At the end of September, we gladly welcomed Jonell Grier to the team!
As a graduate of Ohio State University with a BA in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Cincinnati, her career began in the field of Child Protective Services (CPS). This work as a Licensed Social Worker in both rural and urban settings in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Henderson County, North Carolina changed the lives of countless children and their families. Fifteen years of learning to positively intervene in families and communities built a foundation of strong interpersonal skills and a belief that working in service to others is ones’ highest calling.
In 2001 Jonell began a new career in Nursing, attending Blue Ridge Community College and joining the staff of Hope Behavioral Health at Park Ridge Hospital. As a Registered Nurse, she has experienced the struggles of adult women facing Eating Disorders and other addictive behaviors, the balance of treating the medically-fragile with emotional disorders, and the challenges of families coping with psychiatric issues of their aging loved ones, dementia, and the increased need for supervision and care. She has acute medical nursing skills from Med/Surg and ICU experience at Transylvania Regional Hospital and has trained CNA’s as Adjunct Instructor at Blue Ridge Community College.
She joins the CareHeartedly team as an RN Supervisor to serve alongside our Caregiver staff, clients, and their families/communities by providing thoughtful, compassionate intervention, supervision, training, and support through it all.