When Charles Davis ’14 sees a problem, he fixes it.
So when his son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, it made perfect sense for him to pursue a career in healthcare, even if it meant leaving a highly successful career at IBM. With a PhD in materials science and experience as a scientist and researcher, he was well poised to pursue a bachelor’s in nursing from Stony Brook University.
With this degree in hand, Davis began his new career as a school nurse for the Webutuck Central School District and went on to earn a master’s from Frontier Nursing University. As an advanced practice nurse practitioner, he was now ready to take his problem-solving skills to the next level.
Seeing that the students in his school district lacked adequate access to healthcare, he took it upon himself to find a solution, leading the charge to open a school-based health center.
The center, established in collaboration with Open Door Family Medical Center and the Webutuck Central School District, provides high-quality, evidence-based primary healthcare to students without the impediments of travel or finances.