Sharon T. Smith

Health Manager

Like Harriet M. Welsch (another woman who uses her middle initial!) in Louise Fitzhugh’s Harriet the Spy, Sharon has sought “to know everything, everything…everything in the world, everything, everything.” In that quest, she has thus far obtained a bachelor of arts from Mount Holyoke College as well as a bachelor of science in nursing and a master of science in nursing at Duke University. She has been practicing as a nurse practitioner for the last three years at the Brain Tumor Center at Duke and has taught first year doctor of medicine students at Duke for the last academic year.

Sharon firmly believes–as sung during the commencement weekend activities at Mount Holyoke–that the “rising of the women means the rising of the race”, and she is tremendously excited and enthusiastic to join Girls Leadership this summer to positively impact the Girls Leadership community at both the individual and collective level. She is looking forward to providing compassionate and comprehensive health care in a new type of practice but in a setting that is so familiar, it feels written within her bones. She is overjoyed to share the deeper than deep magic of Mount Holyoke with the Girls Leadership staff and campers.

Sharon lives with her family in Durham, North Carolina. She cannot imagine life without baking, Duke basketball, games, laughing, lip balm, love, reading, Red Sox baseball, and rescue dogs.