It Takes Courage to Write Your Own Story

Meet the people of Sentara. Their stories are who we are. 

Write your story at Sentara.

Crystal Davis

Registered Nurse
Crystal's story››

Corey Taylor

Corey's story››

Paul Bennett

Social Worker
Paul's story››

Tiffany Corpuz

Team Coordinator
Tiffany's story››

Susan M. Driskell

Oncology Nurse Navigator
Susan's story››

Karl Neumann

Transplant Coordinator
Karl's story››

Mike Semon

Cybersecurity Architect
Mike's story››

Sheryl McMakin

Medical Assistant
Sheryl's story››

Ryan Wilson

Registered Nurse
Ryan's story››

Tavorius Crocker

Respiratory Therapist
Tavorius's story››

Liz Fujiwara

Liz's story››

Dani Hill

MS, CHES, Health Educator, Optima Health
Dani's story››

LaNell Thomas

Registration Team Leader
LaNell's story››

Jodie Nemeth

Clinical Dietician
Jodie's story››


Who you are and what you care about matters just as much as what you do. At Sentara, we embrace the unique perspectives of our colleagues because we know our individual diversity is our collective strength

At Sentara, our unique skills are respected, our whole selves are supported, and our voices are heard.

emmanuel sarkodie


Emmanuel Sarkodie


When Emmanuel Sarkodie moved from Ghana to the United States in 1996, he was seeking new opportunities. He had spent his life learning from his mother, who cooked for 10 high schools in Ghana, and chose to follow her path of helping people in her community through food.


Emmanuel was first working at a local prison as a cook when he visited a patient at Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center (SNVMC), which at the time was still named Potomac Hospital. He says he was just in the right place at the right time when he happened to see a job posting and decided to apply. That visit shaped the 24 years of his career.


Continually inspired by his mother, Emmanuel cooks breakfast and lunch for team members, patients and families at SNVMC—nearly 500 meals per day. To provide for specific patient needs as well as cultural preferences, he often prepares up to 20 variations of each meal.


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