I am a lifelong Democrat and Executive Committee member in the Gwinnett and Georgia Democratic Parties. I have experience  working at the local, state, and federal levels of government including the Florida Legislature, FEMA, and Florida Departments of Health and Revenue.   I have experience in public health as an Epidemiologist, working with county health departments in performance improvement, children's mental health, aging and adult services, economic services, home care for the elderly, Alzeimer's disease clearinghouse and epidemic analysis.    

I have also been a FAMU Associate Professor and Acting Director of a county health department.


As a candidate for House District 104 in 2018, I was the first Democrat in 8 years to oppose the incumbent Republican.  I'm on the ballot to make sure Gwinnett County and HD104 residents have a choice when they vote in November to increase the quality of life for all our residents and to keep our kids and families safe.

My Background

  • Masters of Science Degree in Epidemiology/Public Health from Columbia University - School of Public Health
  • Masters of Science (Sociology/Applied) Social Research from Florida State University - College of Social Sciences and Public Policy
  • Former President of the Gwinnett Federation of Democratic Women
  • Worked in Public Health and Epidemiology in Georgia, Florida, Maine, New Jersey, and New York; Former Consultant to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • County Health Director preparing for an International Bio-terrorism Exercise
  • Developed and directed the pilot study of the Responsible Fatherhood Program for FL Department of Juvenile Justice and directed the FL Legislative Study on Dentistry
  • Taught Epidemiology and Public/Community Health at FAMU
  • Consulted to: 
    • University of S. Maine on elder care/hospital utilization
    • UFL on technological advances
    • FEMA on fire mitigation in FL
    • Emory University on grants
  • Certified teacher in Georgia
  • Member of the American Public Health Association
  • Member of the Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association of Gwinnett(CPAAAG), and the Gwinnett Citizens Emergency Response Team (CERT)
  • Community volunteer
  • Travel agent
  • Small business owner
  • Wife, Mother, Grammy and member Alta/USTA tennis teams


Affiliations

In 2018, I was endorsed by the Gwinnett Education Association and the Georgia Education Association.

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