Meet Our Executive Director
Tara is a Sexual Risk Avoidance Specialist, Certified FEMM Instructor, and RN Sonographer.
When she was just five years old, Tara told her Grandma Gertie she wanted to be a doctor so she could, “Give shots in the butt.” She found out later it’s nurses, not doctors, who are mainly tasked with giving injections and so she’s been a nurse for over 20 years. The past ten years have been dedicated to the area of sexual health (where she administers antibiotic injections to those positive for gonorrhea and is thus living the dream!).
Beyond a response to a childhood aspiration, Tara realized she is passionate about serving sexually active, at-risk men and women. She joined Connect Medical Clinic in the summer of 2018 and became Executive Director in January 2021.
“I am always impressed with the bravery of our patients. It takes guts to make an appointment to talk about the most personal aspects of one’s life: their sexual health. I am committed to ensuring Connect is a non-judgmental and safe place and a trusted partner in the community for sexually active men and women dealing with the consequences of their choices surrounding their sexual health.”
Tara has lived in Dickinson since 2008 along with her husband, three children, and fur baby LilliPup.