Janet is from upstate New York and moved to the North Carolina area to be closer to her grandchildren. She has 29 years of nursing experience in many different specialties, including over 15 years working as a nursing leader in inpatient, outpatient, and procedural units. Janet is certified in gastroenterology nursing and nurse management and leadership. Her focus is always keeping the patient in the center and ensuring the safety and quality of care to patients we serve.
Florence has extensive background in community mental health with a concentration in child and family services. As a clinical social worker, she has worked with a diverse population in several services areas prior to coming into hospital social work in 2014. What she enjoys about her different roles is the ability to make an impact in patient lives and be an agent of change in their recovery or functioning level.
Katherine, or “Kat” as she prefers to be called, is a nurse who has been with Duke Health since she was a new graduate nurse in 2014 after an 11-year career in Public Radio. She began her nursing career in the Duke University Hospital Emergency Department, and has since worked for the health system as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE), a Transfer Center Nurse, the Duke Health SANE Program Manager, and now as PHMO's Population Health Nurse for the Duke Foster Care Clinic. In 2020, she obtained her MSN in Nursing Informatics. Kat is passionate about community education and ensuring compassionate care coordination for all our patients.
Nursing is not a job, but a calling to serve others. I have a passion and desire to make the community safer and healthier for all populations. I would like to impact the gap of care for all populations, race, age groups, and cultures.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience in community based behavioral health and medical case management. I have always had a passion for working with children and families in various capacities. I enjoy collaborating with others for a common goal to enhance the wellbeing of individuals in need.
Sarah previously worked as an Assistant Director with the Harvard Kennedy School Government Performance Lab, where she provided strategic advice to State Medicaid and Child Welfare Directors on improving services delivery for vulnerable families.
Geri Kanne, ANP-BC, GS-C is an adult nurse practitioner who specializes in the care of older adults. She started her nursing career as an inpatient RN at Duke Hospital many years ago. She went on to become a nurse practitioner, where she worked for many years in oncology before transitioning to geriatrics. She assists with geriatrics program development for primary care sites within the Duke Connected Care network and sees patients in Duke’s geriatric specialty clinics. She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her master’s degree in nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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