As Program Officer, Kiydra leads and supports the Foundation’s focus on access to care, working to develop a more robust and diverse health care workforce to meet the primary and behavioral health needs of everyone in North Carolina.
Kiydra joined the Blue Cross NC Foundation in January 2023. Most recently she worked as a Program Officer, Healthcare Access for The Rapides Foundation in Central Louisiana, where she led efforts designed to improve primary care, behavioral health, medication, and cancer screening access. She also developed strategy to address medical manpower issues.
Kiydra received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University. She also completed a Postgraduate Year One Residency in Community Pharmacy Practice at Texas Southern University/San Jose Clinic and a Postgraduate Year Two Residency in Public Health at the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation.
What I love about my job
I am privileged to work alongside various community members and partners throughout North Carolina to learn and grow with them, to help empower their voice, and to provide support to further advance health and racial equity for all.
When not at my desk:
I enjoy hanging out with family and friends, dancing and singing along with my favorite artists at concerts, watching action movies, and traveling to experience different cultures while taking in breathtaking views.
Favorite thing about North Carolina:
As a North Carolina newbie, I am looking forward to connecting with the friendly people of the state, exploring the beautiful sceneries, and attending some fun sporting events.