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Promise Places

"Building Independence for the Mentally Disabled"

Shannon Candler, RN, FNP, Board Of Directors

Shannon CandlerShannon first learned about Assisi House at Church of the Ascension when the discussion of using the land adjacent to the church first began. She was intrigued by the plan and felt it was a great way to serve a very important and often forgotten part of our community. She especially liked the plans to create a family like environment for a particular type of individual who did not need behavioral, psychological, or extensive medical support. Excited about the project and all the progress that has been made, Shannon looks forward to helping with the fund raising and helping to make this a reality for our community.

Professionally, as an RN, Family Nurse Practitioner; her interests are in providing primary care medical services to the medically under-served. She has been working at the free clinic in Virginia Beach for the last 14 years. She also works with the youth group at her church and accompanies them on mission trips in the summer. Shannon attends the Church of the Ascension and participates in many activities and ministries.

Education-
1978 BS Nursing University of Florida
1983 MS Nursing and Community Health Medical College of Virginia / Virginia Commonwealth University

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