About Us

Nursing Staff

Michelle Camarena

Director of Nursing and Performance Improvement

At Campus Health since: 2005
Education: B.S. in Spanish and Nursing, M.S. in Nursing all from East Carolina University
Experiences: Infection control committee co-chair, working in college health since 1998
Special Professional Interests: Infection control
Other interests: Travel

Maya Almasy, RN

Professional Nurse

Maya has her Associates in Applied Science degree from Wake Tech and a BA in Performance Arts from Middlesex University. She is a certifed Pediatric Nurse and has been working in college health since 2009 and in nursing since 1993.

Shawanda Bass

Medical Assistant

Adam Dovenitz

Professional Nurse dovenitz@email.unc.edu

Originally from: Adam is from Durham, NC

Joined Campus Health: October 2020

Family: His parents live in Durham. He and his partner Leslie live alongside their cat, Morty.

Professional/Educational Background: Adam received his undergraduate degree in biology from Warren Wilson College and his BSN from Western Carolina University. He worked at UNC Medical Center on the medicine progressive care unity for several years and most recently at the UNC Infectious Disease Clinic.

Hobbies/Sports: Disc golf, air hockey, table tennis

Pets: One cat, Mordecai (Morty)

Who has influenced you most when it comes to how you approach work? The head nurse at the Warren Wilson College Student Health Center where I worked for four years while in undergrad.

What’s one thing most people don’t know about you? I am state ranked in air hockey.

Marcia Farrish

Medical Assistant myvonne@email.unc.edu

Originally from: Cedar Grove, NC

Joined Campus Health: September 2017

Professional/Educational Background: She has attended Louisburg College and Durham Technical Community College.

Hobbies/Sports:  Football, Baseball and Running

Interesting facts: In High School Marcia was all conference in Shot Put and Discus.

Demetria (Demi) Gibson she/her/hers

Registered Nurse

  • Joined Campus Health: October 2021
  • Originally from: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Professional/Educational Background: Demi has an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences and BSN in Nursing with a minor in Health Science Education
  • Family: Husband, Chad, of 21 years; Daughter, Mary is a Junior at Ohio State; and Son, Sean, is first year at UNC Chapel Hill
  • Hobbies/Sports: Demi enjoys hiking, gardening, and exploring new restaurants and cuisines
  • Pets: A 5 lb Chihuahua named Bosa
  • Work influence: Demi has been influenced by every nursing instructor she’s had and gave a special shout out to Florence Nightingale for putting us on the map as a respected profession
  • Work accomplishment: Teaching Pre-Nursing classes as part of high school career and technical education because she felt honored to encourage the next generation of nurses.
  • One thing most people don’t know: “I was a food scientist for companies like Tropicana and Pepsi before I became a nurse, which was not nearly as rewarding as patient care.”

Kristen Hancock

Professional Nurse krish22@email.unc.edu

Joined Campus Health: August 2019

Originally from: Kristen grew up in Asheville, NC.    

Family: She has 2 daughters, their ages are 9 and 12.

Professional/Educational Background: Kristen has a BSN from UNC-CH. She has a public health background with disease intervention.

Hobbies/Sports: She enjoys playing golf, watching football, watching basketball and fishing.
Books/ Movies/Podcasts: Her favorite movies are the Star Wars Franchise.  

Pets: She has 2 dogs, a Yorkie named Mighty Jo and a Husky named Luna Ghost.
Interesting Fact: Kristen played basketball at UNC Asheville.

Kevin Manzano

Medical Assistant

Joined Campus Health: September 2021

Originally from: Sanford, NC

Family: 2 sisters

Professional and Educational Background: High school diploma, medical assisting certification

Hobbies/Sports: Soccer, Basketball

Who has influenced you the most when it comes to how you approach his work? "My dad has taught me how to be a hard worker."

Vicki Pratt

Medical Assistant vlynne@email.unc.edu

Amanda Pettiford

Medical/Nursing Assistant

Title: Certified Medical Assistant 

Originally from: Columbus, Ohio 

Professional/Educational Background: graduated from Durham Tech with an Associates degree in Medical assisting in 2014. Graduated with an associate degree from Wake Tech in 2021 with a double major in Healthcare Management and Billing and Coding. 

Professional interests/focus areas: primary care and gynecology 

Joined Campus Health: 08/2020

Family/Pets: 2 kids ages 17 and 15, 2 dogs 

Hobbies: hiking, watching scary movies and tv shows, listening to podcasts, reading, going to the beach, watching sports, going to sporting events 

Interesting Fact: I'm scared of birds. 

Tameka McNeill

Medical/Nursing Assistant

Title: Medical assistant

Originally from: Durham, NC   

Professional/Educational Background: Graduate of ECPI University  

Professional interests/focus areas: Would really love to return to school for nursing degree

Joined Campus Health: September 2022

Family/Pets: I am married with 5 children, 4 boys and 1 girl. I also have a pet lizard by the name of Ziggi. I have had her for about 2 years.

Hobbies: In my rare and spare time I like to read about different plants, cook great food for my family and try and discover ways to get rich.

Interesting Fact: I love what I do as a professional but would really like to own my own plant and wine shop one day.

Quinshetta Alston

Medical/Nursing Assistant

Bradley Fernandes

Professional Nurse

Kristyna Daye

Nurse Supervisor

Title:  Primary Care Nurse Supervisor

Professional/Educational Background: Received my BSN at Winston-Salem State University

Professional interests/focus areas: I have always had a big interest in public/community health

Joined Campus Health: Fall 2022

Family/Pets: I’m married with 2 young sons

Hobbies: Spending time with family, cooking new recipes & trying new restaurants all over the triangle area

Interesting Fact: One day, I’d love to travel the world and do international food reviews 

Silvia Marques-Davis she/her/hers

Medical Assistant

Title: Certified Medical Assistant

Originally from: Portugal, grew up in Newark, NJ.

Professional/Educational Background: Surgical dental assistant for 20 years.  I went back to school 8 years ago for medical assisting. I have worked in Medical Oncology (GYN/Breast) and in Radiation Oncology.

Professional interests/focus areas: Gynecology.

Joined Campus Health:  November 2021.

Family/Pets: I am married with 4 kids and 2 precious grandkids.

Hobbies: visit state parks, beaches, traveling, puzzles, and cooking.

Interesting Fact: Fluent in 3 languages.

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