I am a Community Engagement Representative for Passport. I get to travel around my region and educate, engage, and work with members, advocates, provider offices, etc. I also get to represent Passport in many different ways such as sitting/advising on committees, interagency councils, advisory boards, events, and much more.
What do you love about working with our members/advocates?
Stories. Everyone has a story, and with my job I am able to get to know each individual, hear their stories, and build lasting relationships. I also love to get to help people. I have a passion for serving my communities and helping those who need it.
What’s one of your favorite memories of working with our community?
At a member education session, a gentleman told me about how Passport saved his life. Because of Passport he was able to get the treatment he desperately needed. After getting help, he now has a steady job and is the primary provider for his family. Hearing these amazing stories are one of the great things that comes with my job.
Being a community engagement rep, my impact is limitless. I am the bridge to resources for members and the general public. I am able to make a real difference in the health and quality of life of my communities and our members. Having the ability to help break the barriers for better health and well-being is an amazing thing.
What do you love about the community you serve?
I am my community; I have spent my whole life in Eastern KY. This area helped create the person I am today and I am forever grateful and I will do everything I can to help my communities to thrive.
How do you think we can improve health and quality of life for Medicaid/Medicare members in Kentucky?
We need to be more active in our preventative care. Having checkups, teeth cleanings, and eye checks can seem overwhelming but it is necessary for a healthier KY.
Tell us a little bit about you!
I am 27 years old and I have lived all 27 years in Eastern KY. I have a beautiful fiancé and daughter and I am planning on getting married in November. I also have two dogs, Lucy and Tank. My favorite hobbies include working out and anything to do with sports. My favorite quote is “Leave this world a little better than you found it.” I try to live that quote every day and do my part to help.