We are proud to introduce our new Community Health Clinic Administrator, Araceli Olivo!
Araceli stays very busy in her position helping out staff and clients with tasks like translation, chronic illness education, and navigating the complicated ins and outs of insurance and liabilities.
Ms. Olivo started off her journey in healthcare working at Baylor Irving Emergency Room, but after a few years she wanted to help give better care to those that needed it so she decided to become certified as a Community Health Worker. It was during her time at Baylor as a CHW that she became aware of GRACE.
“I actually had a patient that lived in Grapevine and needed help so I found GRACE online,” Araceli said.
“I immediately fell in love with the organization because of all the different services it offered to clients.”
Araceli said she knew quickly that she wanted to work for us and after patiently checking the website for six months – a job finally opened and she was hired.
“My favorite thing about working here is our holistic approach to helping the community – it’s so common for people to need help in more than one area so I love connecting people with resources that will really make an impact in their life.”
Born and raised in Dallas’ Oakcliff neighborhood, she now lives in Lancaster with her cats Thai and Rain (pictured above!) and loves to cook and bake.
“I went to culinary school and enjoy baking French pastries, cakes, and pies – in my free time I also run a little freelance catering business.”
We absolutely love the work that you’re doing and hope to see some of those fancy pastries soon!