Longtime navigator pursues nursing career

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 6:37 PM | by mitch

By Sarah Redman, intern

Helping people is her passion, so it makes sense that Little Red Door Client Navigator Lashell Moses-Batts is leaving her job to pursue a career in nursing.  As a client navigator, she has counseled people, directed them to resources and provided guidance to all our clients.

Moses-Batts is LRD’s longest running employee and started working here in February 2008. She felt passionate about the mission, and the agency was a perfect fit for her.

“I think the agency embodies everything that I hope for with people,” Moses-Batts said. “The services are free, so we are able to serve everyone. Our clients are treated with respect. They are not judged when they come in. No matter what your financial situation is, you are important to us. And with that, I don’t have boundaries on the good things I can do for people.”

The client navigators at LRD have the opportunity each day to make someone’s life better. Whether it is giving out a care package, doing to a wig fitting, or finding transportation for treatments, these are a few of the times where Moses-Batts has shed light on a cancer patient’s life.

“We can teach people how to help themselves,” she said. “They learn how to do things for themselves like prepare and grow food and find insurance that they qualify for. A lot of our clients just need to be taught. They never had the chance to learn how to take care of themselves. We are not enabling people. We are helping people help themselves.”

Moses-Batts will be greatly missed. Her years of dedication to LRD’s mission have made her a valuable asset to the agency.

“Lashell has been with Little Red Door for seven years and has impacted so many clients’ lives with her compassionate and sincere attitude,” said Tanya Shelburne, Vice President of Program Development. “She also has established so many wonderful relationships with health care providers. Lashell has been a joy to work with. She loves the work that she has done and it shows.”

Although the staff at LRD knows that it will be difficult to part with Lashell, they are confident that she will be successful in the next chapter of her life. She will still be able to use her caring nature in helping others.

“We are so proud of her for continuing her education and know she will excel as a nurse because of her desire to help those in need and the exceptional warmth and compassion she has shown our clients,” said Michelle Hallmark, Director of Client Services. “We will greatly miss her experience and expertise, not to mention her ability to make us all laugh.”