Registered Nurse (RN)
Comanche County Health Department
9 years of service
Got any favorite quotes?
“When you can’t find the sunshine,
be the sunshine.”
- author unknown
Who inspires you?
I am inspired every day by my coworkers. I am very blessed to work with such an amazing group of individuals who are truly my work family.
If someone was interested in a public health career, what advice or encouragement would you give them?
I would encourage a career in public health. For me, it has been a rewarding career decision. Every day is interesting and there is always something new to learn. You have the opportunity to provide education and preventive health services to all members of the community from infants to the elderly.
What is the most rewarding experience you have had in public health?
One of my most rewarding experiences in public health involves one of my first TB cases. I visited this gentleman while he was still in the hospital. He was extremely weak, had been sick for a long time and had lost a significant amount of weight. Just standing next to his bed was difficult for him. He was scared he may have cancer. Fortunately, he did not have cancer, but he did have active TB. It was wonderful to watch how much his health improved from when he started taking his TB medication through when he completed therapy. On one of my last visits with him, he was strong enough to be outside mowing his grass and taking care of his chickens which, he enjoyed. He was so very grateful for the TB medication provided and the care provided to his family by providing testing and preventive treatment for them. It is very rewarding to see how see how much the services provided through the health department are appreciated and how they make such a big impact on individuals.