What prompted you to join Southside Wellness Coalition?

The Southside Wellness Coalition provides me a direct instrument to effect change for the better in the lives of some of our most disenfranchised community members – those battling the issues of substance misuse.

What do you consider to be one of Southside’s biggest challenges?

We are such a geographically large area with a low population density. As a result it is challenging to draw people together to work for positive change.

What do you consider to be one of Southside’s biggest strengths?

One of Southside’s biggest strengths is a wonderful and rich tradition of taking care of our own. Communities here have long been pillars for their members.

What work or activity takes up most of your time?

I left the full-time workforce in 2017 to return to college in pursuit of a degree in Substance Misuse Counseling.

What is a fun fact about you that not many people know?

I love all things culinary!