How long have you worked at St. Mary’s Home?
I moved to Chicago in 2004 from Nigeria and have worked at St. Mary’s Home since. I worked as a CNA in St. John of God before getting my LPN in 2009 and then my RN in 2010.
What is your position?
I have been the Director of Nursing since 2016.
What does your day to day look like as the Director of Nursing?
As the Director of Nursing, my job is to help the sisters with direct caregiving and nursing care supervision.
What drew you to St. Mary’s Home?
When I came to the United States and began school to become a CNA, I participated at St. Mary’s Home in one of my clinical courses.
What do you love about your job?
It wasn’t until I began school to become a CNA when I became interested in caring for the elderly. I have found that it is what truly brings me joy. I love being a part of the Resident’s lives and getting to know each one of them personally.
What was your favorite home-cooked meal growing up?
Jollof rice! It is a well-known Nigerian dish made with a mixture of tomatoes and red peppers.