Aundria has served in the field of public health since 2007, serving poor and marginalized populations on an individual, community, and policy level. Aundria’ s strength is in building cross-sector collaborations between private sectors, academia, government, faith-based, and community agencies, to improve the health and well-being of vulnerable populations in Oklahoma.
Aundria has a passion for supporting the Community Health Worker (CHW) workforce in Oklahoma. Developing the CHW workforce is crucial to decreasing healthcare expenditures, providing quality care, overcoming social determinant of health barriers, and improve health outcomes in Oklahoma. Aundria’s innovative work includes piloting CHW integration into two major hospital systems in Oklahoma, school health programming, and Oklahoma County drug court services, during her time of service at Oklahoma City- County Health Department (2013-2020). Aundria now serves at Mercy Hospital, as the Director for Mission and Community Health. She oversees integration of Mercy CHWs in Oklahoma Emergency Departments, Mercy Hospital's Community Benefits/ 501r compliance, and Diabetes Prevention programming.
Aundria’s leadership extends into the realm of community service. Regarding the CHW workforce in Oklahoma, this includes her dedication to the Oklahoma Public Health Association (OPHA). Aundria was selected as President-Elect in 2019 and prior to this was approved to create the CHW section and serve as the section Chairperson. Aundria was a key partner in the renewed submission of a voluntary CHW certification proposal to the Oklahoma State Legislature last December.
Aundria serves within her church home, The Gate Church, as part of the Communications team. Aundria also enjoys serving as a mentor for the Oklahoma City Police Department’s Family Awareness and Community Teamwork (FACT) program, a gang prevention program, serving to make a difference in the lives of ‘at risk’ youth. Most recently, Aundria has been selected as one of Journal Records 2020 Achiever’s under 40, for her current contributions to improving the lives of Oklahoma residents.