1. Tell us about yourself.
I value intentional community with neighbors and friends, reading, coffee, being active outside no matter the weather, and I have too many other hobbies to keep track of or be very good at them! A few are: knitting, gardening, home renovation projects, cycling, baking, bread-making, and begrudgingly running with my husband.
2. Fun fact about you!
I lived in Memphis, Tennessee in the inner city and that is where the desire to serve and love the medically vulnerable and refugee populations became a lifelong desire of mine. Also, I wasn’t kidding about being active in all seasons, my husband and I have hiked the last 4 weekends in a row.
3. What were you doing before working at Covenant Community Care?
Before Covenant I worked at an FQHC in Grand Rapids. I also have experience working inpatient in med/surg oncology and inpatient hospice and palliative care in both Memphis and Detroit.
4. How did you get connected with Covenant Community Care and/or find out about it?
I met Paul Propson and Bob Hoey at a CCHF conference in 2017. They heard I was from metro Detroit and were convinced my husband and I should live and work here after he completed his medical training. Bob and Paul must have prayed a lot after that day because at the time I had no interest in moving back to the area OR working in a clinic!
5. How long have you been working at Covenant Community Care?
Since October 2019.
6. What is it about Covenant Community Care that keeps you here?
I desire to use my medical skills to serve the community that I live around; a community that otherwise most likely will not get good medical care elsewhere because of social status, ability to pay, among other things. Thankfully Covenant works to fill that gap in Metro Detroit, and that is why I work here: because we can’t do it alone, it takes the whole community to care!