Wellness Nurse - Jane Kelly BSN, RN, CDE
Jane 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.