After working as a newspaper reporter and a fund-raiser, I stumbled into public health 17 years ago. When I was interviewing for the job, I was struck by the deep caring and commitment I felt among the people who were interviewing me. After so many years working in public health in N.C., I can honestly say that I have found my proper "place." Serving the "community as patient" in ways that improve the health of individuals, groups and whole communities is extremely rewarding -- and I work with some of the hardest-working, best people in the world.
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