Title: Council Member
Municipality: Town of Harrisburg
Position Interested In: At Large - Elected Officials
Tell us why you would like to serve in a leadership position at the League. In particular, specify goals you would like to accomplish as an officer or board member and indicate how, if attained, they will help to achieve Vision 2030 – the League’s future vision of how cities and towns will operate in 2030.
Living and being an elected official in a growing community, I believe it is important to tap into and be apart of initiatives to help improve and chart the course for success of our town. As the culture and demographics in our area are changing at a rapid pace, I believe being a part of the NCLM Board of Directors will give me the opportunity to assist in this shift and provide paths for economic success for the municipality and county. I am excited about the opportunity to join other leaders who serve their communities throughout the state and learn from them ways to advance North Carolina at the municipal level.
Tell us about your experience as a municipal official. You may want to include information on your service on the municipal governing body, other related boards and special areas of interest.
In 2017, I was elected to serve as a Councilwoman with the Town of Harrisburg. This was a historic moment for myself and the town, as I am the first African-American woman to serve in this capacity. For the past, two years of my four-year term, I have taken time to learn my role and how to advance the town. I am also a registered nurse and work with one of the largest healthcare organizations on the Eastern Coast here in NC. I serve on the board of Daymark here in Cabarrus County, I volunteer with the Adult Care Homes Committee with Cabarrus County, I am a member of the Southwest Rotary Club in Cabarrus, and recently helped to spearhead efforts to create a Black Political Caucus for Cabarrus County.
Tell us about your educational background, professional experience, and/or community or civic activities.
2007-2010 Masters of Healthcare Administration in Organizational Leadership: Pfeiffer University, Charlotte, NC
2004-2006 Bachelors of Science in Nursing: UNC Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
2000-2003 Diploma in Nursing: Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing, Charlotte, NC
• North Carolina Board of Nursing – License Number 192630 Active since December 2003
• American Case Management Certification – 2013 - Present
12/2017 to present: Councilwoman-Town of Harrisburg: Harrisburg, NC
5/16 to present: Director-Ambulatory Care Management: Atrium Health – Charlotte, NC
12/12 to 5/16: Manager-Clinical Care Management: Carolinas Healthcare System – Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC
• Atrium Health – Volunteer Ambassador; Team Teal
• YMCA – Camp Thunderbird Nurse Volunteer
• Cabarrus County Adult Care Homes Advisory Committee – Volunteer
• ANA – Palliative Care Advisory Committee and Honorary Award Committee
• Daymark – Board Member
• Pfeiffer University Alumni Board
• Southwest Rotary – Cabarrus County
Have You Participated in Any NCLM Events or Committees?
Town & State Dinner or Town Hall Days
Legislative Lobby Days
Affiliate Organizations: NCBEMO
Please provide any other information you would like the Nominations Committee to consider.
If selected, I am excited to learn and be of service.