Louise joined the NCCHW team in March 2021 as the Healthy Aging Results Specialist. She provides evaluation and other support for the Building Our Largest Dementia Infrastructure initiative and for several other Center projects and most enjoys scientific writing and data visualization. Prior to joining the Center, she contracted with the NC Infant-Toddler Program as a developmental therapist for young children with special needs and provided coaching to the families and caregivers of children with developmental delays and those experiencing behavioral and social-emotional difficulties. During her graduate study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she was selected as a trainee in the Maternal Child Health Public Health Social Work Leadership program. She has completed the Racial Equity Institute’s Phase I training and is passionate about racial and health equity. She is fluent in Spanish and, in her free time, enjoys yoga, doing puzzles, reading and making jewelry.
- BA - Warren Wilson College - 1985
- MSW - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - 2000