Volunteer Spotlight: Mary Carr Allen & Natalie Holdstock

Mary Carr Allen (L) and Natalie Holdstock (R)

Mary Carr Allen (L) and Natalie Holdstock (R)

This month, we are ecstatic to have two familiar faces returning to AMM, Mary Carr Allen and Natalie Holdstock.

Mary Carr Allen was first introduced to AMM in 2009, when she was a Junior at Broughton High School. She volunteered weekly, and began thinking about pursuing a career in medicine. Mary Carr attended UNC-Chapel Hill, where she began a path to become a Physician’s Assistant, coming back to AMM in 2013-14 to shadow doctors and receive clinic hours. She in now in her third and final year at Campbell University’s Dual Public Health and Physician Assistant Program, a candidate for July 2019 graduation.

Mary Carr is completing a PA/MPR rotation at AMM, reviewing and revising our social determinants of health screening tool, and updating our resource guides to help address the many factors that affect our patients’ health on a daily basis. Mary Carr says she will take Alliance’s holistic health model with her wherever she practices medicine in the future as it has encourage and inspired her to be on the path she is today.

Through shadowing doctors, nurses and even helping with filing, I realized the importance of seeing the whole patient. Our physical health is often a manifestation of something deeper going on. The people at Alliance have always helped patients see the root of their problems.
— Mary Carr Allen

Natalie Holdstock was an intern at AMM during summer and fall of 2017. During her time as an intern, she helped with wellness programs, communication and marketing projects, and Share the Pie. Natalie is now in the process of applying to graduate school to pursue a Master’s in Public Health, and is supporting AMM with the Healthy Start breakfast and Million Step Challenge.

When I decided to apply for a MPH program, I knew I wanted to work for a place that would fuel my passion for public health. Alliance is the perfect place to do that.
— Natalie Holdstock