“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others” – Mahatma Gandhi
Carolynn believed she would grow up to be a musician. Playing cello and piano as a child she participated in school and community orchestras and local competitions. She accomplished her dream when she became a local music teacher. However, Carolynn desired a career where she could make a greater impact on her local community. She soon discovered her true passion: research and using the results help people. She brings the lessons she learned from her musical and research backgrounds to Elevate Health.
As the Care Continuum Network Coordinator, Carolynn oversees daily client referrals to the Care Network. She takes time to understand the specific client needs and match them with the care coordination agency that can best meet these needs quickly. She is also championing the development of the Care Continuum by standardizing policies and procedures for the Network and using available program data to inform necessary policy improvements.
Carolynn earned a degree in Sociology and Anthropology which initially sparked her passion for public health research. As an undergraduate she was awarded a grant to partner with the International Organization for Migration, the U.N. Migration Agency, to study the psycho-social effects of human trafficking on trafficking victims in Cairo, Egypt. She is also an alumnus of the AmeriCorps VISTA program, in which she worked with the City of Seattle to coordinate expansive, survey-based research projects on the community experiencing homelessness in Seattle. Most recently, she worked managing grant applications and research programs for physicians in the Department of Defense network, most notably for the DoD’s 4D Bio3 Consortium.
Outside of work, Carolynn still plays the piano and cello for fun. She also loves spending time with her husband, stepson, and their two cats.