Recently named the “Top 100 Canadian Black Women to Watch” by the CIBWE, “2015 Role Model and Achiever” by the Black Canadian Awards, Michelle Smith is an award-winning mother of 2, Nurse Advocate, and Contributing Healthcare Writer for The Toronto Caribbean Newspaper. Michelle Also known as JA Nursing, “The Voice Of The Community ” has been featured on numerous platforms for her wealth of knowledge on navigating the healthcare and social system. Michelle has a firm passion for spreading the word about healthcare and the social factors that contribute to the changes in one’s life. She continues to bring awareness to Mental Wellness as one of the key components to changing outcomes for all individuals and groups that she meets.
Overcoming the stigma associated with being a teenage Mother, Michelle, launched JA Smith Consulting and Nursing Services with the primary mission of helping individuals navigate the healthcare and social system, creating her much needed position in the community as a Healthcare and Social Advocate. Michelle is also the Founder of JA Nursing We Care Inc. Non-profit organization. Both divisions participate in various health, social and mentoring initiatives throughout the community. Her mission is to focus on community wellness by continuing to Change The Face Of Knowledge by giving the voiceless a voice.
Our Q & A with Michelle
*What inspires you?
*What advice would you give to other aspiring small business owners?
*What new things can we look forward to from your business in the upcoming year?