Business Manager / Bryan, Choctaw, McCurtain & Pushmataha counties
12 years of service
Got any favorite quotes?
“Anything worth doing is worth over doing.”
Who inspires you?
Even though they are both adults now, my kids inspire me. I continually want to be who they need me to be and for them to see me succeed. I want them to see, while I may fail at times, I never stop trying. I actually want them to see the good as well as the not so good in me then use that knowledge to their advantage when making their own life choices.
What is the most rewarding experience you have had in public health?
There are many things I have found rewarding throughout my time in public health. When asked this question though, my first thought is always from my SoonerStart days. There was a little boy in the program when I began working who had experienced a stroke in utero. He was only a year old when I started and seeing his improvement by the age of three, thanks to dedicated providers and a resilient momma who soaked in every bit of advice given to her, solidified to me that public health was exactly where I needed to be. It encouraged me to set a goal for myself to reach a position where I felt I could contribute and make a difference. Having the opportunity to be an administrative assistant then moving into my current role as a business manager allowed me to work and, hopefully, benefit the business side of public health in the counties I serve.