About Me

My name is Amber ANN and I am the creator of OrgANNic Mind and Body, LLC! I am in the process of rebranding! Thank you for your grace as I prepare to launch my new site and brand identity in February 2021!

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 fortunate 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 Clinical Practice (LISW-CP) and a Certified Health Education Specialist (C.H.E.S.) I am currently pursuing my Doctorate in Clinical Social (DSW) at The University of Pennsylvania. I am very passionate about holistic 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 Facilitator.

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 am also a Barre instructor. Barre has transformed my fitness level, boosted my confidence and has promoted my overall health and wellness. I am excited that Barre is part of the OrgANNic Mind and Body service line. Check out the Barre tab under services for more information.

I hope to share my passion for and experiences with holistic health on this website!

Publications:

Goodman, C. W., Flanigan, A., Probst, J. C., & Brett, A. S. (2020). Charity Care Characteristics and Expenditures Among US Tax-Exempt Hospitals in 2016. American Journal of Public Health, 110(4), 492–498. https://doi-org.pallas2.tcl.sc.edu/10.2105/AJPH.2019.305522

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

Presentation:

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

Presentations:

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

Loran Cancer Center Facing Cancer with Love and Laughter Presenter

The University of Georgia Public Health Dietetics Course Presenter

Cooking Matters with the Young Urban Farmer's Course Facilitator

Cooking Matters with Families at the Athens Area Homeless Shelter Course Facilitator

2010 50 Most Interesting Women in Atlanta with Kim Burrell and Dove Beauty