My name is Amber ANN and I am the creator of OrgANNic Wellness!
I am very passionate about holistic health and wellness. I believe that food is the basis of health and wellness and that maintaining mental health is key to wellness. I have been fortnate to study in two fields that complement my interests and to have work experiences that have allowed me to put my passion in to practice.
I have my Master's in Clinical Social Work and my Master's in Public Health with a concentration in health promotion and behavior. I am also a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Clnical Practice (LISW-CP) and a Certified Health Education Specialist (C.H.E.S.) I am very passionate about hollistic health and wellness. I hope the use this site to share that passion!
I have experience providing integrated counseling services and health education to promote mental health and wellness. I have also worked with the USDA Farm to School Program as Program Coordinator and with the Share our Strength Cooking Matters Program as Program Coordinator and Faciltator.
I am currently working as a medical social worker. I provide care coordination, resource connection, counseling and health education services to patients that are uninsured, have complex social issues and chronic health conditions. I enjoy sharing my skills and passion with this population and working in the healthcare setting!
I hope to share my passion for and experiences with holistic health on this website!
Flanigan, A. & Salm Ward, T. C. (2017). Evidence and feasibility of implementing an integrated wellness program in Northeast Georgia. Health & Social Work, 42(3), 143-150.
Presentations and Appearances
University of South Carolina School of Medicine 2019
Addressing Social Determinants of Health - Co-Presenter
University of South Carolina School of Law 2019
State of Rural Health in South Carolina Panelist
NASW South Carolina Chapter Spring Symposium Presenter 2018
The Role of Social Workers in Reducing Hospital Readmissions
Prisma Health Annual Case Management Conference 2018
Implications of Non-Medicaid Expansion in South Carolina
NASW South Carolina Chapter Spring Symposium Presenter 2017
Evidence and Feasibility of Implementing a Wellness Program
Social Work Implications of Non-Medicaid Expansion in South Carolina
West Broad Farmers Market Cooking Demonstration Leader 2014-2015
2015 National School Lunch Challenge Crowd Favorite Winner
2015 Georgia Organics Conference Presenter
2015 Georiga Organics Farm to School Summit Workshop Leader
2015 Food Waste and Hunger Summit Presenter
The University of Georgia Public Health Dietetics Course Presenter
2010 50 Most Interesting Women in Atlanta with Kim Burrell and Dove Beauty