Joanah is the Program Director for Healthy Start Communities that C.A.R.E. (HSCC). HSCC is a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant-funded program that focuses on the reduction of infant and maternal mortality rates across Daviess, Dubois, Greene, and Martin counties in Indiana. Joanah brings 20 years’ experience as an RN providing direct care to med/surg patients, serving as the Disease Management Specialist for surgical patients, promoting health and wellness throughout corporate businesses and the community, along with providing diabetes education and health coaching. Joanah holds a health coaching certification through the American Council on Exercise (ACE), as well as completed Coaching Healthy Behaviors through The Cooper Institute. Her experience outside of clinical work includes facilitating community groups and networking to improve health outcomes at various levels. Leading the HSCC program and having the opportunity to promote women’s health and healthy pregnancies, mother and infant well-being, and father involvement keep her motivated in her work, as these areas have personally impacted her and her family. Her relatability to these efforts help bring a tailored approach to the HSCC program.