Maclean Masese, MSN, RN, graduated from MFP-Youth in 2016 and is among the inaugural cohort. While in the Fellowship she was a full-time student obtaining a Master of Science in Nursing-PMHNP at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, working with psychiatric and chemically dependent population undergoing detoxification treatment and crisis stabilization. She initially obtained an Associate Degree in High School Education from Kenya where she spent more than six years as a Chemistry and Mathematics teacher. She relocated to the U.S.A. for further education where she earned both a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and BSN from North Carolina Central University.
Ms. Masese is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse at UNC Healthcare - Wakebrook in Raleigh, NC. Prior to this experience, Maclean worked in an acute Psychiatric unit at Cherry Hospital in Goldsboro, NC, and Progressive Pediatric Unit at Duke University Hospital as a Registered Nurse. Her career goal is to improve evidence-based health promotion by early identification of at-risk background factors related to substance use among emerging youth that could help facilitate early intervention.
Ms. Masese is a member of the American Nurses Association and North Carolina Nurses Association. A memorable accomplishment includes starting a non-profit organization to help educate orphans in her village in Kisii, Kenya.