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Meet Our Team

Leadership

Linda Barrett

Linda Barrett, MHA
Director, Corporate and Community Health

Linda Barrett serves as the director of Corporate & Community Health and also oversees our Physician Relations & Business Development teams. Her role includes oversight for WakeMed’s corporate wellness services for business and industry – as well as community health programs offered by WakeMed. She is passionate about helping people take control of their health and lives, as well as promoting the services WakeMed can offer to local businesses and our community.

Linda has been working in the field of health education and worksite wellness for the past 30 years. She earned her bachelor of science degree in School and Community Health Education from East Carolina University and a master’s degree in Health Administration from Pfeiffer University. Linda has provided wellness screenings and education to thousands of individuals in North Carolina and consulted with numerous businesses across the state to implement employee wellness programs. She serves on numerous committees and board throughout WakeMed and the region, including the state-wide Eat Smart Move More Leadership Team and various community initiatives to promote health and wellness in our community. Linda lives in Apex with her husband, Drexel, and has a daughter attending NC State and a son who lives in Charlotte.

 

Kelly Pflaum, FNP-C

Kelly Pflaum, FNP-C
Nurse Practitioner

Kelly, is a Family Nurse Practitioner with 7 years of experience practicing in the local area. She graduated from North Carolina State University with degrees in: Zoology, Chemistry, and Psychology and then went on to pursue her nursing education from East Carolina University. Her passion is focusing on health prevention and promotion and working with patients to help empower them to live their best lives. She is a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine which focuses on using evidence based interventions to help reverse, treat and prevent chronic disease. Kelly is also passionate about the positive impact that can be provided by implementing workplace wellness programs and is excited to be a member of the Community and Corporate Health Team. When not working, Kelly loves to spend time with her family and friends, enjoys group fitness classes, being outdoors and time at the beach. Kelly lives in Raleigh with her husband and two daughters.

 

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Karen Robins, MS
Manager, Corporate Wellness

Karen Robins is the Manager of Corporate Wellness and has worked at WakeMed since 2014. In her role, Karen oversees all wellness services provided at the worksite for businesses throughout the Triangle. Karen collaborates with brokers and human resources executives to design, implement and evaluate customized, effective wellness programs that identify chronic disease, educate employees about their health, promote positive behavior change, and reduce healthcare costs for the company. Karen enjoys returning to the same companies year after year and seeing the healthy changes that result from wellness interventions. Karen earned her bachelor of science in Health & Exercise Science from Wake Forest University and her master of science in Exercise Physiology from Florida State University. When she is not working, Karen enjoys country music, ACC basketball (especially Wake Forest) and travelling with her family. She lives in Holly Springs with her husband, Eric, and her three children.

 

Dietitians

Meredith Ebersohl

Meredith Ebersohl, MS, MPH, RD, LDN
Registered Dietitian

Meredith is a registered dietitian who graduated from NC State University with a master’s degree in 2007. She worked in the field of plant biotechnology until 2012, when she returned to graduate school to pursue a master’s degree in Public Health and to become a registered dietitian. She is passionate about helping clients improve their health and has received a Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management. During her time with Corporate & Community Health, she has enjoyed teaching Lunch & Learns, coaching clients on their screening results, and conducting individual nutrition counseling visits. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking with her husband, son, and two dogs, watching her toddler learn new things, and taking group fitness classes.

 

Mandy Holiday

Mandy Holliday, MPH, RD, LDN
Registered Dietitian

Mandy Holliday graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry in 2002. She went on to earn her Master of Public Health degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2006. Mandy has worked both in the hospital and wellness settings where she has counseled individuals with a variety of health conditions and eating behaviors. What excites her the most is helping people establish a healthy relationship with food and live happier, healthier lives. She has been with Corporate Community Health at WakeMed since July 2019. During this time she has helped individuals meet their personal health goals through one-on-one counseling and provided evidence-based nutrition information through fun, interactive nutrition classes. Outside of work, Mandy enjoys spending time outdoors, eating delicious food, and beating her husband and son at board games.

 

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Monika Kraus, MS, RD, LD
Registered Dietitian

Monika is a registered dietitian who is passionate about helping people to stay well and meet their health goals. She graduated from New York University with a master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition. She has worked in hospital and wellness settings and has a strong interest in health promotion and disease prevention. Since joining WakeMed in 2016, Monika has enjoyed providing one-on-one nutrition counseling, leading interactive nutrition classes and participating in health screenings. Outside of work, she enjoys being active, traveling, and spending time with her husband and two daughters.

 

Support

William Avery
Exercise Specialist

Susie Davis, BS, CWWS, CES
Exercise Specialist

Kayla Jones, RN
Registered Nurse

Emily Medlin, BS, BCHC
Certified Health Coach

Michelle Naehring
Education Specialist

Jennifer Neighbors
Community Health Specialist

Tori Schultz
Certified Exercise Physiologist