Tiara oversees the nursing team at James River Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Her path to Virginia Health Services included becoming a registered medical assistant, completing an accelerated LPN program and practicing as a travel nurse, then completing an ADN degree. She worked at Sentara in the Aheart program and obtained her BSN this year from ECPI. She most recently was an ADON, unit manager and infection control nurse at a long-term care facility. She has a passion for teaching and training. “I like taking care of seniors,” she says.
She and her husband have been married for more than 15 years and have three children. They recently moved to the Hilton Village area of Newport News – “this is the closest to work I have ever lived,” she says. She is a native of Brooklyn, New York, where she met her husband, who was active duty in the Army for 10 years before switching to the Reserve unit so Tiara could finish nursing school. She is passionate about mental health and loves to dance.