Memorial is celebrating Women’s History Month by spotlighting members of our team who are committed to improving the health and wellness of our community. These inspiring women were nominated by their peers.
We hope you enjoy learning about these inspiring Memorial team members!
Jennifer is a Family Nurse Practitioner at the Memorial-Vigilant Health Center. In her role, she has the opportunity to care for all Memorial team members. Her nominator said, “She is smart, hardworking, and always willing to pitch in and help other employees. I saw Jennifer as a patient, and she completely changed my health and life. Since being a patient of hers, I am taking back control of my health and well-being. She not only has inspired me as a nurse to be better in my practice, but she has inspired me to further my education and has been a huge support during my education journey. She is just a great co-worker, friend, wife, and mother.”
In addition to working at the Memorial-Vigilant Health Center, Jennifer also works at physician clinics on the weekends “because she is inspired to help others and promote overall well-being and optimal health in our community. She truly is a healthcare hero.”
We asked Jennifer a few questions to get to know her more.
What goes through your mind when you think of women who joined the workforce before you?
“I feel a sense of pride when I think of everything that the amazing women before me have done. It is because of their selflessness and sacrifices that I able to be in the workforce. I am forever grateful and honored to be a part of that movement.”
Have you drawn professional inspiration from other women? Tell us about someone who has inspired you.
“I draw inspiration daily from all the wonderful women in my life. My mother and grandmother are my heroes. They have shaped me into the hardworking woman that I have become. My professional inspirations come from Heather Boyd, FNP, and Katherine Thomas, FNP. I have learned how to be a better provider because of them. I have also formed lifelong friendships with them.”
What is one thing you wish more people knew about women in the workplace?
“That women are valuable members of any team in the workplace. Women are doing more to support their teams and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in the workforce.”
Congratulations on your nomination, Jennifer, and thank you for your dedication to our community!