Title: Social Worker, Nurse (Retired)
Company: Coastal Behavior Health Center
Location: Sarasota, Florida, United States
Helen Dixon, Social Worker and Nurse, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Health Care Professionals for dedication, achievements, and leadership in mentoring and counseling.
Ms. Dixon’s achievements have largely been driven by her parents, who were adamant in promoting education. In addition, she credits the motivation she received from many mentors who instilled her with the knowledge that she could do anything that she put her mind and hands to. This knowledge had lead Ms. Dixon to have a fulfilling and rewarding career in health care. In this venture, she has worked as a social worker, nurse, medical assistant and as a mentor within jails, ministries and schools. This kind of work has given her the sense of accomplishment that she was able to help others after each day.
With her parent’s influence, Ms. Dixon first earned an AS in medical records from Essex City College in 1972. She continued at Shaw University to receive a Bachelor of Arts in behavioral sciences in 1974. Knowing the value of education, she continued with postgraduate coursework at Rutgers University in the following years. Her introduction to the medical field started long before her academic pursuits. She worked as a unit manager at Orange Memorial Hospital in the early 1960s and transitioned to the role of senior record clerk at the hospital until 1970. From 1971 to 1973, she garnered experience as a medical assistant to Dr. Phillip Stewart. The year after that she served as a pharmaceutical secretary at St. Michaels Hospital. From 1977 until 1982, Ms. Dixon worked as a social worker with Essex County Welfare. She spent the next decade as a nurse assistant with the Medical Personnel Poole and then at the Coastal Behavioral Health Center until her retirement in 2013. Despite retirement, she has maintained active in various mentorship duties.
On a civic level, Ms. Dixon has participated in her communities as a poll inspector with the Voters Administration Office, as a transportation volunteer for senior citizens, as a parent friend of the Child Protective Team and with Take Stock in Children. She has received several awards and accolades throughout her life, including the Woman of Purpose in Community Award from the Second Chance Last Opportunity and as Professional of the Year in 1993-1994. She is also committed to volunteer work and sends out ten dinners to the elderly every weekend.
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