "Cathy" Hunt, MAEd.
(Healthy People, Healthy Carolinas Grant Facilitator)
Organization: Southeastern Health
Randall Hunt Name: Randall "Adam" Hunt, B.S. (Healthy People, Healthy Carolinas Grant Assistant)
Organization: Southeastern Health
Helen Johnson Name: Helen Johnson
Organization: Koinonia Christian Center Church
Kathy Johnson Name: Kathy Johnson, FNP (Family Nurse Practitioner)
Organization: WATCH Health Care Program
Cameron Karrenbauer Name: Cameron S. Karrenbauer, MS (Community Nutritionist)
Organization: Southeastern Health
Donald Keys Name: Donald Keys, Peer Advocate, Substance Abuse Program
Organization: Metropolitan Community Health Services, Inc.
Teresa Little Name: Teresa Little, Site Leader, Billing Coordinator
Organization: Metropolitan Community Health Services, Inc.
Kelly Luft Name: Kelly Luft, BA (Pharmaceutical Representative)
Organization: WATCH Health Care Program
Michael McDuffie Name: Michael McDuffie, Executive Director
Organization: Metropolitan Community Health Services, Inc.
Cynthia Medina Name: Cynthia Medina, Referral Specialist, Patient Services Representatives
Organization: Metropolitan Community Health Services, Inc.
Jesica Mendez Name: Jesica Mendez, Referral Specialist, Patient Services Representative
Organization: Metropolitan Community Health Services, Inc.
Cleo Mitchell Name: Cleo Mitchell, RMA (Registered Medical Assistant)
Organization: WATCH Health Care Program
Lettita Nobles Name: Lettita Nobles (Administrative Assistant)
Organization: WATCH Health Care Program
Victoria Peele Name: Victoria Peele, Medical Assistant
Organization: Metropolitan Community Health Services, Inc.
Lekeisha Roberson Name: Lekeisha Roberson, Medical Assistant
Organization: Metropolitan Community Health Services, Inc.
Jane Rose Name: Reverend Jane Rose, Minister
Organization: Fountain Presbyterian Church
Pamela Silver Name: Pamela Silver
Organization: Fountain Presbyterian Church
Laquana Sinclair Name: Laquana Sinclair, MPH
(Healthy People, Healthy Carolinas Evidence Based Intervention Specialist)
Organization: Southeastern Health
Tiffany Thomas Name: Tiffany Thomas, Medical Assistant
Organization: Metropolitan Community Health Services, Inc.
Dera Vincent Name: Dera Vincent, Certified Medical Assistant, Substance Abuse Program
Organization: Metropolitan Community Health Services, Inc.
Tammy Vines Name: Tammy Vines, Eldress and Associate Pastor
Organization: Zion Chapel United American Free Will Baptist Church
Talesha Wallace Name: Talesha Wallace, Lead Certified Medical Assistant
Organization: Metropolitan Community Health Services, Inc.
Jennifer Waters Name: Jennifer Waters, FNP-C (Family Nurse Practitioner-Certified)
Organization: WATCH Health Care Program
Melissa Whiteside Name: Melissa Whiteside, CMA (Certified Medical Assistant)
Organization: WATCH Health Care Program
Isabelle Wicker Name: Isabelle Wicker
Organization: Koinonia Christian Center Church

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