About Us

Administrative Group

Melody Gibson, RHIA

Health Information Manager/Privacy Officer mgibson@email.unc.edu

Melody graduated from East Carolina University with a major in Health Information Management, and has been employed at Campus Health since 2001.

Nina R. James

Administrative Manager ninaj@email.unc.edu

Professional/Educational Background: B.S. in Public Administration from CUNY. Nina came to North Carolina from New York City where she had over 20 years of Healthcare experience both at The Brooklyn Hospital, and for the State of New York, in the department of Cardiology.

Joined Campus Health: 2009

Hobbies: Traveling, cooking, and youth ministry.

Alda Alfaro

Health Information Specialist

Nakia Atkins

Patient Accounts Representative monike@email.unc.edu

Joined Campus Health: October 2020

Professional/Educational Background: Nakia received her BA from North Carolina Central University

Originally from: Nakia is from Durham, NC

Family: She has two sons, Janssen Jr. and Jysson.

Who has influenced you most when it comes to how you approach work? Her brother, Sean Atkins

Shanedra Baker

Patient Finances Specialist nedra@email.unc.edu

Originally from: Durham

Joined Campus Health: January 2018

Professional/Educational Background: Shanedra recently graduated from Durham Tech Community College with an Associates Degree. 

Family: Shanedra is recently married and has two daughters, Tameya and Kyla

Favorite book/movie: Her favorite book is The Alchemist and her favorite movie is A League of Their Own.

Hobbies/Sports: Shanedra likes to watch Carolina Panthers football and college basketball, especially the Tar Heels.

Mary Balcita

Health Information Specialist mbalcita@email.unc.edu

Professional/Educational Background: Mary has a BSBA in Accounting. 

Joined Campus Health: 2018

Originally from: Raleigh, NC

Family: Mary is married with two adult children.

Favorite book/movie: Her favorite book is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen and her favorite movie is The Shawshank Redemption.

Hobbies: Mary is active in her church. She loves watching movies and listening to music. Mary also enjoys traveling. 

 

John Bitner he/him/his

Office Administration

  • Joined Campus Health: November 2021
  • Originally from: Greensboro, NC
  • Professional/Educational background: Economics degree from UNC Chapel Hill
  • Hobbies/sports: Basketball, fishing, online chess
  • One thing most people don’t know: “I’ve never been on an airplane; I once hit the high note in ‘Take on Me’”

Tia Brown she/her/hers

Executive Assistant tmbrown@email.unc.edu

  • Originally from: Bethel, NC (near Greenville, NC)
  • Professional/Educational Background: Started my career as a student at UNC-Chapel Hill and worked in Campus Health for Health Information Management as a student. My last top was in the Department of Psychiatry as an E.A. Returning after being away for one year and excited to return home!
  • Family: Fiancé and 4 beautiful nieces. My mother is the mayor of Bethel, NC and my parents and brother still live there.
  • Hobbies: I own and ride motorcycles (Suzuki Hayabusa), love UNC Athletics (Go Heels!), love football (Go Cowboys!), love volunteering and church and spending time with family and friends.
  • Work influence: My parents. My father has been a factory worker my entire life but he has a great work ethic and always provided for his family. My mother started as a town commissioner and now the mayor. She genuinely tries to help everyone she meets.
  • One thing most people don’t know: I have played the violin since I was in the 3rd grade!

Scott Christner

IT Project Manager

Lawrence Gaskin

Housekeeper

Meaghan Hart she/her/hers

Administrative Support Supervisor haralexm@email.unc.edu

  • Originally from: Miami, Florida. Meaghan moved to Atlanta in 2017. How here in Burlington, NC.
  • Professional/Educational Background: Graduated from the University of Florida in 2011 and re-enrolled in school last year. I worked for Emory Healthcare before starting my journey here at UNC.
  • Family: My mom is Wanda Gary and my dad is Leonard Hart. I have 3 siblings – Brandon, Shannon, and Morghan, my identical twin sister.
  • Hobbies: I loves to dance, sing, paint, hike, skate, and bowl. I enjoys movies and hanging out with family and friends. Laughter is my medicine.
  • Pets: I have a pet rabbit named Chanelle and a family pet Schitzu named Briceson.
  • Work influence: My mom and ex-boyfriend have had a huge impact on my approach to work. Their work ethic is immaculate!
  • Work accomplishment: I was promoted three times within a year and a half.
  • One thing most people don’t know: I’m a hopeless romantic. Haha! You usually can’t tell because I have a tough exterior shell.

Aaron Hoff

Patient Access and Billing Supervisor athoff@email.unc.edu

Professional/Educational Background: nearly 20 years in medical billing and revenue cycle management.

Originally from: Omaha, NE

Joined Campus Health: July, 2013

Family: has two children

Favorite book/movie: Favorite book is “Ask the Dust” by John Fante

Hobbies: I’ve been playing the drums for 30 years.  I like to play in rock bands.

Shaku Jayaram

Processing Assistant sjayaram@email.unc.edu

Originally from: India

Professional/Educational Background: Bachelors in Economics and Masters in Kannada Literature from University of Mysore, India.

Joined Campus Health: 2009

Family: I have one daughter and one son, both in college. I have a 7 year old Golden Retriever.

Hobbies: Cooking

Harrison Krance he/him/his

Desktop Support Analyst kranceh@email.unc.edu

Professional/Educational Background: Harrison graduated from the School of Audio Engineering in New York. He was head engineer at the Comedy Cellar and IT Technician at Kenan-Flagler Business School.

Originally from: New York

Family: Harrison’s mother and father retired to NC and his brother lives in New York with his wife and kids.  

Hobbies/Sports: He enjoys hiking, running, powerlifting, soccer and softball.

Pets: A dog named Artemis

Who has influenced you most when it comes to how you approach your work? “My old GM at the Comedy Cellar helped me to learn how to be proactive in everything I do.”

What’s a work-related accomplishment that you’re really proud of? “Prince once told me that the club I ran sound for sounded really good.”

What's one thing most people don't know about you? “I went on tour with Kool and the Gang.”

Angela Pierce

Admin Support Associate angela91@email.unc.edu

Originally from: Angela was born in Harnett county, NC and moved to Orange County, NC when she was 12 years old.

Professional/Educational Background: She is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in business administration at Liberty University.

Joined Campus Health: Fall 2019

Hobbies: Angela loves animals and tries to attend as many charity events as possible.

Favorite Book and Movie: Her favorite movie is How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

Pets: She has a cat named Precias.

Interesting Facts: Angela is a self-proclaimed coffee snob.

Chance Robinson

Storeroom Manager chancel@ad.unc.edu

Originally from: Chance is originally from New Mexico, but he has lived in North Carolina for 18 years now.

Joined Campus Health: January 2020

Professional/Educational Background:  Prior to this role, Chance worked as a Pharmacy Technician for nearly 10 years, including one at Campus Health.

Hobbies/Sports: He enjoys playing video games, watching movies, watching TV and watching Football.
Favorite Book/Movie/Podcast: His favorite movie is Ferris Bueler’s Day Off.

Pets: Chance has a cat named Yam and dog named Ethel.

Janice Singletary

Business Services Manager janicejs@email.unc.edu

Originally from: Janice is originally from Burlington, NC

Professional/Educational Background: Janice attended NC State and graduated from Elon. She started with the Student Affairs Office of the Vice Chancellor Finance Hub in 2016

Joined Campus Health: March 2019

Family: She has a husband named Reggie, daughter Lacey and son Reggie Jr.

Hobbies/Sports:  Janice enjoys football, basketball and riding motorcycles.
Books and Movies: Her favorite book is Becoming Michele Obama

Pets: Janice loves animals and has a cat and 3 chickens
Interesting Fact:  Her husband Reggie played football for the Philadelphia Eagles and the Green Bay Packers.

Catherine Swinney

Accounting Technician

Catherine has been with Campus Health since coming to the University in 1988. She has worked in her current position, Accounts Payable/Purchasing Agent, for the last 15 years. She is a native of Alamance County, North Carolina and a graduate of Cummings High School in Burlington. She has been married since 1980 and has a daughter and grandson.

Chris Van Vleek

Insurance Coordinated

Started at Campus Health: 2012

Vicki Warwick

Insurance Associate vwarwick@email.unc.edu

Vicki has worked in the health field for more than 10 years.  She started as a Chiropractic Assistant working with patients doing therapies and taking x-rays.  Vicki then moved into an Office Manager position where she was exposed to health insurance and helped patients figure out and interpret their plan benefits.  Having this background has helped Vicki in her current position at Campus Health working with students and the UNC System-Wide Student Health Insurance Plan.  

Heather Woodie

Health Information Specialist

Jennifer Flanagan she/her/hers

Patient Accounts Representative

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