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All Heart, Health, and Hope - Catching Up with Carlotta

Updated: Jul 3, 2022

Welcome to the next in a series of IAWH HerStories, featuring participants of the 2022 Self-Measured Blood Pressure (SMBP) hypertension control program. These stories are heart-warming and informative and are shared to inspire you as you travel along your health improvement journey. This HerStory profiles the health journey of Carlotta Hughes- Culp, a mental health professional, counselor, a cancer survivor, and a women's health inspiration.

Q: Tell us about yourself. For example, where were you born, what you do for a living, your hobbies/interests/activities, how long have you lived where you live now? If you are not native to where you currently live, what brought you there?

A: I was born in a small town in Tennessee about 50 miles outside of Nashville. I attended public schools and eventually graduated from the University of Tennessee, Martin with a degree in social work. Upon graduating from college I lived and worked in Nashville before returning to school for a Master’s Degree in Social Work. The next few years would take me to Louisville, KY, Albuquerque, NM and Atlanta before marriage and a return to Nashville for the next ten years. I currently live in Reynoldsburg, OH, a suburb of Columbus.

My husband’s work brought us to Ohio; however, with the flexibility of having social work experience and past employment with the American Red Cross, I was soon able to find employment with the Greater Columbus ARC where I would be for the next seven years.

Upon my daughter graduating from high school and starting college, I decided to pursue another Master’s degree from the University of Dayton, this time in Counseling.

My career has been a journey lending me the opportunity to increase my experience and skills in mental health counseling, tobacco cessation, grief counseling and facilitating health and wellness programs. I am a behavioral health provider and a licensed professional counselor.

When I am not working, I am actively involve