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, 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 again in 2020 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 families safe. 

My Background

  • Masters of Science Degree in Epidemiology/Public Health from Columbia University
  • Masters of Science in Social Research from Florida State University
  • Former President of the Gwinnett County Federation of Democratic Women
  • Worked in public health and epidemiology in Georgia, Florida, Maine, New Jersey, and New York; Former consultant to the CDC
  • Former County Health Director
  • Published researcher
  • Certified teacher in Georgia; substitute all over Gwinnett County
  • 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)
  • Wife, Mother, Grammy and tennis player


Affiliations

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

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"Bringing Democratic values back to our hometown"

I am an epidemiologist and a passionate healthcare and education advocate ready to fight for people — Not special interests.