Name: Cassandra
Location: Clayton, NC


Cassandra is the owner of two five-star childcare facilities located in Johnston and Wake Counties. Prior to entering into the childcare field, she worked in corporate America and sees how the lack of access to health insurance impacts teachers and children. She’s seen her teachers come in to work sick, apply for Medicaid, get denied, and not be able to afford private insurance. She’s researched ways her facilities could help, but unfortunately they aren’t able to absorb the costs. Brooks states “it’s so hard to see your teachers who work so hard but can’t afford the health insurance they need. It impacts the children when they aren’t feeling well but they have to come to work. It’s really disheartening.”