Nialah Sharp is a Charlotte native and a 2018 graduate of UNC Charlotte’s Public Health Program. She is currently enrolled in the dual Health Administration and Health Informatics program at UNCC, and will be graduating in December 2020. Nialah currently serves as the Executive Assistant at Jamison Consultants. As a Charlotte native, Nialah is happy to learn about the healthcare structure and challenges in South Carolina to broaden her exposure.
Prior to her role with our organization she served as the Program Manager of Community Action Research Scholars for three years. This UNC Charlotte initiative is aimed at building collaborative partnerships with community organizations who work to address the social determinants of health. She works to deploy innovative platforms and programs designed to tap the strengths and passions of student leaders. Nialah also serves as a contract Health Policy Coordinator for Mecklenburg County Health Department. Nialah is also committed to her role as an active student member of American College of Health Care Executives (ACHE) and her local board position as the Student Associate of the NC National Association of Health Services Executives chapter (NAHSE). In response to the local challenges brought about by COVID-19, Nialah has also volunteered her time to connect families with community resources and manage a program to get household items to families in need. In addition, she is an Operations Fellow with a nonprofit organizations called White Coats Black Doctors, furthering her life’s mission to improve healthcare for minority communities. Nialah is passionate about ensuring that all patients receive quality healthcare, regardless of their socioeconomic or racial status.
Nialah is this year’s winner of the Greater Charlotte Healthcare Executive Group Scholarship and the Cynthia A Rexroat Scholarship, which both align with her goals of becoming a healthcare administrator and her passion for serving the community. She strives to be a leader and a change agent in the work she does and also plans to continue to work to improve the quality of healthcare for minorities. She is also very dedicated to maintaining a stellar academic performance throughout her educational experiences. In the future, Nialah plans to take what she has learned from her degree program and continue to take a leadership role in promoting health equity for all. She also plans to one day pursue a PhD in Health Policy, and work to be a voice for underrepresented communities in the healthcare sector.