Felicia is a Campaign Director at MomsRising. Throughout her career, she has focused on expanding access to healthcare for families across the U.S., especially in her home state of North Carolina. She is a passionate advocate for improving children's health, programs that lift women and families out of poverty, and equal rights for her LGBTQ community. She has served on the steering committee for MomsRising's State Mom Force in North Carolina for nine years and has served on the board of NC Women United for three years. She holds a Master's degree in Public Administration and a graduate certificate in Public Policy.
When did you realize moms have superpowers?
“I realized I had super powers when my son was 12 weeks old. The doctors had just told me and my husband that he needed to start chemotherapy right away -- and had to have a port put into his heart to administer it. As devastating as that moment was (and the next two years), I knew I had to be super-strong to help my son get through that.”