Dawn Daly-Mack, LNC Class XXVII
ACO Care Coordinator
Rural Health Group
Dawn is a Registered Nurse and is employed as an ACO Care Coordinator at Rural Health Group, Inc. in Roanoke Rapids. In her role, she conducts Medicare Wellness Visits for several of the organization’s 16 clinics. These annual visits allow a primary care provider to take a “deep dive” into a patient medical history and discover gaps in care, to address them to give patients the best possible healthcare. It also gives an opportunity to discuss the benefits of good nutrition and an active lifestyle to achieve better health outcomes in a way that does not always occur in the typical visit. In 2020, she became one of four certified CPR instructors to ensure that all employees of the FQHC receive timely training in the performance of high-quality CPR and AED usage. She became a member of the multi-disciplinary COVID vaccine team in Halifax County which vaccinated thousands when vaccines first became available in the area.
She is an Ordained Minister and serves as the leader of CoolSpring Fit, the Wellness Ministry of Cool Spring Missionary Baptist Church in Gaston NC. Under her leadership, the congregation began embracing healthier lifestyles including rethinking food choices and moving more. She coordinated with Vidant North Hospital to offer a COVID testing site at her church community center. She also serves on the Executive Board of the Northampton County NAACP as Health Advocate.
She is graduate of Leadership North Carolina Class XXVII. She is also a graduate of the NC Rural Center’s first Eastern North Carolina Homegrown Leaders Class in the first completely virtual class. She is a member of the Executive Committee of Eat Smart, Move More NC. She has also become a member of the North Carolina Health Leadership Alliance Social Determinants of Health Workgroup and is the Regional Facilitator of “Regions Innovating for Strong Economies & Environment” (RISE), a partnership between NCORR and the NC Rural Center. RISE aims to support resilience primarily in the storm-impacted regions of Eastern North Carolina. She is the facilitator for the Upper Coastal Plains COG counties which include Wilson, Halifax, Edgecombe, Nash, and Northampton.
A native of Chicago, IL, Rev. Daly-Mack and her late husband brought their family to live in NC in 2005 and it is now home. She has four adult children and six granddaughters. She holds a B.S. in Business Management from Rutgers University – Camden, NJ and an A.S. Degree in Nursing from Halifax Community College – Weldon, NC.