Tuberculosis (TB) Program Manager
14 years of service
Got any favorite quotes?
“Nothing changes if nothing changes”
How did you start working in Public Health?
In 2005, I was needing an 8-5 career so I could spend more time with my family. I started as a clinic nurse in Canadian county and was assigned Tuberculosis (TB). I enjoyed TB because it wasn’t black and white. Each case and contact investigation are different depending on the patient’s lifestyle and drug susceptibility.
Can you share a few highlights of your experience in public health? What is the most rewarding part of your work?
In 2009, Cushing High School had a large contact investigation. We were notified of the case on the last day of school, which was challenging and interesting how fast the word spreads among teenagers with phones.
The most rewarding part of my job is helping others which include, healthcare workers, patients and the general public.
What is the most rewarding experience you have had in Public Health?
Helping others when they are scared, don’t know what to do, and of course helping the patient feel better.
If someone was interested in a public health career (or one in your field), what advice or encouragement would you give them?
Follow your heart, if public health continues to be your desired path then learn to be solution-driven and a little stubborn in order to change barriers.