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Wellness Nurse - Jane Kelly BSN, RN, CDE

jane webJane Kelly is a Registered Nurse and Certified Diabetes Educator. A native Tennessean, she graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Nursing degree. She began her career in cardiac nursing but found her passion in preventive and wellness medicine while working as the nurse at a Charlotte YMCA. There she was instrumental in the implementation of wellness programs including a cancer wellness program. During this time, Jane received her Lifestyles Coach and Wellness Coordinator certifications.

Jane is very passionate about prevention of disease and teaching individuals to live a healthier lifestyle. In 2006, she was the inspiration for the development of the Healthy Kitchen, a medical teaching kitchen program while practicing in Tennessee. Jane co-authored with her team, A Recipe for Life, a lifestyle cookbook with a collection of the program's recipes. While teaching individuals to eat healthier, she became a diabetes educator after being impacted by the multitudes of people living with diabetes. Jane continues to be a camp nurse for YOKE, a youth program in Knoxville.

She moved back to North Carolina in April 2008 to become the wellness nurse at the Cannon YMCAs. Jane is excited to be a part of the Cabarrus community and to assist individuals achieve a healthier lifestyle through the medical based programs at the YMCA.

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YMCAs in Rowan and Cabarrus Counties will Join Together

The boards of directors of the YMCA of Rowan County and Cannon Memorial YMCA of Cabarrus County have voted to merge effective January 1, 2020. The new Association will be called Rowan-Cabarrus YMCA.

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