Office of Healthy Aging Research, Education, and Services (OHARES)
Chronic Disease/Pain 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 Program (CDSMP) and Chronic Pain Self-Management Program (CPSMP).  These programs were developed and tested by research scientists at Stanford University’s School of Medicine and the Self-Management Resource Center (SMRC).  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. The CPSMP was developed for adults with conditions, injuries, or health events that cause chronic pain (e.g., diabetes, arthritis, fibromyalgia, cancer, heart conditions, back strain, falls, heavy lifting, motor vehicle accidents, traumatic injuries, surgery, depression, kidney disease, etc.). Studies evaluating the effects of CPSMP participation find that people who complete these workshops learn how to (1) apply self-management skills to significantly reduce their level and intensity of pain and (2) manage associated problems such as tiredness, anxiety, sadness, fatigue, difficulty in meeting obligations independently, and disruptions in daily routines related to self-care, household and family responsibilities, work, education, church, and social commitments.

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 and southeastern 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/CPSMP 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/CPSMP Leaders.  To book a free CDSMP/CPSMP Workshop or Leader Training for your community, please contact the Co-Directors of OHARES’ Chronic Disease and Pain Self-Management Program Initiative - - 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).



Dr U. Grant Baldwin Name: Dr. U. Grant Baldwin, Jr., DBH, LCAS-A (Director of Integrated Behavioral Health)
Organization: OIC Family Medical Center
Program: CDSMP and CPSMP Leader
Vandora Barrett Name: Vandora Barrett, H.Ed, B.S. (Health Educator, Teen Pregnancy Prevention)
Organization: WATCH Health Care Program
Program: CDSMP Leader
Jacklon Beard Name: Jacklon Beard, RN,BSN,CDE (Diabetes Center Coordinator)
Organization: Diabetes Community Center, Lumberton, NC
Program: CDSMP Leader
Angel D. Bowden Name: Angel D. Bowden, BSN, RN (Registered Nurse and Practice Manager)
Organization: CommWell Health
Program: CDSMP and CPSMP Leader
Kimberly Bullard Name: Kimberly Bullard (Registered Nurse)
Organization: CommWell Health
Program: CDSMP and CPSMP Leader
Adelina Cato Name: Adelina Cato, BA (Medical Administrative Assistant)
Organization: OIC Family Medical Center
Program: CDSMP and CPSMP Leader
Naisha Coley Name: Naisha Coley, MPH (WATCH Health Educator)
Organization:
WATCH Health Care Program
Program: CDSMP Leader
Kelli Corbett Name: Kelli Corbett, FNP-C (Family Nurse Practitioner-Certified)
Organization: WATCH Health Care Program
Program: CDSMP Leader
Shawn Desmond Name: Shawn Desmond, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Organization: Martin-Tyrrell-Washington District Health
Program: CDSMP Leader
Nicole (Angela Nicole) Evans Name: Nicole (Angela Nicole) Evans, MSW, LCSW (Integrated Behavioral Health Provider)
Organization: OIC Family Medical Center
Program: CDSMP and CPSMP Leader

Paige Field Name: Paige Field, BS Public Health (Case Manager)
Organization: WATCH Health Care Program
Program: CDSMP Leader
Davneatra Foster Name: Davneatra Foster, MSW, LCSW (Behavioral Health Provider)
Organization: OIC Family Medical Center
Program: CDSMP and CPSMP Leader
Claudia A. Garrett Name: Claudia A. Garrett (Patient Centered Health Coach)
Organization: CommWell Health
Program: CDSMP and CPSMP Leader
Tory Graham Name: Tory Graham, MSW, LCSW, LCAS-A (Behavioral Health Specialist, Lead)
Organization: CommWell Health
Program: CDSMP and CPSMP Leader
Taylor Hammonds Name: Taylor Hammonds, B.S. (Healthy People, Healthy Carolinas Outreach Assistant)
Organization: Southeastern Health
Program: CDSMP Leader
Wendy Harris Name: Wendy Harris, Medial Assistant, Clinical Coordinator
Organization: Hookerton Family Practice
Program: CDSMP Leader
Christy Hawley Name: Christy Hawley, MA, LPC, NCC (Behavioral Health Specialist)
Organization: CommWell Health
Program: CDSMP and CPSMP Leader
Jessica Hernandez Name: Jessenia Hernandez (Health Coach)
Organization: CommWell Health
Program: CDSMP and CPSMP Leader
Shon Hicks Name: Shon Hicks (Medical Assistant)
Organization: OIC Family Medical Center
Program: CDSMP Leader
Renee (Becky Renee) Hollis Name: Renee (Becky Renee) Hollis, LPN (Care Coordinator II/Chronic Care Management
Organization: OIC Family Medical Center
Program: CDSMP and CPSMP Leader
Heather Howard Name: Heather Howard, MSW, LCSWA (Care Manager)
Organization: MedNorth Health Center
Program: CPSMP Leader
Cathy Hunt Name: Nancy Catherine "Cathy" Hunt, MAEd.
(Healthy People, Healthy Carolinas Grant Facilitator)
Organization: Southeastern Health
Program: CDSMP Leader
Randall Hunt Name: Randall "Adam" Hunt, B.S. (Healthy People, Healthy Carolinas Grant Assistant)
Organization: Southeastern Health
Program: CDSMP Leader
MedNorth Name: Althea Johnson, MSM (Chief Executive Officer)
Organization: MedNorth Health Center
Program: CPSMP Leader
Kathy Johnson Name: Kathy Johnson, FNP (Family Nurse Practitioner)
Organization: WATCH Health Care Program
Program: CDSMP Leader
Cameron Karrenbauer Name: Cameron S. Karrenbauer, MS (Community Nutritionist)
Organization: Southeastern Health
Program: CDSMP Leader
Kelly Luft Name: Kelly Luft, BA (Pharmaceutical Representative)
Organization: WATCH Health Care Program
Program: CDSMP Leader
Evelyn R. Majachani Name: Evelyn R. Majachani, MHA, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Organization: OIC Family Medical Center
Program: CDSMP Leader
Tania J. Moon Name: Tania J. Moon, MSW, LCSW (Integrated Behavioral Health Provider)
Organization: OIC Family Medical Center
Program: CDSMP and CPSMP Leader
Cleo Mitchell Name: Cleo Mitchell, RMA (Registered Medical Assistant)
Organization: WATCH Health Care Program
Program: CDSMP Leader
Patricia Neville Name: Patricia Neville, MHA, BSW (Care Coordination Manager)
Organization: OIC Family Medical Center
Program: CDSMP Leader
Evie Nicklas Name: Evie Nicklas, MSW, LCSW (Behavioral Health Program Director)
Organization: MedNorth Health Center
Program: CPSMP Leader
Lettita Nobles Name: Lettita Nobles (Administrative Assistant)
Organization: WATCH Health Care Program
Program: CDSMP Leader
Leroy Oakley Name: Leroy Oakley, MPH, CPA (Chief Financial Officer)
Organization: MedNorth Health Center
Program: CPSMP Leader
Shameca Ricks Name: Shameca Ricks, MSW, LCSW, LCAS-A (Behavioral Health Provider)
Organization: OIC Family Medical Center
Program: CDSMP and CPSMP Leader
Tisa Roberts Name: Dr. Tisa O. Roberts, MD, BCFP (Medical Director)
Organization: OIC Family Medical Center
Program: CDSMP and CPSMP Leader
Leroy Oakley Name: Gladys Sanders (Billing Liaison)
Organization: MedNorth Health Center
Program: CPSMP Leader
Pamela Silver Name: Pamela Silver
Organization: Woman to Woman Ministries
Program: CDSMP Leader
Ann Simmons Name: Ann Simmonds, MA, LPA, LCAS, CCS, MAC (Behavioral Health Therapist)
Organization: MedNorth Health Center.
Program: CPSMP Leader
Laquana Sinclair Name: Laquana Sinclair, MPH
(Healthy People, Healthy Carolinas Evidence Based Intervention Specialist)
Organization: Southeastern Health
Program: CDSMP Leader
Patricia Smellie Name: Patricia Smellie (Medical Assistant)
Organization: OIC Family Medical Center
Program: CDSMP Leader
Larry Smith Name: Larry Smith, PharmD, (Pharmacy Director)
Organization: MedNorth Health Center
Program: CPSMP Leader
Janet Stroughton Name: Janet Stroughton, MA, LCAS, CCS (Chief Operations Officers)
Organization: MedNorth Health Center
Program: CPSMP Leader
Tammy Vines Name: Tammy Vines, Eldress and Associate Pastor
Organization: Zion Chapel United American Free Will Baptist Church
Program: CDSMP Leader
Jennifer Waters Name: Jennifer Waters, FNP-C (Family Nurse Practitioner-Certified)
Organization: WATCH Health Care Program
Program: CDSMP Leader
Erin Williamson Name: Erin Williamson, FNP-C
Organization: MedNorth Health Center
Program: CPSMP Leader
Melissa Whiteside Name: Melissa Whiteside, CMA (Certified Medical Assistant)
Organization: WATCH Health Care Program
Program: CDSMP Leader

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