Bios

Lisa Rowe

Lisa Rowe joined the CapitalCare Collaborative as Project Manager for the Wake Crisis Cooperative in January 2009. A year later she stepped into the role of CCC Director. Prior to coming to the CCC, she spent five years managing National Service Programs in the southeast and gulf coast regions with Habitat for Humanity International. Lisa has a BA in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from NCSU. Her career has been spent working in the public and non-profit arenas developing and managing programs for various at-risk populations including the homeless, ex-offenders, immigrant families, and youth. She has also overseen an energy assistance program and been involved in developing programs for affordable housing residents. Lisa enjoys learning about the various systems designed to serve the uninsured and is dedicated to identifying solutions where possible. She is thrilled to be a part of the CCC and has enjoyed being involved in many collaborative efforts focused on improving access to appropriate care for individuals.

 

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Sandy Steigerwald, Nurse Case Manager

Sandra Steigerwald MPH, BSN, RN received her Master’s in Public Health from the University Of Texas School Of Public Health in 2005 and a BS in nursing from the University Of Texas School Of Nursing in 1976, both from the Houston Health Sciences Campus. She has practiced in many areas of nursing including public health, acute med/surg, case management, acute physical rehabilitation and as a liaison for a rehabilitation long term acute care hospital. Ms. Steigerwald found her passion in helping the underserved and uninsured population and has been involved in the program development and facilitation for the Provider Health Network in Houston TX, a program of donated care modeled after Project Access; and currently as a Community Nurse Case Manager for the uninsured of Wake County North Carolina. She has written several articles and lectured on many topics ranging from “Recruiting Medical Volunteers for a Community Disaster” to “Becoming a Cultural Competent Organization”.

 

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Anthony Vance, Social Worker

Anthony Vance joined the CapitalCare Collaborative as a Community Case Manager in 2012. Prior to coming to the CCC, Anthony spent 6 years working with low-income individuals and families to assist them with connection to services in the community. Target populations included low income families and homeless adults, homeless and incarcerated persons living with HIV/AIDS, and immigrant and refugee families.

Anthony earned his Bachelor of Social Work from Christopher Newport University and is currently working on his Masters at UNC Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health.

 

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Dave Mullin, Case Coordinator

Dave Mullin joined CCC as Homeless Case Coordinator in 2012. Previous to being part of the CCC Homeless service team, Dave spent 12 years in mental health/social work serving low income and homeless adults experiencing Severe Persistent Mental Illness; abused, neglected and exploited adults with county Adult Protective Services; homeless and incarcerated persons living with HIV/AIDS; and coordinated volunteers, food programs and in kind donations at a large non-profit agency serving homeless persons.

Dave earned a Master of Divinity degree in 2010 and a Master of Pastoral Counseling in 1991. In addition to his work at non-profit agencies, Dave educated secondary school students on issues of social justice, poverty, service learning and community service and spent two years as a member of the social justice-oriented Jesuit Volunteer Corps: South in Dallas, TX.

 

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Pam Carpenter

Pam attended Los Angeles Harbor College and Loma Linda University where she studied business and nursing. She worked for fifteen years at Fluor Engineers in the Project Management Department and with The Fluor Foundation in Irvine, California. Pam relocated to Raleigh in 1995 and was hired as Wake County’s first Project Access Coordinator in 2000; she has grown the program tremendously over the years. She now supervises a staff of two and increases participating providers as well as the range of specialties offered each year. Pam has a son, Alexander, in California and lost her beautiful daughter, Krista, to ovarian cancer in 2007. Pam enjoys spending time outside, cooking, reading and playing with her dog, Marley.

 

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Bobbi Burns, Enrollment Specialist

Bobbi Burns joined the Project Access program in 2007. Prior to coming to PA she worked for Raleigh Rheumatology Consultants as the Practice Manager where she first learned about Project Access and it’s service to the uninsured of Wake County. Bobbi became very knowledgeable about the program and eventually joined the Project Access team. Having worked with Project Access from the Service Provider side, Bobbi brings a unique understanding to her position. She now handles all the non-Spanish enrollments. Contact Bobbi via email at bburns@wakedocs.org

 

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Rosa Almanzar, Enrollment Specialist (Hispanic)

Rosa began working at the Wake County Medical Society in 2004 and joined the Project Access team in 2006. Prior to moving to North Carolina in 1998, she worked as a Bilingual Coordinator for a Home Health Agency in New York. Her first job in North Carolina was at Wake Med Hospital as a Nurse Tech/Secretary. She remains a part time employee at Wake Med as a National Certified Spanish Medical Interpreter. Rosa’s medical interpreting skills have resulted in more patients receiving care due to an increased commitment from providers who are confident in her ability to accurately communicate to patients. Rosa is married and has two sons. She also has a daughter who lives in New York who recently blessed her with her first grandson.

 

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