COVID-19 WEBINAR SERIES: Caring for the Caregiver-A CNA’s Perspective
A training for private duty, home health, hospice and DME companies.
Registration is free, but required. Register today!
About this Event
Are you feeling stressed out? Do you want to take all of your gloves, masks, and gowns and toss them into a fire? Do you feel like you’re going to scream if you hear the word COVID one more time? Well you are not alone!
Join Ama Adepa Gryn, an experienced, passionate CNA, as she focuses on the burnout most caregivers experience due to the pandemic, and what both caregivers and their employers can do to support caregivers during this trying time.
This session will be moderated by Dr. Charlene Brown.
Ama Adepa Gryn, CNA
While some people choose to become a certified nursing assistant (CNA), others simply fall into it. Ms. Ama Adepa Gryn considered CNA training because of the passion and positive experiences of her aunt who has worked as a CNA for many years. Ama has now been a CNA in the home care industry for many years. She has personal experience as a CNA working in home care during the pandemic and can speak to the community misinformation about COVID-19 that she has heard in her West African community.
Ms. Gryn is also an Honors graduate of Montgomery College and an undergraduate student at the University of Maryland. In her prior role as a Senior Caregiver Specialist for Caregiver Jobs Now, she spoke with hundreds of CNA about their careers.
Dr. Charlene Brown
Charlene Brown MD, MPH is a public health physician expert who has worked on global pandemics throughout her career. As a Medical Officer at USAID, she advised local teams tackling the HIV pandemic in nearly 20 countries and participated in multiple WHO consultations. Prior to USAID, Dr. Brown served as the Deputy Health Commissioner for Baltimore City and led several antiviral drug safety reviews at the FDA.
Dr. Brown has authored peer-reviewed journal articles and been featured in news outlets discussing COVID-19, including Yahoo Finance, the Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, and Vox. She has worked as a clinician in nursing homes, hospitals, clinics, shelters, and more
As an entrepreneur, Dr. Brown founded CNA Simulations VR, building virtual clinical simulations for CNAs, and Caregiver Jobs Now, a platform connecting caregivers to meaningful jobs. Dr. Brown is Board-certified in Preventive Medicine, trained in internal medicine, and licensed to practice in Maryland. She is a graduate of Princeton, Harvard Medical School, and the Harvard T. Chan School of Public Health and sits on the Keswick Community Health Board.