Member Spotlight: Jeanette Grimes

What prompted you to join Southside Wellness Coalition? I am acquainted with the great work Southside Wellness Coalition has done and is doing in our local communities. I had been attending meetings for over a year. I thought to myself, “I want to take my advocacy and action further.” Those thoughts are what prompted me…

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Member Spotlight: Laura Castle

What prompted you to join Southside Wellness Coalition? I have participated in several of the community trainings and found these to be beneficial. As a result of this I have been on the mailing list for quite some time and was recently asked to join the Leadership Team. What do you consider to be one…

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Member Spotlight: Christine Pennington

What prompted you to join Southside Wellness Coalition? I joined SWC to be a part of an organization that identifies the community needs, creates awareness, and works to spearhead change. What do you consider to be one of Southside’s biggest challenges? Creating a cohesive approach between agencies to adjusting community problems within rural Virginia. What…

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Member Spotlight: Sherry Elaina Martin

What prompted you to join Southside Wellness Coalition? I have seen firsthand, both personally and professionally, how substance use disorder can impact not only an individual and their family, but an entire community. Being part of an organization that is dedicated to reducing the impact drugs have on our community is a privilege, as well…

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Member Spotlight: Christy Moseley

What prompted you to join Southside Wellness Coalition? When I joined VCU and became Practice Manager for our Community Health and Wellness and Behavioral Health Practices, CMH was part of SWC. I was invited to work with the coalition on behalf of CMH, feeling I would learn and work well with the coalition for our…

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Member Spotlight: Liam Hudson

What prompted you to join Southside Wellness Coalition? I have a deep love for my community and a passion for advocating for everyone’s access to healthcare, housing, and wellbeing. What do you consider to be one of Southside’s biggest challenges? Many folks I encounter are often afraid to seek help until it is too late…

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Member Spotlight: Patrice Clayton

What prompted you to join Southside Wellness Coalition? I have always been passionate about serving others. I have over 15 years’ experience working in the mental and behavioral health field and when I was approached by a friend to join, I knew that this would be a great opportunity to help serve my community. I…

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Member Spotlight: Gavin Jordan

What prompted you to join Southside Wellness Coalition? My personal experiences with mental health. What do you consider to be one of Southside’s biggest challenges? I believe the stigma that exists around mental health poses more of a challenge to small-town, rural counties like ours. In an environment where you feel someone you know is…

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Member Spotlight: Aimee Wootton

What prompted you to join Southside Wellness Coalition? I am a prevention specialist for Southside Behavioral Health in partnership with Kenan Tyner-Smith and even though I am still learning and training, I have became so passionate about helping the community in a bigger aspect through prevention and education. After serving the community and surrounding locations…

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Member Spotlight: Dominique Watson

What prompted you to join Southside Wellness Coalition? I became a representative for SVHEC and later decided I wanted to be more involved. What do you consider to be one of Southside’s biggest challenges? Community involvement especially youth What do you consider to be one of Southside’s biggest strengths? Teamwork amongst the group If you…

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