Happy Veterans Day! NCCARE360 would like to thank everyone who has served our country, including FHLI & NCCARE360 finance manager, Shauna Perkins.
Shauna is a veteran of the North Carolina Army National Guard with 12 years of service, including two tours to Iraq in support of the Global War on Terrorism. She joined the Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation in 2021 as Finance Manager. She has worked in both nonprofit and corporate environments and has significant experience in finance. In her role at FHLI, Shauna supports the VP of Finance and Administration with strengthening and aligning the fiscal functions of FHLI. Shauna also supports NCCARE360 program finances.
She joined the NC Army National Guard when she was 17 years old as a means to pay for college. In 2004, she was deployed to Iraq for the first time. She was the first female soldier in her unit as they realigned from infantry to quartermaster. Despite feeling shocked and a little anxious at the thought of deployment, she found that the high morale of her brothers and sisters in arms helped her get through that first year overseas. During her tenure, Shauna worked as a 92F Petroleum Supply Specialist, and her superb administrative skills allowed her to quickly move up the ranks to staff sergeant.
Back in the states, she earned her associates degree in May 2008 and had just begun working a corporate job when she received a call in August 2008 to re-deployed back to Iraq in March 2009. She didn’t let that get her down though, because she ended up buying her first house in the states while she was still stationed in Iraq!
Shauna completed her service and received an honorable discharge in August 2011. She now holds a Master of Business Administration degree from The University of Mount Olive and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from North Carolina Wesleyan College. Thank you, Shauna, for bravely serving our country.
FHLI and NCCARE360 are honored to have you on our teams!