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Employee Testimonial: Annie Jo Buchanan


My name is Annie Jo Buchanan and I’m the newest member of the NCCHW at UNCA team serving as a Chronic Disease and Healthy Aging Advocate. I am a psychology major with a minor in music graduating this spring.

I first became interested in this position because I am passionate about disability rights and more specifically working with and creating accommodations for individuals with autism. Working with my supervisor Jeanne Dairaghi to create a disability inclusion toolkit for potential workshop program providers has been my favorite project with NCCHW so far.

In my free time, I love singing with UNCA’s female and gender non-conforming a cappella group, the Bluebirds, drawing and collaging, and songwriting.