Shawn earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1991, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UNC-Greensboro in 2002, and a Master of Science in Nursing Leadership from East Carolina University in 2018. Shawn is board certified in mental health and psychiatric nursing and has worked in various positions in behavioral health services since February 1993; first with Guilford County Mental Health, with his final position as their Director of Nursing, and then with Cone Health since February 2012. At Cone Health, Shawn has worked as an Assistant Director and Interim Director of Nursing for the Behavioral Health Hospital, and as the Clinical Nurse Manager over Cone Health’s- Behavioral Health Outpatient services since January 2016. During his time with inpatient services, Shawn was involved in leading to two successful Joint Commission surveys and with Magnet re-designation for nursing. With health care’s shift to ambulatory services, Shawn is now involved in all change projects related to expansion and improvement of Behavioral Health Services across Cone Health’s continuum of care.