About Me

My grandmother and I (1997)

I bring both life experience and authority to this field. I have a Masters in Education with an emphasis in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Certificates in “Fundamentals of Gerontology” and “Managing Health and Chronic Conditions in Older Adults” from the University of Southern California at Davis. I am a member of the National Aging in Place Council, the American Society of Aging, the National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants, and the Alliance of Professional Health Advocates. I have volunteered with the Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) at the Five Points Active Adults Center, as well as teach a monthly seminar called “Aging Well” at my church and speak widely and frequently to audiences across the Triangle. I came to this career through the experience of helping care for my father-in-law until he passed away, which I wrote about for the New York Times. I write frequently on elder issues for WRAL. (To read some of the 200+ columns to date, visit: https://www.wral.com/lifestyles/agingwell/ Prior to this, I worked and taught at Duke University for nearly a decade. I also worked in the tech industry in San Francisco prior to returning to North Carolina to be close to family.

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