Areas of expertise: Peer specialists and the peer workforce, patient and healthcare advocacy, navigating health and social service systems
Bio: Quiana Womack is a Certified Nurses Aide of 23 years as well as a unit clerk working in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. In 2016, Quiana enrolled in a complex care program with Crozer Keystone, and was eventually connected with a social worker (and now friend) that encouraged her to become an advocate for herself and others. Quiana is passionate about sharing her story to empower peers to advocate for themselves, for their health, and to be heard by healthcare providers. She believes that people are not defined by their limitations. When Quiana isn’t advocating, she enjoys spending time with her family, coloring, making positive collages, and writing poetry while sitting at the riverfront watching the water!
- National Consumer Scholar, 2018
- Panelist for “Effective Community Engagement in Addressing Social Determinants of Health for Transformation,” at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Transforming Health and Health Care Systems Annual Grantee Gathering, 2019
- Planning committee member and patient storyteller for the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Office of Health Equity’s regional convening, 2020